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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A stealthy battery upgrade makes the Nintendo Switch a must-have console

The Nintendo Switch is the most inventive gaming device in recent memory, and may be the best-looking console Nintendo has ever built. Here's our complete review.
Gaming

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
Gaming

The best backward-compatible Xbox One games

There are now hundreds of Xbox 360 games that work on Xbox One, some of which have visual enhancements. We've compiled 20 of the best 360 games to play on Xbox One when you're feeling a bit nostalgic.
Gaming

‘Battlefield V’ uses World War II to make a thoroughly modern video game

‘Battlefield V’ returns to World War II, but that doesn’t mean it’s going back to its roots. The franchise’s latest game will double-down on massive battles while adding a staggering amount of character customization.
Product Review

‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ review

Assassin’s Creed Origins seeks to reframe the stealth-heavy open-world series into a full blown action RPG, but it fails to nail those mechanics.
Product Review

Nintendo Labo review

With Nintendo Labo, the makers of Mario have created a unique and exciting new way to engage with your video games — building your own cardboard controllers, and programming them to do all kinds of interesting stuff.