The hush calls over the movie theater, but even before then, you all have that feeling. It hangs in the air like the scent of ozone, a faint urgency to every whispered conversation. Then the screen lights up, the theater goes dark. The previews go through. And the screen is… text, that dreaded opening of any film which does not start with the words “Star Wars.” Things are exposited, then the movie cold-opens in a place you don’t know.
You clench your teeth. It’s happened. You’re watching a horrible movie.
You know now that the rest of the run time will be filled with aborted arcs, unclear plots, idiotic decisions, and no characters whom you can identify with. At this point, your question becomes enjoying the rest of your popcorn or cutting your losses and just bringing the popcorn home, at which point it gets weird. Let us know what you’re playing in this week’s What Are You Playing, or just let us know about horrible movies you’ve seen or will see soon. We are all trapped together.
Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): It’s gonna be a busy weekend, and one hopefully full of local multiplayer. We’ll see if I can get in some local Splatoon 2 time at the least. I’ll also probably help out my Pokemon Go group if need be, though Moltres has mostly been a joke to fight. It’s the capturing that’s the hard part. I’ll also hit up some Miitopia if I can find some time. It’s fun so far, but oddly feels more like it could have been a mobile title.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Guild Wars 2! My husband and I are back back back, working our way through the season episodes that we missed. We’re binging the season. It actually kinda works better this way. No long waits to fill with being bored.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog):You know it’s going to be some Final Fantasy XIV, although I should start doing some research into my options for Shroud of the Avatar. I don’t even know what my characters can be there. Is “Dubstep Ninja” an option? That might be Trove. It sounds like Trove.