Zack Kotzer

Motherboard

Super Mario Isn't a Human Being

'Super Mario Odyssey' upsets much of what we know about the 'Italian' 'plumber.'
Zack Kotzer
1.15.17
VICE vs Video games

Ubisoft Legend Jade Raymond Is Opening a New EA Studio in Montreal to Make a Star Wars Game

One video game legend is teaming up with another to create a new studio and some Star Wars thing.
Zack Kotzer
7.14.15
Objectively Correct Lists

10 Music Videos Made for Horror Movies

A list of the best music videos made for horror movies.
Zack Kotzer
10.31.14
Interviews

How to Celebrate Halloween like Blood Ceremony

Do you believe in monsters? If not, how do you stay so comfortable lying to yourself?
Zack Kotzer
10.31.14
Stuff

Drones Are Making UFO Sightings Even Less Credible

After a string of YouTube videos showing what could have been a UFO floating over Toronto took hold on social media, the reality is that we’re putting more and more weird flying things in the sky, which makes the sky-watchers even less reliable.
Zack Kotzer
8.1.14
Interviews

This Doctor Bankrolls Japanese Bands to Tour Across Canada

It's a hobby that costs him $50,000 a year!
Zack Kotzer
5.23.14
tech

The Case For Video Game Making On Reality TV

Earlier this year, a Disney owned production company began production on an expensive video game design competition reality show that drew some of the industry's most talented indie developers. But before long, designers became disillusioned with the...
Zack Kotzer
5.23.14
tech

AbleGamers Is Bringing Accessibility Services to Video Games

Video games are a great stress reliever, but what if you don't have the physical dexterity to manage the controllers due to disability? Enter Mark Barlet's AbleGamers, an organization that uses partners with tech companies to open up the world of...
Zack Kotzer
5.2.14
tech

Do Independent VR Developers Care that Facebook Bought Oculus Rift?

We went to meet some virtual reality developers to talk about what happens when the biggest trailblazer in independent VR gaming gets bought by Facebook for $2 billion.
Zack Kotzer
4.23.14
tech

Female Game Designers Are Being Threatened with Rape

Zoe Quinn, a game designer, was unaware that her father was in the ICU for several days because she had stopped using her phone—it took a roundabout message from one of her cousins to deliver the news. The reason Quinn wasn’t fielding calls was because...
Zack Kotzer
1.23.14
Music

These People Dress Up Like Transformers and Cover the Transformers Soundtrack

We like to keep up with the latest and greatest when it comes to cosplaying, soundtrack cover bands. The Cybertronic Spree is clearly the most important thing in that burgeoning field.
Zack Kotzer
12.16.13