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

Evil Genius 2 is the Original's Blueprint Pulled in the Modern Age

Sixteen years later, Rebellion is focusing on getting Evil Genius right.

Avengers Proves That Roadmaps Don't Always Survive Contact With Reality

A roadmap isn't much more than a promise a studio hopes to keep.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Hands-On: Getting My Scorpion On, As Ubisoft Rethinks Loot and Leveling

With another demo, we pick at the depths of Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

Evil Genius 2 is the Original's Blueprint Pulled in the Modern Age

Sixteen years later, Rebellion is focusing on getting Evil Genius right.

Avengers Proves That Roadmaps Don't Always Survive Contact With Reality

A roadmap isn't much more than a promise a studio hopes to keep.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Hands-On: Getting My Scorpion On, As Ubisoft Rethinks Loot and Leveling

With another demo, we pick at the depths of Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

Oculus Quest 2 Review: Not Quite the Perfect VR On-Ramp

The Oculus Quest beef up and slims down, but not every cut is a worthwhile one. Nor is every addition.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Is a Great JRPG About Middle-Aged Gig Workers

Who needs incredibly attractive high schoolers when you have grown-ass adults who have failed multiple times in their lives?

Baldur's Gate 3's Dice Rolls Want Me To Fail

I love this game, but the dice do not love me.

Watch Dogs Legion's Director Takes Us Through Some of Its Final Improvements Before Launch

At any moment, your chosen hero will hiccup and alert those Albion guards.

Starting Screen | No One Knows Where the Next Big Game Will Come From

Publishers, developers, journalists, influencers; we're all just guessing.

The Witcher Season 2 Gives Geralt a New Look and More Shoulderpads

Geralt is firmly on the big titty committee.

Genshin Impact Is Inspired by More Than Just Breath of the Wild

Mihoyo is looking towards all things in Japanese entertainment.

Xbox's Cloud Gaming is a Glimpse of Microsoft's Infinite Xbox Future

Xbox Game Pass' cloud gaming is an excellent feature for Microsoft's streaming service.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Brings the Prince Back to His Throne

Ubisoft tackles its first remake with the return of a fan-favorite.

Immortals Fenyx Rising is a Colorful Throwback to Classic 3D Platformers

A genre once lost is returning.

Section Extinction is the Modern Answer to Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

You ready to hunt dinosaurs?

Marvel's Avengers Review: The Civil War Within

The two sides of Marvel's Avengers fight each other, ultimately bringing down the entire adventure.

Nvidia Attacks AMD With the Powerful But Affordable RTX 3080 and 3070

What? Nvidia is competing on price again?

Sony "Will Explore" Bringing More First-Party PlayStation Games to PC

Horizon Zero Dawn may not be the end.

The Complete Gamescom 2020 Opening Night Live Recap

Dragon Age, Fall Guys Season 2, and Ratchet & Clank all featured in today's presentation. Here's the complete recap.

Dirt 5 Comes After Trackmania With New Playgrounds Mode

Now you can build your own Gymkhana.

Mafia: Definitive Edition Cleans Up and Spit-Shines a Muddy Past

Tommy Angelo returns for an encore.

Guild Wars 2 Comes to Steam As It Prepares For The End of Dragons

Eight years in, ArenaNet is bringing its MMO to Valve's storefront and preparing of its next expansion.

Outriders Is Surprisingly Better Than Its Drab Aesthetic Suggests

People Can Fly's shooter RPG actually shines once you pick up the controller.

DC Announces Gotham Knights as the Next Batman Game

WB Games Montreal takes the focus off Batman.

Prince of Persia Remake Leaked on Retailer Listing

Perhaps Ubisoft hasn't truly forgotten the Prince in the sands of time?

Baldur's Gate 3 Director Swen Vincke Tempers Early Access Expectations in Follow-up Interview

Larian Studios creative director Swen Vincke addresses the studio's work with the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons game.

Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access is "Targeting" a Release on September 30th

After the first delay, Larian Studios is hoping to have Baldur's Gate 3 on early access at the end of September.

Hitman 3 Drops PvP Ghost Mode, Servers Will Shut Down on August 31

Ghost Mode isn't coming to Hitman 3, and the Hitman 2 servers are shutting down as well.

Final Fantasy 14 Patch 5.3 Solidifies the MMO's Argument for Being the Best Game in the Series

As it closes out its latest expansion, Final Fantasy 14 stands ahead of its predecessors.

Here's How Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher Plays in Rainbow Six Siege

We see how Rainbow Six Siege's newest operator fits into the squad.

Neither the Xbox Series X or PS5 Are Really Ready for This Holiday

Halo Infinite is gone, but it's not like the Xbox Series X had an amazing launch line-up with 343's shooter onboard.

