What did you play last week?

Sludge Life
(Image credit: Terri Vellmann & Doseone)

Christopher Livingston has been playing Sludge Life, which is available free for the first year of its release. It's about being a graffiti artist in a city full of strange characters, and clambering around to find spots to tag exposes you to some real weirdos. 

Harry Shepherd has been playing The Elder Scrolls Online, exploring the new antiquities system added in Greymoor. It basically turns you into an archaeologist who hunts collectibles, and seems like a dangerously habit-forming addition to an MMO. Don't make me go back, ESO.

Rachel Watts has been playing Boreal Tales, the latest glitchcore VHS aesthetic PS1-esque horror game. This one's set in a town being invaded by TV static, but there are also mysterious rituals, missing kids, and something's going on up at the mill. Time to round up a gang of friends get on your BMX as I assume that's the only way to solve problems like this.

Diego Arguello has been playing the demo of She Dreams Elsewhere, an upcoming indie game about being in a coma. Turns out that instead of sending you back to the 1970s to be a cop, comas trap you in a JRPG dungeon. I don't know which is worse? 

Fraser Brown has been playing Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath's story campaign, which he calls outstanding. NetherRealm are great at this stuff—I haven't played MK11 yet, but the story modes in the Injustice games were so good I ended up reading all the spin-off comics by Tom Taylor. They're good!

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I've been playing Monster Train, and a little of the Artifact 2.0 beta. Artifact's marketplace has been removed for 2.0 and instead of buying cards they're available as rewards for leveling up and completing chapters of the singleplayer campaign. As someone who ended up playing most of the singleplayer stories in The Elder Scrolls: Legends, this seems pretty neat to me. More ways to turn multiplayer games singleplayer are what I want.

Enough about us. What have you been playing? Valorant or Command & Conquer Remastered? Just trying to do the dang assist challenge in Apex Legends? 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.