The vacations are over, and it is time to get again to regular. No matter regular is, actually. What’s regular for you will not be for another person.
As an illustration: a traditional day for me (of late anyway) is getting up early, grabbing a few handfuls of unsalted peanuts, and stepping outdoors to unfold them onto a shiny plate. Then, I seize a caller out of my gown pocket and use it to hail the native pair of Crows to breakfast.
Once we moved again to our hometown two years in the past, one factor I observed concerning the neighborhood wherein I bought our house was that it had a minimum of three units of Crow pairings. I turned all giddy on the considered corvids visiting my yard. You see, we lived on a big farm for 12 years earlier than we needed to transfer home, and whereas there was a large number of birds of each species identified to our area (even owls, hawks, and as soon as a Bald Eagle), for some motive we by no means had any crows. Perhaps one or two would cross by way of, however they by no means stayed lengthy or got here near the home.
Throughout our stint on the farm, I made pals with a pair of Blue Jays. Bribing them with cat meals labored wonders and finally, one of many jays turned snug sufficient to take a chunk of kibble proper from my hand. In fact, the chook feeder helped carry the jays in, however they completely love dry cat meals. So do raccoons, however I digress.
Lacking my Blue Jays, I made a decision once we moved right here that I’d attempt to befriend the Crows. After failing to seize their consideration after a few 12 months, regardless of all of the peanuts put out (squirrels love them too apparently), over the vacations, I bought a Crow Caller and a plastic decoy for the birdbath. I’ve been utilizing it each morning for the final week, and certain sufficient, the pair that rule my avenue have began to pay extra consideration to me.
Tomorrow, I’m going to attempt to bribe them with scrambled eggs and cat meals, and subsequent time I reduce the fats off our steaks, I’ll reserve it for them. Perhaps then they’ll contemplate me a good friend, begin hanging round my yard, and finally, do my bidding by spying on my enemies and robbing my neighbors of their hard-earned coin. Mwahahahaha!
Anyway, that is regular for me. I’ve no life. For the remainder of us right here at VG247, after gulping down loads of spirits and consuming an excessive amount of meals throughout the vacation festivities, it is again to enjoying video video games. Not that we did not play any over the vacations, as a result of we did, it is simply we’re again to doing it “usually” as a substitute of binging or enjoying sporadically.
This is what we’re enjoying this weekend:
Connor Makar, Workers Author – Sunless Skies
I am somewhat burnt out on video games in the intervening time, however nonetheless I will be spending a while enjoying some enjoyable stuff this weekend. Most definitely, some Sunless Skies which I’ve jumped again into just lately. I am additionally tempted besides up League of Legends once more, which is an terrible concept, however hey, what the hell. Perhaps I’ve the psychological fortitude for it.
I will even be studying by way of a ebook I bought over Christmas, Jon Ronson’s “Them”. I do know proper, an precise bodily ebook. Hopefully, I get by way of this funk quickly, earlier than a number of the massive video games of this 12 months come out!
Dom Peppiatt, Options Editor – Bloodborne
When you learn my characteristic from earlier this week, it’ll be no shock to you that I cleaving and tearing my approach by way of Yharnam with a pistol in a single hand and a few kind of ludicrous broadsword-cum-epee in one other. I’m tinged with bloodlust, raving with insanity, pulling aside wild beasts like they’re naught greater than rotting meat and sinew. FromSoft has possessed me, granted me the information of the outdated ones, and made me deadly. There’s no approach I’m going to step again from the brink at the start and something that’s been given life on this foul land has fallen to my greatsword.
And you understand what I’m going to do after that? I’m going to play Darkish Souls. I’ve by no means actually performed it – not correctly – and the concept of stepping again into Lordran to take in the doomed ambiance correctly now that I’ve been stricken with the FromSoft curse feels me with a giddy sense of masochistic pleasure. There’s a worldwide occasion kicking off this week that goals to carry misplaced souls again to the unique Darkish Souls, so I really feel my timing is spot on. When you’re wanting to remind your self why this is without doubt one of the most influential video games ever performed, I sit up for seeing you on the ramparts, too.
James Billcliff, Guides Editor – Prey
I’ve performed the opening of Prey (which is an excellent set piece and virtually price enjoying the sport for in and of itself) a grand complete of 4 occasions. As soon as in a pre-release demo on PS4, once more on PS4 when it was on PS Plus, then once I first purchased in a Steam sale a few years in the past, and now – hopefully for the ultimate time – on the Steam Deck.
I like Arkane video games and Bethesda-published RPGs, however for some motive I’ve by no means managed to stay with Prey previous putting in the primary Neuromod. However now I’ve loaded it into the last word backlog-buster, the Steam Deck, perhaps that is lastly the time I will get probably the most out of it.
With orange-jumpsuited Alien vibes out the wahzoo, and a minimum of a visible similarity to the wrench-core fight of Bioshock, I nonetheless cannot consider I’ve left it this lengthy.
And that is us. What about you? What are you enjoying this weekend? Have been you gifted an excellent cool recreation over the vacations, or did you make the most of the myriad gross sales? Inform us all about it!