Ryan Scott’s Writing

Since I left IGN Entertainment in September 2011, I’ve forged quite a successful career as an independent editorial consultant. This page is a comprehensive list of links to the writing I’ve done for various online publications, for anyone who’s interested in reading my thoughts on games and technology.

Note that — in addition to all the stuff I’ve linked here — I do some work for print publications, and other stuff that isn’t easily classifiable with a web link. I’ve handled all downloadable game coverage for Best Buy’s @GAMER Magazine since issue #16 (January/February 2012), in addition to writing numerous game previews and reviews for the magazine. I’ve written a couple of features for PC Gamer. I contribute heavily to the ongoing strategic development of gaming-related coverage at Metacafe. And, I’ve been the editor-in-chief of the E3 Show Daily and E3 Insider publications since the 2012 E3 trade show, in collaboration with the ESA and IDG World Expo.

I’ve been covering video games and technology professionally since 2003. Hit my LinkedIn page for a full resume and more about my professional history.

(List last updated on December 28, 2012)

Game Previews and Features
1UP — The Dark Souls Survival Guide (October 4, 2011)
Joystiq — Breaking down Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma press demo (October 31, 2011)
Joystiq — Cross-examining Phoenix Wright in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (November 2, 2011)
Joystiq — Mario Kart 7’s impressive commitment to community (November 15, 2011)
1UP — Why Dota 2’s Golden Age May Be Over Before it Begins (November 29, 2011)
EGMi — Gotham City Impostors cover story (January 3, 2012)
IGN — World of Warcraft: Cataclysm? (January 26, 2012)
GameSpy — Prime World: A Class Act (March 21, 2012)
Nvision — Guild Wars 2 Beta Impressions (May 5, 2012)
Nvision — Hands-on with The Secret World (May 17, 2012)
Nvision — Hell Yeah, Diablo III! (May 22, 2012)
Nvision — E3 2012 Predictions (May 31, 2012)
Nvision — Nvision’s E3 2012 Wrap Up (June 11, 2012)
Nvision — Video Games Live Celebrates Gaming’s Greatest Music (June 12, 2012)
Nvision — Which Guild Wars 2 Class is for You? (July 28, 2012)
Nvision — Guild Wars 2: The World vs. World Landscape (September 5, 2012)
Nvision — MechWarrior Goes Online (August 6, 2012)
Nvision — Team Fortress 2 Manns Up (August 26, 2012)
GameSpy — A Chat With League of Legends’ Head of Design (October 15, 2012)
GameSpy — League of Legends’ Road to Glory (October 19, 2012)
PC Gamer #223 — State of the Game: EverQuest II/EverQuest: Veil of Alaris (February 2012 issue)
PC Gamer #224 — Prime World: Primed for carnage (March 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #17 — PlayStation Vita Launch Guide (March 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #18 — End of Nations (April 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #18 — Port Royale 3 (April 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #18 — Raven’s Cry (April 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #19 — SimCity (May 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #25 — SimCity (December 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #25 — Wii U Launch Guide (December 2012 issue)
GameQ #2 — SimCity (Summer/Fall 2012 issue)

Game Reviews
@GAMER Magazine #14 — Disney Universe (November 2011 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #15 — The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (December 2011 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #15 — Might & Magic Heroes VI (December 2011 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #15 — Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One (December 2011 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #16 — Download Digest review spread (January/February 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #16 — Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL (January/February 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #16 — Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (January/February 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #17 — Download Digest review spread (March 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #18 — Download Digest review spread (April 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #18 — Silent Hill: Downpour (April 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #19 — Download Digest review spread (May 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #19 — Kid Icarus: Uprising (May 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #20 — Download Digest review spread (June 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #21 — Download Digest review spread (July/August 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #21 — LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (July/August 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #22 — Download Digest review spread (September 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #22 — Sleeping Dogs (September 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #23 — Download Digest review spread (October 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #23 — Guild Wars 2 (October 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #24 — Download Digest review spread (November 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #25 — Download Digest review spread (December 2012 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #26 — Download Digest review spread (January/February 2013 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #26 — Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault (January/February 2013 issue)
@GAMER Magazine #26 — Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (January/February 2013 issue)

