What did you play last week?

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Steven Messner is playing Last Oasis, which is like Mad Max only instead of cars the vehicles are giant bug-like walkers. It's a survival MMO in Early Access, but one that defies many stereotypes of that particular well-trod subgenre. For starters by actually being good, with combat that isn't just button-mashing and a some stylish vehicle designs.

Tom Senior is replaying Final Fantasy 7 through 10 simultaneously, which is an efficient way of distracting yourself and eating up the hours. Plus you get to listen to a bunch of memorable music and defeat four apocalypses at the same time.

James Davenport has been playing The Foundation, an expansion for Control. He's not been enjoying it nearly as much as as the base game, finding that its checkpointing problem is even worse in the DLC, which sounds a bit repetitive.

Fraser Brown played the Sunset Harbor DLC for Cities: Skylines, which is mostly about fishing (it also adds an Aviation Club and a few other things). He did this on a desert map with only one pond to fish in, which he also used to dump sewage. Predictably things did not go well.

Tyler Wilde has been playing Bombergrounds, which is a free Bomberman-style battle royale game that's the most interesting thing done with the battle royale formula since forever. It's cute, fast-paced, and things explode in unexpected ways. 

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Stacey Henley played a demo of Chicory: A Colorful Tale, the new game from the creators of Wandersong. With its painterly visuals and story about a quest to find a rabbit, it sounds quite twee. But then a boss battle with a giant eyeball started and it transformed into a completely different game.

I've gone back to replay The Knife of Dunwall and The Brigmore Witches, the story DLC for Dishonored. You get to play Daud, the assassin who killed the Empress, and it's my favorite part of the whole Dishonored series. The levels have multiple paths through them, and areas like a slaughterhouse for whales and a manor taken over by a coven of witches are creepy, dangerous places to sneak through.

Enough about us. What about you? Have you been playing Half-Life: Alyx or Doom Eternal? The Room VR or Last Oasis? 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.