Scott Juster

Scott Juster is a writer from the San Francisco Bay Area. He has an academic background in history and is interested in video game design and the medium's cultural significance. In addition to his work on PopMatters, he writes and creates podcasts about video games at

Reviews // 11 Articles
Blogs // 129 Articles

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance: Blade Wolf | 23 Jun 2013 // 10:20 PM

Blade Wolf isn't the sharpest cyborg in the drawer.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance | 26 Feb 2013 // 5:00 PM

Whether you're looking for conspiracy theories about memetic war propaganda or you simply want to slice a helicopter into a thousand pieces, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance delivers.


Video Games in the Era of "Engagement" | 5 Nov 2015 // 1:51 AM

Candy Crush is a sugar-coated vision of games as a service.

Getting Trapped in 'Metal Gear Solid V's War Economy | 28 Oct 2015 // 2:41 AM

MGS V isn’t the first game to comment on the military-industrial complex, but it is probably the sneakiest. It allows you to understand it by allowing you to play your own part in it.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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