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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

May 2009
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April 2020
Mike's Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Tips

I've learned a lot about Bannerlord over the past couple of days and today I'd like to share some of those tips with you. This isn't an exhaustive list by any means, but just some things to keep in mind if you do decide to jump in.

A Mount & Blade Noob's Take on Bannerlord

When the game released into Early Access earlier this week, I decided to jump in feet first. The short version of it is this: Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord could end up being one of my favorite games ever...in maybe a year.

What I Want From State of Decay 3

It's clear the sorts of things I want from this game aren't likely to come in SOD2, but with the next game in the series, which was confirmed to be happening all the way back in June of 2018. Now that I've played SOD2, this is some of what I'd like to see in the next game.

What Are You Playing During the Outbreak? - March 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.

What Are Your Fallback MMOs?

It’s no secret that there’s a dearth of new MMOs these days, but sometimes you just feel like playing an MMO and even an old one will do. What are some your fallback MMOs? These are mine.

Things That Bug Me About SWTOR

I recently penned a piece confessing some of my biggest MMO shames, which included the fact I’d never finished all of the class stories in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Aiming to knock one of those off of my list, I’ve returned to the game once again and while I’m enjoying playing my character(s) and continuing the story, there are some things that continue to bug me about the game to this day.

What’s Your Biggest MMO Shame?

Without a ton of new MMOs on the horizon, I tend to just go back to old haunts and try to work on things I always planned to do but never did for one reason or another. Some of these things shame me to admit, but it’s time for a confession.

Tips for Building Your Legends of Runeterra Collection

As far as I’m concerned, Riot Games has struck card game gold with its new League of Legends based card game, Legends of Runeterra. If you’ve just started playing recently, you may have noticed card collection is quite a bit different from your typical CCG, so here are some tips for building your collection.

Legends of Runeterra Strikes the Balance Between Hearthstone and Magic

Enter Riot Games with Legends of Runeterra, a new digital card game based on League of Legends that successfully strikes the balance between the approachability of Hearthstone and some of the more complex elements of Magic.

Mike’s Temtem Tips For Starting Out

Last week, we offered some advice on choosing your starter Temtem. Now that you’ve hopefully made your decision, we’re back with some tips for starting out in Temtem’s Airborne Archipelago. There are tons of similarities to Pokémon in Temtem, but some things work differently enough that you’ll want to take note.

Mike’s TemTem Tips: Choosing Your Starter

Like its inspiration, Pokémon, TemTem presents you with three choices of a starter Tem shortly after you create your character. The decision is as daunting as always, but we’re here to help you sort through the options. Here are some tips for choosing your starter Tem in TemTem.

TemTem Might Be the Pokémon MMO I’ve Always Wanted

With TemTem, Crema intended to deliver a fully fleshed out Pokémon inspired experience on PC, it would be an “MMO” that can be played entirely in co-op, and there was an increased emphasis on the gameplay, not just steamrolling through the game. I was sold.

Mike’s Most Anticipated Games of 2020

The last time we talked I went through my favorite games of 2019, but it’s a new year and there are tons of games coming out this year that I’m super excited about. There are also some games that I’m watching with curiosity. This is the full list of everything on my radar for 2020 so far.

Mike's Best Games of 2019

2019’s been a pretty good year for gaming. There have been some real standouts for sure, but the highs don’t compare to what 2018 was for me. Still, there was a lot to love about gaming in 2019. These are some of my favorite games of the year.

Which MMOs Would You Want Remade?

Nostalgia’s been the name of the game over the last few years, not just in games, but in all of media, and even fashion. For games, this has meant countless remasters and remakes from Crash Bandicoot to the amazing Resident Evil 2.