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

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.

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.

Oculus Quest Review

Oculus finds what feels like the sweet spot in terms of consumer-grade virtual reality.

WoW Classic vs. Modern: What Has Changed Over the Past 15 Years

With WoW Classic's beta in full swing, we take a look at the early leveling experience in beta and the current WoW.

What Will PlayStation Productions Mean for Video Game Movies?

Sony plants its foot and vows to make better video game films. Will they be more successful where others have failed?

Team Sonic Racing Review

After having his license revoked, Sonic is back behind the wheel.

It's Hard to Say Where Guild Wars 2's Story Will Go Next After the Conclusion of War Eternal

The fight against an Elder Dragon comes to a close.

WoW Classic Launching This August, Closed Beta Starting This Week

You might be able to play WoW Classic sooner than you thought.

World of Warcraft Celebrates 15th Anniversary With New Collector's Edition This October

Blizzard is offering something you can put your hands on for WoW's anniversary year.

WoW Classic: Building Old Ideas on Top of New Foundations

We talk to Blizzard about revisiting World of Warcraft's past with the new WoW Classic.

How Warcraft's Art Has Evolved and Shaped Blizzard's Games Over 25 Years

Blizzard senior art director Samwise Didier takes us through the 25 year evolution of Warcraft's art.

Rage 2 Review

Bullets flying, fists crunching, and bodies falling. Rage is back with its own flavor of rip and tear.

Logitech G502 Lightspeed Review

One of Logitech's most-loved designs returns.

Saints Row: The Third on Switch Has Issues, But It's Your Best Shot at Portable GTA

So the Switch can't do everything, but Saints Row: The Third is still worth a shot.

Star Wars: Battlefront's Re-Release Reminds Me of What EA's Battlefront Games Are Missing

The original Star Wars: Battlefront is available on Steam and GOG, showcasing what's missing from the current iteration.

Days Gone Is a Tale of Two Deacons, and One Is Far More Interesting Than the Other

"Is this how it starts? A trip to the laughing academy?"

Saints Row Film Being Developed by Fast 8 and MIB International Director

F. Gary Gray is taking on the Third Street Saints.

Earthworm Jim Surprise Sequel Announced For Intellivision Console You've Never Heard Of

The original Earthworm Jim team is back for a new project.

Days Gone Patch Pulled After Players Report PS4 System Crashes

The freaker hordes aren't the only thing you need to be afraid of.

Ghost Recon Wildlands Adds New Story Content Starring The Punisher's Jon Bernthal

Two years later, Wildlands is continuing its story in a big way.

Mortal Kombat 11's Best Feature Takes the Tedium Out of the Towers of Time Grind

Sometimes it's more fun to let someone else fight for you.

Days Gone's Infamous Wedding Scene Is Less Weird in Context

"Ride me as much as you ride your bike" has an explanation.

Days Gone Review

Days Gone hides itself like its hero hides his emotions.

Dragon's Dogma on Switch Proves We Need More PS3 and Xbox 360 Ports

Bring it all back. I'll buy it again.

What You Need to Know About Mortal Kombat 11's Premium Shop, and How it Borrows From Fortnite [Update]

The premium store is live, and you'll probably have to wait for your chosen skin.

Mortal Kombat 11 Devs Promise Fixes for Towers of Time, Krypt Progression

Netherrealm has heard the early feedback and is attempting to address it.

Street Fighter 5 Goes Completely Free for Two Weeks

With Mortal Kombat 11 right around the corner, Capcom makes its fighter free.

Mortal Kombat 11 Leak Points To More Guest Characters as DLC

The Switch version reveals who may be joining the Fatality party.

Mortal Kombat 11 Review

What happens when you're locked in Mortal Kombat with yourself?

River City Ransom Project Coming from WayForward and Arc System Works

The Kunio-Kun series gets a new female-focused entry.

The Last of Us Part 2's Cinematics Have Finished Filming

Is a late 2019 release in the cards?

Fortnite Creative Gets Its Own Competitive Tournament From Epic

Epic Games reveals Fortnite World Cup Creative.

Katana Zero Review

It's a bad trip, but a great game.

Anno 1800 Review

Gotta get back in time.

The Witcher is Airing on Netflix This Fall

We finally know when we can see Henry Cavill's Geralt.

First PS5 Details Show a Conservative, Expected Step Forward, But a Potentially Pricey One

We have details about the next PlayStation, and it's probably going to cost us.

How the Frostbite Engine Became a Nightmare for EA in General, and BioWare in Particular

DICE's engine finds a rough reception at other EA studios.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Reveal Highlights New Jedi, a New Inquisitor, and "Intentional" Melee Combat

Respawn Entertainment gives us our first glimpse of its Star Wars title.

Respawn's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Promises "No Microtransactions" as Release Date Leaks

Respawn Entertainment is offering big promises for its first Star Wars game.

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain's Producer on Finding New Fans in the West

The iron rain is meant for those of us on this side of the pond.

Respawn Co-Founder Now Working for Epic Games

Jason West is working on unknown projects within Epic.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is Coming to Steam in Less Than a Month

The Yakuza Steam ports continue to flow.

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