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

‘Undertale’ PS4 Trophies: The game’s unique design shines through with this new set of achievements

'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

Shiny Pikachu ‘Pokémon Go’: Exciting discovery may make the rare variant easier to catch

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

‘Shadow of War’ Shelob: The issue with making a giant spider into a sexy human lady

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

How to get Mewtwo in ‘Pokémon Go’: Weakness and counters guide will help you prepare for the raid

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 ‘Pokémon Go’ Event: The special variant is confirmed as spawning outside of Japan

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

Aug. 14, 2017

‘Pokémon Go’ Legendary Birds Event: Niantic extends window to catch Gen 1 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’ Mewtwo Raid: Stadium event offers 100% catch rates, 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’ Update: Atlas Rising patch adds co-op multiplayer, streamlined travel and more

'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

‘Pokémon Go’ Gen 3 Release Date: When can we expect the next generation of Pokémon to appear in-game

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

‘Uncharted 5’ Release Date PS4 Rumors: We take a guess at who could star in a sequel to ’Lost Legacy

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’ Stadium Event: Pikachu Outbreak will be streamed on Aug. 14 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

‘Pokémon Go’: Notification of new Pokémon in parks confirms Nest Migration 27 is here

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

New Raid Bosses ‘Pokémon Go’: Update debuts during park event at Yokohama, Japan’s Pikachu Outbreak

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

Shiny Pikachu ‘Pokémon Go’: A rare variant of the electric mouse appears at Yokohama 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

Shiny Zapdos ‘Pokémon Go’: Did Niantic accidentally release this rare version?

'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

Zapdos Moveset ‘Pokémon Go’: Best moves for the electric-type legendary bird

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

‘Metroid: Samus Returns’: Special edition, amiibo support and everything we learned on the new site

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

Joe Scarborough criticized young people for choosing video games over war. It didn’t go over well.

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

Zapdos ‘Pokémon Go’ Release Date and Time: When will the legendary bird show up in raids?

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