Starting Screen | Xbox’s Confusing Names Won’t Matter in the Long Run

If you're worried about customers dealing with Xbox One X, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, don't worry. They're already clueless.

Horizon Zero Dawn Still Shines on PC Despite a Port That Trails Behind Death Stranding

Horizon Zero Dawn is on PC, good. The port isn't as tight as it could be, bad.

Xbox Offers Free Online Gaming This Weekend

It's also making some games temporarily free-to-play!

After 9 Hours, Marvel's Avengers Spends a Lot of Time Fighting Itself

The strengths and weaknesses of Marvel's Avengers come to blows as entropy closes in.

Marvel's Avengers Will Also Have Limited-Time, PlayStation-Exclusive Cosmetics

It's looking like Sony's platform is the place to play.

Spider-Man Will Be a PlayStation Exclusive For Marvel's Avengers

The neighborhood is a little less friendly on PC and Xbox.

Sony "Believes in Generations," So You Can't Use The DualShock 4 to Play PS5 Games

Sony outlines which PlayStation 4 accessories will and will not work with its upcoming console.

Splinter Cell Animated Series Coming to Netflix From John Wick Creator

"Yeah, I'm thinking I'm back," growls Sam Fisher.

Yakuza Series Boss Heaps Praise Upon Ghost of Tsushima

Toshihiro Nagoshi says Ghost of Tsushima was so good that Japan should've made it.

After Long Radio Silence, Star Citizen's Squadron 42 Resurfaces With a Roadmap For Its New Roadmap

The cinematic story mode for Star Citizen is still incognito and fans aren't happy about it.

Grounded is Off to a Good Start, And Game Pass Gives It Room to Grow

Obsidian Entertainment's survival game has a chance to survive in a crowded genre.

Assassin's Creed Heads Back to China in New Comic Series

An original Assassin's Creed story, told by Chinese creators.

Phantasy Star Online 2 Is Coming to Steam Next Week With Cross-Play [Update]

A Steam store page shows a forthcoming Phantasy Star Online 2 release next month.

Dragon Age Creative Director's Canceled Ubisoft Game Was a Fantasy Sendup of King Arthur

A report highlights why Mike Laidlaw joined and left Ubisoft.

Ghost of Tsushima Patch Expands Its Difficulty Range With Harder and Easier Options

Sucker Punch aims to help out the low and high end of Ghost of Tsushima players.

Blizzard Clarifies That WoW Isn't Coming to Consoles

WoW Shadowlands's rating for Xbox Series X is not that serious… X.

Netflix Is Making a Witcher Prequel, Set 1,200 Years Before Geralt

Netflix expands on the universe of The Witcher.

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis is a Brand-New Standalone Game Connected to PSO2

Sega wants to offer players two flavors of Phantasy Star Online 2.

Ghost of Tsushima Becomes Biggest First-Party PS4 Debut in Japan

The people of Japan love the Ghost.

BioWare Producer Reassures Fans That Yes, Dragon Age 4 Is Still in Development

It was at EA Play Live 2020. Did fans forget about that or something?

Halo TV Show Is Going "Very, Very Well" Despite COVID Delays

The Master Chief himself gives a brief update on the Halo television show.

Ghost of Tsushima's Story Marches Forward to the End, Beat by Predictable Beat

The story of Jin Sakai is a predictable one.

Those PlayStation Kiosks Popping Up in UK Game Shops "Aren't PS5 Related," Sony Says

Sony is preparing new in-store kiosks for something PlayStation, but it's not PS5.

Rare Says It "Learned a Lot" From Sea of Thieves's Organic Growth

Sea of Thieves continues to grow as Rare looks toward Everwild.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Will Have 4K 60fps Performance Mode

You can cut the bells and whistles for that smooth frame rate.

These Are the Samurai Films You Should Watch After Finishing Ghost of Tsushima

From Sanjuro to Ran, and Lady Snowblood to Samurai Assassin, here are the films to watch after Ghost of Tsushima.

Inside Out's Writer Is Working on an Indivisible TV Show for Peacock

NBCUniversal's new streaming service might play host of an Indivisible adaptation.

Ghost of Tsushima vs. Assassin's Creed Valhalla: The Past Meets The Future

Ghost of Tsushima reminds us of Assassin's Creed’s past.

No Man's Sky Gets All Dead Space With the Desolation Update

Explore lost freighters for a quick score or a quick death.

Death Stranding's PC Port Makes It Worth a Second Hike

Kojima Productions' walking adventure finds its proper home.

Ghost of Tsushima Review: Hopefully Not The Last Samurai

The era of the PlayStation 4 ends with this rousing samurai adventure.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Hands-On: A Flatter Earth, Dual Wielding, Raids, And All The Other Big Changes

Valhalla stands as a mid-point between the previous RPG-focused Assassin's Creed titles.

