Life in Japan

For Polygon’s third cover story, I put together an online magazine about Japan’s game industry. It’s fairly common these days …

Tetris as a sport

At E3 this year, Ubisoft flew in Tetris license holders Alexey Pajitnov and Henk Rogers to promote the latest version of …

The fall of Game Republic

When developer Game Republic shut down in 2011, rumors suggested it wasn’t under the best of circumstances. So two years later, …

The man who created Street Fighter

Before Street Fighter 2 snowballed the arcade industry, Takashi Nishiyama and his team created a predecessor remembered more for awkward …

1UP Charity Sketch Auction

When I was working on 1UP’s short-lived magazine, I wanted to center an issue around a sketch theme, with pen …