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MikeB

Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB

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MikeB
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October 2020
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Marvel's Avengers' GaaS Tank is Running on Fumes

Marvel's Avengers dearth of content and recently announced delays have left its live service running on fumes. Mike offers his thoughts on the game's difficult situation.


From Rookie to Ace: Tips for Star Wars: Squadrons

The successor to X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter is finally here and it's pretty damn good. But a simple arcade game it is not. Star Wars: Squadrons isn't a hardcore flight sim, but its flight model and mechanics necessitate a bit more nuance than something like Starfighter Assault in Star Wars: Battlefront II. These are some tips to help you go from rookie to ace.


What Are You Playing During the Outbreak? - October 2020 Edition

It's a pretty weird and unsettling time in this world of ours right now. With many of us hunkering down at home, things can get downright boring at times. Fortunately, if you're someone who enjoys videogames, you likely have a backlog of games to play through or even some new titles to play in the coming days and weeks.


Next Gen Decisions: What Are Your Plans?

A new generation in gaming! It's an exciting time full of possibilities, but also some decisions to make, unless you've got tons of cash burning a hole in your pocket and you can buy everything. These are my thoughts on the next gen options available.


The Final Fantasy XVI Reveal Blew My Mind, But Also Left Me A Bit Concerned

The long rumored Final Fantasy XVI was finally unveiled at the PlayStation 5 Showcase this week and there are lots of interesting aspects to the announcement. Beyond the topline fact that we are getting a new mainline entry to the Final Fantasy series (!), it's notable that the game is being developed by Creative Business Unit III, which is Naoki Yoshida's team.


What Are You Playing During the Outbreak? - September 2020 Edition

It's a pretty weird and unsettling time in this world of ours right now. With many of us hunkering down at home, things can get downright boring at times. Fortunately, if you're someone who enjoys videogames, you likely have a backlog of games to play through or even some new titles to play in the coming days and weeks. These are some of the titles I'm playing this month.


Marvel's Avengers Launch is Channeling That Anthem Energy

I was hoping I wouldn't have to write this article, but I always knew it was a possibility. Marvel's Avengers launched this week and for better and worse, I'm having a real sense of Anthem déjà vu.


Tips For Starting Out in Wasteland 3

Wasteland, the venerable post-apocalyptic series of RPGs by inXile Entertainment, launched its third installment this week and it may be the best one yet. These are some tips for starting out in Wasteland 3.


Marvel's Avengers: Avengers I'd Like to See Added

Marvel's Avengers September 4th launch is coming up pretty shortly here and the recent announcement of Hawkeye as DLC character has wheels spinning in my head. What other characters would I like to see added to the game? These are some of my picks.


Marvel's Avengers Beta: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

I finally got my chance to go hands-on with Marvel's Avengers with this weekend's beta and ultimately it's been a mixed bag of highs and lows for me so far.


What Are You Playing During the Outbreak? - August 2020 Edition

It's a pretty weird and unsettling time in this world of ours right now. With many of us hunkering down at home, things can get downright boring at times. Fortunately, if you're someone who enjoys videogames, you likely have a backlog of games to play through or even some new titles to play in the coming days and weeks.


Marvel's Avengers Looks...Good?

With the release of the July War Table, I think I've finally crossed into highly anticipated territory with Marvel's Avengers. The game looks well-polished at this point and the team's willingness to show a good deal of gameplay (and allow players to play through a solid chunk of content in the beta) inspire confidence in me that Crystal Dynamics may have something solid on their hands.


Xbox Games Showcase Highlights

Yesterday, Microsoft gave us a look at some of the games coming to the Xbox Series X in a live streamed showcase event. I don't particularly care about the Series X as someone who games on PC announcements are still relevant to me. Despite a lack of gameplay in some key reveals, the showcase generally impressed me. These are some of the highlights.


Star Wars: Squadrons Ships I'd Like to See

We already know the ships Star Wars: Squadrons will feature at launch and with no (current) plans for DLC the notion of getting any additional ships post-launch is really just a hope at this point. But that's OK. Speculation is fun! If EA does ever decide to add more ships, these are some of the ships I'd like to see.


What Are You Playing During the Outbreak? - July 2020 Edition

It's a pretty weird and unsettling time in this world of ours right now. With many of us hunkering down at home, things can get downright boring at times. Fortunately, if you're someone who enjoys videogames, you likely have a backlog of games to play through or even some new titles to play in the coming days and weeks.