Mike Epstein

Mike Epstein

Michael is a New York-based tech and culture reporter, and a graduate of Northwestwern University’s Medill School of Journalism. His gaming, tech and entertainment coverage has appeared on Flavorwire, The Escapist, and Kotaku, among others. If Mike isn’t playing, watching, reading, or writing, he’s probably ... asleep.
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Gaming

Nintendo officially gives up on non-wearable ‘Quality of Life’ sleep tracker

After more than a year in development, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima revealed the company will not continue developing its fitness-minded "quality of life" sleep tracker.
Gaming

This is how Super Mario Sunshine would look in Unreal Engine 4

One Nintendo fan has taken to remaking Super Mario Sunshine's hub world, Delfino Plaza, in Unreal Engine 4.
Gaming

Watch Conan O'Brien, Josh Norman and Von Miller Play Doom on Clueless Gamer

So a panther, a bronco, and Conan O'Brien walk into a hotel conference room... In the newest episode of O'Brien's Clueless Gamer video series.
Movies & TV

The Revenant gets way more fun(ny) when you add sounds and graphics from Tony Hawk Pro Skater

What happens when you take a beloved, but admittedly corny video game and mix it with a solid movie smothered in Oscar gold dust? That's right, boys and girls, it's "Leo DiCaprio's Pro Revenant!"
Gaming

Platinum Games needed to make other studios' games to survive

Platinum Games CEO Tatsuya Minami explained that the studio originally planned to stick to making original IP, but left that aspect of its vision behind to become the company it is today.
Gaming

Earthbound sequel Mother 3 may finally get a western release

Nintendo will publish the first western localization of Mother 3, the 2006 GBA sequel to the game released in North America for SNES as Earthbound, on the Wii U virtual console later this year.
Gaming

Tattoo artists say 2K should have paid them to include NBA players’ ink in NBA 2K16

A tattoo company has filed a lawsuit against NBA 2K16 developer Visual Concepts, publisher 2K and parent company Take-Two Interactive for the unlicensed use of its artwork, tattoos drawn on the bodies of NBA players.
Gaming

Nintendo will seek success in mobile games, new hardware and maybe even VR in 2016

After reporting shrinking profits, Nintendo teased upcoming projects and new areas of corporate "interest," including mobile gaming, virtual reality, and the upcoming NX console.
Gaming

Ubisoft tries to stop Electronic Arts from copyrighting the word ‘Ghost’

Ubisoft filed a request with the US Patent and Trademark Office, requesting the agency deny a pair of copyright claims from Electronic Arts related to an upcoming game called "Ghost."
Gaming

Here are the hot new games EA will bring out in the next 14 months

Electronic Arts revealed that a trio of high-profile sequels are on track to come out by the end of the company's next fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2017.
Gaming

Loot Crate adds all-gaming gift box to subscription lineup

Nerd culture subscription service Loot Crate announced a new gaming-themed alternative to their gift box service called "Loot Gaming" during at a panel at PAX South Friday.
Gaming

Oops! Electronic Arts basically revealed how many Xbox Ones are out there

We now know why Microsoft reporting monthly updates on Xbox One hardware sales, thanks to a recent financial report from publisher Electronic Arts.