Assassin’s Creed Boss Seems Clueless On Ubisoft’s Toxic Culture

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) In a new interview with La Presse, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot appeared to say that toxicity in the games industry comes from necessary “friction” in the creative process. The implication was that it was almost inescapable. Two years into the workplace reckoning over sexual harassment, misconduct, and browbeating at the … Read more

How Bungie’s 15 Year Old Shooter Defined Triple-A Games

Image: Microsoft/Bungie These days, the Blockbuster Game, a release from a major publisher that’s hoping to be an Event that occupies everyone’s attention and Game of the Year discussions, is an institution. It’s easy to tell what such a game is in its current state, as it is typically about fathers trying to connect with … Read more

River City Girls Zero’s Fresh Coat Of Paint Isn’t Quite Enough

Images taken moments before disaster. Image: WayForward / Arc System Works We might have to wait a little while longer before we can hour hour hour our way into River City Girls 2but beat ’em up fans can satiate their hunger by time-warping into the rerelease of a much older game from the ’90s, now … Read more

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

Image: Devolver 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 romp 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 / Peter Bardocz (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

A 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.Screenshots: 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 anticipated new Lightfall expansion is slated to launch. But with the “Deluxe” edition launching at the hefty price of $100, one naturally wonders if any of the … Read more

Splatoon 3’s Terrible Online Is Inexcusable Now, Nintendo

Screenshots: Nintendo Be gentle with me, I’ve been in purgatory. By which I mean, I’ve been playing a lot of Splatoon 3 multiplayer lately, and having unlocked level 10, the ink shooter finally let me glide my way into its quirky ranked modes. Anarchy Battles, as these competitive modes are called, are a good time—if … Read more

Bringing Yakuza’s Kiryu Back In Like A Dragon 8 Is Silly

How many times do you need to say goodbye, old man?Screenshots: Sega Last night, we finally got a look at the next mainline game in the Yakuza series, Like a Dragon 8and the announcement trailer immediately had folks online racing to assemble memes poking fun at the youthful new hairdo of the series’ longtime, stalwart … Read more