The A.V. Club's favorite games of 2017

Every December, instead of searching for a group consensus, Gameological looks back at the year in games through individual perspectives. These are the staffers’ personal takes on a few games that have stuck in their minds for whatever reason—big or small—and does not represent any sort of institutional expression.…

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Press start to continue: Our most anticipated games of 2017

In 2016, a deep well of excellent, surprising releases made gaming a bright spot in an otherwise miserable year. With its breadth of ambitious originals, daring sequels, a new console from Nintendo, and the possible release of two of the most anticipated games of all time, 2017 has us even more jazzed. Here, we’ve…

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What is your New Year’s gaming resolution?

Welcome back to AVQ&A (Gameological edition), where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here…

Persona 5’s new trailer is full of cats, cat burglary, and cool menus

Today, Atlus finally gave us a proper—albeit non-English—look at Persona 5, the next in its acclaimed series of stylish role-playing games/Japanese high-school simulators. It’s got just about everything you’d expect from another Persona: anime scenes, a cute animal mascot (this time it’s a cat instead of Persona 4’s…

Please don’t keep me waiting: 76 of our most anticipated entertainments of 2015, part 2

Rocksteady Studios’ Arkham games have been one of the great pleasures in recent gaming. Comic-book based games that actually captured what it felt like to be Batman, the games married interesting stealth gameplay to deeply satisfying combat without weakening either. And while 2013’s Batman: Arkham Origins, developed…