Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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Latest Articles

Street Fighter 5 Champion Edition Roundtable: A Challenger Heads Into Its Final Round

Mike and Eric sort out their feelings on where Street Fighter 5 stands with the release of its latest collection.

There Should Never Be a Division 3

Or a Destiny 3 for that matter, at least not for a very long time.

Phantasy Star Online 2 Makes Me Think It's About Time for Phantasy Star Online 3

I enjoy Phantasy Star Online 2 closed beta, but the series should be moving forward.

Street Fighter 5 Champion Edition Roundtable: A Challenger Heads Into Its Final Round

Mike and Eric sort out their feelings on where Street Fighter 5 stands with the release of its latest collection.

There Should Never Be a Division 3

Or a Destiny 3 for that matter, at least not for a very long time.

Phantasy Star Online 2 Makes Me Think It's About Time for Phantasy Star Online 3

I enjoy Phantasy Star Online 2 closed beta, but the series should be moving forward.

The Division 2 Is Sorry for What It's Done, and Warlords of New York Is the Apology

Massive Entertainment has heard your complaints about The Division 2, and it has an answer.

Netflix Accidentally Confirms Rumored Resident Evil Series

The streaming service's own media center leaks the plot of the rumored Resident Evil show.

Kunai Review: This Game Boy is Real Good at Swinging

Get into the swing of things with this ninja-flavored indie.

Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet Review: Not Quite Silicon Valley, But It Could Get There

Apple's new show in collaboration with Ubisoft is off to a decent start.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker Sequel Launches on Kickstarter

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous lets you choose how you'll fight the demon hordes.

Phantasy Star Online 2 Manual Points to Potential Steam Release

It looks like Phantasy Star Online 2 will make a side hop over to Steam on PC.

Blizzard Addresses Warcraft 3: Reforged Criticisms, Pledges Support "For a Long Time to Come"

Blizzard is going to take the long road with Warcraft 3: Reforged.

Astro Bot VR Director Becomes Studio Director of SIE Japan Studio

Nicolas Doucet steps into a larger role at SIE.

Warcraft 3 Reforged Gets User Review Bombed to the Bottom of Metacritic

Reforged is probably not the worst game ever.

Wizards of the Coast Teams With Ex-BioWare Devs for New Studio

The new, autonomous studio is making a science fiction adventure.

Dota Underlords Will Try to Turn Around Its Fortunes in Leaving Early Access Next Month

As the competition surges, Valve decides now is the time to leave Early Access.

Warcraft 3 Players React to Reforged With Refunds

The early reception to Warcraft 3: Reforged is nowhere near positive.

Just Three Months After Launch, One in Three Switch Consoles Sold is a Switch Lite

The Switch Lite is off to a very strong start.

The Warcraft 3 Reforged Interview: Blizzard on Keeping the Remake "Pure"

Instead of a more extensive overhaul, Warcraft 3: Reforged is about creating a remake that can exist alongside the original.

Temtem Can Be "Better Than Pokemon" Because It's Not Pokemon

There's a wonderful freedom in being the new kid on the block.

Game Devs Share Their First Steps in the Industry, From QA to Leisure Suit Larry

If you've ever thought about becoming a game developer, know that the starting line is diverse.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Review: This is Definitely Not Its Final Form

Another game finally revisits the Legacy of Goku.

The Witcher is Getting an Anime Film From the Studio Behind Legend of Korra

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf will tide you over until Season 2.

Captain Tsubasa Giving FIFA Much-Needed Competition With Super-Powered Shonen Soccer

The original soccer anime is bringing arcade action to the West.

Microsoft's xCloud Streaming Service Expands With Destiny 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and More

Microsoft takes a shot at Google Stadia with the addition of Destiny 2.

Report: Ubisoft is Changing Its Approach to Storytelling in Wake of Disappointing 2019

The publisher hunts for more differentiation in its games.

Apple TV's Upcoming Mythic Quest Will Show Crunch "in a Very Real and Big Way"

Mythic Quest might be a workplace comedy, but it'll still touch upon the realities of game development.

Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost On Bringing Multiplayer Action, Extremely Long Title to the U.S.

An import favorite is once again making its way to the U.S.

Where is Our Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Review?

We're still training ourselves to prepare for the digital Tenkaichi Budokai.

The Elder Scrolls Online Ventures Into Skyrim With Greymoor Expansion This May

Help the Nord tackle their vampire problem in Greymoor.

Mortal Kombat 11's Joker Feigns Friendship in New Gameplay Video

Batman's greatest enemy leans into R-rated action again.

New Star Wars Fan Game Hopes to Be a Better Fighter Than Masters of Teras Kasi

Force Combat asks, "What if Netherrealm made a Star Wars game?"

