May is finally here, which means the flowers are blooming, the grass is no longer brown, the trees are in bud, robins have returned from their winter quarters to squabble on your lawn, and bunnies are hopping around more often than not.
While spring technically started in March, April was such a cold, wet month that it didn’t really feel like spring. But May does. At least in my neck of the forest. It’ll be in the ’80s next week — the glamorous ’80s mind you, not the sultry ’80s in July, when the humidity on a good day makes my hair look like a cross between Twisted Sisters Dee Snider and footballer Kevin Keegan. Oh well. Problem #675 with curly hair, right?
But you haven’t clicked on this article to read about the weather or what ’80s icon my hair looks like when it hurts. You came here to find out what we’re getting into this weekend. Well, let’s go!
Connor Makar, Staff Writer – Melty Blood: Type Lumina
Okay, so maybe I’ll sign up for a big fighting game tournament later this year, for a game I have no idea how to play. As such, I will be playing this weekend (and probably every weekend for the foreseeable future). Meltblood: Type Lumina. Yes, the name is weird, but I’ve heard it’s actually pretty good. It’s better this way, since I’ll be grinding on it from now on.
Also, you can expect the typical stuff from me. I’m going to include a little bit of Warzone along with a little bit of Warframe, just for fun. I’ve also been wanting to get back into GTA 5 for a while when I have the time, so it’s going to be a busy two days for sure.
Dom Peppiatt, Features Editor – Loot River
I’ve probably put almost 1000 hours into Binding of Isaac over the course of my life and on no fewer than seven different platforms (PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC). I also have 100s in Enter the Gungeon on Xbox, Switch and PlayStation. Recently I’ve been rolling credits in Hades on PlayStation and Xbox. I have a weakness and that is roguelikes. How did you guess?
How excited was I then to learn that there is a new kid on the proverbial block. loot river — a mix of block-puzzle and roguelike combat — came to Xbox Game Pass this week, and after spending a few hours on it (and nailing myself a particularly broken parry-to-heal build), I believe that I’m addicted to it Anyway, I’m confident enough to keep pumping into it for a few more hours – whether it’ll have the staying power of some of my other favorites remains to be seen, but a nice mix of water-based platforming and hardcore combat, and a nice, gritty aesthetic ticks all of my boxes so far. Does this newbie send me up the stream without a paddle, or can I just throw myself fully into the flow? Only time can tell.
James Billcliffe, Guides Editor – Duolingo
I haven’t raged at any game this year.
Learning languages is fun and stuff, and Duolingo is a good app for that, but shoddy mobile design is inevitable on iOS.
Instead of getting a tutor right away, I promised to try and get a 60-day streak on Duolingo first, but when your bug-saving hearts only recharge every 4 hours, any sophistry is a disaster.
It doesn’t help if the native pronunciation in the listening tasks results in the actors literally not saying all the words! Yo soya muy salado.
Kelsey Raynor, Guides Author – Valorant
This weekend I’m retiring with some leaderboards Brave games.
Somehow I was really good last weekend so I will keep the momentum and keep winning! That being said, I’ll probably be spending time on my new Lost in Cult game journal.
So what are you up to this week? are you playing something new Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters was released this week. Is this something you’ve picked up or plan to do? Evil Dead: The Game is out next week so I might get this. I just can’t pass up the opportunity to play something with friends where I can actually say I’m using “the” Boomstick. Oh, and hail the queen, baby.
https://www.vg247.com/what-are-you-playing-this-weekend-7 What are you playing this weekend?