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What are we all playing this weekend?


How's the future working out for you, anyway? It's a mixed bag all right, isn't it? Some good, some good. Seems to keep on rolling by itself. We said that about the past too but, y'know, the future is meant to be more futuristic. Still, we are nicely on track for 2018, when the bloodsport of Rollerball is due to be invented. And there's still a load of cracking stuff in this so-called future, isn't there? Go on, tell us: what are you playing this weekend? Here's what we're clicking on.

Adam: This weekend I'm playing A SECRET THING. I'll be able to tell you more next week. There's a very good chance I'll spend the evenings with The Long Dark though because it's far too cold to go into the real outdoors.
Alec: I will be playing 'staring at my Switch pre-order invoice and trying to decide if I've done the right thing. I don't have time to play games for fun! What the hell is wrong with me?
Alice: Obviously, absolutely, I shall continue to play the new Binding of Isaac expansion. I've perhaps been a bit too focused on unlocking new things so I'll try to roll on through, nice and easy, sleazy. Ongoing patches have fixed a lot of my grumbles so yes, smashing, keep on weeping you cheeky babies.
Brendan: I want to catch up on some of this year's IGF nominations that I've missed. Hyper Light Drifter, 1979 Revolution, Virginia, Orwell... There's a lot of them. I don't know what the collective noun for many indie games is. A sprite of games? A shader of games? An IGF of games?
Graham: Everyone is talking about the Nintendo Switch, but I'm unsure still if there's a place in my life for it. I did dig my old DS out of a drawer over Christmas though, and have been picking up some of the apparently-best games for it that I missed first time around. That means this weekend might be spent with Zelda: Spirit Tracks or Kirby: Canvas Curse or The World Ends With You. I'm not sure yet.
John: [I gave John another chance to retain his job, but here we are again. Fired. He's outta here.]
Philippa: Having played the game of "Which country is my luggage in?" earlier this week I will now be playing the games of "How can I Tetris all of this laundry into my washing machine without accidentally disappearing all the socks?" and "HOW IS THERE STILL MORE LAUNDRY TO DO WHY DO I HAVE SO MANY FEET AND ARMS UPON WHICH TO WEAR CLOTHES".

But you, dearest reader, what are you playing?

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