Steve Heisler

Steve Heisler


Steve Heisler writes about comedy, games and television for The A.V. Club, Vulture, and Variety. He’s a producer of the Just For Laughs comedy fest and cocreator of Brooklyn's finest (only) comedy/karaoke show, The Jukebox. In seventh grade, a kid sold him a video game, then made fun of him for playing video games. Steve’s still puzzled about that one.

By Steve Heisler

  • Year Walk

    Night Terrors

    Year Walk is a muted stroll through sobering horror.

  • Skullface

    Familiar Face

    Skullface crazies up the already crazy Super Meat Boy.

  • Impire

    The Little Guys

    This week’s new releases are full of pluck.

  • Dragon Quest VIII

    Just For You

    Has a game ever felt tailor-made to your tastes?

  • Bart Simpsons and the spirits of video game conscience

    Games Go To Hollywood: The Simpsons, “Marge Be Not Proud”

    Bart Simpson’s video game obsession scares even himself.

  • Ni No Kuni

    Your head, your head, your head is on fire: 12 inconvenient body modifications in games

    Piercings, prosthetics, and other corporeal experiments that go too far.

  • Magic The Gathering Appraisal

    Do You Believe In Magic?

    A lifelong collection of Magic: The Gathering cards offers few treasures.

  • Omerta

    Done To Death

    You want someone (or something) dead? This week’s games have you covered.

  • Ni No Kuni

    The Hand That Feeds

    Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch offers up a magical, satisfying treat.

  • Rachel Bloom

    Rachel Bloom, comedian

    The star of “Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury” has a way with words—just don’t ask her to draw you a picture.

  • Wilt: Last Blossom

    Cave Story

    A man’s humble quest to save his daughter makes Wilt: Last Blossom bloom.

  • Ni No Kuni

    Every Witch Way

    Ni No Kuni leads the pack of somber new games.

  • Devil May Cry

    Cry Me A River

    Join the devil in sobbing for yet another slow release week.