Alex Borkowski
Alex Borkowski

Alex Borkowski is a tech writer from Chicago covering gaming for Mic. He can be reached at aborkowski@mic.com.

Aug. 17, 2017

‘Pokémon Go’ raid rewards now include potions and players are pretty split on it

A new item type is spawning after players complete raids in 'Pokémon Go', but not everyone is happy about it. Here's what's going on.

Aug. 16, 2017

The PS4 trophies for 'Undertale' are underwhelming, but only because of its unique game design

'Undertale' on PlayStation 4 does feature trophies, but don't expect them to be awarded for reaching specific gameplay milestones. Here's why.
Aug. 16, 2017

'Pokémon Go' players find a clever new trick for catching shiny Pikachu

There may be a way to increase your chances of finding a shiny Pikachu in 'Pokémon Go.'
Aug. 15, 2017

This video game had the horrible idea of turning a giant evil spider into an attractive woman

A new 'Shadow of War' video shows off some sort of sexy human form Shelob, and a lot of people (including me) are rightly baffled by that design choice.
Aug. 15, 2017

Use this guide to catch a Mewtwo in 'Pokémon Go'

Most of Mewtwo's counters in 'Pokémon Go' are what you'd expect, but an interesting wrinkle might throw some players off.
Aug. 15, 2017

Shiny Pikachu has been spotted in Canada — no, you don't have to trek north to get one 

Shiny Pikachu is officially spawning outside of Japan in 'Pokémon Go'. Here's everything you need to know to catch one.

Aug. 14, 2017

It's your last chance to catch the 'Pokémon Go' legendary birds (and Lugia)

Legendary birds are sticking around in 'Pokémon Go' for a little while longer. But will it be enough to help players who haven't caught them yet?
Aug. 14, 2017

‘Pokémon Go’ offers 100% catch rates for Mewtwo — but it won’t last

Mewtwo appeared in 'Pokémon Go' at the Yokohama Pikachu Outbreak, and everyone who tussled with it walked away with one. Here's why.
Aug. 11, 2017

'No Man's Sky' gets a new update that adds pseudo-multiplayer — but is it worth coming back for?

'No Man's Sky' is getting update 1.3. Called "Atlas Rises," It's not likely to entice a ton of new players to give the game a try, but hopefully it's got something for the die-hards to keep playing.
Aug. 11, 2017

Here's when you can expect to see Gen 3 Pokémon show up in ‘Pokémon Go’ 

There's a long road ahead for 'Pokémon Go,' but there's no harm in taking a stab at when we could conceivably see Gen 3 Pokémon begin to arrive in the game.
Aug. 10, 2017

Naughty Dog says 'Uncharted 5' isn't off the table, but who should be the next star of the series?

Shaun Escayg has said Naughty Dog isn't opposed to doing another 'Uncharted," opening the floodgates for who we'd like to see in the next one.

Aug. 10, 2017

‘Pokémon Go’ will live stream a big "Stadium" event from Japan — and fans are freaking out

A mysterious advertisement for 'Pokémon Go' Stadium has showed up at the Yokohama Pikachu Outbreak, and fans are busy speculating on what that could mean for the game.
Aug. 10, 2017

It's time for the 27th nest migration in 'Pokémon Go'

It's time for the 27th nest migration in 'Pokémon Go'. If it's your first, here's how to help with the changing spawns.
Aug. 9, 2017

'Pokémon Go' shakes things up with new raid bosses at its latest event

The Yokohama Pikachu Outbreak is offering new raid bosses, from Houndoom to ... Wobbuffet? If you're confused, we've got the skinny on why Wobbuffet's there too.
Aug. 9, 2017

Rare "shiny" Pikachu are popping up at a 'Pokémon Go' event in Japan?

The Yokohama Pikachu Outbreak has officially started. Surprising no one, there's a new variant Pikachu for players to catch. But are we reaching Peak Pikachu? "Peakachu"?
Aug. 8, 2017

Niantic might have accidentally released the shiny version of Zapdos in 'Pokémon Go'

'Pokémon Go' players think that Niantic has accidentally released a shiny version of Zapdos into the game. It's a little difficult to say for sure though, and here's why.

Aug. 8, 2017

The community can't seem to agree on what the best Zapdos moves are in 'Pokemon Go'

Zapdos has officially landed in 'Pokémon Go', and the big question is what moves should you look for. We've got the answers, but there are some disagreements about what's optimal and what's not.
Aug. 7, 2017

Everything we learned about ‘Metroid: Samus Returns’ from Nintendo's new teaser website

There's a new teaser site up for the 3DS remake of 'Metroid II: The Return of Samus,' and it's got a lot of hints about what we can expect from the new game.
Aug. 7, 2017

Twitter is roasting Joe Scarborough for a bizarre tweet about gamers and WWII

Joe Scarborough has some thoughts about what's wrong with today's youth and the Internet, it seems, has just as many thoughts for him about that.
Aug. 7, 2017

Here's when Zapdos will arrive in 'Pokémon Go'

Want to know when Zapdos will fly into 'Pokémon Go' legendary raids? We've got the answers for you,.