Alex Borkowski
Alex Borkowski

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

May 25, 2017

Trying 'Clash of Clans' cheats and mods will have you clashing with scams

Much like other mobile games, 'Clash of Clans' has no shortage of sites promising easy and consequence-free items. But you shouldn't use them for a number of reasons.

May 25, 2017

'Pokémon Go' players think Niantic may be planning a Memorial Day event

With Memorial Day coming up, rumors are swirling about a new event for 'Pokémon Go'. Let's assess how likely that is given the prior event schedule.
May 25, 2017

The pros and cons of adding loot trading in 'Destiny 2'

Could we see a form of loot trading get implemented in 'Destiny 2'? Here's our best guess as to what would have to happen in order to make that work.
May 25, 2017

How to recover your old 'Clash of Clans' account and village

Lost your village in 'Clash of Clans' because it wasn't connected to Google+ or Game Center? You've got two ways to recover your old account.
May 23, 2017

Everything we know about the Fallen in 'Destiny 2'

The Fallen are the first enemies you fight in 'Destiny,' and yet they're absent from a lot of the promos for 'Destiny 2.' What could Bungie have in store for the Eliksni?
May 23, 2017

Here's the hardware you'll need to run 'Tekken 7' on a Windows computer

Don't want Paul Phoenix and Kazuya Mishima to melt your gaming rig when you play 'Tekken 7'? Not a problem — the game's PC requirements are pretty modest.

May 23, 2017

Niantic hints that Pokéstop submission may be open to the public soon

Good news for rural players (and potentially cheaters): Niantic may be looking into allowing players to request that Pokéstops be added to their area.
May 23, 2017

Here’s how long it takes to complete all the 'Fire Emblem Echoes' chapters

Much like any 'Fire Emblem' game, 'Shadows of Valentia' has a lot of content you can tackle before considering yourself done. We've got some info on how much.
May 22, 2017

How to Jedah the wizard boss in 'Fire Emblem Echoes'

Jedah, the shriveled-up wizard who's at the heart of the conflict in 'Fire Emblem Echoes,' is a tough nut to crack. Use our guide to best him not once but twice and restore peace.
May 22, 2017

Find out how your favorite fighters stack up in 'Tekken 7'

Want to know how Paul Pheonix, Nina Williams and Jin Kazama stack up in 'Tekken 7'? Look no further than this tier list.
May 22, 2017

Looks like 'Pokémon Go' fans may have a "legendary summer" to look forward to

Stop us if you've heard this one before: a Niantic comment at an awards show has players hopeful that we might be seeing a major update soon.

May 22, 2017

Details are slim for the 'Destiny 2' beta — here's what we know so far

No sign of a concrete date for the 'Destiny 2' beta yet, but Bungie has put up a fairly meaty FAQ about it to anticipate any questions and confusion.
May 22, 2017

'Pokémon Go' fans can't stop daydreaming about the next event

We're only halfway through the Adventure Week event, but some fans are already clamoring to predict the next event. Let's see what they've come up with.
May 21, 2017

If you're crazy for the little pink guy, add Kirby to 'Mario Kart 8' with these two methods

There are two ways to add Kirby to 'Mario Kart 8,' but only one of them is officially sanctioned by Nintendo.
May 21, 2017

'Destiny 2' PC Players don't have to feel alone; there won't be dedicated servers on any platform

'Destiny 2' is promising a lot of improvements to Bungie's sci-fi FPS, but unfortunately, dedicated hosting servers aren't one of them.
May 21, 2017

'Destiny 2' won't have cross-play or cross-saving, so choose your platform wisely

'Destiny 2' might eventually come to gaming rigs everywhere, but don't gamble on being able to play with your friends on console, sadly.

May 21, 2017

Rock the dragon when 'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' hits the Nintendo Switch this fall

'Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse 2' is getting a Switch port later this year. We've got all the info you'll need right here.
May 19, 2017

Sorry, but that shiny Aerodactyl in 'Pokémon Go' is just a hoax

Although a photoshop-savvy player tweeted out a convincing image, there's no shiny Aerodactyl in 'Pokémon Go.' Here's what's up.
May 19, 2017

Bungie is shrinking Crucible matches in 'Destiny 2'

Bungie put the Crucible in the wash to clean it up for 'Destiny 2' and shrunk it a little, but there are new maps and gameplay modes to get excited about.
May 19, 2017

'Pokémon Go' Adventure Week is causing confusion for some players

The 'Pokémon Go' Adventure Week event is causing issues for some players. Here's what you need to know before trying to evolve your Eevee.