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

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

At the generation wraps up, Microsoft goes big.

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.

Borderlands 3's Endgame Fights for Position Against Destiny 2 and The Division 2

Gearbox is not letting Borderlands 3 get lost in the MMO shuffle.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 on Switch Has a Major Advantage Over Its Console Counterparts

Just let me move my game from platform to platform. That's all I ask.

Sega Genesis Mini Review

Sega revisits the 90s with its ode to the system that made the company big in the United States.

Marvel's Avengers Hands-On: Gear, Skills, and Co-Op Explained

You know who The Avengers are, but now Square Enix explains how you'll play them.

Borderlands 3 Review

Leave Pandora behind, as you take to the stars to shoot and loot people on other planets.

Ranking the Marvel's Avengers Heroes by Playability, Or Why Iron Man Isn't Working So Far

Crystal Dynamics has to make sure that none of its starting heroes feels like the Hawkeye.

Panic Button, Masters of the Nintendo Switch Port, Look Ahead to the Switch Lite and the Future

The studio behind those high-profile Switch ports prepares for 2020 and beyond.

Control Postmortem: Exploring the Story, Lore, and DLC Possibilities With Remedy

The upcoming expansions are in flux, but they'll explore what's next for Jesse.

Marvel's Avengers Will Sell Alternate Costumes On Its Marketplace

You can unlock some superheroic threads in-game, but some you have to buy.

Indivisible Devs On Having a Female Lead "Who F***s Up" and Flipping Fantasy Setting Tropes

As a heroine, Ajna is a little rough around the edges.

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan Review

Supermassive Games turns its horror formula into a communal experience.

Nintendo Switch Lite Finds Portable Perfection Without Losing Anything Important

I finally get my hands on the first major revision of the Nintendo Switch.

Control Review

Somewhere on the fringe of reality, lies the Federal Bureau of Control. Join them.

What the Heck is Ray Tracing and Why Does it Matter for Next-Generation Consoles? An Explainer

Nvidia is pushing ray tracing very hard, so let's talk about why it matters to games.

Death Stranding is a Game About Walking, Apparently

Someone has finally played Death Stranding and can tell us what its all about.

New Link's Awakening Video Shows Off Dungeon Creator and Map Markers

The adorable Zelda remake changes a few things.

Remembering the Early Days of BioWare with Co-Founder Trent Oster

Beamdog and BioWare co-founder Trent Oster talks about the early days of the studio, before Electronic Arts.

Humankind is Amplitude Studios' Shot at Improving Civilization

After several excellent 4X titles, Amplitude is coming for Civilization directly.

MTG Arena Coming to Epic Games Store This Winter

There's another platform option for playing MTG Arena on PC.

Kerbal Space Program 2 Launching on Consoles in 2020

The lovable game about space exploration is finally getting a sequel.

Gears Pop Brings Funkos and Tactics to PC and Mobile Later This Week

If POP! and Gears are your thing, we have good news.

Superhot and Hotline Miami Heat Up Nintendo Switch Today

Two action bullet ballets make their way to Switch.

No Man's Sky Beyond Is Finally Feeling Like the Game I Wanted Three Years Ago

The new Beyond update continues to make No Man's Sky the game it was supposed to be.

The Sega Genesis Mini's Misfit Collection of Games is Authentic Nostalgia

Taking a gander at Sega's first proper mini console.

Dicey Dungeons Review

Down in this dungeon, survival is just a roll of the die.

Guilty Gear Being More Accessible Shouldn't be Controversial

The fighting game community is changing and the primary driver of that might be Super Smash Bros.

Final Fantasy 14 Aiming to Resolve Its Longstanding Pacing Complaint With Patch 5.3

Square Enix' Letter From the Producer Live hints at what's coming in the next major patch.

Man vs. Mario Maker 2: Hardcore Jumps, Airship Explosions, and Spiny Rescues

We're back with another round-up of some of the most interesting courses in Super Mario Maker 2!

The Secrets of PangaeaPanga, One of Super Mario Maker 2's Most Fiendish Course Creators

The creator of some of Super Mario Maker's hardest level is back with Super Mario Maker 2.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall Review

Triumph Studios brings two great genres together once again.

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers' Savage Raids Has Top Guilds Vying for the Glory of a World First Completion. Here's a Breakdown

We take a look at the current race to take world first in Final Fantasy 14's hardest content.

We Need More Games Like Turok: Escape From the Lost Valley

The game isn't exactly what I want, but I can't fault the idea of playing around with properties.

Where Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Could Go Next In The Marvel Universe

From the Mutant Massacre to War of the Vampires, there's more of the Marvel Universe to mine.

Man vs. Mario Maker 2: The Best Courses Based on Other Games

This collection of Super Mario Maker 2 courses references other games, including Contra, Sonic, and The Legend of Zelda.

Starting Screen | It's Time for Nintendo Switch Games to Have a Better Handheld Experience

It's no longer a good idea to relegate the Switch's portable mode to second class.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Review

After a decade, a new alliance is here.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: Marvel Heroes Who Could be DLC

There's some strong candidates that could be added to this roster.

Hyrule Warriors and MMOs Prepared Me for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3's Improved Combat

The new Ultimate Alliance switches up the formula.

Man vs. Mario Maker 2: The Superball, Arby's, and World 1-1 is Burning

On this week's Man vs. Mario Maker, we bring you eight new courses full of delight and despair.

What Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Has to Say About Today's Real World Problems

Final Fantasy's latest expansion draws on our experiences to tell a fantastic story.

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers - Holminister Switch Dungeon Strategy

We help you tackle the first dungeon of the Shadowbringers expansion.

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers - Dohn Mheg Dungeon Strategy

It's the Warrior of Light versus illusions and shrubs in the second Shadowbringers dungeon.

Final Fantasy 14 Shadowbringers - Where to Unlock All the New Content

Now that you've pick up Shadowbringers, where do you go to unlock all the cool stuff?

Blazing Chrome Gets Contra in a Way that Contra: Rogue Corps Does Not

Developer JoyMasher crafts a wonderful homage to Contra 3: The Alien Wars.

Switch Lite is (Almost) Everything I Wanted From a Switch Revision

The Switch Lite is looking great, like other Nintendo portable revisions before it.

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Review

Now, this is a story all about how, our life got flipped—turned upside down.

Final Fantasy 14 Shadowbringers - Where to Find All the Aether Currents

If you're going to fly, you need to explore first.

Nvidia Replaces the RTX 2080 and 2070 With New 'Super' Versions

Nvidia's RTX line of cards is getting a small refresh and power boost.

Final Fantasy 14 Shadowbringers Jobs: How to Unlock Gunbreaker and Dancer

The new expansion is here and there's new jobs to enjoy!

PlayStation 5 Will Focus on Graphics-Heavy Titles

Sony is positioning the next PlayStation as a device for more hardcore players.

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Has a Healer Shortage Problem

The changes to healers are leading to some leaving their favorite classes behind.

Why Some Super Mario Maker 2 Players are Thinking About Going Back to the Original

Players dismay over the mechanical changes in the level-building sequel.

WoW's Rise of Azshara Patch Points Toward a Potentially Brighter Future

Patch 8.2 experiments with different types of questing zones, in the hopes of finding the future of WoW.

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