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 // 656 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

Pharmakon: Contact | 26 Mar 2017 // 9:30 PM

Contact is the rare noise album that strives for connection rather than just confrontation.

Anthrax: For All Kings (7-Inch Box Set) | 22 Mar 2017 // 9:30 PM

A set like this is less about the music and more about having something that says, "I am a fan, and this is the proof".

//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

'The Chamber' Keeps the Drama and Suspense Going

// Short Ends and Leader

"The Chamber is the filmic equivalent of a fairground ride, the stimulation of emotion over ideas.

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