Nathan Fillion explains his love for Nathan Drake, Uncharted's "not-quite hero”

Sony has been talking about developing a movie based on its Uncharted series of blockbuster action games for nearly a decade now. What started as a David O Russell-directed Mark Wahlberg vehicle that sounded nothing like the games morphed into a different adaptation with a script from Joe Carnahan and in its latest…

Steam sale deep cuts: 20 under-the-radar games under $5

Every summer, the ubiquitous computer-game storefront Steam incites a period of wild consumerist frenzy with its annual seasonal sale. Prices plummet, people’s wills are tested, and many games that probably won’t ever be played are bought and, eventually, agonized over. The cycle has existed for so long now that it’s…

The makers of Too Many Cooks turn their upsetting attention to the world of Let's Play videos

Despite numerous attempts—many of them responsible for some of the strangest, most interestingly upsetting online content of the last few years—Adult Swim has never managed to match the sheer viral punch of Too Many Cooks. The 2014 short caught the internet totally off-guard when it debuted, unannounced, at 4 a.m. on…

The A.V. Club’s favorite games of 2018 so far

Let’s face it: It was pretty much impossible for the games of 2018 to live up to the games of 2017. Like 2007, 1998, and 1993 before it, that’s a year we’re going to be talking about for ages, with loads of boundary-pushing releases. But as we looked back at the games we’ve lost ourselves in over these last six…

Warner Bros. copied code to build its Westworld game, new lawsuit alleges  

Earlier this week, Warner Bros. published a new mobile game based on Westworld that has players blatantly disregarding the message of the show and building the best robot-murder theme park they can. One look at the details and images from the game, and anyone who’s played Fallout Shelter can tell its borrowing quite a…

Here, at last, is a mathematical ranking of the best Mario Kart characters

Everyone has a Mario Kart character they consider “the best.” With all the fervor of a kid on a playground, explaining why their Spider-Man toy can totally whip a friend’s Batman toy’s ass, even grown adults will call on every argument in the book to defend their choice of squealing go-kart cartoon.

The Game Genie was originally meant to do much more than help you beat Battletoads

For a kid in the early ‘90s, knowing somebody with a Game Genie was tantamount to knowing a character from the movie Hackers. Somehow, this awkward-looking chunk of plastic billed as a “video game enhancer” could give you infinite lives, better weapons, or let you skip levels altogether. It was essentially magic, and…

Leisure Suit Larry once almost brought down a global banking system

If you’re a gamer of a certain age, the name “Leisure Suit Larry” probably still strikes you as scandalous. Before sex became more or less commonplace in gaming blockbusters, the idea that there was a game out there built around the pursuit of sex was a blush-worthy one. As MEL Magazine puts it in a new breakdown of