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 // 674 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.


Coldplay: Kaleidoscope EP | 20 Jul 2017 // 11:00 PM

This is Coldplay in 2017, saying "hi" to the mainstream by pandering to pop, and actually managing to do a not-half-bad job of it.

'Sand + Bone' Confronts What War Does to a Man | 14 Jul 2017 // 5:30 AM

Sand + Bone doesn't take a position so much as it illustrates a problem.


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

'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

// Channel Surfing

"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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