Alex Garland’s Favorite Games Include Dark Souls, Animal Crossing

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As part of our Play For All charity event, filmmaker Alex Garland joined us for an interview to talk about his favorite games, including Dark Souls, The Last of Us, and Animal Crossing New Horizons – which he has put an impressive amount of time into. Garland is known for writing and directing the films Ex Machina and Annihilation, and for writing the movies 28 Days Later, Dredd, and the game Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. Garland expressed his desire to work on more video games.

Warning: Spoilers for Devs and Annihilation start at 17:24

Garland recently made his television debut as the creator, executive producer, writer and director of Devs, a sci-fi miniseries on FX on Hulu. Mike Rougeau and Meg Downey broke down every episode of the limited series on GameSpot Universe, and asked Garland some of their lingering questions about the show. Garland also answered some of Meg’s burning questions about his film, Annihilation. And yes, we asked about that terrifying bear. Devs is available to stream in its entirety on Hulu, and we highly recommend watching it if you haven’t already.