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Jun 05, 2020. 22 comments

Why stop at RoboCop? 6 more characters who should join the Mortal Kombat

Why stop at RoboCop? 6 more characters who should join the Mortal Kombat

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?

A few weeks ago, NetherRealm released Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, an expansion to its very good fighting game from last year...

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May 01, 2020. 14 comments

A quick and dirty guide to playing games—any games—online with your friends

A quick and dirty guide to playing games—any games—online with your friends

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?

If there’s ever been a time when the trivial has been more important than it is now, we’re too stressed to think of it; with...

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Apr 24, 2020. 10 comments

Let your inner bad guy out of the box with our guide to Disney’s Villainous board game

Let your inner bad guy out of the box with our guide to Disney’s Villainous board 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?

Kids might love Disney princesses, but it’s often the villains that really stand out in the company’s roster of animated...

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Apr 17, 2020. 20 comments

Ghost Recon Breakpoint has become an excellent no-stakes distraction game

Ghost Recon Breakpoint has become an excellent no-stakes distraction 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?

Ghost Recon Breakpoint didn’t get

an especially positive reception when it launched last year, with fans of the previous game...

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Apr 10, 2020. 5 comments

The Final Fantasy VII Remake’s storytelling blows the original away

The Final Fantasy VII Remake’s storytelling blows the original away

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 Final Fantasy VII came out back in 1997, storytelling in video games was just barely shaking off the vestiges of its...

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Apr 03, 2020. 18 comments

What says “relaxing board game time” right now better than fighting a global Pandemic?

What says “relaxing board game time” right now better than fighting a global Pandemic?

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?

Like lots of couples, my significant other and I have been pushing hard to find ways to keep ourselves...

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Mar 27, 2020. 14 comments

Why does Doom Eternal play like a Mario game in hell?

Why does Doom Eternal play like a Mario game in hell?

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?

Yesterday I wrote up

my thoughts on Doom Eternal , laying out how it turned the pure adrenaline and thrills of its immediate...

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Mar 20, 2020. 23 comments

Let’s take a tour of gaming’s most scenic apocalypses

Let’s take a tour of gaming’s most scenic apocalypses

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 world outside our windows gets more and more surreal by the day, it’s natural to want to spend time with an artistic...

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Mar 13, 2020. 10 comments

Nioh 2’s inventory system is hot, glutted garbage

Nioh 2’s inventory system is hot, glutted garbage

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?

Let’s be very clear: This is not a review of Nioh 2, the new character action game from Sony and Team Ninja. If you’d like...

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Mar 06, 2020. 5 comments

When it comes to interactive nightmares, you just can't beat the (in)human touch

When it comes to interactive nightmares, you just can't beat the (in)human touch

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?

Horror has done

pretty well by video games . It took a few console generations, but by the time the PlayStation era came...

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Feb 28, 2020. 20 comments

Final Fantasy XV and the joy of games that arrive unfinished

Final Fantasy XV and the joy of games that arrive unfinished

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?

Video games get delayed all the time, whether because they

need a little more time in the oven , or because Nintendo knows...

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Feb 21, 2020. 18 comments

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...

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Feb 14, 2020. 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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