Alice is still on holiday, not back till Monday, which means it falls to me to do the terrible duty this week of asking and telling: what are we all playing this weekend? Read on for the optimistic lies we tell ourselves.
This weekend, I will be playing both Stellaris and Total War: Warhammer, due to a strategy game drought during my holiday a week ago. I'm also planning to take a look at Dangerous Golf, the new game from the founders of Criterion, because it's about playing golf with explosives in a kitchen. Or at least it's about something similar enough to that concept to make me excited.
I'm still stealing a bit of time every evening for Bloodborne. I've got a gold triangle for a face now and everything. I'm also about to take delivery of a box of Eldar, as I have finally lapsed and gone back to Warhammer 40,000 painting for the first time since the 90s. When my initial efforts at brushwork turn inevitably disastrous, I shall return to the delightfully stompy and neon mini-mech affair Brigador, which is also quite difficult but at least I get to squish people every time I hit the Space bar.
[Alice is on holiday, which means I imagine she is playing with the pond witches or soaking with the loch maidens or sloshing around with the brook buddies.]
If I play anything, it'll be Overwatch. I've been squeezing games into lunch breaks all this week and gradually expanding my comfort with different characters. I've yet to play a support character I enjoy, though I do enjoy being useful.
[John is also on holiday this week, which means I should imagine he's crouched in some underbrush somewhere, biding his time.]
I have no idea what I will be playing as I'm heading up to the UK Games Expo for the weekend so hopefully the days will be full of nice surprises and cardboard bits and pieces! Failing that, I'll probably continue replaying Warcraft 3 on Sunday night.
But you, dearest reader, what are you playing?