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

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.

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.

Today's PS5 Reveal Falls Just Short of the Greatness of Its E3 2015 Presentation

Sony was ready, but it didn't quite hit the historic high note of E3 2015.

Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor Review: Fus Ro Done This Before

The Elder Scrolls Online heads to one of the franchise's most famous locations.

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX Gives a Master System Classic New Life

The sideburns return in a remake of a classic title.

Project Cars 3 Is Softening Its Hardcore Approach to Sim Racing

Slightly Mad Studios' simulation racer is trying to reach a wider audience, while still remaining hardcore.

Total War Saga: Troy Turns the Minotaur Into a Big Guy With Dreadlocks

Total War puts the history away for something a bit more mythic.

Starting Screen | Black Work Matters

There's been an outpouring of support for black creators today, but it should always be there.

Trackmania 2020 Is a New Onramp For the Racing Series

This remake of Trackmania Nations is a new entry into a classic franchise.

Minecraft Dungeons Review: Just Enough Loot For the Whole Family

This lighter spin on the Diablo formula has some life in it.

Saints Row: The Third Remastered Review: The Patron Saint of Mayhem is Back

This remaster will remind you of why you loved Saints Row: The Third in the first place.

How the Studio Behind The Last Guardian Helped Ghost of Tsushima Find Its Direction

Sucker Punch Productions on working with SIE Japan Studio, combat, and the guiding wind.

Crucible is Amazon's Entry Into the Crowded Hero Shooter Space, And It's Actually Pretty Good

After four years, Amazon Games is finally releasing a game.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Potentially Coming in October, According to Amazon Italy Leak

Another retailer, another early release date.

How Crusader Kings 3 Plans to Attract Fans of RPGs, Sandbox Games, and The Sims

Paradox's grand strategy series wants to reach beyond its hardcore community.

Analysis: The Unreal Engine 5 Demo for PS5 is Still More Dream Than Gaming Reality

Epic Games' demo today is Unreal, but it's sort of real at the same time.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Goes Big on Stealth With One-Hit Kills, Social Stealth, and Feigning Death

Eivor gets to properly assassinate, like the Brotherhood of days past.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Appears to be Smaller Than Odyssey, And Thank God For That

I like the buffet, but sometimes more isn't always better.

Civilization 6 Makes History With New Season Pass

For the first time ever, the 4X franchise is getting a season pass.

Square Enix Bundles Eidos PC Classics Together For Charity

Until May 11, you can get Eidos PC games for real cheap.

Doom Eternal's First DLC Looks to Return to a Ruined Heaven

Doom Eternal continues to mine its story in DLC.

The Splatoon-Like Ninjala, Developed by the Creators of Puzzle and Dragons, Has Been Delayed

GungHo Online Entertainment's free-to-play title is taking an extra month.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Will Be an Xbox Series X Launch Game [Update]

Yakuza is a multiplatform brand now, Kiryu-chan!

Bright Memory is a Beautiful New Shooter for Xbox Series X, Originally Developed by One Person

The finished version of FYQD-Studio's indie shooter is coming to Xbox Series X.

Total War: Elysium Puts a Historic Spin on the CCG

If you've wanted Napolean in a collectible card game, your time is now.

Inside Minecraft Dungeon's Journey From a Zelda-Inspired 3DS Game to an Approachable Dungeon Crawler

Mojang prepares to deliver its first spinoff for the multi-million best-seller Minecraft.

Unreal Engine 4.25 Offers "Initial Support" For PS5 and Xbox Series X

With new consoles on the horizon, Epic's Unreal Engine begins to more fully support those platforms.

The Original Star Wars Battlefront Gets Online Multiplayer on Steam

If nostalgia is tugging at you, 2004's Star Wars Battlefront awaits.

Guild Wars 2's Next Story Update Delays Voice Acting Due to Quarantine

The next update is text-only, as professional voice recording can't happen at the moment.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Is the Grand Unifying Theory of Assassin's Creed

Instead of reinventing, Valhalla is bringing everything together.

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