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Although I had a wonderful Christmas, with huge compliments to my mum for the delicious Christmas Dinner, It’s been a weird week. I’ve been incredibly ‘out of it’ with constant migraines which haven’t wanted to give me a break all week. That being said, I have managed to play some video games when I’ve had some minor respite.
Sea of Thieves has been the main event of my week, playing with Lewis in Safer Seas again. It’s the only thing I can play comfortably, relaxing with my fishing and megalodon fights while doing other events and voyages in between. I’m slowly working my way through the different voyage types and I’m aiming to reach Level 40 with each trading company. I don’t think I’ll manage it before the new year though.
I also managed to play Dead by Daylight for a couple of hours this evening. It seemed I was the Queen of the hatch; killers were letting me have it and I didn’t get out via the exit gate once. I think they knew I wasn’t feeling great. I also managed to make some progress with the Bone Chill Tome which allowed me to unlock a few more cosmetics.
Most interesting news of this week: I’ve paid no attention to gaming news this week other than the new TrueAchievements medals for January.
Looking forward to playing: Sea of Thieves, Dead by Daylight, and review games.
I’ve had a week off from work, but with 2 kids to look after I didn’t get to play all that much.
I did rediscover my SUBPAC + headset combo as it helps mute the noise from the kids (it’s not a problem to solve if you can’t hear it, right?) And my games of choice were Final Fantasy Theathrythm on Switch and The Crew Motorfest on Xbox.
Also started playing Little Orpheus yesterday and that game won me over in about 5 minutes. Looks like a sidescrolling platformer, but it’s more akin to a walking sim with a narrator you can’t trust.
Most interesting news of this week: I’m still seeing some videogame companies fire their employees in the final days of the year, right before our during the holidays. Disgusting 😞 Meanwhile, the big guys at the top of the pyramid pay themselves a big bonus.
Looking forward to playing: My backlog. I made a commitment to play more games I already own in 2024 and focus on some physical discs. First up: World of Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy Type-0.
Happy holidays dear readers. I hope everyone had a relaxed Christmas if you celebrate and otherwise an excellent time if you don’t. I do, so it’s been a busy time going to various family gatherings. But I also have the week of the 25th off from work, so I still had lots of time to spend playing games and reading manga/comics.
I treated myself to Lies of P when it went on sale a couple of weeks ago and have finally had the time to dive in. And it’s safe to say I was hardly surprised when I found out the hype around it is absolutely justified. While only a paltry 8 hours in, I’m loving my time in Krat and can’t wait to see where P will go on his journey.
Honkai Star Rail finally had its long-awaited (by me) 1.6 update which brings with it Ruan Mei, and Xueyi as new characters on the banners that are available now, and Dr Ratio in a couple of weeks time. As well as some story content and events related to them. I managed to bring Ruan Mei and a couple of copies of Xueyi home, but have yet to do most of the new content. One thing is for certain though, these newcomers have taken a moderately sized sledgehammer to the existing meta in ways I’m still trying to figure out fully.
Final Fantasy XIV saw relatively little action from me over the last week as I only really did some fishing-related things like work on my relic and try for the shrimp ocean fishing achievement. Divinity Original Sin 2 was a lot more, productive, shall we say. We got onto the Lady Vengeance and made it to the Reapers’ Coast despite the Magisters’ best efforts.
Most interesting news of this week: Nothing stood out for me this week, which means I probably missed a round of layoffs somewhere.
Looking forward to playing: The Pokémon Violet DLC content. I reset my game last week to play through the game again but experienced the complete story.
This week I continued playing My Time at Sandrock, still not sure how far from finishing it I am, but it’s been fun.
I also got to play a few hours of Bloodborne with a friend since he owns a PS5 and the game itself and, as expected, it’s been pretty difficult and we’re nowhere near finishing it but I’m still enjoying it.
I watched Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom with friends, and despite not finding it amazing, I did like it.
Most interesting news of this week: I haven’t kept up with gaming news this week.
Looking forward to playing: More My Time at Sandrock, maybe coming back to Lies of P, and I also may play something else. Not sure yet.
Sorry for being AFK for a little bit. It is so busy at my work and I’m feeling burned out by everything that happened this year. I’m looking forward to a better year and I’ll be glad when we finish 2023. Because of those feelings I didn’t play much the past few weeks but have been playing games this week.
I have been looking at Cursorblade since the demo released and I saw some YouTubers playing it. It looks awesome and just has a different spin on the Rogelike genre. I enjoy it, but man the game ramps up the difficulty very fast. I wish you could do more with gold since it is totally useless after unlocking the different cursors. This game isn’t good for people with RSI but I’m having a lot of fun with the different combos you can make in this game.
Also started and finished (the) Gnorp Apologue, which is a short clicker game. Don’t ask me why I enjoy clicker games, because I don’t know and the sort ones you can complete in a considerable amount of time are even better. This started off a lot of fun, but near the end, I was kinda done with it, gladly it was a short game. So it ended at the right time.
And I got back into Dungeons 2 this week. Started it in 2018 but never finished it, but today I did. I enjoy this oldie a lot and I’m contemplating getting right into Dungeons 3. I love the humor and the gameplay was so much more fun than I remembered.
Most interesting news of this week: I’m still in shock by the move by TinyBuild to close Versus Evil the last workday before Christmas, at a time that all other studios are already closed for the Holidays, so the developers couldn’t even apply yet to new jobs within the industry. This hurts because I love the games Tinybuild publishes and thought very highly of them… but this feels evil… they could do it a week early, or like in the new year… but was this a try at putting it under the rug with many news outlets also being on Holidays? and that after the day they got money from Atari… As I said, I’m still in shock by this move.
Looking forward to playing: I’m unsure yet, just finished Dungeons 2 before writing this.
Still coming down from the mild food coma from the 24th and the 25th, I got to use that as an excuse to play some games. Nothing groundbreaking, mostly some more Fallout 4 modded, we continued some of our adventure in Divinity: Original Sin 2 and finally got off the tutorial island, yaaay! Only 20 hours into the game.
My mod obsession encroached one other familiar face this week, as I went back to and modded Outward! I added some quality-of-life features and have been using my knowledge from the previous run to see how I fare this time. Spoiler: a lot better. I completed the initial quest, which you get 5 days to do, in… one! And I’m going for a riskier build, very close-range melee with daggers. I got knocked out 0 times so far!
Most interesting news of this week: The final nail in the coffin of The Day Before has a date: January 22nd. The game’s servers are closing on this date, for the 3 people who still haven’t refunded the game and are even able to connect still. We can only hope that this is a cautionary tale other companies will learn from and that we’ll see less of this kind of thing in the future.
Looking forward to playing: A bit more of the same, with Divinity: OS2, Outward, and some Fallout 4.
Hello, I’m Victoria. I’m from the UK and have been playing video games for as long as I can remember; back on DreamCast. I’ve pretty much fallen for Xbox since I was around eight years old and remember BioShock being my first game on the Xbox360. Although I find it thoroughly enjoyable to not only experience gameplay, I also find comfort in getting lost and engrossed in the online worlds that sometimes differ greatly from what we know. Another side of my Xbox passion would be achievement hunting and gamerscore. I thrive when I hear the little sound of one popping up on the screen and I’m always finding ways to work on my backlog when possible. Horror is my favourite genre so if you have any recommendations, don’t be afraid to send them my way!