Nick Calandra
Nick Calandra has been covering video games for over 14 years, holds a bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Journalism and now leads the team at The Escapist. Previously Nick created and led teams at TitanReviews, Velocity Gamer, OnlySP and Gameumentary, before becoming Editor-in-Chief of The Escapist in 2019. He has done everything from covering the smallest of indie games to creating documentaries on some of the most well-known video game franchises in the industry such as Darksiders, Divinity: Original Sin, EVE and more. While his favorite games right now include Rainbow Six Siege and Elden Ring, Nick is constantly experimenting with new genres to expand his gaming tastes and knowledge of the industry.

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Read Article The Making of EVE Online – Escapist Documentary
The Escapist is proud to present our latest documentary on the making of EVE Online, detailing the early development and philosophy behind the game, along with highlighting the unique player stories that make up the game's ongoing legacy.
Read Article Starfield: Impressions After 30 Hours
Starfield from Bethesda Game Studios has finally arrived. Here's what we think after putting dozens of hours into the game.
Read Article The Making of Sea of Stars – Documentary
The Escapist is proud to present our documentary on The Making of Sea of Stars, filmed on location in Quebec City with developer Sabotage Studio.
Read Article Zero Punctuation – Dropping Video Player for YouTube Embeds, Same Day Post-ZP
We have a schedule update on Zero Punctuation at The Escapist to harmonize the website and YouTube and make a better viewing experience!
Read Article PlayStation Showcase Failed to Provide a Clear Roadmap for PS5 – Breakout
breakout podcast playstation showcase 2023 failed to give ps5 playstation 5 clear roadmap lack of firsty-party studio games
Read Article Redfall Is Just Embarrassing for Xbox
launch embarrassing Arkane Austin Redfall got a May 2023 release date on Xbox Series X & PC and a gameplay deep dive at the Xbox & Bethesda Developer Direct.
Read Article We’ve Finally Gotten to Play Dead Island 2 – Breakout
Breakout podcast: We got some hands-on impressions playing Dead Island 2, The Finals, Resident Evil 4, and more.
Read Article The Last of Us Finale Reignites the Decade-Old Debate – The Recap
The Recap podcast: Marty, Darren, and Nick discuss the finale of The Last of Us and everything else they've been watching.
Read Article Dead Island 2 Feels Like a Long-Lost Xbox 360 Game for Better or Worse
In preview, Dead Island 2 feels like a long lost Xbox 360 game, with reliable, safe mission structure and lack of interactivity but also awesome gore mechanics.
Read Article Not You Too with the Gear Scores, Rocksteady!
Rocksteady Studios Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League goes all in with the gear scores, guns, equipment, and live-service elements, which is frustrating and unfortunate.