Joe Keiser

Joe Keiser


Joe Keiser is a freelance writer who has covered games and culture for Nerve and Edge Online, among other publications. He currently resides in New York City with his wife, Rebecca Zerzan. In his spare time he enjoys pixel density, ordering crackers in bulk from Australia, and figuring out where that damned noise is coming from. What is that? Don’t you hear that?

By Joe Keiser

  • Victreebel

    For whom the Victreebel tolls: 8 regrettable video game portmanteaus

    When wordplay goes wrong.

  • Save The Date

    Groundhog Date

    In Save The Date, every date is the first date.

  • The Swapper

    Soul Survivor

    In The Swapper, the spirit is willing, and the flesh is disposable.

  • Xbox 360

    Backward Thinking

    Shunning support for older games isn’t just bad for players—it denigrates the entire art form.

  • Fragments Of Him

    Everything Must Go

    Fragments Of Him is a minimalist exploration of loss, grief, and acceptance.

  • Don't Starve

    Man Vs. Wild

    You may not starve in Don’t Starve, but there are so many ways to die.

  • Halo 3

    Bugging Out

    What’s your most memorable encounter with a glitch?

  • Dominique Pamplemousse

    Clay Songbirds

    A claymation musical adventure game? You can’t fault Dominique Pamplemousse for lack of ambition.

  • PWN: Combat Hacking

    Firewall Fighters

    PWN: Combat Hacking re-envisions network infiltration as a frantic hardcore deathmatch. We’re gonna need more RAM.

  • Nintendo World Championships gold cartridge

    Hell Of A Year

    What’s your favorite year in video game history?

  • Free To Play

    Free To Play On $20 A Day, Second Edition

    We revisit our coverage of the worst things in the world to spend money on. The list now includes alpacas, crimes against humanity, and PSY.

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    Play It Again

    Which game-design tropes delight you every time they show up?

  • Heart The Beat

    Hard Pulse

    Heart The Beat throbs—the entire game, the whole time.