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 // 7 Articles
Columns // 4 Articles
Reviews // 681 Articles
Blogs // 149 Articles

From Garden to Higher Truth: The Legacy of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell | 19 May 2017 // 3:39 AM

No matter what Chris Cornell did, there was always the sense that he was doing what he wanted.

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.


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.


Hype Williams: Rainbow Edition | 19 Sep 2017 // 9:10 PM

To listen to Rainbow Edition is to constantly be waiting for the next thing.

'Mr. Robot and Philosophy' Tries to Grasp an Elusive Subject | 19 Sep 2017 // 6:30 AM

How do you dive into philosophy with a show that so deeply relies on style? For many of the essays contained within Mr. Robot and Philosophy, the answer is to ape that style.


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

TIFF 2017: 'The Shape of Water'

// Notes from the Road

"The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.

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