Alex McLevy
alexmclevy
Alex McLevy is a writer and editor at The A.V. Club, and would kindly appreciate additional videos of robots failing to accomplish basic tasks.
Jul 11
4

I’m also sad the Jessie Ware album didn’t make the cut because it’s SO deserving. But, fwiw, a lot of us submitted our picks for these before the album was out—I had my list firmed up and sent in, then I heard What’s Your Pleasure the following week and immediately wrote it up for A-Sides. Thinking it’ll have a better Read more

Jul 11
4

That new Oranssi Pazuzu deserves the spot, even if it is thrown in there as the token metal album.
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Jul 7
15

By the time you’re that many pages into it, it’s not really novel any more.

Jul 7
29

‘B Rosenberger Rosenberg’? ‘Inigo Cutbirth’?!?!? I have time for Thomas Pynchon (at least early Thomas Pynchon) but by god he uncorked of a whole tide of (let’s face it) middle aged white dudes who think whimsical and occasionally violent things happening to people with silly names for nearly a thousand pages is what Read more

Jul 1
2

That second clip was really painful to watch. Def slowing things down would help greatly. They would have seen that first enemy andthen had the opportunity to take them out quietly

Jul 1
3

I always loved the Tomb Raider reboots for this - the moment when you’ve been spotted slowly picking apart their defenses and have to start making the split second choices of where to run to, should I try to take a few down with the shotgun before bolting, can I make that branch and start going vertical, that sort of Read more

Jul 1
2

There’s a certain part in day 2 where there were a LOT of enemies and I just kept putting bombs down, occasionally shooting someone and hiding in the grass/in the back of a truck. I kept switching between different spots and they were none the wiser. 

Jul 1
7

The next time you find yourself in a pitched gun battle, one that seems to be on the verge of going the wrong way, I want you to bail. Read more

Jul 1
2

You said you were good at biding your time and slowly picking off enemies in stealth, but I think in the clip you weren’t really doing that. I’m not sure if you had a real “plan” going into that building. I say that because I don’t know if any combat tips would be useful for anyone when that many enemies are on you. Read more

Jul 1
2

The other thing I noticed is that you burned 3 or 4 rounds aiming down the sights and immediately firing before aiming. I’m guilty of the occasional panic-clench myself, but that’s usually in more traditional shooters. Here, where ammo is scarce, it’s a much bigger penalty, and resulted in a few pistol shots with no Read more

Jul 1
7

I noticed in the second clip that you seemed to not know where the enemies were exactly. Listen mode is your best friend here, but I’d also like to point out that you seemed to move around A LOT while trying to go stealth. Slooow down! Chill out. Sometimes it’s a good idea to stay still and watch the patterns in which Read more

Jul 1
7

I’m digging this feature a lot, mostly because of how much I love this game. I’ve seen a lot of people finishing it in a day or three, and I just don’t get that approach at all. I’m taking my time with it, not only because there’s so much in it to savor, but there’s also so much to learn. The next time I make my way Read more

Jun 25
6

Seriously: if you don’t own Bachelor No. 2, GO GET IT NOW. Not only is it essential listening, you might save an unsuspecting client from Mann’s mediocre housekeeper skills.

Jun 23
5

I consider myself able-bodied (even though there’s a box I can check on certain job applications for my particular condition, which is controlled and none of your business). I think meatspace events have long needed to pay more attention to not just people with disabilities but other marginalized segments of fandom, Read more

Jun 23
8

I’m an adult services librarian. One of my first initiatives when we closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 was to figure out how to provide live and interactive adult programming and not just video recordings for many of the reasons you shared. Read more

Jun 17
138

Remember when The AV Club would report the news, rather than tell you the specific, exact response you should have to it?

Jun 5
4

we’re all a great cup of french press stewing before some hungover God squeezes all the grains to the bottom