The weekend is for the weather being nice enough to hang out on my fire escape, which means returning all of the things that have fallen from the upstairs neighbors’ fire escape onto mine. It’s also for playing video games!
The weekend is for finally doing your taxes, partially because you’re running out of time and partially for the smug satisfaction of saying you did them “early” because you didn’t wait until the absolute last minute. It’s also for video games.
The weekend is for having ordered an immersion blender at long last and spending the whole weekend, I don’t know, blending stuff. Also, video games.
The weekend is for making mac and cheese, oh boy! Also, video games.
The weekend is for hoping the bar under my house doesn’t get rowdy for St. Patrick’s Day because I’m cranky and old. Also, video games.
The weekend is for bribing yourself to do laundry by promising yourself cookies. Also, video games.
The weekend is for being torn between wanting to go outside to experience whatever the hell the weather is doing and never wanting to leave the house again. Also, video games.
The weekend is for it being the last weekend of the Olympics, oh no! Also, video games.
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!