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What Are We All Playing This Weekend?

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We’re in that exciting-yet-puzzling period when half of the year’s biggest, highest-budget games arrive in the same fortnight. Cod Blops 3 came out this week, next week brings both Fallout 4 and StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, then after that will come the delayed PC version of AssCreed Lahndan. I’m interested in most of those yet barely have time for one so plbbbt. Perhaps this weekend’s play will help clean the slate. What will you be playing? Here’s what we’re into right now:

Adam: I’m still playing Pathologic. The HD re-release came out a week ago and I should probably stop playing and start writing, but I don’t want to stop. It’s a game that accrued an almost mythical status in my mind, such that I’d forgotten how entertaining it actually is. So much of the conversation around it focuses on the strange and the sinister, but I’d entirely forgotten how witty the writing is. If The Stanley Parable were an experimental horror game…
Alec: You’ll find out on Monday.
Alice: I’m going down down down in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, finding and unlocking and fighting so many new weird and wonderful things. I’m glad that folks haven’t yet put everything into neat and tidy wiki pages too, stopping me from ruining my own fun of trying to figure out what the heck I’ve just picked up. Half the new items I find are still mysteries to me. I might hack the planet in Hacknet too. I also want to see how Tales from the Borderlands ends. And get out in some trees or water or hills and…
Graham: This weekend I will be playing Football Manager 2016. It’s taken me a few attempts to get in to the groove with a new career, as it always does, but I’m currently manager of Leeds United on the brink of relegation in the year 2035. I’ve taken over at Christmas, which gives me fewer than 6 months to sort out the discord in the team, move a few places higher than our current resting point, and to try to reduce our wage budget so there’s something to rebuild with over the summer. Bet I get fired.
John: [What’s John doing this weekend? We may never know, unless you keep reporting sightings. Last week’s main signs of the scamp got a little confused, but ‘mgardner’ helpfully translates: “[John is a Wingdings lover and] received a medal for bravery during the Ardennes forest panzer assault of an entrenched infantry unit (American), during which the enemy was first routed and then eliminated. Lehr vs. 14th Cavalry!” That sounds like John all right.]
Philippa: This weekend I will likely be playing more Overwatch. Unless I go home. If I go home I will be playing shops and restaurants with my little niece. I am slightly better at pretending to enjoy eating plastic food than she is so she gets suspicious and makes us swap plates multiple times during the meal to check that she isn’t missing out on some amazing plastic roast turkey.

But you, dearest reader, what are you playing?

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