Alex Borkowski
Alex Borkowski

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

July 21, 2017

Why I hate amiibo: They’re a waste of time and money, and I don’t have room for them in my house

Here's why even the thought of collecting amiibo makes me so mad.

July 21, 2017

‘Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’ adds Spider-Man and 3 more fighters to its roster

Hoping for some more new characters in the upcoming 'Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite' roster? You're in luck.
July 21, 2017

Does Niantic's silence on Mewtwo in ‘Pokémon Go’ point to its absence or a surprise appearance?

A legendary Pokémon debuts tomorrow July 22 at the 'Pokémon Go' Fest in Chicago, but will it be Mewtwo?
July 20, 2017

‘Pokémon Go’ is still showing some languages backwards a full year after launch

A year after release, 'Pokémon Go' players in Israel report that Hebrew text in the game is still backwards. And it's not just them. Here's why that might be.
July 20, 2017

The final boss in ‘Splatoon 2’ has already been beaten by a YouTuber — and you can watch it here

Need those final boss spoilers for 'Splatoon 2' a day before release? We've got you covered like ink on a Turf War.
July 20, 2017

‘Pokémon Go’ adds remote feeding — and the community doesn't know what to think about it

In the wake of update 1.39.0/0.69.0, players have reported receiving candies through the new remote feeding feature. Here's what that means for 'Pokémon Go' moving forward.

July 19, 2017

New ‘Pokémon Go' datamine shows more evidence that legendaries are on their way

The 'Pokémon Go' APK data mine for patch 0.69.0 is complete, and there's a lot of good news for everyone. Check it out to see what's changing.
July 19, 2017

It's only been out a day, but tons of 'Destiny 2' beta secrets and easter eggs are already being discovered

The 'Destiny 2' beta has only just dropped, but players have already found some Easter eggs and secrets. Let's check out what they've found.
July 18, 2017

We need to talk about Naughty Dog’s violence problem in 'Uncharted'

A new 'Uncharted' expansion comes out in August for the PS4. But the real question is whether or not Naughty Dog will do anything to reflect on the violence inherent in its popular series.
July 18, 2017

‘Pokémon Go’ fans speculate about how legendary raids could be implemented in-game

We still don't know when legendaries are coming to 'Pokémon Go,' but that hasn't stopped some fans from speculating about what might happen with them.
July 18, 2017

‘Pokémon Go’ fan creates chart of the most anticipated Gen 3 and 4 Pokémon

Already casting your eye towards the horizon in anticipation of Gen 3 coming to 'Pokémon Go'? We understand. Check out this fan's breakdown of who to focus on when the next generation drops.

July 17, 2017

'Pokémon Go' might be shadow-banning cheaters from its new raid battles

Players have reported a new type of shadowban appearing in 'Pokémon Go' that only affects raid Pokémon. But do legitimate players have anything to fear?
July 17, 2017

Giant trainer avatars appearing in ‘Pokémon Go’ hint that PvP battles may be on the way

Giant trainers have appeared in 'Pokémon Go.' But is this due to a botched attempt to implement trainer battles? Find out what's (probably) really going on.
July 17, 2017

‘Pokémon Go’ fans prepare for bad weather ahead of Chicago event

All the Ultra Balls in the world won't save you from the rain. There's a chance of thunderstorms during the Chicago 'Pokémon Go' fest — here's what you should know to prepare for the challenge.
July 14, 2017

We finally have details about the upcoming 'Pokémon Go' Safari Zones in continental Europe

Curious about the 'Pokémon Go' Safari Zone events coming later in the summer to European Unibail-Rodamco shopping centers? There's some info out there, but you might want to wait on booking a trip.
July 14, 2017

‘Pokémon Go’ finally confirmed that nest migrations exist — here’s why that matters

On Thursday, the 'Pokémon Go' app sent out a push notification alerting players to the 25th nest migration, telling them to head to a park to find new Pokémon.

July 13, 2017

Chicagoland trainers will have another chance to get a Pokémon Go Fest Ticket at Sprint store raffles

Missed out on buying a pass to the inaugural 'Pokémon Go' Fest in Grant Park? If you're local to the Chicagoland area, you might have another chance at getting one.
July 13, 2017

Here's how to track changing ‘Pokémon Go’ spawn locations with the ‘Silph Road’ Atlas

It's the 25th nest migration in 'Pokémon Go'. Here's what to do now that we're back to square one — and how to keep up with future nest changes.
July 13, 2017

Niantic is teasing “safari zones” and worldwide participation at ‘Pokémon Go’ fest

Niantic has finally revealed some worldwide events for 'Pokémon Go' happening later in the summer. Check out all the information about them we've got.
July 12, 2017

If you're stuck on a particular 'Pokémon Go' raid, here are some great counters to try 

Stuck on a particularly tough raid boss in 'Pokémon Go'? The site GamePress has an updated list of the best counters to each of them and we're here to walk you through it.