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Mike Williams, Washington, DC

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News Editor at USgamer. M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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  • Avatar for MHWilliams MHWilliams Yesterday

    @Tetragrammaton If they pull 14 million this year, that's great sales. The PS4's first year was 14.4 million, I believe.

    Posted in The Hunt for a Nintendo Switch Is On: Stock Is Very Hard to Find

  • Avatar for MHWilliams MHWilliams 5 days ago

    @KaiserWarrior I can understand it as well to a point, which is why I tend to write these things in an even-handed manner.

    Posted in Mass Effect Andromeda Animator Harassed Over False Information

  • Avatar for MHWilliams MHWilliams 6 days ago

    @NTWHA I noted in the article that "purported Mass Effect Andromeda fans" perpetrated the harassment, but it seems I needed to be far more overt.

    I write not merely to USgamer commenters but to any in our community who would read such a post. Anyone. If you are beyond this message, by all means, carry on.

    But in these past two weeks, we have harassment at Caty of the HZD review. Jim Sterling has been harassed and attacked. And now, a low-level employee at Bioware is on the hit list over poor animations that were the purview of someone higher up.

    Those who are malcontents aren't us, but they are *a part of our community* as gamers. It is up to us to continue to be good people, to show others the way forward as a community. Our readership here at USgamer is quite good. That example needs to be applied elsewhere, because it's becoming increasingly clear that it cannot be ignored. Our reach is beyond that of just our regulars.

    To use your example, if there is some bullying and your local superintendent of schools says "We need to do a better job about school bullying", the point isn't "Everyone is bad", it's "We are faltering and there are definite ways we can improve for the betterment of everyone."

    If you feel your exempt, then by all means, continue to be great. But I'm perplexed by the idea that saying to our community - "our community" being enthusiast gamers, a community that contains USgamer readership, but is only a subset of game playing folks at large - can and should be better in how we express out displeasure towards creators. That is a message that is somehow wrong to deliver is odd to me.

    Posted in Mass Effect Andromeda Animator Harassed Over False Information

  • Avatar for MHWilliams MHWilliams 6 days ago

    @alecJ What is the part you disagree with?

    Posted in Mass Effect Andromeda Animator Harassed Over False Information

  • Avatar for MHWilliams MHWilliams 11 days ago

    @Tebunker Yep. You'll see the statement in another story coming up.

    Posted in Capcom's Disney Afternoon Collection Brings Back Six NES Classics

  • Avatar for MHWilliams MHWilliams 12 days ago
  • Avatar for MHWilliams MHWilliams 18 days ago

    @sfalletta The quickness of weapon degrading. Like I said, I don't have a conceptual problem with the system, just with the tuning here. And I still roll with it, mostly by bumping my inventory way up and remembering where good, solid throwaway weapons are in each city.
    @TEbunker You absolutely can break the difficulty a little bit by finding high-grade weapons in certain areas. I think the speedruns and second shots at the game will be vastly different than the first time around.Edited 3 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Nadia's Zelda: Breath of the Wild Travel Journal -- Owner of a Broken Sword

  • Avatar for MHWilliams MHWilliams 18 days ago

    @hiptanaka Once I finally was able to play Dark Souls II in a proper version without the framerate durability bug, there. And you can repair in that game.Edited 3 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Nadia's Zelda: Breath of the Wild Travel Journal -- Owner of a Broken Sword

  • Avatar for MHWilliams MHWilliams 19 days ago

    It's a good system, tuned poorly here. Better elsewhere.

    You can argue that weapon durability and breaking are good systems. What's being argued here is the execution.
    @TK-Flash Rather standard weapon, honestly.Edited 3 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Nadia's Zelda: Breath of the Wild Travel Journal -- Owner of a Broken Sword

  • Avatar for MHWilliams MHWilliams 19 days ago

    @NTWHA I can agree that there needs to be room for the site to be responsive to the readership to a degree. I can also agree that perhaps the initial response to the criticism was dismissive.

    Those who have spoken civilly on the matter, your voices have been heard. I cannot say this review will be changed or altered, but any criticism has been weighed for further reviews in the future, as were your civil responses to past reviews.

    I don't know if that's enough, but it's the extent that can be offered.

    Posted in Horizon Zero Dawn Review

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