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 is the Better Marvel Game at E3 2019

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

Borderlands 3 Wants to Give Loot Ninjas Fewer Excuses

Loot stealing is thankfully becoming a thing of the past.

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.

WoW's Rise of Azshara Offers New Zones, A New Raid, and Wicked Big Wheel Mount

New zones, a new raid, and big changes for the Heart of Azeroth are coming!

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Review

The giant bugs move from Japan to the sunny skies of California.

Virtual Boy Easter Egg Hiding in Nintendo Labo VR Kit

A look back as Nintendo's virtual reality past.

Hitman 2 Promises New Bank and Resort Locations Among 2019's Raft of Content Updates

IO Interactive is just getting started on Hitman 2.

Monster Hunter: World and Prey Come to Xbox Game Pass This Month

Microsoft keeps making the service better and better.

Why the Epic Games Store Gets a Lot of Hate and Whether It's Deserved

People are really angry about Epic Games' foray into digital storefronts.

Oculus Quest and Rift S Are a Real Step Towards Proper VR for the Masses

How does Oculus VR's new standalone stack up to the virtual reality future?

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #2: Planescape: Torment

The Nameless One stalks another list of the best RPGs ever.

The 10 Best Indie Games of PAX East 2019

Indies are where the ideas are, so here are some of the best and most unique titles of PAX East 2019.

Starting Screen | PAX East 2019 Wrap-Up: From Borderlands 3 to Cyber Shadow, It Was a Busy Weekend for Games

The USG team hit the showfloor of PAX East 2019 to bring you the latest and greatest in gaming.

Elder Scrolls: Blades Misses Part of What Makes Elder Scrolls Great, Adds Microtransactions

It's a good translation of Elder Scrolls, but it's missing something.

Divinity: Fallen Heroes Hands-On: We Talk to Larian Studios About Its Surprising Divinity: Original Sin 2 Spinoff

Divinity: Fallen Heroes is based around tough narrative decisions, like in the RPGs.

Borderlands 3 Looks Like It's Favoring Bigger and Better Over Innovation With More Worlds and Guns

Shoot more, kill fast; Borderlands 3 is here to ruin thousands of lives in the pursuit of guns.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled: Beenox Reveals How It's Reworking a Classic

After the success of Crash Bandicoot's N. Sane Trilogy, there's more classic Crash coming.

What We Like and Don't Like About Apple Arcade

Our thoughts on Apple's new gaming subscription service.

Sony No Longer Providing PlayStation Store Game Codes to Retailers [Update]

It looks like players won't be buying digital PS4 games from GameStop or Amazon anymore.

Final Fantasy 14 Fan Fest Keynote Shows Off New Race Inspired By Final Fantasy 10's Ronso

The Hrothgar bring cat men to Final Fantasy 14.

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers' Newest Raid Has Bosses Designed by Tetsuya Nomura

The man behind Kingdom Hearts is working on Final Fantasy 14.

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers' Last Job is Dancer

Dance the night away.

WoW Will Eventually Let Players Hide Everything Except Their Pants

With the announcement of a "Hide Chest" option, Blizzard promises more in the future.

Mortal Kombat 11 Brings Back Noob Saibot and the First Film's Shang Tsung

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa returns to the role he played back in 1995.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is Getting a New Mode in the Style of the Battlefront Games of Old

The new Battlefront looks to its history for its new mode, Capital Supremacy.

CD Projekt Reconfirms Another Game Besides Cyberpunk 2077 Releasing by 2021

Is it the next Witcher or something else?

Judgment Still Coming in June Following Actor Replacement

Ryu Ga Gotoku is keeping the Western release of Judgment on track.

Xbox Will Begin Showcasing Indie Games on Nindies-Style ID@Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft wants to show off its indie catalog.

Valve is Giving the Steam Store Library a Visual Overhaul

With increasing competition, Valve pledges further improvements for Steam.

Monster Hunter: World Graphics Getting a Boost With Free High Resolution Texture Pack

High-end PC players will be able to make Monster Hunter: World look that much better.

The Division 2 Review

Not about doomsday preppers, but number one with doomsday preppers!

God of War Wins Another GOTY at 2019 Game Developers Choice Awards

The developers have spoken and Sony Santa Monica's God of War is their winner.

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