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 http://www.experiencepoints.net/.
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.
Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit | 21 Oct 2012 // 9:00 PM
Should you play Hell Yeah!? It has undead rabbits, slick bullet-hell action, and hilarious gags so I'd say...definitely!
'Papo & Yo' Never Loses Sight of Its Central Metaphor | 23 Aug 2012 // 5:00 PM
Papo & Yo's mixture of magical realism, poignant metaphors, and platforming challenges make it an outstanding achievement in video game storytelling.
'Dyad' Pairs Seemingly Contradictory Elements | 9 Aug 2012 // 5:00 PM
Part racing game, part arcade challenge, and part sensory experience, Dyad is a game comprised of odd couples.
Silent Hill: Downpour //25.Apr.12
Sonic CD //29.Jan.12
The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection //29.Nov.11
Representing a Disease in 'That Dragon, Cancer' | 21 Jan 2016 // 2:00 AM
Cancer is tragic, but it’s also mundane, absurd, and sometimes even funny. That Dragon, Cancer is an unflinching look at the disease.
Delightful Design in 'Super Mario Maker' | 7 Jan 2016 // 1:01 AM
With Super Mario Maker, Nintendo created both a tool and a toy.
Bad Will Towards Men | 10 Dec 2015 // 2:00 AM
Multiplayer games are booming, but they’re often the type of games that systemically inspire irritation towards one another.
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.