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What are we all playing this weekend?


Oh-oh here she comes. Watch out boys, she'll chew you up. Oh-oh here she comes. She's the weekend of March 11-12th, 2017.

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

Adam: [Adam is recovering from GDC. I understand this mostly involves sleeping while his dog tries to rouse and comfort him with excessive licking. -ed.]
Alec: [Alec is fired. -ed]
Alice: I try not to grind Isaac, always playing daily challenges and random runs between specific goals to keep it fresh, but I really would like to grind out the last two achievements. If I manage to complete the Speed! and Ultra Hard challenges, I'll hit the hallowed 1000000% and can happily play on purely for funsies with everything unlock. Beyond that, ah, more Night in the Woods, more horror movies, maybe some of that Steep trial weekend, and perhaps even sleep.
Brendan: I'll be hording as many shinies as I can in Faeria to see if it can unseat Duelyst as my card game of choice. I also want to crack on with Night in the Woods - I find the self-described "trash fire" of Mae Borowski and her friends hopelessly likeable but I've heard in shadowy places that the ending is rubbish. Please don't be rubbish, ending.
Graham: I muscled (bought) my way into the Oxygen Not Included alpha, which is the new game from Klei, makers of Invisible, Inc. and Don't Starve and other solid games. ONI is their take on the builder/Dwarf Fortress genre, in which you've a group of explorers with traits who must mine and craft in order to keep themselves fed, watered, clean, etc. in a hostile (often oxygen-free) environment. I've played it for an hour and so far it's traditional, though well presented, and it's yet to produce the kind of wacky stories that define the best of the genre. It's a long way from done of course and I'm a long way from being into the meat of it.
John: [John is recovering from having his guts surgically removed or something. Who am I, his doctor? I assume they stuffed him up with sawdust and it takes time to settle. -ed.]
Philippa: [Pip is also recovering from GDC! I assume her recovery involves fewer doglicks and more birdpics. -ed.]

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.

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