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

Our favorite games of 2015, part two

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.…

Is a month of training enough to turn a shooter zero into a head-shot hero?

Shooter Tutor is a month-long mini-series that finds a first-person shooter expert (Gameological contributor Ryan Smith) attempting to teach a hopelessly bad FPS player (staff writer Alex McCown). Every day for 30 days, Alex will play the Xbox One edition of Destiny in hopes of becoming—at the very least—an adequate

Sometimes an obnoxious online rival is all you need to up your game

Shooter Tutor is a month-long mini-series that finds a first-person shooter expert (Gameological contributor Ryan Smith) attempting to teach a hopelessly bad FPS player (staff writer Alex McCown). Every day for 30 days, Alex will play the Xbox One edition of Destiny in hopes of becoming—at the very least—an adequate

The Shooter Tutor’s student learns to jump, but can he learn to fight?

Shooter Tutor is a month-long mini-series that finds a first-person shooter expert (Gameological contributor Ryan Smith) attempting to teach a hopelessly bad FPS player (staff writer Alex McCown). Every day for 30 days, Alex will play the Xbox One edition of Destiny in hopes of becoming—at the very least—an adequate

The good, the bad, and the decadent: Behind the scenes of our weirdest E3 meetings

It’s true that the bulk of a journalist’s work at E3 resembles standard trade show fare. You book a number of appointments in order to see new products and then spend a few days strolling through a convention hall with a goofy name badge hanging around your neck bouncing between live demonstrations and/or interviews.…