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Mike Worby

Mike Worby is a human who spends way too much of his free time playing, writing and podcasting about pop culture. Through some miracle he's still able to function in society as if he were a regular person, and if there's hope for him, there's hope for everyone. He's the managing Games editor for Goomba Stomp, and the creator of the weekly Buffyversed column.

Buffyversed #37: “Dead Man’s Party” Proves You Can’t Go Home Again

Though Buffy's return to her friends and family might seem like a bit of a relief, she's got a lot of things to deal with, and answer for, as well.

The Fire Keepers: A Dark Souls Podcast — Ep. 1: Prepare to Die!

Hello and welcome to the inaugural episode of The Fire Keepers: A Dark Souls Podcast! We will be going through the entire quintuplet of games in the Dark Souls universe in absurd and unnecessary detail, with new episodes popping up every second Thursday on Goomba Stomp!

Who Designed This House!? — A Regrettable Retrospective on ‘Resident Evil 0’

Released 15 years ago as a Gamecube exclusive, Resident Evil 0 isn't exactly the game with the clearest, or most memorable, place in the Resident Evil canon. 

Buffyversed #36: “Anne” is Not the Season Premiere We Were Looking For

Season premieres are generally not Buffy the Vampire Slayer's strong suit. If "When She Was Bad" wasn't evidence enough for you, then I submit for your approval exhibit B: "Anne."

Buffyversed #35: “Becoming, Pt. 2” is Buffy’s Finest Hour Yet

Well, after wading through a few clunkers ("Inca Mummy Girl", "Bad Eggs" and "Go Fish" come to mind), and a few classics ("Lie to Me", "Innocence" and "Passion" for example), we've finally come to the end of the line, with the second part of Buffy's season 2 finale: "Becoming." 

‘The Cabin in the Woods’: A Killer Commentary on Horror Tropes

It's been a little over 5 years since Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's everything and the kitchen sink take on horror movie tropes, Cabin in the Woods, first rolled into theaters, and none of its charm has been diminished in the interim. 

Buffyversed #34: “Becoming, Pt. 1” Sets the Stage for a Killer Finale

Well folks, season 2 has been a long and winding road, but here we are at last with the first part of "Becoming", Buffy the Vampire Slayer's two part finale for its sophomore season. 

Buffyversed #33: “Go Fish” — The Fishing Equivalent of Reeling In a Boot

Buffyversed is a week by week, episode by episode, re-exploration of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Look for it every Friday on Goomba Stomp.  The second season...

Buffyversed #32: “I Only Have Eyes for You” Marks A Cathartic Hour of Emotional...

After "Passion" set S2 down the road toward it's inevitable end game, "I Only Have Eyes for You" finds a way to explore the themes surrounding Buffy and Angel's doomed union through the unique lens of a surprisingly emotional monster-of-the-week episode. 

Paradise Found: Welcome to ‘Stardew Valley’

The little Harvest Moon clone that could, Stardew Valley is the kind of game that will absolutely blow away the stalwart sim gamer who thought they'd seen it all between Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing.