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What Are You Playing This Weekend?

This weekend, I'll mostly be playing with myself. No, wait! Sorry, sorry. What I meant was I'll be experimenting with Unity 5 and Unreal Engine 4. Easy mistake to make.

I'm sure you'll be shocked to learn that I'm no developer, but over the past six months I've been oh-so-slowly learning the ropes of Unity and C#. And, thanks to GDC, this weekend there's a bumper crop of new toys to tinker with.

I've been looking forward to playing around with some of the new features in Unity 5, like the enhanced lighting and texturing tools that make it easier to prettify things - even my lumpen geometric creations. As for Unreal, I've never so much as launched it before so I've not much idea of what to expect, but from the little I've seen its UI is now pretty close to Unity, so I'm hoping that I'll at least be able to play around with the basics before too long.

Aside from that, it's adventure game time here at chez Green. I'd rather like to play through more of Grim Fandango; my better half and I are currently a way into Year 2. We started a while back, but when we did so we were both so ill that we subsequently forgot who half the characters were. Thank heavens we live in the internet age. I also want to finish my current playthrough of The Novelist, which I've been consuming in dainty bite-sized chunks.

How about you, dear reader? What does the first full weekend of March hold for you?

Tell me, tell me, tell me. I read every comment on these posts, even if I respond only occasionally. It is fascinating to read about what has our fine readers enthralled, and why.

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Shaun Green

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Writes music, book and film reviews at www.nostalgiaforinfinity.com. Writes about videogames at www.arcadianrhythms.com. Plays guitar in www.wrecktheplacefantastic.co.uk. Occasionally sleeps.

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