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

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.

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.

Final Fantasy 14 Patch 5.0 Notes and Job Guide Shows Just How Far Job Changes Are Going

Square Enix releases the full patch notes for the upcoming expansion.

PUBG Corp Hires Former Sledgehammer Co-Founder For "Original Narrative Experience"

Glen Schofield is leading PUBG Corp's new Striking Distance development studio.

Terraria Finally Coming to Nintendo Switch Tomorrow

After eons of waiting, it's almost here.

Super Mario Maker 2 Review

Now you can make horrible, mind-rending Mario courses on the Switch.

Limited Run Games is Releasing New Star Wars NES and Game Boy Cartridges and They Look Brilliant

Those old Star Wars games can be yours if you're that attached to them.

Starting Screen | Auto Chess is the Latest Gaming Industry Gold Rush, Like MOBA and Battle Royale Before It

In such a short period of time, there's been an explosion in the autobattler genre.

The Outer Worlds Makes Conversation As Powerful as Combat

There's a variety of way to tackle your problems in Obsidian's The Outer Worlds.

Sega on Bringing the Old Team Back Together to Create the Genesis Mini

Sega talks about the lengths it went to create a proper Sega Genesis mini-console.

You Have to Unlock the Night Theme in Super Mario Maker 2

The night theme is in the game, but it's not readily available.

Super Mario Maker 2's Story Mode Is a Charming Way to Learn How to Make Courses

Combined with Yamamura's Dojo, Super Mario Maker 2's Story Mode will give you great level design ideas.

Super Mario Maker 2 Puts Mario at the Mercy of an Anti-Union Boss

Yeah, it's a pretty weird subplot.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Devs on Bumping Up Difficulty, New Flagship Monsters, and Which Weapon Needs the Biggest Boost

We talk to the Monster Hunter: World team at Capcom about the upcoming expansion.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is the Better Marvel Game at E3 2019

The Switch delivers the Marvel experience I'm looking for.

Contra: Rogue Corps is the Type of Game That Gives You a Hip Flask as Promotional Item

Contra returns in a new game built for modern gaming.

Borderlands 3 Wants to Give Loot Ninjas Fewer Excuses

Loot stealing is thankfully becoming a thing of the past.

Marvel's Avengers' Gameplay Nails the Scope and Spectacle, But Important Questions Remain Unanswered

Avengers plays well, but we still have a few questions.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Definitely Isn't The Force Unleashed Again: Hands-On

As a fugitive on the run, you're not meant to feel like a god, Respawn says.

Microsoft Open to Possibility of Services Like Xbox Game Pass on Switch as It Seeks to Blur the Lines Between Devices

"If any game developer or platform holder wants to come talk about cross-play, I'll be the first one in that meeting," says Microsoft's Mike Ybarra

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel is in Development

Link is back to fight the undead?

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics Brings Jim Henson's Gelflings to Switch

Teaching a whole new generation of children about tactics games.

Square Enix E3 2019 Recap: Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Marvel's Avengers, and Remasters

Square Enix finally gives Marvel and Final Fantasy fans what they want.

Watch Dogs Legion Chose London Before Brexit, But It's Still Ubisoft's Most Political Game to Date

We hands-on with the latest in the Watch Dog's franchise and interview Ubisoft's Clint Hocking.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Expands on Its RPG Roots With Story Creator Mode

Now you can make your own stories for Kassandra and Alexios.

Halo 5 Looks Stunning Streaming at 60fps on Project xCloud, Gears 4 Less So

We see what its like to play Halo 5 on a smartphone with Microsoft's new streaming tech.

Fallout 76's Nuclear Winter Brings Battle Royale to the Wasteland

The online-only Fallout 76 jumps onto the trend.

Phantasy Star Online 2 Heads West on Xbox One in Spring 2020

Sega answers fans prayers with a Western release.

Double Fine Joins Xbox Game Studios

The team behind Psychonauts 2 is part of the Xbox family now.

Cyberpunk 2077 Adds Keanu Reeves to Its Cast, Coming April 2020

Everyone's favorite actor is a part of CD Projekt Red's next title.

"We Like Where We are Right Now": Elder Scrolls Online's Developers on Player Milestones and Elsweyr's Future

We talk about the past, present, and future of Elder Scrolls Online with some of its lead developers.

Elder Scrolls Online Reaches 13.5 Million Lifetime Players

With the launch of Elsweyr, the playerbase of Elder Scrolls Online continues to grow.

Anthem's Cataclysm is a Storm of Negative Opinions During Testing

Anthem still has problems and the long-awaited Cataclysm doesn't seem to be fixing them.

Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Review

What's the difference between a Khajiit and a housecat?

Dauntless Review

Phoenix Labs stands undaunted in the face of Capcom's Monster Hunter: World.

Shenmue 3 Pushed Back To November For "A Little More Refinement"

It's still real, but it's not coming in August anymore.

Vambrace: Cold Soul Review

The ice has melted, but what's underneath is still dead.

Pokemon Sleep Wants to Turn "Sleep Into Entertainment"

The Pokemon Company wants to game sleep like it gamed walking.

Dauntless Feels Like Fortnite To Monster Hunter World's PUBG

Dauntless recalls other recent games, but that might not stand in the way of success.

Scuf Wants to Outdo the Xbox Elite With a Modular Design Alternative

Last year's Scuf Vantage for PS4 is met by the Scuf Prestige for Xbox One.

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Will Bring Huge Changes to Jobs, Combat, and Quests

Final Fantasy 14 patch 5.0 is changing up the way the game is played.

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