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What are we all playing this weekend?

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Big wheel keep on turning. Proud Mary keep on burning. Rolling, rolling, rolling on the cyberriver. But be warned: Love Day is coming and it is merciless. Anyway! What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’re clicking on.

Adam: This weekend I’m going to play more Darkest Dungeon, to see if I can actually finish the bloody thing now that there’s a shorter less grindy mode, and I’m dipping back into some roguelikes: Golden Krone Hotel, Cogmind and Tales of Maj’Eyal are all looking mighty tempting. As is Caves of Qud, which I’ve never managed to get into. I fear that once I do, I’ll be sunk for days.
Alec: It’s Torment: Tides of Bananaman for me right now, with a review to follow later in the month. I haven’t tried any of the alphas or betas so I’m going in pretty blind. Is it the Planescape successor it needs to be? And can Planescape-style existential crises still have the same effect upon me that they did in my very early twenties anyway? Maybe this will have grown older too. I look forwards to a quest chain about choosing loft insulation.
Alice: I intend to watch Wild (which recently hit Netflix), play the Isaac daily runs, and sleep. Though if this snow keeps up, I may hit the hills and attempt to become permafrost with the awesome power of my icy heart.
Brendan: I’ll be dancing around as a brutal viking schlemiel in the For Honor beta, probably getting sliced to pieces like a ripe watermelon by some samurai schmuck and his beautiful sword. I’ve been playing a bit of the Wild Eight too, which is a game that also likes to kill me. So I might go and catch hypothermia some more in that. Nothing like the sweet embrace of death to kick off the weekend.
Graham: I’ve been playing Splashers, a 2D platformer in which the gimmick is Portal 2-style coloured paints, to which you can stick or bounce off and so on. It’s fun so far, as is the other hand I’m playing, which is PixelJunk Shooter. In that you control a ship in 2D and advance through an environment by playing with the fluid physics of water and lava. It’s superb, and every waterfall impresses me even years after release.
John: Today we’re going to the zoo! A good zoo where all the animals are rescues and being bred for release. I shall play the game of looking into their eyes and wondering.

I also will be playing a lot of Voyageur on my electronic pocket telephone, because it’s interesting-although-not-quite-great, and I’m trying to work out if I need to dig deeper for the greatness.

Philippa: This weekend I’ll be… I don’t actually know. I want to play board games, I think. Other than that I have a day to myself so I might crack open the watercolours again. It’s been a while and an afternoon painting in the sunlight might be the exact right thing to spend my time with!

But you, dearest reader, what are you playing?

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