What Are You Playing This Weekend?

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The weekend is for really needing to be hitting certain mileage goals in my half-marathon training, which has been making me realize how small New York actually is. Can I resist turning into one of those runners who jogs up and down the block repeatedly to squeeze in that last portion of a mile? The weekend is also for playing video games once I’m sick of poring over potential running routes on Google maps.

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I’ve fallen back under the spell of Fortnite challenges recently. I don’t want many of the cosmetics they help me earn, but the background noise of all the undone tasks haunts me. One of my goals for 2020 is to be more decisive, which means I have to pick one or two challenges to focus on each round instead of halfway doing a bunch of them, but it’s not going so well so far. Damn you, challenges.

I’ll also admit that I never got very far in Outer Wilds, but the fact that our EiC Stephen recently raved about it has me wanting to give it another shot. Is this the weekend I decide it’s OK to suck at the controls? We’ll see.

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The last few days I’ve been using spare moments to rip my old VHS tapes to hard drive. I made the computer I used before I built my current main PC into an arcade system that can also rip media. Last night I ripped Barbarella (boy, what a load of processed cheese food :)), The Jam; Newcastle ‘80 and Rock Aid Armenia: The Making of Smoke on the Water (16 artists perform that song, including people like Bruce Dickinson, Tony Iommi, Keith Emerson and Alex Lifeson). It was a Japanese import.

I’ll probably continue to do that, but I do want to work in some game playing, including the two Dragonball Xenoverse games I picked up from the recent Xbox sale, since I don’t have a whole lot else going on over the weekend.