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What are you playing this weekend?

Did you know the weekend wasn't really discovered by explorer Robert J. Weekend? In fact, while RJW is largely credited with the discovery and it bears his name, the weekend had already been discovered three months earlier by an amateur lobster photographer named Frederick Schmuhh, who decided to stay up extra late one Friday night to see what happened. That's when he stumbled on Saturday, and following that, Sunday. But Schmuhh didn't have the funding Robert Weekend did, plus no one wanted the call the weekend the schmuhh. "Who's ready for the schmuhh?" just sounds terrible. Schmuhh died a few years later, penniless and having only taken three pictures of lobsters in his entire career.

So, what are you playing this schmuhh? I've been having a go at Academia: School Simulator, which is in Early Access and is highly reminiscent of Prison Architect (which I love). PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is back on my list, because I haven't really played it since way back during its closed beta when there were only a few thousand players better than me instead of 10 million. (If I get my ass kicked, maybe I'll try out another battle royale game.) I've also been itching to jump back into Ark: Survival Evolved, because I'd like to take a look at the expansion map, Ragnarok, which I hear is lovely. Also, I miss my giant frog.

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Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.