The weekend is for doing something other than watching the Olympics. Probably. Maybe. OK probably just Olympics. And video games.
The weekend is for finding a way to watch the Olympics because winter Olympic sports are the best. It’s also for playing video games.
The weekend is for having finally bought a casserole pan and being really excited to casserole some things. Or just make brownies in it. The weekend is also for playing video games.
The weekend is for finally figuring out where to store your knives instead of just leaving them dangerously on the table. Overpriced knife block? Magnets that stick to the fridge? The weekend is also for video games.
I want to play Assassin’s Creed Origins, I really do. The other day, Kotaku’s own Luke Plunkett told me that it takes inspiration from The Witcher 3, which is pretty much all you have to say to make me buy something and tear off the wrapping with my teeth. But then the other shoe dropped.
The weekend is for really wanting to watch the Gwent Open but also needing to play a lot of video games and also really needing to do some chores. Decisions, decisions!
The weekend is for trying to find a bar in NYC showing Overwatch League. I think I found one but I have to call to confirm. I feel weird phoning a sports bar to ask about video games, but my colleagues’ writing about seeing it live is getting to me. Also, video games.
Nobody likes to lose. We hardly ever set out to intentionally fail. But just because it wasn’t the goal doesn’t mean losing is always bad. Often seeing the dreaded “Game Over” screen a number of times makes finally winning all that much better. And on rare occasions losing is what makes a game so much fun to play.
The weekend is for it being my birthday! All the more reason to play video games.
Sometimes even the worst games can bring us great joy.
Which video game moment of 2017 had your heart aflutter? Did it make you cry? Did you scream furiously into the void? Did it leave you thinking about it hours, days, and weeks after you experienced it? Did you laugh so hard, liquids spewed out of your nose? One or all of the above? Cool. Let’s talk about it.
The weekend is for having just installed a new graphics card and being pretty pumped to cancel all your plans and see how great all your video games look now. Yay!
Well, would you look at the time. The Kotaku and TAY readers’ choice awards have returned! 2017 may have been a bit rough in many regards, but it was a phenomenal year for gaming as a whole. Which were your favorites?
There was a period of time when every December I’d start up another playthrough of Mega Man Legends. It’s not a Christmas-y game by any stretch. And it’s not something I originally got as a present either. For whatever reason it just seemed to fit, helping me take a step back and appreciate the end of the year by…
The weekend is for telling a friend you’d go with her to IKEA, which means sitting on all the furniture and imagining what your life would be like if the floor model were your living room. Also, video games.
What’s the worst Christmas song? We asked our Facebook fans, and over 800 of them answered. All kinds of songs got named, like “I Saw Three Ships,” “White Christmas,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” “Auld Lang Syne,” that Chipmunks song, and the Mannheim Steamroller oeuvre. Even the Beatles took a beating. But…
It feels really good to be the game-winner on your team. In single-player games, you’re beating a system, but in multiplayer games you’re conquering the crowd. Whether it’s one-on-one or one-against-100, rising to the top and seizing the crown is one of the best feelings in competitive games.
The weekend is for going to a work holiday party with a mysterious theme and a dress code you can’t meet because all the clothes you own are either black or grey, which are not the approved colors. Also, video games.
The weekend is for snow, one of the greatest things that exists. Also, video games.
The weekend is for regretting the fact that you made oatmeal raisin cookies the other night and instead making the superior cookie, chocolate chip. Also, video games.