Mike Diver

Founding senior editor of this very site. 

Waypoint

'PaRappa' Is a Rhythm Game Relic Next to Newer Competition

With the state-of-the-art represented by the fresh beats of 'Aaero,' PaRappa is a dog whose day has passed.
Mike Diver
4.12.17
Waypoint

Assembling Aloy: How 'Horizon Zero Dawn' Is Built Around Its Hero

Discussing influences and interactions with the game's narrative director John Gonzales.
Mike Diver
3.11.17
Waypoint

In Praise of the Impressive Impatience of ‘Nier: Automata’

Most role-playing games tease their stories over tens of hours, giving away nothing in the opening few. Not here.
Mike Diver
3.6.17
Waypoint

How Humans Became the Real Horrors of ‘Resident Evil 7’

We speak to the game’s producer and director about how a less-is-more approach makes for a more relatable and scarier experience.
Mike Diver
1.25.17
Waypoint

A Conversation with Zelda Veteran and ‘Breath of the Wild’ Producer Eiji Aonuma

Aonuma’s been a part of Zelda since ‘Ocarina of Time,' and is the ideal person to tell us about latest game's vast world and the possibility of a future gender-swapped Link.
Mike Diver
1.18.17
Waypoint

How ‘Hotel Dusk: Room 215’ Inspired a New Investigation

We know all about video gaming’s high-profile auteurs, but thankfully there are always more creators to explore—just check the credits.
Mike Diver
1.3.17
Gaming

‘Eternal Champions’ Is the Game That Quenched a Teenage Thirst for Gore

It was more messily slapstick than outright offensive, but Sega's fighter took a look at Mortal Kombat's fatalities and said: we can do better.
Mike Diver
10.21.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Here's What You Need to Know About the New Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's much-speculated-about next console has had its official reveal—so we can all stop making shit up now.
Mike Diver
10.20.16
Gaming

In Conversation with the King of Game Boy 'Tetris'

You won't know Uli Horner. He's no eSports star like Faker or xPeke. But he's a world record holder on the world's biggest-selling game, 'Tetris.'
Mike Diver
10.11.16
Gaming

Playing ‘God Hand’ Ten Years Too Late Is Both Fascinating and Uncomfortable

Clover's final game is celebrating a decade of cult acclaim—but played today, its unusual controls and cast of characters are considerable obstacles.
Mike Diver
9.26.16
Gaming

Telltale’s Bloody ‘Batman’ Shows How the Studio’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Should Have Been

The new episode of this interactive Gotham story spills way more blood than expected, setting a precedent for where 'Game of Thrones' goes next.
Mike Diver
9.22.16
Gaming

Why We Returned 'No Man’s Sky'

We asked five paying customers what made them return the not-so-infinite possibilities of the massively hyped video game.
Mike Diver
9.12.16
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