Mike Schiller

Mike Schiller is a software engineer in Buffalo, NY who enjoys filling the free time he finds with media of any sort -- music, movies, and lately, video games. Stepping into the role of PopMatters Multimedia editor in 2006 after having written music and game reviews for two years previous, he has renewed his passion for gaming to levels not seen since his fondly-remembered college days of ethernet-enabled dorm rooms and all-night Goldeneye marathons. His three children unconditionally approve of their father's most recent set of obsessions.

Features // 6 Articles
Columns // 4 Articles
Reviews // 648 Articles
Blogs // 149 Articles
//Features

David Bowie and the Crisis Pentalogy | 3 Jan 2008 // 4:00 PM

The recently-released David Bowie Box documents the ten years or so before Bowie's heart attack, during which he worked his way through his midlife crisis.

Foo Fighters: The Colour and the Shape | 22 Aug 2007 // 5:59 PM

For anyone who experienced the heyday of Nirvana, it's still surreal that the lanky, string-haired drummer is the guy who'd be on magazine covers and writing #1 rock radio hits 15 years later.

//Columns

Retro-ing Games | 10 Nov 2008 // 3:59 PM

The disparity in the approaches Capcom took to Mega Man 9 and Bionic Commando beg the question: what do we want out of a "retro" experience?

But Where is the Art? | 16 Sep 2008 // 6:00 PM

They might make you think, they might make you cringe, they might inspire revulsion or admiration, but are they "art"? A look at some borderline videogames.

//Reviews

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars | 25 Jun 2014 // 2:52 AM

Even calling the seven women of Conception II "heroines" is almost disingenuous, since it's clear from the start of the game who the hero is and who the "help" is.

LEGO The Hobbit | 11 Jun 2014 // 2:00 AM

Thank God for the LEGO games.

//Blogs

Uncharted 2: Game of the Year Edition | 20 Dec 2010 // 1:30 AM

Uncharted 2: Game of the Year Edition [$64.95]

Halo Reach | 17 Dec 2010 // 2:30 AM

Halo Reach (Microsoft, XBox 360) [$59.99]

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

// Moving Pixels

"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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