So, what are you playing?

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance

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So, what are you playing?

Kinsey Danzis
The inevitable finally happened; I'm back in Skyrim. I've logged hundreds upon hundreds of hours in this game and it's still not enough, and I could only take so much of my fiancee playing it (finally) before my resolve crumbled. Even now, somehow, I'm finding new things that I'd never discovered before, and new enjoyment from the things I'd known about for years. I'm level 44 on my new character—which is fairly decent, until you take into account the fact that I waited until then to do the final quest and as such had to fight off approximately 83 Draugr Deathlords at once in Skuldafn, but nuance. I'm taking a break to review Fe, of course, but the breakup was painful, and I'm sure I'll be back at Skyrim's side soon enough.

Eric Hauter
Out of excitement for Far Cry 5, I picked up a copy of Far Cry 4 to re-familiarize myself with the controls and game loops. I know that Far Cry 5 is just around the corner, but I'm in danger of getting sucked back in to 4 for a complete playthrough.

I'm also continuing on with Monster Hunter: World, poking around as usual and making no real forward progress.

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is occupying all of my handheld time. I hate flying, and I'm actually looking forward to a flight this week so I can have some uninterrupted time with this classic game.

Randy Kalista
I'm officially in dereliction of duty. Instead of writing up my preview of Ash of Gods: Redemption, or my so-late-nobody-cares-anymore review of Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones, I'm playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance. I haven't been this shackled to a game since last winter, when I'd finally gotten Elite Dangerous and was eating, drinking, and breathing the Milky Way. Now, with Kingdom Come, I'm eating, drinking, and breathing 15th century Bohemia. But—and this is an unintended side effect of that—I'm now way more knowledgeable than you about medieval Czech peoples, places, and things. This game is a cult classic in the making, and I'm going to be here for every minute of it. [Edit: It's sold 1 million copies in a week, so "cult classic" is probably a misnomer. -RK]

Rob Larkin
I’m finally back, I mean really back. No more of this in between homes and in between games nonsense. I plan on playing a lot of Vive, not even sure what yet, but a lot of VR for sure. I also started up Spec Ops: The Line from internal recommendations from the GN staff. And there will be some ARK: Survival Evolved to wrap up that review, all done on a new setup from Roccat I’ll be demoing and writing about soon. That’s it for the PC, but I'm sure I’ll be on the PS4 too, probably splitting time between Horizon Zero Dawn and Farpoint. I might try and clean up Fallout 4 on PS4 as well; with the VR version high on my PC list it would be good to polish off that platinum first.

Kevin O’Connell
I have gotten two or so achievements in Mutant Football League for killing, mauling, and shooting players. It really is a fun game and it works pretty good with friends too.

I had a good time playing South Park: The Fractured But Whole this weekend too, however, the shock and awe that the Stick of Truth gave was definitely worn off by the time I was 10 minutes into the game. This game has a ton more structure and storyline than the last game and has a more involved battling screen. More later.