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What did you play last week?

Our Andy Kelly has an eye for videogame visuals, as seen on his excellent YouTube series, Other Places (opens in new tab). He outdid himself with Shadow of the Tomb Raider's photo mode (opens in new tab) last week, thanks to the option to choose Lara's facial expression. As for the game itself, he rather liked it, giving it an 84 in his review (opens in new tab).

James Davenport, Tyler Wilde, and Chris Livingston have all jumped into the beta for Blackout, the battle royale mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. You can read their thoughts on that here (opens in new tab). Chris also found something strange on Steam called Leisure Town (opens in new tab) (no relation to the webcomic of the same name), and even by Steam standards it looks like a baffling mess. On the subject of baffling mess, here's the gallery of players pooping off a dam in Scum (opens in new tab) that Chris put together. Videogames!

Joe Donnelly's gone native in GTA Online, and the regular diaries (opens in new tab) of his time in RP servers are a treat. Last week though he tried out a remixed version of one of its modes that pits super-jumping Teen Wolf ripoffs against armored dudes with miniguns (opens in new tab). I haven't played GTA Online in a couple of years, it's got real weird. Bless Joe for sticking with it and bringing us updates like this.

Philippa Warr quite liked fish zoo tycoon simulator Megaquarium (opens in new tab), while Wes Fenlon is still playing Monster Hunter World and has started up Dragon Quest 11 as well. Pray 4 Wes and his free time, basically.

I've gone back to The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and been impressed by the art for the cards they've added (opens in new tab) since I last tried it. Inspired by quests that offered me gold for playing a certain number of orcs and cards with the Charge ability I put together an aggressive red/purple deck that's doing OK. Seems like a lot of players are chasing the quests in Casual play, as I've had several opponents take the lead and then refuse to attack, dragging things out so they can play as many cards as possible and presumably complete their own quests. It makes each loss a bit more of a drain, but I've had fun—especially in the Chaos Arena, where Sheogorath, the god of madness, adds random complications to every match.

What about you? Did you pick up Frozen Synapse 2 (opens in new tab), Lamplight City (opens in new tab), or Door Kickers: Action Squad (opens in new tab)? Are you one of the people trying out Dying Light: Bad Blood? Or one of the slightly more people in the Blackout beta? Let us know.

Jody Macgregor
Jody Macgregor

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, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.