What We’re Playing: They Shall Not Destiny Edition
GQ got the first look at Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) as the new Lara Croft. An Oregon judge gave the OK that a transgender writer and video game designer can be genderless. And you can play Ms. Pac-Man in the Google Maps app on your phone right now.
What are you playing?
Russell Archey, Staff Writer, @NeoScyther
The regular baseball season is just around the corner, which means it’s time for my annual review of the Out of the Park Baseball management simulation series. As terrible as I am at managing a team, since I was never a person to pay much attention to stats and such, this series continues to improve over the years and has consistently gotten high review scores every time. I’m expecting no different this year. I’m also hoping to finally start up The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ on the Switch as most of my Switch time has been spent with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Blaster Master Zero, the latter of which I’m almost 100 percent finished with, so Isaac is my next project.
Chapel Collins, Staff Writer, @ChapelCollins
I’m gathering my final thoughts for my review of Battlefield 1‘s DLC, They Shall Not Pass, so I’ll be spending a lot of time there this weekend. Although honestly, I’d probably be doing it even if I weren’t reviewing it; it’s really, really good. Aside from that, I’m knee deep in a game of Civilization V on the biggest map and slowest game speed. Over 400 turns in, and it’s barely 500 A.D. There’s something simultaneously infuriating and addicting about playing it in such a way. I’m not sure what it is, but I intend to do further research into the matter.
Kinsey Danzis, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m still over in Mass Effect: Andromeda, exploring the Heleus Cluster with my new best friends and aiming for completion (while hoping that Kallo doesn’t send us plummeting into the face of a particularly toxic planet). It’s a quest for completion, but one that I have to take in small doses because goodness this game large. Silly me, expecting that I would be able to settle Kadara in one night. Of course it can’t be that easy. But on the bright side, I finally figured out how to drive the Nomad—for real this time. In between rage fits, I’m going to be hearkening back to Overwatch—or I would, if I had ever really stopped playing it. With a level that is truly pathetic compared to the amount of time I’ve spent playing it, I’m going to push through Competitive until I finally have enough points to snag a golden weapon for Mercy (because yes, I don’t have one of those either). Just you wait; soon I’ll be blasting my way through payload routes with my golden gun as Battle Mercy, fueled by salt, and all shall fear me. If I ever, you know, improve my aim.
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