Watch Dogs: Legion Drops E3 2019 Character Classes For Something More Free-Form

Instead of pulling characters from three restrictive classes, Watch Dogs: Legion is now truly free.

Watch Dogs: Legion Revives the Deadly Martial Art of Gun Kata

The ultimate martial art continues on.

Watch Dogs: Legion: Nancy Choi Is a Much Better Hero Than Aiden Pearce

All hail the queen of my non-lethal transient army.

World of Warcraft Charging for Gender Changes Wasn't "The Right Message," So Now They're Going Free

A paid service goes free in Blizzard's new commitment to character customization.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Is Coming This Fall, Entering Beta Next Week

Blizzard Entertainment gives a release window for the upcoming expansion.

Another Leaked Assassin's Creed Valhalla Video Calms the Community

This leaked video has left the community in higher spirits.

Milla Jovovich Will Wield Dual Blades in Monster Hunter Film, Inspired By Her In-Game Main

Director Paul W.S. Anderson is preparing to deliver another (great?) video game adaptation.

Fans Express Disappointment With Leaked Assassin's Creed Valhalla Footage

The leaked work-in-progress footage didn't win over many.

Capcom Reaffirms That Resident Evil Village is Not Called "Resident Evil 8"

It's Resident Evil Village, damn you!

Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito Teases a Role in a "Huge" Game

The Mandalorian and Better Call Saul actor is probably playing a bad guy.

What We Like and Don't Like About Ubisoft's New Battle Royale, Hyper Scape

Ubisoft drops into the battle royale market.

Sony Reportedly Trying to Acquire the Company Behind Warframe, Gears Tactics, And Other Popular Games

Hong Kong publisher Leyou owns several very successful game studios, and Sony reportedly wants them.

Halo 3's PC Master Chief Collection Debut Will Come With an Unlockable Jetpack Mode

343 Industries is adding a new skull to Halo 3.

Ghost of Tsushima's Japanese Menu Translations Are a Bit… Off

The translated menu items are drawing puzzled stares.

Google Stadia Finally Gets Wireless Controller Support on Android

Months out from launch Google continues to firm up Stadia's service.

Magic: Legends Will Sell Booster Packs, Just Like Its Card-Carrying Counterpart

And a battle pass, and convenience items, and a cash shop...

Telltale's Once-Delisted Tales of Monkey Island Returns to Steam and GOG

Tales of Monkey Island sails back to storefronts.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Will Launch in Just Two Weeks

With two-player co-op along for the ride.

Divinity Original Sin 2, One of This Generation's Best RPGs, is Headed to iPad

The developer behind the Mac version of Definitive Edition is handling the port.

Marvel's Avengers Devs Talk About a "Whole Ecosystem" of Endgame Content

Crystal Dynamics wants to make sure the adventures of Earth's Mightiest Heroes continue on.

Cyberpunk Creator Originally Assumed Keanu Reeves "Would Never" Star In Cyberpunk 2077

The creator of Johnny Silverhand talks about his new likeness.

Diablo 4 Will Have In-Game Cinematics, So Your Character Can Rock That Sick Armor Set

Blizzard wants the player to be grounded in the world of Sanctuary.

Former PlayStation Boss Says the Current Triple-A Model is "Not Sustainable"

Shawn Layden thinks the games industry is in for a reckoning in terms of business models.

Inside the Mafia: Definitive Edition Remake: How Hangar 13 is Rebuilding It From the Ground Up

Hangar 13 looks to the past of the Mafia series as it builds towards its future.

EA Is Looking to "Double Down" On Star Wars License

Publisher vows to do something with its exclusive rights to one of the biggest pop culture franchises.

A Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Sequel Is Coming Soon

Zangetsu returns to cut down evil. And yes, that's a Corgi in a suit of armor.

Returning Ratchet & Clank Characters Were Hiding in the Rift Apart Reveal

Prepare to have a qwarktastic day in Rift Apart.

Humankind's Cultural Melting Pot Is The "Natural Evolution" Of Amplitude Studios

Why stick with 20 civilizations when you can have a million?

Witcher 3 Players Can Get a Free PC Copy If They Already Own It Elsewhere

Sorry, Switch folks, no coin for you.

Desperados 3 Review: Quicksave, Quickdraw, Quickload

The developer behind Shadow Tactics lands another headshot on the real-time stealth tactics genre.

Evil Genius 2 Shows Off Some Gameplay

Now we know that Evil Genius 2 will play... just like Evil Genius.

Baldur's Gate 3 Will "Maybe" Go Into Early Access Alpha This August

By the end of the summer, you might be able to play Baldur's Gate 3.

Report: Warner Bros. Interactive Could Be Up For Sale

AT&T may be looking to part way with its gaming division.

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