WoW's Visions of N'Zoth May Not Be Enough To Keep Players Satisfied Until Shadowlands

The theme is strong with this patch, but the content might not keep players engaged.

PUBG Season 6: You See That House? You Can Blow It Up

It's not quite full building destruction yet, but PUBG is taking a step in that direction.

Temtem Might Be Your Alternative if You're Unhappy With Pokemon Sword and Shield

Developer Crema is here with a little Fauxkemon for everyone.

Why A Star Wars Video Game Potentially Establishing the Franchise's Post-Skywalker Future is a Big Deal

Star Wars is about to begin anew, and that first step may take place in video games.

WoW's 15th Anniversary Event is Ending, But Players Want One Popular Feature to Stay

The Alterac Valley of Olde is surprisingly popular with the WoW community.

Darth Revan Isn't the Only Character to Get a Shoutout in Rise of Skywalker—Force Unleashed Received a Nod as Well

A fan-favorite returns, but the Force Unleashed gets a mention too.

PlayStation 5's Controller Might Have Rear Paddles, and That's Incredibly Exciting

In time, you will join me in the sun. Paddles will help you accomplish wonders.

2020 Will Blur the Lines Between Console Generations

The days of rigid console generations looks like it might be behind us.

Mike Williams' Top 10 Games of 2019: Closing Out Another Generation

Once again, I bring you only the best.

Elder Scrolls Online Heads to Skyrim For Its Next Expansion

The home of the Nord is the next focus for Elder Scrolls Online.

Amazon's New World Finds a Firmer Footing With a New Look and More Guidance

The colonial-themed survival MMO returns with a more colorful visual palette.

Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection Shows the Series Can Shine on Switch

This great collection highlights a potential direction for the Assassin's Creed franchise.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is "On Hold" at Bethesda

Bethesda's collectible card game is getting put in storage for the foreseeable future.

Halo: Reach is Still Great—But Its PC Port is Missing Some Key Features

The magic of Halo coming to Steam is marred by a barebones port.

Former Campo Santo Writer "Disappointed" Over In the Valley of the Gods Going on Hiatus

Contract writer Duncan Fyfe talks about the work he put into the now-on hold game.

Nintendo Switch Cleans Up Over Thanksgiving With Its Best Sales Week to Date

The Switch sold 830,000 units over a single week. Damn.

Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Really Likes Death Stranding—With Caveats

Sakurai has enjoyed his time delivering packages and facing BTs.

Phoenix Point Review: Still Trying to Rise

XCom creator Julian Gollop returns to the genre he helped kick off, with uneven results.

Nintendo Needs to Actually Support Its Games For Longer Than a Year

Smash benefits from healthy ongoing support, but where is the love for the rest of Nintendo's games?

USgamer Holiday Gift Guide 2019: For the Aspiring Streamer

GIFT GUIDE | This holiday season, it's time to spend the money to help your loved one become the next Ninja or Girlfriend Reviews.

We Test Project xCloud: Why Xbox Already Has the Lead in the Next-Gen Streaming Wars

Project xCloud wins by not being the main event for Xbox.

State of Decay 2 Shambles Over to Steam in 2020

Undead Labs' survival game is transitioning to a new platform next year.

It Took Forever to Get Oculus Link Working, But It's Been So Worth It

Oculus VR is promising a lot with Oculus Link, and it mostly delivers.

We Tested Google Stadia at Dunkin Donuts, Safeway, and Panda Express, And We Were Surprised by the Results

Trying out Google Stadia in the real world is an interesting experience.

Where is Our Shenmue 3 Review?

Reviewing things takes time.

Google Stadia Review: A Muddled Stream of Consciousness

Google's vision of our gaming future is still in the future.

Microsoft X019 Recap: A Flood of Games to Finish the Generation

At the generation wraps up, Microsoft goes big.

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Makes Arthur the Clumsiest, and Most Unstoppable, Sharpshooter in the West

Revisiting Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC is an unexpected treat.

Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller Review: A Modular Marvel That Merits Your Money

Can a $180 controller change your life?

Need for Speed Heat Review: Better, But Still Getting Lapped By Forza Horizon

Need For Speed Heat isn't good enough to compete.

World of Warcraft's 15th Anniversary Raid Is Making Me Nostalgic About Its Best Era

The new raid hits me right in my sweet spot.

Red Dead Redemption 2's PC Launch is Marred by Crashes [Update]

PC players are having trouble getting Red Dead Redemption 2 to launch.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Spoilers FAQ: Endings, Deaths and More

There are plenty of endings, choices, and deaths in Rockstar's wild west prequel, and this Red Dead Redemption 2 spoiler FAQ will answer all your questions.

WoW Shadowlands Finally Adds Black and Asian Facial Options for Human Characters

Now Black and Asian players can make characters that look more like themselves.

