Read my entire archive at my author page.


          Read my entire archive at my Paste author page

"Hyper Mode | You Don't Know Samus -- and Neither Do I," published July 17, 2015

"Hyper Mode | Gold-farming in Heroes of the Storm is my new part-time job," published July 9, 2015

"Hyper Mode | Shut Up About Voice Chat in Splatoon," published June 24, 2015

"Hyper Mode | Closeted Damsels and Heroic Gal Pals: Life Is Strange and Tomb Raider," published May 27, 2015

"Review: Life Is Strange Episode 3 -- Butterfly Uh-ffect," published May 22, 2015

"Hyper Mode | Choose Your Character: All the World's a Mortal Kombat Stage," published May 8, 2015

"Hyper Mode | The Fear of Missing Out: I Do Not Care About Bloodborne," published April 13, 2015

"Review: Life Is Strange Episode 2: Sophomore Slump," published April 1, 2015

"Hyper Mode | PAX East 2015: The Need for a New Space," published March 16, 2015

"Review: Final Fantasy Type 0 -- Cutie Roulette," published March 16, 2015

"Review: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number -- Gore Bore," published March 12, 2015

"Hyper Mode | The Rock Band Zeitgeist: Does Anybody Still Care About Plastic Guitars?" published February 27, 2015

"Hyper Mode | Virtual Valentines: The Emptiness of Videogame Romance," published February 14, 2015

"Review: Life Is Strange: Episode One: Teenage Mutant Ninja Time Travels," published January 30, 2015

"Hyper Mode | Romanticizing Tragedy: Should Disaster Games Be Fun?" published January 29, 2015

"Review: Grim Fandango Remastered: Raising the Dead," published January 27, 2015

"Hyper Mode | Grand Theft Auto Will Never Change -- But We Can," published December 22, 2014

"The 10 Best Handheld Videogames of 2014," published December 18, 2014

"The 20 Best Indie Videogames of 2014," published December 6, 2014

"Review: Dragon Age: Inquisition: Love in the Time of Dragons," published December 2, 2014

"Review: Super Smash Brothers Wii U: Stimulation Overload," published November 19, 2014

"Hyper Mode | Toys Are For Kids, Games Are For Adults, and Amiibos are for... Everyone?" published November 13, 2014

"Hyper Mode | Femme Doms of Videogames: Bayonetta Doesn't Care If She's Not Your Kink," published October 30, 2014

"Review: Bayonetta 2: The Witch Is Back," published October 13, 2014

"Hyper Mode | Who Curates the Curators? The Canon According to Steam," published September 30, 2014

"Hyper Mode | A Ship Sailed Into Port: On Bias, Controversy, and Playing My Friends' Games," published September 8, 2014

"Hyper Mode | Dead On: How the Original Resident Evil Did Right by Zombies," published August 22, 2014

"Hyper Mode | 'Troid Rage: Why Game Developers Should Watch Alien -- and Play Metroid -- Again," published August 1, 2014

"Hyper Mode | In Defense of PewDiePie," published June 25, 2014

"Review: Murdered: Soul Suspect," published June 10, 2014

"Hyper Mode | Help the Rich Get Richer by Streaming Games on Twitch," published May 30, 2014

"Hyper Mode | Epitaph for a Gameboy," published May 7, 2014

"Review: Heroes of Atlan (iOS, Android)," published May 6, 2014

"Hyper Mode | GDC Diaries, Part 1" and "GDC Diaries, Part 2" and "GDC Diaries, Part 3," published April 2014

"Review: Cloud Breaker (iOS)," published March 24, 2014

"Hyper Mode | How to Be Visibly Femme in the Games Industry," published March 13, 2014

"Hyper Mode | Elizabeth Comstock's Last Hurrah," a.k.a. "The one about BioCock: Intimate," published February 26, 2014

"Review: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII-3," published February 11, 2014

"Hyper Mode | Two Games that Undermine the Concept of Games," published December 12, 2013

"Hyper Mode | Anita Sarkeesian vs. The World II," published November 13, 2013

"Hyper Mode | Why We Cosplay," published October 2013, 2013

"Review: Beyond Two Souls," published October 21, 2013

"Hyper Mode | Conquering Scary Games," published October 9, 2013 

"Hyper Mode | Alternative Videogame Conventions," published September 25, 2013

"Hyper Mode |  The Real Costs of Being a 'Real' Gamer," published September 11, 2013

"Review: Killer Is Dead," published August 28, 2013

"Hyper Mode | The Masculine Tropes of Hotline Miami 2 and The Castle Doctrine," published August 27, 2013

"Hyper Mode | Sexual Objectification in Videogames: What About the Men?" published August 13, 2013

"Hyper Mode | Bad Dads: The Father-Daughter Bond in Video Games" published July 30, 2013

"Hyper Mode | The Ouya is for babies, and that's good," published July 16, 2013

"Hyper Mode | Videogame: The Movie," published July 2, 2013

"Hyper Mode | Battle of the Brands at E3 2013," published June 18, 2013

"Review: Remember Me," published June 7, 2013

"Hyper Mode | Anita Sarkeesian and the trouble with magic bullets," published June 4, 2013

"Hyper Mode | Disorganized Crime: Honeymoon in Monaco," published May 20, 2013

"Hyper Mode | Infinite Lockdown: Playing Bioshock in Boston," published May 6, 2013

"Hyper Mode | Why I didn't shoot the deer: Role-playing as Lara Croft", published April 17, 2013

"Review: Gears of War: Judgment" for Paste magazine, published March 27, 2013

"Review: Tomb Raider," for Paste magazine, published February 28, 2013




"Why I played games as a guy: The power of the online pseudonym," published May 1, 2015

"A salute to iOS gamers, or how to stop intimidating your non-gamer friends," published February 13, 2015



I wrote a short story called "Unto Dust" for this compilation book of fiction pieces set in video game worlds. You can read it here



 "Samus Works Alone," for re/Action, published May 9, 2013


"Why I like violent video games," cover story for the Phoenix, published February 6, 2013 | Cover and lay-out can be seen here.

"Love's a game: Master Chief and Cortana," for Laser Orgy, published January 11, 2013

"Hotline Miami and America’s narrative of masculinity and violence," for Laser Orgy, published December 17 2012

"Boyfriend Maker 101: We have met the boyfriend, and he is us," for the Phoenix, published December 6, 2012

"Heroines of horror games: Lollipop Chainsaw vs. They Bleed Pixels," for Laser Orgy, published November 13 2012

"A Challenger Appears: One woman's battle against the anxious masculinity of the fighting games scene," for the Phoenix, published October 16, 2012

"Review: Lollipop Chainsaw," for the Phoenix, published June 29, 2012

"INTERVIEW: Edmund McMillen on creativity, the controversy behind Cunt, and more," for Laser Orgy, published April 27, 2012

"Re: Lollipop Chainsaw - An Open Letter to James Gunn," for Laser Orgy, published January 12, 2012

"On Gear of War 3's women warriors," for Laser Orgy, published October 17, 2012

"Catwoman's Arkham City debut," for Laser Orgy, published Jun 14 2011

"Dragon Age 2: When you're a Champion, everybody needs you," for Laser Orgy, published Mar 21 2011

PAX East 2011 Recaps: Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4 for Laser Orgy, published March 2011

"Gaming, rape culture, and how I stopped reading Penny Arcade," for the Phoenix, published March 7, 2011

"Gears of War 3: Female Character Added, Game Ruined," for Laser Orgy, published Apr 14 2010

"Gears of War 3: Adding a female character?" for Laser Orgy, published March 31, 2010