I don’t mean to alarm you but I should inform you that you’re almost out of 2016 WWAPWPAP?? opportunities. Speak now or forever hold your peace: what are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’re clicking on.
I’m playing a complex time management game called Christmas Shopping. It involves checking to see if I can order anything online and get it delivered in time, and then trying to work out how I can make a busy shopping trip in a packed city centre into a pub crawl.
Alec: [Alec has been fired so I can spend his Christmas bonus on a shiny new tea urn for the RPS treehouse. We’re talking thirty litre capacity, a circulation system to diffuse loose leaf tea, user recognition for automatically dispensing milk and sugar, filters able to handle even mulled wine – the works.]
Grinding out my final Binding of Isaac unlocks before the new expansion hits in the new year
is a terrible idea, yet here I am. I’m stalled on Hard mode Lost runs which die in Boss Rush or which could beat Mega Satan but never pick up a way in. I know how to manipulate the odds but do still need luck (and my own skill) to come together. Awful. I’m on a huge losing streak and getting mighty annoyed. And yet! Here I am, still doing it. I’m also back in Devil Daggers a bit, because of course I am.
Brendan: [Brendan has been fired so I can spend his Christmas bonus on a shiny new drinks fridge for the RPS treehouse. We’re talking individual pods for each bottle and can, multiple reservoirs, a shaved ice dispenser, a pneumatic can launcher, and Cruise Control to mix cocktails – the works.]
After being disappointed by Planet Coaster, I reinstalled Cities: Skylines. It’s the first time I’ve gone back to it in a while, so thus far my time has been mostly spent filtering through mods, downloading expansions and trying to stop the game from crashing due to a lack of memory. I’m pretty sure I’ll stop playing it as soon as I get it to work.
John: [John has been fired so I can spend his Christmas bonus on a shiny new chrome toaster for the RPS treehouse. We’re talking eight slots, 32 wires each, wide enough to accomodate even the most squat sourdough, a pleasing smooth motion, a bagel ring, one of those pods to poach eggs, even a hot dog slot – the works.]
I will be playing Subnautica. I have the house to myself all Saturday and don’t have to do out until the evening so I’m heading under the sea to check out the Precursor update
and explore me some caves! I also need to ice some Christmas camel biscuits but that can wait, right?
But you, dearest reader, what are you playing?