Ｈａｐｐｙ Ｇｏｔｈ Ｃｈｒｉｓｔｍａｓ， ｅｖｅｒｙｏｎｅ！
Ｗｈａｔ ａ ｄａｙ ｔｏ ｓｉｎｇ Ｇｏｔｈ Ｃｈｒｉｓｔｍａｓ ｃａｒｏｌｓ，
Wｅａｒ Ｇｏｔｈ Ｃｈｒｉｓｔｍａｓ ｊｕｍｐｅｒｓ，
Aｎｄ ｅａｔ ｔｒａｄｉｔｉｏｎａｌ Ｇｏｔｈ Ｃｈｒｉｓｔｍａｓ ｆｅａｓｔｓ．
Ｈｏ ｈｏ ｈｉｓｓｓｓｓｓｓ！
Ｉｆ ｙｏｕ ｄａｒｅ， ｂｒｉｅｆ ｍｏｒｔａｌ， ｐｅｅｐ ａｂｏｖｅ ｔｈｅ ｃｏｖｅｒｓ ｔｈｉｓ ｗｅｅｋｅｎｄ， ｗｈａｔ ｓｈａｌｌ ｙｏｕ ｄｏ？
Ｗｈａｔ ｓｈａｌｌ ｙｏｕ ｐｌａｙ？
Ｈｅｒｅ＇ｓ ｗｈａｔ ｗｅ ｄａｒｅ ｐｌａｙ：
Over the next forty eight hours, I'll sink myself into the most diverse gaming diet imaginable. There are only two games on the menu but they represent two extremes. One is a theatrical, metafictional parade of horrors and dark wit, and the other is Football Manager 2016
. When I'm not exploring the features and bugs of Sports Interactive's recently released beta, I'll be working my way through Pathologic HD
. From in-depth strategic sports simulation to arthouse mystery horrors, and from the "sand plague" to the machinations of UEFA and FIFA - the one constant will be the sense of creeping corruption.
I'm over-optimistically watching my inbox for Fallout 4
code, but I suspect that's a while off, alas. So what I'm going to do instead is play Pathologic Classic HD, as I never quite managed to play the original even though it's been on my hard drive for years. I lived it vicariously through Quinns' inspiring write-ups, but with a theoretically improved translation and voice-acting, now's the time to finally experience what people were raving about last decade for myself. Finger on the pulse of videogames culture, me. I also keep loading up Batman: Arkham Knight
and trying on different DLC outfits, then become profoundly bored when I start playing the game proper.
I've got review code for Anno 2205
and pre-order beta access to Football Manager 2016, so it's going to be a fight as to which nerdy management game steals most of my time. If I am honest, I might prefer something more immediate, and Galak-Z has just made the leap from console to PC... Hmm.
[What's John doing this weekend? We may never know, unless you keep reporting sightings. I've heard nothing about what he's doing or playing this weekend, have none of you seen him? Was he... preparing for Halloween? Is... is John a dracula? Is John the king dracula?]
Mate, Worlds is still on so I'm still watching other people play League of Legends
within weekends. If I get back early enough on Sunday I'll be putting a few hours into the Overwatch
beta though. Or speedrunning Hexcells
. Is that a thing?
But you, dearest reader, what are you playing?