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What Are We All Playing This Weekend?

WELL?

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You do realise, of course, that time I spend writing this is time I can’t spend playing XCOM 2. I’m sure you understand the need for brevity. Come on, chop chop, tell us what you’re playing this weekend. Here’s what we’re into:

Adam: I’m playing XCOM 2 again. Even though I was brave, handsome and clever enough to complete it once before almost anyone else in the world had a chance to do so much as sniff the tutorial, I’m playing it again. I’ll take a break on Sunday to watch the Super Bowl and eat some nachos because it is important to live a life of varied pleasures.
Alec: I will be taking a toddler to see her aunt on a train, instead of playing XCOM 2. I will be trying to fix a broken shower, instead of playing XCOM 2. I will be doing some freelance work that I desperately don’t want to do, instead of playing XCOM 2. I hate you all.
Alice: XCOM 2! I started last night, and may already be doomed. Slowly discovering quite how the campaign works… I may have focused on the wrong goals and researched the wrong things. All these ticking timers on the campaign are exciting (and I do quite like the countdowns in some missions too, so far at least) even if I’m not really sure what they’ll do. End the world as we know it, I suppose. Pip may not be playing XCOM 2, but I have created her and brought her with me so she can’t avoid it. Come on, Pip! This’ll be fun! Here’s your gun!
Graham: I have a thousand small errands that have been piling up for months, such as haircuts and eye tests and housework, and this is the weekend I’m going to power through all of them. But I have also booked Monday off work, with the slight hope that there will be time left over to play XCOM 2 and eat so many purple Yorkie’s that I throw up.
John: [Reader ‘Dorga’ caught sight of John last week, and it sounds like he may still be there. “I was playing the Witness last night and I think I saw John stuck underneath the sand temple, but the puzzle that makes the elevator work is really hard, so I think it’s going to be a while before he gets out.” Do let us know if you’ve spotted him anywhere, as I get a bonus for completeness of my logbooks -ed.]
Philippa: This weekend I will be playing boardgames with friends and there is nothing you can do to stop me. TFL might have a better chance at stopping me if their tube strike has gone ahead though. If that happens I will be in bed reading a book about relics.

But you, dearest reader, what are you playing?

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