What did you play last week?

No Man's Sky sandworm
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Andy Kelly has been playing No Man's Sky, thanks to the Origins update (opens in new tab). He returned in creative mode to check out a bunch of planets in quick succession to see what new worlds he could see. Tag yourself, I'm 'rubbish winter planet'.

Chris Livingston has also been playing No Man's Sky again, for the sandworms (opens in new tab) in his case. He was determined to track one down, and finally succeeded. He's also visited two planets smooshed together (opens in new tab), exploring the heavy weather where they combine.

Emma Matthews has been playing Crysis Remastered, although not very much due to of the absence of the original game's quicksaves. Their replacement by checkpoints divides the game up into discrete chunks, with lines you can't go back over. It may not seem like a significant change to some, but as someone who internalized an autopilot quicksave after playing games like Thief: The Dark Project, I definitely empathize.

Wes Fenlon has been playing Risk of Rain 2, with a game-changing artifact (opens in new tab) that doubles monster spawns while halving monster health. What could go wrong? Try two final bosses, simultaneously. It reminds me of a weekly challenge my group tried in Vermintide 2, a boon of Tzeentch that made each enemy split into two weaker enemies on death. And then they split. A single rat ogre quickly turned into a swarm of weaker skaven, which almost over-ran us.

On the subject of tides of skaven, this week I've been playing every single Warhammer Fantasy game on PC (opens in new tab). Actually, I've been working on that for months. It was worth it to get Dark Omen running again, and for a trip down memory lane with HeroQuest. Although I don't think much of the new edition Hasbro is crowdfunding (opens in new tab), where the elf wears boob plate and has Warcraft ears.

Enough about us. What about you? Have you been playing Mafia: Definitive Edition (opens in new tab), Serious Sam 4 (opens in new tab), or Pendragon (opens in new tab)? Are you still trying to make it out of Hades (opens in new tab)? 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 (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.