What did you play last week?

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Rachel Watts has been playing the demo for Floppy Knights, which is sort of Plants vs. Goblins only a deckbuilder that's also a turn-based RPG. Got all that? The papercraft art is adorable and so are units like succulent kickers and the bamboomer, which carries a bamboo bazooka. Floppy Knights was revealed during the Guerrilla Collective streams, alongside a legion of interesting-looking indie games that will be coming out over the next couple of years.

Christopher Livingston has been playing Torchlight 3 now it's in Early Access, and finding it a step backwards from its predecessors. The current version exists mainly to test the multiplayer mode, so the offline singleplayer version isn't playable but right now, but even so between server troubles and simplified skills, items, and the absence of attributes he's finding it a bit bare.

Evan Lahti has been playing Valorant, whose vampire lady Reyna has been draining his will to live. Actually he's enjoying Valorant, but part of enjoying any competitive game is complaining about whichever character or ability is currently OP. It's required by law. 

Emma Davies has been playing The Sims 4, still plugging away at the 100 baby challenge as she has been for weeks. As her Sims get older she's started confronting mortality, happens a lot with The Sims. It's always a strange feeling when these characters you've grown attached to transition into elders. There's plenty of death in videogames, but not nearly as much getting old, and the ordinary passing of Sims feels much more like the losses we actually experience. Though most of us don't experience it on the same scale as Emma's Sims with their dozens of siblings.

But enough about us. What about you? Have you been playing Titanfall 2 now it's on Steam? Or trying some of the demos in the Steam Game Festival? Let us know! 

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. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, 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.