Who’s ready for the weekend?! I’m not sure about the rest of you, but the weather was warm and sunny in the summer, and it was great! I’ve used the warm weather as an excuse to go outside m– wait, hold on. I lead the way.

This is WRUP – What aRe you Playing – where we talk about everything we’re doing this weekend. That’s what I started with, but I have to wait my turn, because the honor of “firsties!” is going to Liz Harper this week. Liz, take it away!

I’ve been road tripping for a while, so this weekend I’m going to catch up on all the TV shows I missed and remember how to play warcraft so I can rejoin my raid group on Monday. I’m sure I’m not rusty at all after not playing for almost three weeks.

It will actually be a quiet week for me too, unless the competition is in Nintendo Switch Sports gets too hot. Furthermore, I am in the process of catching up on some of my reading backlog.

  • bugsnax
  • Elden Ring
  • hiking

I don’t have much to do this weekend. We don’t have any plans, which happens maybe one in 15 weekends, so it’s going to be a lot of gaming, relaxing and probably some walking. The weather is getting nicer and I’m in horrible shape too, so I’ve tried to go walking/hiking where I can. It’s not quite rock climbing, but it’s also (mostly) free.

  • hearthstone battlefields
  • Reading!

I’m limited to mobile games this weekend as I’m taking my dad to visit family out of state. He’s not much into technology, so this is the first time in over two years that he’s seen the faces of some of these people.

Luckily we just got a brand new update from hearthstone battlefields. I already miss Buddies. Until now, Azshara hasn’t been the S-tier monster I predicted. She feels like a Control deck because it takes a while to get going, but once she does, she’s unstoppable. All too often she dies before you can get to her mighty minions.

I also hope that the road trip will provide some opportunities to keep up with reading. I am currently working on the third book of the Well Spring series (The gate of the soulThe door of memory, and ghost bridge) by James Rubart. I love Rubart’s other books like Book of Daysand Roomsbut the Well Spring series is my favorite of his.

  • Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
  • sound trap

So there was a Nintendo Indie Direct a few days ago, and I saw a game there called sound trap that got me really interested. It’s a looter action (think diablo) combined with a music game, where your actions are driven by the beats of the song currently playing (think Crypt of the Necrodancer† That’s a great combination, almost like it was tailor-made to grab me and make me spend money on this game I knew next to nothing about – and it worked, because I did.

  • hearthstone
  • The sound of magic

The Naga have been added to battlefields in Hearthstone, and now they cast spells, adding a new dynamic. That’s fun for now, and I sometimes play Hearthstone, watching YouTube or chatting online, so this was a fun, refreshing moment in the game.

Television Recommendation of the Week – The Sound of Magic, on Netflix. This is a Korean series which is a musical. There aren’t many musical TV series, and this is the first Korean one I’ve seen. The show is dubbed, but the songs are not. Also, the show starts off upbeat and fun, but then gets depressing. I haven’t finished it yet, and will be playing it this weekend, so maybe it will end on a happier note, but there are some heavy, sad songs in there. And it started with a lot of songs, but as the series progresses, there are fewer songs per episode. Still worth a look.

  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Strange New Worlds
  • Cyberpunk 2077

I’m watching Strange New Worlds as best I can and dig it. I like the actors, I love seeing again what to me the actual Enterprise is, and they’ve come up with a (to me) compelling way to do a prequel and make it matter and there are stakes – by letting Captain Pike know his future and seeing how he handles it, we still have something of an unknown factor in an otherwise foregone conclusion. Is he going to accept it? Will he try to find a way around it? I am interested and invested so far, although I have only seen 2 episodes.

Games I’m playing — I’m at it again Horizon Forbidden West, after a short break to play other games. Still touching Cyberpunk 2077 daily, doubt that will change for a while. I’m still waiting for them to re-release Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2, and of course there’s Baldur’s Gate 3, Wrath of the Righteous (Owlcat Games makes ridiculously tight CRPGs), and the occasional trip to Bejeweled when I’m on my iPad sitting. I tried Candy Crush again, but no, the voice of the person saying things like “DELICIOUS” and the other ejaculations (that’s the right word, look it up.) is just as scary when I use the word ejaculations here, even if it’s the right word. Which it is. Definition 1, before the one everyone’s thinking about.

  • House Flipper (DLC for pets)
  • Vampire Survivors
  • The Witcher (TV programme)

House Flipper I just got a Pets DLC that came out this week, and I’ll be playing it because come on, of course I am. It’s like they’re developing that game just for me.

I just got in Vampire Survivors, which is about $3 on Steam. It really scratches that old fashioned roguelike arcade gaming itch, while also having enough continuous roguelite options to make every run enthralling. Plus, each run is relatively short, and even if I do better than I expected, I can also pause it and leave. Brilliant.

Also a protip: if you’re Terminally Online like me and still want to get into a piece of fantasy media with minimal spoilers, I think a good way to do that is to just wait a few years. Since the names and stuff are all super made up, the spoilers I come across are completely nonsensical out of context, to the point where I forget about them because they sound like crap. Oh my, Jambalaya used a vuvuzela to kill the schnitzel? And the schnitzel was the long-lost Synergy all along? Sure, have fun with it. So that said, I just started watching The Witcher’s first season, and while we were swimming in spoilers in early 2020 I have no idea what to expect and it kinda rocks. That song is still a bop though.

And with that, the week-long WRUP comes to an end. We’ll see you all next week, and in the meantime… What are you playing?

#weekend #Team # Social#Watch #dropping #beats #flipping #houses #pets #shape

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