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What are we all playing this weekend?


The Internet informs me that today is Sandcastle Day, Work Like a Dog Day, Disc Golf Day, Mustard Day, Oyster Day, Mead Day, and Underwear Day. These being well-recognised days we all celebrate, we're in for an interesting weekend. But wait, it gets better: Sunday's festivities include International Sailor Moon Day, Psychic Day, and Friendship Day. What a weekend!

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

Adam: I'm going to play Tacoma because Brendy and Pip wouldn't stop banging on about it on the podcast and I had to pretend I knew what I was talking about. I still think they're trying to lull me into a false sense of security by telling me the space station isn't absolutely full to the brim with ghosts. I know a haunting when I see one.
Alec: I'm hoping to don my greasiest overalls and wade back into Car Mechanic Simulator 2018, which has been releasing roughly 18 patches per minute over the past week. Hopefully it's much closer to ship-shape by now, and I can gladly strike out half of what I wrote about it earlier this week. Hard to say, though - on the one hand they've already added in a sorely-needed autosave feature. On the other hand we've got several poor confused lambs who saw my article crop up on the game's Steam feed mistake us for the developers and send us emails begging for technical support.
Alice: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe began on Friday, bringing almost four thousand shows to my city - one for every 130-ish residents - for the next month. I would like to see some of them? I hardly know where to begin. And there are several side festivals and... sheesh. Plunkbat. I'm playing Plunkbat and Isaac. Plunkbat and Isaac and cussing at tourists who don't know how to walk in cities oh my god move right now.
Brendan: I'm currently producing more snot than a bratty toddler, so I won't be playing too much this weekend. If I'm up to it, more comfort gaming with Final Fantasy IX. Or I might just watch my girlfriend play through Tacoma while I sit in the corner sniffing pathetically.
Graham: I'll be spending this weekend putting away the final boxes in our new home and (I hope) hanging curtains. We're renting and it turned out the last tenants took all the curtains. You can come round my street and stare at me while I work and sleep, if you like. Also my computer is set up now, which means I might play a game. You don't know, it could happen. I'm going to say it'll be Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, but if you see me playing something different while standing outside just keep it to yourself.
John: Oooooooooooh! I have a weekend! Wife and son are off to the in-laws, and I've the house to myself! Goodness gracious me, I can't even begin to think what games I can play!

I'll likely play a bunch more Tower Of Time, as I'm currently reviewing it, and it's actually rather good. But I can also dip into my trove of unplayed Steam games and see what's what. Maybe Tacoma? Maybe Burn It Down (that's my top tip, btw.) Maybe Vostok Inc. WE SHALL SEE.

Philippa: This weekend I will be playing possum. I could also visit the frozen owlery. If there's time I will try to fit in a spot of nerding out over some episodes of Holby City.

But you, dearest reader, what are you playing?

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