Mario Tennis, a Jurassic Park builder, and more games to play in June

With new games of all sizes filling real and digital shelves every week, it can be near impossible for anyone to keep up. So during the first week of every month, we’ll be here to help with a curated selection of new, notable games we think should be on everyone’s radar for the month ahead.

We need a Jewish action hero now more than ever

My favorite scene in Independence Day is probably the stupidest. Late in the film, as the aliens make their final push against humanity, Judd Hirsch’s character huddles deep inside a bunker. He’s wearing a kippah and holding a siddur. He asks James Rebhorn’s cowardly defense secretary to join him in prayer. “I’m not…

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.…

Nazi-killing video game adopts controversial anti-Nazi marketing stance

It’s a weird day-and-age we’re living in right now, where “Nazis are bad” has become an actual political stance, as opposed to a bit of basic, obvious wisdom. And yet, there’s something shockingly brazen about seeing it stated so bluntly, as in a Twitter ad released tonight for upcoming Nazi-killing video game …

Internet Nazis are mad about virtual Nazi killing

Welcome to 2017, when you can track the steady, civilization-sinking-into-the-mud decline of American politics by the number of people angrily shouting, “Hey, what gives?!” about a video game where you take back America from actual, genocidal Nazis. That’s the reaction that’s met the trailer for Bethesda’s latest…