MOBA-related Columns
IGN — LeagueCenter #1: Breaking Down Dominion (November 15, 2011)
IGN — LeagueCenter #2: Rumble in the Jungle (December 7, 2011)
IGN — LeagueCenter #3: A 2012 Wish List (January 6, 2012)
GameSpy — MOBAholic #1: Dota 2 for Dummies (March 5, 2012)
GameSpy — MOBAholic #2: You Know More About How to Play MOBAs Than You Think (April 2, 2012)
GameSpy — MOBAholic #3: Heroes of Newerth’s New Player Problem (April 30, 2012)
GameSpy — MOBAholic #4: The Support Problem (June 25, 2012)
GameSpy — MOBAholic #5: The Simple Complexity of Awesomenauts (July 20, 2012)
GameSpy — MOBAholic #6: The MOBA Countdown (August 16, 2012)
GameSpy — MOBAholic #7: The Burden of Knowledge (September 5, 2012)
GameSpy — MOBAholic #8: The Whats, Hows, and Whys of the Metagame (October 5, 2012)
GameSpy — MOBAholic #9: LoL Slashes and Burns Twisted Treeline (October 29, 2012)
GameSpy — MOBAholic #10: ‘Tis the Season for Sweeping Changes in LoL (December 10, 2012)

Entertainment Features
Nvision — Marvel vs. DC: Crisis on Infinite Movie Screens (May 28, 2012)
Nvision — The Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Movie Hits Stores (October 6, 2012)
Nvision — Disney and Lucasfilm: What’s Next for Star Wars? (November 5, 2012)

Mobile Gaming Features
Nvision — Draw Something: Accidental Thought Experiment? (April 9, 2012)
Nvision — Battleheart: Into the Squishy, Adorable Heart of Battle (April 14, 2012)
Nvision — Cut the Rope: Best Mobile Game Ever? (April 17, 2012)
Nvision — Scoreloop vs. OpenFeint (April 21, 2012)
Nvision — Kairosoft’s Adventures in Babysitting (April 26, 2012)
Nvision — Spinning Plates in Anomaly: Warzone Earth (April 28, 2012)
Nvision — Death Is Final in Delver (May 10, 2012)
Nvision — Adventure Time (May 13, 2012)
Nvision — Fortune and Glory in Temple Run (May 19, 2012)
Nvision — An Open Letter to PopCap Games (June 3, 2012)
Nvision — Games that Need to Be on Android (June 15, 2012)
Nvision — Kinectimals for Android: Take That, Nintendogs! (June 17, 2012)
Nvision — Final Fantasy III: Expensive, Yet Exciting (July 1, 2012)
Nvision — Cthulhu Saves the World (July 18, 2012)
Nvision — The Dark Knight Has Risen… Now What? (August 2, 2012)
Nvision — First of the Final (Fantasies) (August 4, 2012)
Nvision — (More) Games that Need to be on Android (August 13, 2012)
Nvision — The King of Fighters: Ruling in Mediocrity (August 18, 2012)
Nvision — Hero Academy: The Best Game You’re Not Playing on Android (Yet) (August 25, 2012)
Nvision — The Impossible Game on Android Lives Up to its Name (August 27, 2012)
Nvision — Hittin’ the Old Organ Trail (September 1, 2012)
Nvision — Why Bad Piggies Surpasses the Angry Birds Series It’s Spun From (October 1, 2012)
Nvision — Rayman Jungle Run: Platforming at Its Finest (October 4, 2012)
Nvision — The Bard’s Tale is Still Worth Listening To (October 7, 2012)
Nvision — PlayStation Mobile: Launch Impressions (October 9, 2012)
Nvision — Wipe Out the Human Race in Plague Inc. on Android (October 13, 2012)
Nvision — Zen and the Art of Pinball (October 15, 2012)
Nvision — The Devil You Know (October 20, 2012)
Nvision — Chaos Rings: The Best Square Enix RPG on Android (October 23, 2012)
Nvision — Nerding Out with Knights of Pen & Paper on Android (October 27, 2012)
Nvision — Hands-on: Wild Blood on Android (October 31, 2012)
Nvision — Why Polara Might be 2012’s Best Mobile Game (November 5, 2012)
Nvision — On the Pixel-Slick Precipice of Nostalgia (November 12, 2012)

Mobile Tech Features
Nvision — Tegra 3 Phones That Do it All (March 6, 2012)
Nvision — Amazon vs. Google: Whose Android App Store Wins? (April 2, 2012)
Nvision — What Android Phone Should You Buy Right Now? (April 12, 2012)
Nvision — Are We Ready for a Mobile Payment System? May 7, 2012)
Nvision — Smart Devices for Dummies (June 24, 2012)
Nvision — Rooting 101: A How-To Guide (June 30, 2012)
Nvision — Mobile Viruses Are Out to Get You (July 9, 2012)
Nvision — What We Want from the Ouya Android Console (July 17, 2012)
Nvision — One-on-One With OUYA’s CEO (July 24, 2012)
Nvision — Review: The Nexus 7 – The Best Mini-Tablet on the Market (August 7, 2012)
Nvision — The History of Android (September 26, 2012)
Nvision — Android Modding for Dummies (September 30, 2012)

