Sex, cities, sock puppets, superheroes, and short skirts: 24 hours of 1998 TV

The TV of 1998 feels more like the end of something than the beginning. Dawson’s Creek and Will & Grace were pointing to a new direction for their respective networks, but pioneering comedies like Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show, Living Single, and Mr. Show were closing down. Jimmy Smits was making his NYPD Blue…

Vince Staples is over here dropping some hot takes on anime 

It’s been a few months since Vince Staples jokingly volunteered to “shut the fuck up forever” if fans/haters would donate $2 million to him, but he might have to reactivate that campaign now that he has declared his support for one of the most controversial opinions in the history of pop culture: He prefers dubs to…

What was the first pop culture you collected as a kid? 

In honor of the O.G. Force Friday—which didn’t really happen in any significant way this year, thanks to the weird rollout for Solo merchandising—The A.V. Club decided to ask the following question in honor of all that memorabilia we’ve collected through the years:

Donkey Kong, Street Fighter II, and Pokémon inducted into Video Game Hall Of Fame

Last week, the World Video Game Hall Of Fame at the Strong Museum Of Play announced its 2017 inductees, and though they don’t get a star-studded ceremony like the inductees at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame do, that doesn’t necessarily mean that this batch of historically important video games are any less worthy of…

Here’s how they put 19 million individual hairs on King Kong in Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island was a visual marvel, its aesthetic magnificence helping to distract from its uneven tone, lack of clear protagonist, and complete trivialization of ostensible stars Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson. There might be no greater, more iconic shot this year than the first glimpses we get of King Kong cast…

Let’s make fun of Milo Yiannopoulos’ impassioned 2014 essay defending Digimon

Over the last several years, “alt-right” firebrand Milo Yiannopolis has mobilized a rabid fan base of noxious, mouth-breathing racists by exploiting his status as a gay man who nevertheless embraces the right’s misogyny, Islamophobia, and general lack of inclusivity. Well, now that our laughter’s dying down in the…

Pokémon Go is finally adding those new monsters, so you might as well reinstall it

It may seem like it was a decade ago, but it’s only been about seven months since everyone in the smartphone-having world became obsessed with Pokémon Go (and six months since everyone got tired of it), and now the developers at Niantic are finally adding the new batch of pocket monsters they’ve been teasing for a…

Sun and Moon’s story is the very best, like no Pokémon game ever was

This week saw the conclusion of two of our Game In Progress reviews. First, Nick Wanserski and William Hughes finished off their adventure through Pokémon Sun and Moon. (You can find all four installments here.) While it’s safe to say they enjoyed most of their time with the games, both agreed that the dozens of hours…

Pokémon Go is finally adding new Pokémon

Reminding us that “catching them all” is as futile a goal as anything else in our dumb, distraction-prone lives, developer Niantic has announced that it’s finally adding new monsters to Pokémon Go. Pokémon from the second generation of the long running game series—Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal—will now hatch from…

Pt. 4—Pokémon battles turn out to be the least interesting part of Sun and Moon

Welcome to the final installment of Gameological’s Games In Progress coverage of Pokémon Sun and Moon. This week, reviewers Nick Wanserski and William Hughes will tackle the game’s final island, its grand finale, and some of the tricky end-game content that pops up after the credits roll. They’ll also give their…