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What are we all playing this weekend?


June is bustin' out all over, wrote Rodgers and Hammerstein, and bustin' makes me feel good. If summer could hold out just a little longer and last the weekend, ooh that'd be grand. And if it doesn't, hey, we can shelter indoors playing video games.

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

Adam: Darkest Dungeon's Crimson Court has its claws deep into me. My blood is burning, my adventurers are rotting from the inside, and I'm on the verge of screaming about some of the nastier new features. It all seems a tad unfair at the moment, and Red Hook are balancing certain aspects, which suggests they might agree that it's the bad kind of unfair rather than the devilishly fun kind.

It's tasty stuff though, even if I'm finding managing my blood-thirsty bunch a little too fiddly.

Alec: I'm going to Center Parcs, for my sins, so I will only be playing "wiping tears away after the water slide was too scary, wiping tears away after she fell off a tree trunk, wiping tears away because we had soggy sandwiches instead of going to one of the horrifyingly expensive restaurants and wiping tears away because we have to go home now even though she just spent three days complaining about everything." But I might take a laptop with Realm Grinder on it to use in snatched moments, because I am entirely lost to its dark pointlessness.
Alice: I'm on holiday! Well, from Sunday. I'm taking a week off basically to sleep. Dear god, please let me sleep. I might splash out and take a trip but a whole lot of sleep and peace is all I really need. So of course I'll be playing Plunkbat and my Isaac daily runs. Might check out Secret World Legends to see how the free-to-play relaunch is going, as it's in a headstart sort of phase now.
Brendan: I'll be finally finishing the Witcher 3. Yesterday I got thrown into a lake because I was rude to a sorceress, played here by Miranda From Mass Effect 2. To make myself feel better I went back to my castle and got drunk with the lads. I don't know why the game has waited this long to give its principal characters some personality, but I'm glad it did.
Graham: I think I'm finally free of the grasp of Caveblazers, and I'd really like to play something short and finite this weekend. The choices right now are many: Little Nightmares? Old Man's Journey? Edith Finch? The trick will be trying to avoid just returning to Dead Cells to play more of that for the next month.
John: John has been 'on holiday' and will return on Monday to prove he hasn't been fired. Don't believe him. He somehow keeps making new staff accounts as fast as we can delete them.
Philippa: This weekend I will be playing Gardenscapes. I might also visit the seaside. If there's time I will try to fit in a spot of shovelling some episodes of Holby City.

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.