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Mike Worby

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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 host of the Fire Keepers podcast.

‘Guts and Glory’ is the Nihilistic Death Sim this Miserable World Needs

Guts and Glory, developed by HakJak Productions, challenges the player to take happy family trips and turn them into bloody, life or death struggles for survival against increasingly impossible odds.

The Fire Keepers: A Dark Souls Podcast — Ep. 7: Soul-Stealing Jerk King

This week the Fire Keepers return to Boletaria at long last to end the reign of King Allant and fervently penetrate the Penetrator. Before that,...

The #metoo Movement and the Case for Separating Art from the Artist

In the era that will likely be remembered in history books as "the rise of #metoo" or "the start of #timesup", it's easy to feel lost when it comes to some of our favorite pieces of art being attached to people or actions we find abhorrent and detestable

Games That Changed Our Lives: ‘Rayman Legends’ Teaches Lessons That Can Take a Lifetime...

Despite it's unique art style and less recognizable characters, it would be easy to make the false assumption that Rayman Legends is just like any other platformer. It's not. 

Choose Your Party: Ranking the Characters of ‘Final Fantasy VII’

Undoubtedly one of the key elements of the Final Fantasy series and its success as a franchise is found in the strength of its characters.

The Fire Keepers: A Dark Souls Podcast — Ep. 6: Defiling Our Hearts

That's right folks, it's the Valley of Defilement. Excrement! Poison! Even the plague! The Valley of Defilement has it all, and, on that note, you might be in need of a shower after listening to this episode.

After 20 Years, ‘Resident Evil 2’ is Still Un-Alive in Our Hearts

If you're anything like me, you had a lot of problems in the late '90s. Now don't get me wrong, these aren't real problems or anything, more like the qualms of a silly jobless child who wants to have the best of both worlds. 

The Fire Keepers: A Dark Souls Podcast — Ep. 5: Javelin-Hurling Sky Bastards

After a lofty and social holiday season, the Fire Keepers return for more misery with a trip to the Shrine of Storms in this week's episode.

For The X-Files, “Home” Is Where the Horror Is

"Home" lives on in the annals of The X-Files storied history as an hour of chilling depravity and unceasing terror.

The Fire Keepers: A Dark Souls Podcast — Ep. 4: Sweet, Miserable Latria

I hope you're ready to visit a totally miserable shithole, because this week The Fire Keepers are headed to the Tower of Latria. A Lovecraftian...