What did you play last week?

Joe Donnelly has been at it again in GTA 5's roleplay servers (opens in new tab), this time starting a cult by inventing a fictitious whale creature named Noosie then charging people money to see it. This one's worth it for the video where Joe gets his sudden but inevitable comeuppance.

Today's Super Bowl was simulated by Chris Livingston in Super Slam Dunk Touchdown (opens in new tab), a game whose cartoon athletes and goal close-ups is giving me flashbacks to Basketball Nightmare on the Sega Master System. Only that was a game about basketball with Halloween monsters, and this is a game about football with nonsense.

Joanna Nelius has played the latest episode of Life is Strange 2 and is no fan of its minigame (opens in new tab), or of the way minigames intrude on narrative-heavy adventure games in general. I agree—excepting the ones from Sam & Max Hit the Road like Highway Surfing and Whak-A-Rat of course.

What with The Division 2 coming out in March, now is apparently the time to check out the previous Division (opens in new tab). Samuel Roberts dived in and has been surprised at how many players, particularly lower-level ones, are still shooting looters in this particular shared-world looter shooter.

Although Kingdom Hearts 3 is obviously not on PC, James Davenport did his best to recreate it thanks to mods in various games (opens in new tab). While it's obvious games like Skyrim and The Sims would have Kingdom Hearts mods, finding out there was one for Call of Duty: World at War surprised me.

Fraser Brown's been playing Civilization 6 (opens in new tab), specifically the upcoming Gathering Storm expansion. This is the one that adds stuff like climate change, natural disasters, a bunch of new civilizations like the Maori, Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire. I've put off playing Civ 6 until after a bunch of DLC has come out, maybe I'll finally give it a go?

I've been playing through the Isle of Madness (opens in new tab) add-on for The Elder Scrolls: Legends as well as trying to finish Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus (opens in new tab). It's an atmospheric turn-based tactics game about cyborg priests fighting robot skeletons, which I've gone back to after a few patches tweaked the difficulty. Now I need to hurry up and finish before I start playing Wargroove (opens in new tab), a turn-based game with a very different aesthetic. Having the two on the go at once would be chalk and cheese, only puppies instead of chalk and biomechanical horror instead of cheese.

What about you, readers? Have you tried out the Anthem demo (opens in new tab), or given My Time at Portia a shot now it's out of Early Access? Have you started leading an army of battlepups in Wargroove, or exploring the unknown in Sunless Skies? Let us know in the comments below.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.