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

Image: return digital every Friday, AV 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

Destiny 2 Nixes Season 18 Challenge Because It Took Too Long

Image: Bungie destiny 2‘s Season of Plunder has been a surprisingly enjoyable break 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

GTA 6’s Vice City Is Already Being Mapped Out By Fans

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Definitive EditionImage: Rockstar Games / Kotaku / Bardocz Peter (Shutterstock) Previously this week, early development footage of the next Grand Theft Auto game, assumed to be Grand Theft Auto VI, leaked all over the internet. You probably already know about all that. Since then, it’s become harder to find the … Read more

45 Minutes Of New Gameplay Footage

The screenshot from the leaked footage, showing a battle against a Hellcaller Nangari Oracle, that unfairly blurs the crisp textures from the game due to awful video quality.screenshot: Activision Blizzard It was quite the weekend for major game leaks. As well as the first ever footage from a very unfinished GTA 6 being plastered all … Read more

Lightfall’s Exotic Rifle Worth The $100 Premium?

Quicksilver Storm is an exotic auto rifle available to certain lightfall pre-orders.Image: Bungie Bungie’s loot shooter destiny 2 will grow once more come February 28, the day its planned new lightfall expansion is slated to launch. But with the “Deluxe” edition launching at the heady price of $100, one naturally wonders if any of the … Read more

PS5’s New VR2 Tech Is Making A Great First Impression

Image: Sony Sony’s PSVR for PlayStation 4, the first serious VR add-on for a console, did pretty darn well for itself. It was reasonably affordable, well received by players and critics alike, and got a lot more post-launch support than many prior PlayStation hardware efforts (RIP, dear Vita). Now, various outlets have gotten their first … Read more

4 Easy Disney Dreamlight Valley Tips To Level Friendship Fast

Image: Gameloft Friendship is important all the time, even in the farming sim Disney Dreamlight Valley. Here, raising friendship levels rewards you with new locations, characters, and items like gray overalls—because the true meaning of friendship is when an unblinking Mickey Mouse iteration rewards you with unisex clothing, I’m afraid. And as gamers, we have … Read more

EA And DICE’s Battlefield Series Of Games Is Now 20 Years Old

screenshot: Saving Private Ryan On September 10, 2002, publishers Electronic Arts and a relatively unknown developed called DICE released a multiplayer shooter called Battlefield 1942. In the 20 years since everyone involved has been on one hell of a ride. The game, which not only featured infantry but also allowed players to control vehicles, was … Read more

Remembering the Dreamcast, the Racing Gamer’s Console of Choice

On this day in 1999, the world became a little brighter. That’s when Sega released its final console games, the Dreamcast, in North America. A massive media campaign, cryptically teasing “9.9.99” and sowing seeds that the little white box was not only powerful but sentient, set the scene for what was briefly considered “the biggest … Read more

Halo Infinite’s Forge Mode Could Save The Floundering Game

Image: 343 Industries Last week, the multiplayer shooter Halo Infinitewhich makes headlines more often for its stumbles than its successes, suffered its biggest PR blow to date: Couch co-op, a feature first flaunted half a decade ago, wouldn’t come out as intended. It wasn’t delayed, as with most of the planned features for Halo Infinite. … Read more