Android Coverage: Mobile App Columns
Nvision — Five Android Apps To Save You Time (March 5, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #1: Android Apps You Must Own (March 16, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #2: Android Apps You Must Own (March 23, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #3: Android Apps You Must Own (March 30, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #4: Android Apps You Must Own (April 6, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #5: Android Apps You Must Own (April 13, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #6: Android Apps You Must Own (April 20, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #7: Android Apps You Must Own (April 27, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #8: Android Apps You Must Own (May 4, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #9: Android Apps You Must Own (May 11, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #10: Android Apps You Must Own (May 18, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #11: Android Apps You Must Own (May 23, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #12: Android Apps You Must Own (May 30, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #13: Android Apps You Must Own (June 8, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #14: Android Apps You Must Own (June 16, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #15: Android Apps You Must Own (June 20, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #16: Android Apps You Must Own (July 1, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #17: Android Apps You Must Own (July 8, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #18: Android Apps You Must Own (July 15, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #19: Android Apps You Must Own (July 22, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #20: Android Apps You Must Own (July 29, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #21: Android Apps You Must Own (August 5, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #22: Android Apps You Must Own (August 12, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #23: Android Apps You Must Own (August 19, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #24: Android Apps You Must Own (August 26, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #25: Android Apps You Must Own (September 2, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #26: Android Apps You Must Own (September 9, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #27: Android Apps You Must Own (September 16, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #28: Android Apps You Must Own (September 23, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #29: Android Apps You Must Own (September 29, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #30: Android Apps You Must Own (October 7, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #31: Android Apps You Must Own (October 14, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #32: Android Apps You Must Own (October 21, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #33: Android Apps You Must Own (October 28, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #34: Android Apps You Must Own (November 4, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #35: Android Apps You Must Own (November 11, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #36: Android Apps You Must Own (November 18, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #37: Android Apps You Must Own (November 25, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #38: Android Apps You Must Own (December 2, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #39: Android Apps You Must Own (December 9, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #40: Android Apps You Must Own (December 16, 2012)
Nvision — App Essentials #41: Android Apps You Must Own (December 23, 2012)

Android Coverage: Mobile Gaming Columns
Nvision — Play by Play #1: Five Android Games Worth Playing (April 6, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #2: Five Android Games Worth Playing (April 11, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #3: Five Android Games Worth Playing (April 18, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #4: Five Android Games Worth Playing (April 25, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #5: Five Android Games Worth Playing (May 2, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #6: Five Android Games Worth Playing (May 9, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #7: Five Android Games Worth Playing (May 16, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #8: Five Android Games Worth Playing (May 25, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #9: Five Android Games Worth Playing (June 1, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #10: Five Android Games Worth Playing (June 6, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #11: Five Android Games Worth Playing (June 17, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #12: Five Android Games Worth Playing (June 22, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #13: Five Android Games Worth Playing (June 30, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #14: Five Android Games Worth Playing (July 7, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #15: Five Android Games Worth Playing (July 14, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #16: Five Android Games Worth Playing (July 21, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #17: Five Android Games Worth Playing (July 28, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #18: Five Android Games Worth Playing (August 4, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #19: Five Android Games Worth Playing (August 11, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #20: Five Android Games Worth Playing (August 18, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #21: Five Android Games Worth Playing (August 25, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #22: Five Android Games Worth Playing (September 1, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #23: Five Android Games Worth Playing (September 8, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #24: Five Android Games Worth Playing (September 15, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #25: Five Android Games Worth Playing (September 22, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #26: Five Android Games Worth Playing (September 29, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #27: Five Android Games Worth Playing (October 6, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #28: Five Android Games Worth Playing (October 13, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #29: Five Android Games Worth Playing (October 20, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #30: Five Android Games Worth Playing (October 27, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #31: Five Android Games Worth Playing (November 3, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #32: Five Android Games Worth Playing (November 10, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #33: Five Android Games Worth Playing (November 17, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #34: Five Android Games Worth Playing (November 25, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #35: Five Android Games Worth Playing (December 1, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #36: Five Android Games Worth Playing (December 8, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #37: Five Android Games Worth Playing (December 15, 2012)
Nvision — Play by Play #38: Five Android Games Worth Playing (December 22, 2012)