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What are we all playing this weekend?

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What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’re clicking on.

Adam: I’m finishing Nier: Automata, which involves finishing Nier: Automata (as I already have) and then continuing to play Nier: Automata because the end is not the end. It’s a work thing, because I’m writing the review, but this is one of those occasions when work is a clear pleasure. Odd, consistently interesting, and delightfully unpredictable, Automata seems like a very good thing indeed.
Alec: I am playing GOING ON HOLIDAY, although the concept of ‘holiday’ is radically redefined by the fact that I will by accompanied on this trip by my three-year-old child. Should a fortuitous nap occur on the plane, I have an old iPad equipped with the newly tabletised Sunless Sea.
Alice: Ah, jeez. Get my Isaac dailies in, natch. Finish Night in the Woods? Explore snowy ’70s Canada in Kona? Mash robots and ride moose in Nier: Automata? Pow pow bang bang in Furious Angels? Cosmic Express, Infra, the end of Oikospiel… I don’t know, chummos. Video games!
Brendan: I’m playing nothing this weekend because I am going to Nicaragua. By the time you read this I will be elbow deep in a St Patrick’s Day hangover, sitting at some Soda in Managua wearing sunglasses and shorts and a deep frown, eating rice and beans as slowly as possible and trying desperately not to vom. Pray for me.
Graham: I will be spending this weekend partly on a plane, flying north to visit family for the first time with my kid in tow. It’s not our first time flying with the nipper and so I am resigned now to the possibility of ear pressure cries, to the impossibility of nap schedules, and – since I live on an island – the percentage chance that fog will stop us from coming home and trap us in Southampton.
John: This weekend I will be playing Mass Effect Andromeda, and only Mass Effect Andromeda, as I have been every waking hour this week, because it is 329020972 hours long.

I will be WISHING I were playing Nier, and the beta version of Jim’s new one, Tolva.

Philippa: This weekend I will be playing “Going into town to see if the orange jumper I saw online is the right kind of orange and maybe owning a new orange jumper if it is.” I might also fit in a few rounds of “Reading a book I picked up called Other Minds: The Octopus And The Evolution Of Intelligent Life”. Punctuating this I have some rather more-ish word games on my mobile telephone and Breath of the Wild awaiting me in the living room.

But you, dearest reader, what are you playing?

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