Mike Schiller

Mike Schiller is a software engineer in Buffalo, NY. He has blogged and written music and video game reviews for PopMatters since 2004, and also spent a couple years editing the Multimedia section. He also spent five years writing regular game reviews for the Raleigh News & Observer, and has had freelance work published at The Escapist and Polygon.

Features // 6 Articles
Columns // 4 Articles
Reviews // 652 Articles
Blogs // 149 Articles

David Bowie and the Crisis Pentalogy | 3 Jan 2008 // 3:00 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 // 4:59 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.


Retro-ing Games | 10 Nov 2008 // 2:59 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 // 5:00 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.


Earthen Sea: An Act of Love | 22 Feb 2017 // 8:20 PM

The streets of San Francisco at night are the inspiration for Earthen Sea's latest.

Toothless: The Pace of the Passing | 16 Feb 2017 // 3:09 AM

The Pace of the Passing is a first step for Ed Nash that doesn't completely work but shows the potential for something really special.


Uncharted 2: Game of the Year Edition | 20 Dec 2010 // 12:30 AM

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

Halo Reach | 17 Dec 2010 // 1:30 AM

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

//Mixed media

Trickle Down Corruption in 'This Is the Police'

// Moving Pixels

"In a world of hitmen, snitches, mobsters, murderers, terrorists, rapists, rioters, bombers, thieves, and serial killers, your greatest enemy is your boss.

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