What are your favorite games to play over the holidays?

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

What’s your favorite game of the year so far?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, 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 together. Got a question you’d…

There’s an app for that?: 6 fictional apps from TV and their real-world equivalents

1. MeowMeowBeenz, Community
In one fifth-season episode of Community, an app that seems like a strange cross between Yelp and all those “grade your teacher” websites is unleashed on Greendale, where the unsuspecting student body finds it can suddenly rate anybody and anything. Students rate teachers! Teachers rate…

Which games don’t need a sequel?

Today’s question is something of a follow-up to our last Q&A about in-game pop culture, and it comes from our own John Teti: Most of the time, when a video game is successful—artistically or commercially—we start anticipating the sequel. But once in a while, you play a game that feels truly finished, one that doesn’t

Serene, I fold my hands and wait: 69 of our most anticipated pop culture of 2014

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel (March 7)
A new Wes Anderson film is always an event, particularly around the A.V. Club office, so we hardly have to mention that the filmmaker’s latest is high on our list of anticipated items this year. The trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel has our hopes up more than usual, because it…

25 other shows that made 2013 one of the best years in TV history

For 2013’s best-of-TV list, The A.V. Club’s TV writers got together to discuss the shows that got us talking the most over the past 12 months. But even after that discussion, there were plenty of other shows we wanted to highlight, new series and returning favorites that were good but just short of great. What follows

Our favorite games of 2013, part one

One of the disadvantages of doing year-end staff selections for the “best” games of the year is that because video games are such a time-consuming pursuit, we all have significantly different rosters of games we’ve played in 2013. So instead of attempting to form a group consensus, in December we take stock with…

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