Far Cry 6 Game Of The Year Edition Leaked, We Have Questions

image: Ubisoft An image found on the backend of the Xbox online store seems to reveal that Ubisoft is gearing up to launch a “Game Of The Year Upgrade Pass” for Far cry 6. That’s…fine, I guess, but it raises the question: Which site out there thought it was the best game of 2021 and … 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’s typically about fathers trying to connect with their … 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

Modern Warfare 2 Is Officially Dropping Red Dots

image: Infinity Ward Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, out October 28, will stand by controversial design decisions even after its strained beta weekend, developer Infinity Ward says. The long-standing ability to slide-cancel—which allowed players to manipulate sliding into a super-fast run—is gone, and, in a move that has replaced some players’ eyes with infernal … Read more

Splatoon 3’s Most-Hated Gun Needs To Go, Players Say

Oh great, here’s this jerk using the gun.image: Nintendo / Kotaku With Splatoon 3 Finally out on Nintendo Switch, folks have no doubt tried their hands at a variety of the game’s eclectic weapons. There are plenty to check out, from the classic rapid-firing Splattershot Jr. to newer weapons like the quick-slashing Splatana (which has … Read more

Assassin’s Creed Games Are On Sale For Dirt Cheap Right Now

image: Ubisoft In need of hundreds of hours of open world RPG adventuring? You’re in luck. A new Assassin’s Creed blowout sale means Valhalla and other titles are currently super cheap. And don’t worry, some of the older ones are massively discounted as well. The sale has launched ahead of the September 10 Ubisoft Forward … Read more

Halo Infinite’s Forge Mode Could Save The Floundering Game

image: 343 Industries Last week, the multiplayer shooter Halo Infinitewhich makes headlines more often for its stumbles than its successes, suffered its biggest PR blow to date: Couch co-op, a feature first flaunted half a decade ago, wouldn’t come out as intended. It wasn’t delayed, as with most of the planned features for Halo Infinite. … Read more

Soulslikes Need Easy Mode And Steelrising Proves It

image: Spiders / Nacon The opening moments of Steelrising felt surprisingly doable and fun for a soulslike, a genre of game that often starts out with tough challenges and a “go figure it out” kinda vibe. But once I hit the second map, I encountered an enemy that made me reach for the game’s “Assist … Read more

Halo Devs Still Unsure About Adding MTX To MCC

image: 343 / Microsoft Since it was released in 2014, Halo: The Master Chief Collection received a variety of updates and tweaks, including maps and modes that in some cases were never in the original games. But one thing that wasn’t added were in-game microtransactions. That could change soon, however, as Halo developers 343 Industries … Read more

Halo Infinite Fans Fight Over Gun Not Yet In The Game

I can’t wait to see how low my teammate Zack’s accuracy is with this thing.image: 343 Industries In the year since it’s been publicly playable, the multiplayer shooter Halo Infinite hasn’t received a single new weapon. But if recent leaks are to be believed, a new gun—the so-called bandit rifle, which looks a lot like … Read more