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

‘Pokémon Go’ version 1.0.1 fixes that scary Google login security issue

Pokémon Go developer Niantic Labs has pushed the game's first update, version 1.0.1, on iOS which corrects the game's much-maligned security issue for players logging in with their Google accounts.
Gaming

MercurySteam finally shows us what 'Raiders of the Broken Planet' looks like

MercurySteam, the developer of Konami's Castlevania: Lords of Shadow games, presented a trailer and gameplay of its upcoming third-person shooter, 'Raiders of the Broken Planet.'
Gaming

‘Pokémon Go’ will get trading, more customization in bi-weekly updates

In a pair of recent interviews, Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke teased some of the company's plans to build out the mobile sensation's features, starting with one of the franchise's core components, Pokémon trading.
Gaming

Space saga ‘Adrift’ makes its way to PlayStation 4 consoles next week

Adrift will launch on PlayStation 4 on July 15, creator Adam Orth announced on Twitter on Friday. The game follows astronaut Alex Oshima, who is jettisoned out into space after an accident on a space station.
Movies & TV

‘Tomb Raider’ reboot starring Alicia Vikander now has a 2018 release date

When the Tomb Raider reboot premieres, Alicia Vikander will be filling Lara Croft's boots, but it looks like that day isn't exactly coming soon. The film has been scheduled to hit theaters in 2018.
Virtual Reality

5 simulation games we’re dying to see VR versions of

Many more conventional simulation genres, like racing, are already well represented on the Oculus Marketplace and Steam VR. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Here's five unusual simulation games we want to see in our headsets.
Gaming

Blizzard job listing suggests there’s more ‘Diablo’ on the way

Blizzard revealed it is at least considering what to do next with the Diablo franchise, based on a job opening on the publisher's website. Blizzard posted a public listing for a "Game Director" to shepherd an unannounced Diablo-related…
Gaming

Microsoft details rollout plan for Xbox Play Anywhere launch

Microsoft laid out a detailed plan for introducing Xbox Play Anywhere, its new cross-play initiative for the Xbox One and Windows 10. This included a list of upcoming games that will support it, and what users will need to take advantage of…
Cool Tech

Roli's Seaboard Rise MIDI controller offers a whole new way to make music 5:42

Digital Trends checked in with Roli at CE Week 2016 to test the Seaboard RISE midi controller, a keyboard that adds extra gesture-based controls. The Rise also gives musicians more control than your average keyboard.
Cool Tech

The Onvi Prophix video toothbrush lets you spot-check your dental care

Have you ever wondered what your teeth looked like while you’re brushing them? Well wonder no more. The Prophix video toothbrush from dental care start-up Onvi toothbrush lets you scope out your teeth as you brush them by watching a live…
Gaming

'South Park: The Fractured But Whole' will be the funniest game you play all year

'South Park: The Fractured But Whole' seems capable of turning the novelty of the “South Park RPG” idea into distinctive game series, and a viable narrative form.
Virtual Reality

The 'Final Fantasy XV VR Experience' is not what Final Fantasy fans were hoping for

Unfortunately for fans, Final Fantasy XV: The VR Experience does not offer the adventure or excitement one might hope for from a virtual Final Fantasy. At best, it's a neat tidbit for die-hard fans who happen to own a PlayStation VR…