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What are we all playing this weekend?

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Hello again! My apologies for the lack of WAPWPATPWPAP last weekend: I was on holiday and neglected to delegate the responsibility. Who’s fired for that? It’s me. I am fired. I’ll do my best to make it up to you.

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

Adam: I’m trucking away with Path of Exile, which is as brill as ever, and will hopefully finish the surprising and sinister Get Even. That’s if I can tear myself away from Persona 5, which might be the first JRPG I’ve ever truly loved.
Alec: I’ve gone Full Sad Dad this month and bought an old GameBoy Advance SP off of the Ebays, so I’m afraid to say I’ll be doing Mario things and Zelda wotsits and getting overly-wistful about a time when videogames were so much simpler, calmer and suffered from miserably unsympathetic save systems and the worst kind of unskippable bullshit cutscene. When I grow tired of platformers ten minutes later, I think it’s back to the timeless delights of Rocket League for me.
Alice: I’m away in That England this weekend for a wedding party so I won’t be playing anything. I intend to read, I don’t know, whatever I can buy in the train station. Recently I thought it might be ‘fun’ to scrape some rust off my French by reading French novels but it’s difficult and I miss every subtlety, so I think I’ll leave those at home. Train journeys demand easy reading. That’s why their shops are filled with such wonderful pulp.
Brendan: I picked up Subnautica in last week’s sale and have been swimming with tentacled gentle giants and slowly creating an underwater lair worthy of the most tranquil Bond villain. Why have I been playing any other survival game when we’ve found the best one? I’m a stupid person, that’s why.
Graham: If the past week is any evidence, I will be playing Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. I’ve become completely hooked, bashing through round after round in my pursuit of being the last person standing. Third is my best, though I regularly finish in the top 20 by being a big scaredy-cat and just avoiding everyone. Did you know there’s a boat by the bridge near the power station? It’s great for floating out to sea and doing nothing for fifteen minutes.
John: This weekend I’m off to see my mum, so will be limited to mobile games. Which makes me happy, as I’m obsessively playing Four Letters, and will continue to do that. And I finally started Republique the other day, so could well poke at that a bit more.
Philippa: This weekend I will be playing XCOM. I should also visit the secret goose convention. If there’s time I should try to fit in a spot of protesting some symphonies.

But you, dearest reader, what are you playing?

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