WRUP: Better living through obsolete technology edition

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Are you the sort of insufferable dillweed who wastes everyone’s time during a social gathering talking about how humanity should never have moved on from vinyl records or failure-prone game cartridges or whatever else makes you just insufferable instead of Amish? Then you should order our new series, Better Living Through Obsolete Technology! It’s perfect for the change-averse weirdo who doesn’t understand why no one has not programmed a decent MMO for the Commodore 64.

This comprehensive 18-tape VHS set with an additional audio reading 8-track recording and laserdisc companion series will guide you in the delicate art of yelling at computer salesmen, why scanlines are the best thing ever, and how to scold people for ruining your playback because they turned on a vacuum cleaner within the same time zone. To order, send a personal check (no money orders or PayPal) to the bottom of the trash can and leave your weekend plans in the comments for What Are You Playing this week.

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): ​Ugh, I’m so behind on work that I probably shouldn’t play much, especially since I intend to go to a cherry blossom festival… mostly for food and secret Pokémon Go time. Fire Emblem Heroes will probably happen too, since it has that Pokemon feel but the units are now much more customizable. Niantic, get on this!

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Definitely Guild Wars 2. I’m back in and building up new toons and even finished off another leg of the living story. If my poor wrists hold up, I’ll be back there this weekend!

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Mass Effect: Andromeda is sort of in early access, but I’m waiting until it fully releases next week. So I’ll just be tooling about in Final Fantasy XIV, as per usual. I’m good.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): With word that Update 20 is coming out next week for Lord of the Rings Online, I’m scrambling to get all of the remaining quests done in North Ithilien before it drops. It’ll probably end up being a silly move, hurrying to finish up content in a gorgeous zone so that I can go into a toxic wasteland, but it’s the first time in a while that I’ve been ready to go with the crowd into a new area, and I want to be there for it.

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