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The Sonic movie should have had people puking in their seats

The Sonic movie should have had people puking in their seats

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

There’s a glimpse in its opening moments at how crazy the Sonic The Hedgehog movie could have been. The camera pans across...

Feb 14, 2020 at 13:00. 16 comments

Nothing says “best video game buds” like being an absolute pain in the ass

Nothing says “best video game buds” like being an absolute pain in the ass

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

I’m really starting to love how much I hate this robot. Every time I want to explore a new ruin, it’s right there in my...

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Feb 07, 2020. 22 comments

A great double jump can help any game rise above its faults

A great double jump can help any game rise above its faults

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Journey To The Savage Planet is not a perfect video game. Its level design is sometimes just a bit too repetitive or obtuse;...

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Jan 31, 2020. 13 comments

Kentucky Route Zero on the Switch is a beautiful, sometimes infuriating dream

Kentucky Route Zero on the Switch is a beautiful, sometimes infuriating dream

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

For seven long years now, players living in the more text- and PC-focused rays of the gaming sphere have been periodically...

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Jan 24, 2020. 24 comments

The new Dragon Ball Z game is a pitch-perfect recreation of a godawful kids’ cartoon

The new Dragon Ball Z game is a pitch-perfect recreation of a godawful kids’ cartoon

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

When the forces of Sports Game Nerd and Anime Fighting Game Nerd finally come together in some dark and distant future,...

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Jan 10, 2020. 22 comments

Pokémon’s journey to the DLC Region was a long time coming

Pokémon’s journey to the DLC Region was a long time coming

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Has any franchise in the history of gaming been more primed for the advent of paid downloadable content than Pokémon? Not to...

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Jan 03, 2020. 23 comments

Slaying the backlog in 2020

Slaying the backlog in 2020

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

It’s the first-worldiest of first-world problems: Too many games to play, not enough time between now and the swift arrival...

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Dec 27, 2019. 18 comments

What were your favorite games of 2019?

What were your favorite games of 2019?

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

As both its title and its intro copy proudly proclaim, What Are You Playing This Weekend? isn’t really about our takes on...

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Samantha Nelson Samantha Nelson Dec 20, 2019. 15 comments

5 new party games to liven up your holidays

5 new party games to liven up your holidays

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Holiday gatherings are filled with traditions like eating favorite foods, giving gifts, drinking excessively, and...

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Samantha Nelson Samantha Nelson Dec 13, 2019. 14 comments

Christmas comes early with the festive, bloody Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist

Christmas comes early with the festive, bloody Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

While it’s set during a Christmas Eve party, and celebrates the traditional holiday values of family, unlikely friendships,...

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Dec 06, 2019. 20 comments

Happy 25th birthday to ugly-beautiful PlayStation memory card art

Happy 25th birthday to ugly-beautiful PlayStation memory card art

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Opinions on old video game lineups are like PlayStation 1 consoles: At some point or another, everybody over a certain age...

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Nov 29, 2019. 17 comments

And a very merry Binge Gaming Day to you!

And a very merry Binge Gaming Day to you!

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

It’s one of those long-lamented paradoxes of getting older: As your disposable income increases—buoyed on a hopefully rising...

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Nov 22, 2019. 19 comments

Edmund McMillen details the launch of his poop-flecked puzzle game, Legend Of Bum-bo

Edmund McMillen details the launch of his poop-flecked puzzle game, Legend Of Bum-bo

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories. But of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

As the co-creator of both Super Meat Boy and The Binding Of Isaac —plus numerous smaller projects over the course of the...

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Nov 15, 2019. 20 comments

With the new Modern Warfare, Call Of Duty gives into fear

With the new Modern Warfare, Call Of Duty gives into fear

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

The Call Of Duty series is in a rut. I really like these games, I tend to buy them every year, and yet Activision and the...

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Nov 08, 2019. 15 comments

This brilliant drug-making sim would be a great addition to a Walter White chemistry class

This brilliant drug-making sim would be a great addition to a Walter White chemistry class

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

There’s a certain mixture of joy and dread that accompanies the release of a new Zachtronics game, a potent sense of...

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Nov 01, 2019. 22 comments

Disco Elysium is the best unofficial Twin Peaks game ever made

Disco Elysium is the best unofficial Twin Peaks game ever made

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

The corpse hangs hideous in front of me, so stinking from a week’s worth of cadaverine and neglect that it constitutes a...

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Oct 25, 2019. 24 comments

For a far-flung space opera, The Outer Worlds treads depressingly familiar ground

For a far-flung space opera, The Outer Worlds treads depressingly familiar ground

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend? 

It would be a stretch to call The Outer Worlds—the sprawling new sci-fi RPG shooter from Obsidian Entertainment—a game...

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William Hughes William Hughes Oct 04, 2019. 21 comments

The Link’s Awakening remake is a dream that’s easy to share

The Link’s Awakening remake is a dream that’s easy to share

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

I’ll confess to feeling a certain degree of skepticism when Nintendo first announced it was reviving my favorite Zelda game,...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Sep 27, 2019. 23 comments

A good bad game is much better than a bad good game

A good bad game is much better than a bad good game

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

One of the tricky things about critiquing video games is that the metric used for judging whether or not a game is “good” is...

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William Hughes William Hughes Sep 13, 2019. 20 comments

Put ActRaiser on the Switch, you cowards

Put ActRaiser on the Switch, you cowards

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Late last week, Nintendo released its newest series of tantalizing bribes encouraging people to sign up for its nearly useful...

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