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What Are We All Playing This Weekend?

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I sometimes feel slightly bad about these posts acting as if weekends are wonderful times we all escape work and can do whatever we jolly well please – as if nobody works weekends. Heck, I’ve got a bit of work to do this weekend myself. If you yourself are differently-weekended, you can just talk about your next stretch of available gametime. You know, whatever. It’s not like I know. You could all be lying about this, for all I know. So tell me: what are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’re into:

Adam: It’s a Witchery weekend for me. I’ve barely touched the game since spending two solid weekends (day and night) with it around release time, but the release of the expansion and the ensuing conversation among friends who I can’t speak to because SPOILERS has convinced me that there’s nothing I want to do more than watch Geralt’s beard grow while sitting at a riverside somewhere in White Orchard. The fact that I enjoy hanging around in the starting area so much is almost certainly linked to my lack of progress. It’s such a gorgeous world; don’t want to rush through it like an express train.
Alec: Oh God, I’m still planning to play Undertale, which I suspect is something I’ll be writing every week for the next decade. Realistically I suspect I’m more likely to take a peek at Warhammer: Vermintide, as Adam’s summation of it as ‘Left 4 Dead with Skaven’ instantly appealed to my baser interests. That said, I’m feeling increasingly guilty that I haven’t played Life Is Strange, and really need to get on that before someone completely spoils it for me. For the rest of the weekend, I will be attending tea parties with my two-year-old daughter and her new imaginary friend named Tin Opener. It’ll be like Metal Gear Solid V, but with more cake and sudden urine puddles.
Alice: To clear out some skullspace, I resolve to finish either MGSV: The Phantom Pain or The Witcher 3. I’ve been picking at both for ages, with hundreds of hours between the two, but am still a day or two away from completing either. I’m feeling very behind on games lately, with many big and small that I want to play – but struggle to fit into a life also big on being around trees and obsessing about work. I normally don’t mind having too many games, but this is bugging me a bit lately.
Graham: I am going to play Nom Nom Galaxy. Here is what I know about Nom Nom Galaxy: it looks colourful in screenshots; it seems like Terraria if Terraria replaces the Cthulhu references with soup; I have had it installed for months but not yet made the effort to click Play on Steam. This weekend I will do it. I will.
John: [John’s still missing – John, we worry, where are you? – but please do submit your sightings in the comments. Reader ‘MiniMatt’ spotted him recently:

“Could have sworn I saw him playing a one-man Shelter LARP in Tescos, snuffling through the fruit section whilst nervously eyeing some tweed clad farmer types.”]

Philippa: This weekend I will be watching the League of Legends semi-finals. When I’m not doing that I shall be standing in an illuminated cloud at the Wellcome Collection. Neither of those things satisfactorily answer the question “what are you playing this weekend” but the answer to that is “probably nothing because I won’t have time because of the esports and the illuminated cloud”. As an even less relevant aside, I’m glad I now have a waterproof phone because some friends created a cloud of vaporised rum and coke for an event once and I accidentally ruined my phone camera by taking a picture while inside it. I’m cloudproof now.

But you, dearest reader, what are you playing?

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