What Are We All Playing This Weekend?
You think you're so fancy, you and your weekend. Saturday happens for everyone, you know. Hark at you! Pff. Go on, be quick about it: tell me what you're playing this weekend. Here's what we're clicking on.
Adam: If it's released before Monday, I'll be spending most of the weekend with the Football Manager 2017 beta. If not, as is most likely the case, I'll probably be carving my way through Shadow Warrior 2 cooperatively. I haven't found anyone to play with yet but I'm sure I can rustle up a companion or two.
Alice: No games for me this weekend. I'm off down to That England to visit my mum and hug my cat, who currently lives with her, then take her to be put to sleep because she's reached an age where she can't care for herself or even stand herself up after she falls. Good times. I'll be heartbroken when the day comes that I need to put my cat put down like my mum. Hey-o.
Brendan: I had a meltdown at the deranged computer in Event this week, including an insult in almost every message and command I typed. But then my real computer had a meltdown of its own and installed a bunch of updates, closing the game and arresting control of my entire machine. I mean, it did mention the updates four hours previously. And again four hours previous to that. But it was still both annoying AND spooky to see my computer randomly start closing everything when I was in the middle of abusing a videogame AI. Anyway, I'll probably play more of that.
Graham: This weekend I will be playing at childcare in Los Angeles, which is a lot like regular childcare but with more smog. There will be games nearby but I don't think I'll be playing them.
Philippa: This weekend I will be playing being out of the house so I'm thinking I'll mostly be pottering about with casual mobile games if there's gaming to be had. I was actually thinking of sneaking some time in with a big gallery show as I've not been to one in a while now. Maybe The Vulgar at The Barbican or Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear at the V&A. Oh! Or the Tate Modern for Philippe Parreno's Turbine Hall commission and Georgia O'Keefe. Or Beyond Caravaggio at the National Gallery. Or the BOOKEND installation at the Westminster Reference Library...
But you, dearest reader, what are you playing?