You can’t go home again—but you can Return To Monkey Island

Image: Devolver Digital 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 end up writing about … Read more

‘Trombone Champ’ and 13 More of the Most Absurd, Ridiculous Games Ever Made

Screenshot: Holy Wow Studios I’m a big fan of “elevated” video games designed with serious intent—think Papers, Please or This War of Mine—but sometimes I want the opposite. Sometimes I want to play a game that is as dumb as possible, a game so funny and ridiculous, it becomes literally impossible to think about anything … Read more

17-Year-Old Suspected GTA 6 Leaker Has Been Arrested

Image: Rockstar Games Today, London City Police announced they had arrested a 17-year-old from Oxfordshire Thursday evening. While the police have yet to confirm why, it’s been reported that the teen was arrested in connection with the recent Uber and Grand Theft Auto VI leaks. The suspect remains in City Police custody at this time. … Read more

Edgerunners Mods Are Really Popular Right Now

“Looks like a prison from here, a cage of light.”Image: CD Projekt Red / UJB Cyberpunk 2077 might be getting its first major expansion next year, but that hasn’t stopped fans from creating their own mods for the game so they can finally have Netflix’s popular anime series, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, in the game for realsies. … Read more

TikTok’s ‘NPC In Real Life’ Trend Comes From Gen Z’s Worst Side

Image: Rockstar North I’ve been seeing these videos for at least a year, what I’d call the “NPC in real life” trend on TikTok, videos which involve harassing, embarrassing, or frightening people in public. Harassment is a staple of online life, something I placidly accept from YouTube “prank” channels, niche celebrity drama, and my Twitter … Read more

Apex Legends Devs Are Sick Of Players Harassing Them

Respawn Entertainment took to Twitter this week with a statement condemning the “increased harassment” its employees have faced over the variety of issues plaguing the popular battle royale shooter Apex Legends. In the statement, Respawn said that while it “loves hearing feedback” from the community, attacking developers isn’t healthy constructive criticism. The studio continued, saying … Read more

Solium Infernum Is A Grand Strategy Game For The PC Set In Hell

Image: Solium Infernum I know a lot of people who would say a grand strategy game set anywhere would be hell, but those people don’t know what they’re missing out on. Solium Infernum was announced overnight, and it’s the next game from League of Geeks, the team behind the long-running and very good Armello. Its … Read more

Destiny 2 Nixes Season 18 Challenge Because It Took Too Long

Image: Bungie Destiny 2’s Season of Plunder has been a surprisingly enjoyable romp through space pirate fantasy so far, but it hasn’t been without its issues. The biggest one yet materialized this week when a new story quest required players to kill 50 champions before they could progress. Bungie decided to auto-complete the challenge for … Read more

Borderlands Spin-Off Wonderlands Will Become A New Franchise

Image: Gearbox / 2K Games Released earlier this year, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands has proven to be a big success for Gearbox and 2K. In fact, it did so well that Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford confirmed that the Borderlands spin-off is now the start of a brand new franchise, with more Wonderlands content to come in … Read more

Rockstar Locks Social Media Comments As GTA VI Leak Spreads

Grand Theft Auto V artworkImage: Rockstar Games In the days following this week’s massive Grand Theft Auto VI leaks, investigations have revealed more information about the party behind the hack. Rather than a single individual, it appears that at least two people—possibly connected to a larger hacker group—were behind the weekend’s huge breach. And while … Read more