MASH X TO MUSE was conceived out of a passion for gaming. Looking at games as an intersection of art and entertainment, the aim is to treat them as meaningful cultural artifacts of value, relevance, and unique potentials.
While we are mostly interested in games that push boundaries in innovation and execution, we consider all types of games to be worthy of attention and capable of artistry - whether they are mainstream or niche, big or low budget, high or low brow, casual or hardcore.
Since we do not consider games to exist in cultural isolation, you can also expect occasional musings on films, literature, comic books etc.
Andreas has always wondered why people didn't pay more serious attention to video games. Among his favorites are Planescape: Torment, Dark Souls, Gone Home and Journey. Apart from games, he loves highbrow horror films, Alan Moore comics, and his dog. He also has an MA in Literature and Medieval Stuff, and writes freelance for publications such as Kotaku UK, Killscreen, and WASD.
Morgane A. Ghilardi
Morgane aka the Headshot Queen has a less than healthy obsession with Star Wars, coffee, and triple-A RPGs. She thinks doing yoga a couple of times a weeks balances it all out, but the jury's still out on that one. She's pursuing a PhD researching cultural representations of gender and technology. She will not tolerate any criticism of Mass Effect 1-3. Among her faves are KOTOR II, Transistor, and - you guessed it! - Mass Effect.