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What are we all playing this weekend?

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Welcome to Saturday, gang. We did it. We’ve reached the weekend. More than that, we’ve reached the end of September. If these distinctions are arbitrary, why are they so exciting?

Alternatively, if you’re reading this on Sunday: pinch and a punch for the first of the month – and no returns!

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

Adam: I’m playing the game where I sit at home unable to connect to broadband because the house I’ve moved into STILL doesn’t have a connection two weeks after arrival. That means I’m limited to playing games that are either very tiny in terms of download size (I’m using a tethered 4G connection) or games that are already installed on my computer.

HyperRogue and Divinity: Original Sin 2 it is then. Woe is me. Maybe I don’t really need broadband.

Alec: Well – a SNES Mini arrived, but as soon as I looked at it I realised that I don’t really care about SNES games but just wanted to follow the herd, so now I need to agonise about whether to open it and try and enjoy it or be a Bad Man and flip it on eBay. Between anxieties, I think I shall return to Audioshield, which I revisited for our recent best VR games feature and fell in love with its musical punching all over again.

Alice: I’m still exploring Infra, the strange and delightful first-person adventure starring a structural analyst. I’m still having a delightful time exploring power plants, dams, bridges, and the rest. I am, of course also playing Isaac and Plunkbat. Always Isaac and Plunkbat.
Brendan: I’ve been dabbling in some Tekken 7 because I saw some people punching each other in a fighting game tournament while at EGX and thought to myself: “Sure, I can do that.”

But I can not do that.

Graham: I’ve still got a hankering for first-person action since completing Titanfall 2 a few weeks ago, and so I’m debating whether to finally get round to playing Dishonored 2 or Wolfenstein: The New Order. But there’s been enough Plunkbat chat this past week that I may well dip back into that after a couple months away.
John: It’s going to be Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. I bought a Switch, and goodness me, it’s a good game. And when you’re done playing it in front of the TV, you can pick it up and carry on playing it on the train. I’m not sure if anyone else has discovered this feature of the Switch yet, so there’s a useful tip.
Philippa: This weekend I will be playing Leonard Cohen albums on repeat. I should also visit the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter. If there’s time I might try to fit in a spot of livestreaming some fowl.

But you, dearest reader, what are you playing?

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