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What are we all playing this weekend?

Happy April Fool’s Day!

Ohhh! I got you! It isn’t! Wakka wakka. Timeless pranks. Endless japery. Infinite banter. You turn and see banter coil behind you as if trapped in a hall of mirrors. You turn back and there it is again, banter stretching endlessly into the distance, reaching to a blank point you’ll never reach but never escape from.

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

Adam: This weekend I’m playing “let’s talk to the people who play and make EVE Online and hope that I don’t cause an intergalactic diplomatic incident with terrible long-reaching consequences. Or that I do.”
Alec: By way of a sequel to my comment last week, I’m going to be playing “gradually establishing why my PC’s new PSU constantly sells like burning, and hopefully not dying in the process.” The good news is that the PC’s no longer shutting itself down during games, so, presuming the aforementioned death does not happen, next week will at last surely see me tell you which game I’m playing. The cosmic ballet continues.
Alice: I’ve been heisting in Payday 2 a fair bit this week as the latest big update slowly rolls out. As someone who only plays occasionally, I quite enjoy coming back to find the new maps and things added free. Sure, Overkill Software hose Payday 2 with DLC but this means they’re still updating it after almost four years. I’m onboard with that plan, and have picked up a few more DLC bits now they’re on sale. Obviously I’m playing as the same sort of character I play in every game when possible. Pump-action shotguns and revolvers should be mandatory in FPSs.
Brendan: I will go back to the harsh urban deathtrap of Rain World, to see if the “easing up” patch can power me through to some sort of ending. I want to love the little slugcat. I dearly do. But he’s been such a nob. Hopefully, he’s changed. I’ll also be dipping into Stellaris again thanks to recent updates and Utopia DLC. Let’s see if I can come up with another race of overprotective robots or some sort of Hive Mind slaver insects.
Graham: I made a start at Snake Pass this past week and that is a lovely game. It’s been a while since I played something with a unique movement system and ‘move like a snake’ is such a simple idea, but one compelling enough on its own that I hope the game doesn’t feel the need to introduce too many wrinkles. I am going to keep playing Snake Pass this weekend and hope for nothing else but bigger trellises to climb.
John: [Well, at least I get to fire someone this weekend -ed.]
Philippa: This weekend I will be poking around in the garden, investigating what is poking its head through the soil now that winter has fully abated and which insects this has attracted. I might venture down the lane to see what’s happening further afield but when I’m on a minibeast walk it takes about an hour to get ten metres so reaching the end of a whole entire road might be a touch optimistic. Bird watching is far better for roaming!

But you, dearest reader, what are you playing?

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