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What Are We All Playing This Weekend?

Not just Doom!

I think I'm supposed to say something funny, interesting, or otherwise pithy in this few lines, but this is perhaps the only place I can sneak this onto RPS: I shall miss The Toast. Anyway. What are you playing this weekend? Here's what we have lined up:

Adam: The weekend is for DOOM. I think it might be just what I needed after a few weeks of strategising and squinting at maps. Favourite things so far:

1) That demonic invasions are a regular occurrence in the Doomiverse, to the extent that a pre-recorded message was blaring out: "Demonic presence at unsafe levels" in the second level when I was playing last night. A little bit of demonic presence is tolerated. Expected, even.

2) Beating possessed workers to death with their own arms.

3) I really like the map and hunting for secrets. And, yes, that means I've managed to slip straight from strategic maps to Doom maps. It's fine. I'm happy.

Alec: I am playing Kill All The Ambulatory Poos On Mars Really Really Quickly, or 'DOOM' as I believe some people call it. We didn't get advance review code because this is the videogames industry, so I'm frantically racing through as much as I can as quickly as I can, in order to inform you, gentle reader, as to whether this latest rethunk of the grandaddy of first-person shooters has pulled it off not. So far, it is deliriously propulsive, which only makes the fact that it's aesthetically quite boring all the more disappointing.
Alice: Doom! Over the world! And downloading to my hard drive at this very moment. Though I'll have to find time for it between the pre-Eurovision drinking, the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final, and the post-Eurovision hangover. Life's a game of priorities, and that is the true game I shall be playing this weekend.
Graham: This weekend I'm determined to play a videogame, and I'm determined that videogame will finally be Concrete Jungle. I've mentioned it in previous WAPWATHTHA blurbs but those were all lies, whereas this is finally the weekend where I play the citybuilding deckbuilding puzzle game.
John: I shall be playing [unreleased game title B74] this weekend, because it's haa-uuuge and I'm never going to get the review finished in time otherwise. That's exciting for you to read, isn't it? I might also read a book I won't tell you the name of, and perhaps eat a dinner made of foodstuffs I'm not yet prepared to reveal. Gosh, I bet you're glad you got all the way through this paragraph. And blimey, this photo's old. I haven't had that cap in years. Say hi to your family from me.
Philippa: I am playing "what time zone is it" as I cover the semi finals and finals of MSI 2016 in Shanghai. Along with the LoL matches I am also exploring the bits of China closest to where I'm staying (so far I've found a long street which I'm going to try walking along in the other direction next time because this morning's trip ended in a dead end).

But you, dearest reader, what are you playing?

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Alice O'Connor

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.