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

'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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