Mathew Olson

Reporter

Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

Bugsnax Review: Stranded on an Island and Lovin' It

The makers of Octodad are serving up another charming oddity on PS4, PS5, and PC.

Spelunky 2 Review: Whip it Good

A classic roguelike returns.

Apex Legends 2020 Review: Still in the Ring

With cross-play and a Switch launch looming, now feels like a fine time for a reevaluation.

Deadly Premonition 2 Review: What Year Is This, Zach?

Some cases may be better left closed.

Disintegration Review: Tin Men in Search of Heart

V1 Interactive's debut is solid, but the result is still a bit hollow.

Half-Life: Alyx Review: Forget About Freeman

After over a decade, Valve has brought back Half-Life with a VR prequel. It won't reach everybody, but lot of folks will keep their headsets clamped down like Headcrabs.

Murder By Numbers Review: The Wright Stuff

Mediatonic's new detective game promises to serve up picross puzzles with pizazz. The result certainly ticks a lot of the right boxes.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Review: Run, Jump, Repeat

In pursuit of gold, Mario and Sonic mostly serves up bronze-worthy minigames and a story mode that could've shined a lot brighter.