WoW Shadowlands Info: Blizzard Talks Player Choice, Customization, and More

You can finally make yourself in World of Warcraft.

World of Warcraft's Next Expansion Sends Us to the Shadowlands

The land of the dead awaits.

A Bug in Final Fantasy 14's Nier Raid Has Fans Making Conspiracy Theories

Once you add Yoko Taro into the mix, fans start to dig deeper, even on the glitches.

The Outer Worlds is the RPG Genre's Past, Disco Elysium is Its Future

It feels like Disco Elysium represents something new in RPGs.

Nier: Automata Raid Carves Out Its Existence Within Final Fantasy 14's World

This isn't an alternate reality.

The Outer Worlds' Biggest Surprise Is Something It Doesn't Have Much Of

After a long history of buggy games, Obsidian delivers a game with relatively few bugs.

Fallout 76 Just Threw Out Months of Goodwill in a Single Day

With the announcement of a subscription service, Fallout 76 tosses a fire bomb at its community.

MediEvil Review: Sometimes Dead is Better

MediEvil is revived for our modern era, but we question if it should've been.

The Outer Worlds Review: To Boldly Go Where Mega-Corps Have Gone Before

Seek out new life and new civilizations, and then steal stuff from them.

Final Fantasy 14's Nier: Automata Raid Gets a Release Date and a Ton of New Details

Final Fantasy 14 continues to consume all things Square Enix.

Baldur's Gate's Complex Interface Translates Surprisingly Well to Switch

Beamdog's Infinity Engine collections find great ways to bring those games to consoles.

Disco Elysium Review: The Voices in Your Head Are Real, and They'll Get You in Trouble

This unique RPG highlights everything that goes on inside our heads.

Why The Division 2 Is Still Hard to Jump Back Into

With the new Title Update and Episode, The Division 2 should be easier to get into, but it's not.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is Still Lacking the One Thing Fans Truly Want

Hardcore fans want Breakpoint to be a harder survival experience.

How a Bungie Veteran is Tackling the Problems Facing Next-Gen Gaming With a Brand New Studio

Former Bungie CEO founds a studio that builds more studios.

Furries Rejoice: WoW Battle for Azeroth Enlisting Vulpera for Its Next Patch

The next WoW content patch will include two more Allied Races and a raid.

WoW Classic is Changing Up Its Roadmap With an Early Release for Dire Maul

Blizzard shifts the schedule a bit to take into account.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Review: Lost in the Wilderness

The Ghosts face off against the Wolves in new type of Ghost Recon.

Logitech's Modular Pro X Keyboard Brings True Flexibility to Gaming Hardware

Logitech's newest keyboard decides to switch things up for the company.

WoW Classic "Bug" List Has Fans Fighting With Blizzard and Their Memories

Blizzard's "Not a Bug" list is oddly contentious within the community.

Some Ghost Recon Breakpoint Microtransactions Pulled After Being Posted in "Error," According to Ubisoft

Ubisoft addresses the time savers and microtransactions in Ghost Recon Breakpoint.

Analyzing Ghost Recon Breakpoint's Crazy Microtransactions, Including $10 Blueprints and $20 Tactical Gear

Maybe they're looking for the breakpoint in microtransactions.

WoW Classic is Proving More Than a Fad, and Blizzard Should be Paying Attention

For success to feel good, you have to have room to fail.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Open Beta Highlights a Battle Pass and Other Microtransactions

You knew Breakpoint was getting microtransactions, and this is how they're implemented.

Borderlands 3 Fans Love Zane, Despite Him Falling Behind Other Vault Hunters

One Vault Hunter is falling behind mechanically, but making up for it with personality.

Oculus VR Embraces the Potential of the Quest, As It Should

It looks like Facebook sees that the Quest is where it's at.

Battle for Azeroth's Latest Patch Might Signal The End of An Era for World of Warcraft

Will all races stand together to battle for Azeroth?

Kunai Is The Best Feeling Platformer I've Played Since Dead Cells

This tiny robot samurai wins with precise platforming action.

The Coolest, Most Badass Guns of Borderlands 3

Crack open those chests and see some of the fantastic weapons in Gearbox' latest.

Phantom Brigade Is a Fantastic New Spin on the Front Mission Formula

Brace Yourself Games is bringing the mech strategy genre back in a big way.

Raids, Loot, and Balance: Ubisoft Massive on The Division 2's Challenges Six Months Later

Ubisoft Massive is beginning to firm up the ongoing foundation of The Division 2.

Logitech G604 Review

Logitech revives another one of its older mice for a new generation.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Has a Classic Mode For Proper Turn-Based Combat

You don't need to worry about all that newfangled action combat.

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