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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
While playing through a recently-released role-playing game for the Nintendo Switch, I got to thinking. Wouldn’t it be great if, instead of simply turning voice-over on or off, we could selectively mute individual characters? Who would you silence? Aside from Tidus.
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.
Black Friday and its numerous extensions (Cyber Monday, Just Buy Our Damn Stuff Thursday) are a magical time in retail, when the veil between wallet and willpower is at its thinnest. Which games, gadgets and gear made it past your defenses this year? I’ll start.
The weekend is for figuring out if you’re going to one of the Thanksgiving things you were invited to so you should go to the grocery store and buy something nice to cook, or if you’re going to avoid people because you never get to do that and so buy ice cream and call it a day. Also, video games.
The weekend is for really meaning to make your house look nice before your sister comes to visit but knowing you probably won’t. But since she has four kids, your house will still look like less of a disaster than hers does. Also, video games.
The weekend is for trying to remember your GeForce password because you forgot your screenshot keybinding and the Steam overlay doesn’t work for Wolfenstein 2. Basically, the weekend is for locking yourself out of your graphics card. Again.
The weekend is for spending time with the cat you’re watching, i.e., turning down social obligations to pet a cat. Also, video games.