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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The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #7: Fallout

Wander the wasteland and rediscover a keystone in RPG history.

Starting Screen | E3 Needs to be More Than PAX Lite

The industry and community has changed around E3. Can E3 remain relevant in the modern day?

Resident Evil 2 Comes So Close to Finding That Elusive Sweet Spot

Resident Evil is many things to many people, but what's the sweet spot for the series?

How Anthem Can Avoid the Mistakes of Star Wars: The Old Republic

Anthem isn't the first time BioWare has tried to launch an MMO...

Final Fantasy 14 is the New Hub for All Things Square Enix and That's Fantastic

Now that Nier: Automata is coming to Final Fantasy 14, the possibilities are endless.

Starting Screen | EA's Bad Reputation Hangs Over Apex Legends' Surprise Launch

Apex Legends has to do its best to outrun the perception of Electronic Arts.

World of Warcraft Currently Has a Big PvE and PvP Gear Progression Problem

PvE and PvP gear progression is struggling a bit in Battle for Azeroth.

How a Resident Evil 3 Remake Could Be Even Better Than Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2 is just feeding our hunger for more.

Metro Exodus' Sudden Switch to Epic Really is Unfair

But not for Valve and Steam.

Resident Evil 2 and The Case for the Short Blockbuster

Just because a title is a triple-A blockbuster doesn't mean it needs to be 50+ hours.

Switch? Steam? Indie Devs Pick the Best Online Store

At PAX South, we ask developers what platforms they're bringing their latest games to.

The Best Indie Games of PAX South 2019

Katana Zero, Tunic, and more showcase some of the best indies at PAX South 2019!

What Keeps Fallout 76's Superfans Coming Back After All the Negativity

We talk to and hang out with Fallout 76 superfans to see why they're still exploring the wasteland.

The Division 2 PvP Preview: Three Dark Zones, Gear Normalization, and the Endgame Occupied DZ

Not only is Ubisoft trying to make the Dark Zone better, it's making more of them.

"An Unending Series of Compromises:" God of War Director Cory Barlog on Building a New Myth From Old Parts

With God of War's release and reception firmly behind us, USG speaks to the game's director, Cory Barlog.

Onimusha (and Dino Crisis) Deserve The Same Love Resident Evil 2 is Getting

Onimusha: Warlords sees a re-release today, but where are the new entries?

The Gaming Subscription Bubble Just Keeps Growing. How Long Until It Bursts?

How many subscriptions can the market take?

What We Want From PlayStation in 2019

The generation continues with Sony's consistent success and the company having a 2019 shrouded in mystery.

Mike's Top 10 Games of 2018: The Perfect Hit List

The only list you need to read.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey's Bold New Direction Is Embracing Ubisoft's Games as a Service Future

Ubisoft is still not done with the ongoing odyssey of Assassin's Creed.

Far Cry New Dawn: A Deeper Look at the Surprise Follow-Up to Far Cry 5

After the Great Collapse, Hope County rises again with new life, new weapons, and a new enemy.

Ark: Survival Evolved on Switch: Is it Really a Disaster?

What happens when you port a rough game to a portable platform.

Fallout 76 Desperately Needs a Proper Endgame

Fallout 76 has problems, but the biggest one involves ongoing endgame content.

USgamer Stream: Red Dead Online [Done!]

The USgamer team tries not to get Red or Dead in the Old West.

How Bethesda Can Get Fallout 76 Back on Track

The Fallout train is off the rails at the moment, but there is hope.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate In-Depth Hands-On: It's Turning Me Into a Smash Fan

In a series of hands-on demos, Nintendo shows us everything Super Smash Bros Ultimate has to offer.

Nintendo on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Winning Over Melee Players, and DLC Characters

We sit down with Nintendo Product Marketing Manager JC Rodrigo to talk about Super Smash Bros Ultimate for Nintendo Switch.

Final Fantasy XIV: Reflecting on Five Years of Primals and Tasty Lalafells

As Final Fantasy XIV celebrates five years, we speak to many of the people behind the MMO's success.

USgamer Stream: Fallout 76

Mike steps into the mutated wilderness of West Virginia. Survival never changes.

Red Dead Redemption 2's Best Missions: Eight of the Best, From Drunken Brawls to Robot Encounters

Here are the best Red Dead Redemption 2 missions that you might have missed if you stuck to the main story path.

Red Dead Redemption 2's Flawed Wanted System Wants You Dead

The bustling city of Saint Denis highlights the rough edges of Red Dead Redemption 2's Wanted system.

I'm Already Tired of Other People in Fallout 76

Fallout 76 is taking me somewhere, I just don't know if it's home.

WoW Classic is Coming Soon, but I Just Can't Go Back to Vanilla

Sometimes it is best to leave the past in the past.

WoW BlizzCon 2018 Panel Recap: Zandalari Trolls, Kul Tiran Humans, and the Rise of Azshara

Blizzard Entertainment lets fans know what's coming in patch 8.1.5 and beyond.

Which Animal is the Biggest Asshole in Red Dead Redemption 2? The Deadliest Animals in RDR2

The wildlife in Red Dead Redemption 2 is out to get you.

Red Dead Redemption 2's Arthur Morgan Is the Wokest Outlaw

Arthur Morgan is a very nice guy for a dude who will murder people at the drop of a hat.

Why is Red Dead Redemption 2 Still Using Rockstar's Ancient Control Scheme?

The discussion around Red Dead Redemption 2 focuses on its control scheme, one Rockstar has been using for some time now.

Red Dead Redemption 2's Gruesome Hunting Isn't for Those With Weak Stomachs

A number of games have hunting and skinning, but Rockstar takes it to a new level.

USgamer Stream: Red Dead Redemption 2 [Done!]

We're the get along gang.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #12: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

BioWare polished its craft with Mass Effect, but the studio's push for mainstream appeal started here.

CoD Zombies is Ready to Step up and Replace Black Ops 4's Missing Campaign

Black Ops 4 is multiplayer only, but the strength of Zombies and Blackout could carry it through.

Ubisoft Shouldn't Forget Traditional Assassin's Creed Fans

Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Origins are the way forward, but the old creed doesn't need to be forgotten.

USgamer Stream: First of the North Star: Lost Paradise [Done!]

I have already streamed.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey's Leveling and Microtransaction Controversy is Largely Overblown

Let's talk about "grinding" in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Celebrates Flings Rather Than Romance, And That's Fantastic

Embarking on a different kind of odyssey.

Cross-Play Is the Right Move for Gaming, But Even Better For Microsoft

It's taken a long time, but we're finally here.

The Rise and Fall of Telltale Games

A look into the history of a company that rose so high and fell so far.

Kraven and Nine Other Villains Spider-Man Should Face in the PS4 Sequel

Who else should Insomniac's Spider-Man face off against?

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