Mike Epstein

Mike Epstein

Former Digital Trends Contributor

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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'Far Cry 5' trades palm trees for pines, but it's still the same old game

Far Cry 5 has all the pieces of a lighthearted open-world romp and a dark, fascinating narrative-driven game. Unfortunately, the two are incompatible.
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Brutal and emotional, 'God of War' is everything a blockbuster game should be

In a new land, on a new journey, God of War evolves beyond the button-mashing action of its youth into an action game with engaging combat and an engrossing story.
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Nintendo's Switch changes how you play games, and may change how you see them

The Nintendo Switch delivers on more new and interesting features than any console in recent memory. In many ways, it's the most inventive gaming device in recent memory, and it may be the best-designed console Nintendo has ever built…

From instant game launches to heroic women, these were the trends of E3 2018

E3 always sets the tone for gaming over the following year. The 2018 show made it clear that games are becoming more diverse both in characters, and in the ways game publishers choose to launch them into the world
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The epic sci-fi sprawl of ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ feels like the future of gaming

Cyberpunk 2077 seems poised to take the role-playing genre to new heights. The upcoming first-person shooter-RPG from the creators of The Witcher franchise takes bold steps in every aspect, from combat, to story, to character customization.
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‘Rage 2’ is a chaotic, apocalyptic melee, and we’re dying to play more

Rage 2, Bethesda’s sequel to a middling 2011 first-person shooter gives you the tools to fight as fast and ferociously as the Doom Marine himself. Are you ready to die?