Badgers are back in the news, at least if you follow informative news sources which are talking about badgers. But what are badgers? How many badgers are there? How large are badgers? Are honey badgers even real? I’m not an expert on any of these subjects, but I am an expert at looking through these jumbled lecture cards I stole from a university, so I’m sure that’ll shed light on the issue.
Let’s see… ah, here we go. Badgers are passenger vehicles suspended over a track through the use of powerful electromagnetic tracks. They can reach speeds of up to 200 miles per hour, or in metric terms, 5000 kilometers per gigasecond. Most badgers consist of three parts: the head, which houses the brain and acid cannon, the thorax, which contains propulsion systems and the complete work of the poet T. S. Eliot, and the inclined plane, which is a Boeing 737 lying on its side.
I hope this has either answered your questions about badgers or introduced new ones. If you have any questions, please do not leave them in this week’s What Are You Playing. I will not check.
Bonus question: What’s the oldest functional game system you have in your house? (A computer only counts if it is the vintage computer itself; the fact that you can run old games is not the same as having a working 486 PC.)
Oldest working console is the original GameBoy my parents made my brother and me share.
Andy McAdams: Still playing Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. While lots of people have powered through the MSQ I’m like… at the beginning. So enjoying taking my time through that. In reality, that’s probably all.
I have my original working Game Boy Pocket along with several games to play – mostly Pokemon games, if I’m being honest.
Our oldest complete game system that still works turns out to be our PS3. I thought it was our Wii, but nope, the Wii came out a week later than the PS3.
I don’t have any vintage consoles in my place, much to my chagrin; I would love to rebuild an SNES collection. I have been eyeing some of those retro all-in-one systems to feed that old school console gaming need, but the Switch has kicked out a couple of compilation releases like the Capcom Beat-Em-Up Bundle and the Contra Bundle, plus there are those NES classics on the system as part of the online service, so I at least have ways to scratch the itch even though I don’t own the genuine article.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Look, we all know it’s going to be all FFXIV for a good long while. It’s an amazing expansion and I want to really dig deep into it. Also I have, like… so many characters to level in it. Why do I have so many characters…
My wife and I need to get our vintage NES fixed, but our SNES is still working fine! We do not use it too much, though; these days we mostly go with other platforms. Next to that is our PS2.
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): After a week away from gaming, I’m ready to indulge a bit this weekend with some Lord of the Rings Online, World of Warcraft, and The Elder Scrolls Online. I’ve also been playing the single-player A Plague Tale, because I needed some good rat nightmare fuel to keep me going.
MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): This weekend I’ll be playing Warframe. And not just any Warframe, but TennoCon Warframe! Maybe there will be some cool hands-on experiences there. That wouldn’t be surprising, right?
Samon Kashani (@thesamkash): Guild Wars 2 skyscale… its turned out to be a monstrous task. However there is hope. I got my spreadsheet laying out exactly how many items I still need to complete and the estimated cost. Then maybe if there is some time I’ll try to check out the Dragon Bash. Other than that, Crowfall had been my jam, but I’m starting to wonder what I want to dip into next. DC Universe Online didn’t happen last weekend like I planned, so maybe I’ll end up doing that after all.
I still have a working NES in the cupboard although I haven’t plugged it in since the Switch joined the family. Poor NES. New hotness took its place.
Tyler Edwards: I had planned a weekend of D&D — the regular game on Sunday plus a special one-shot using my The Secret World homebrew for my birthday on Saturday — but I’ve gotten sick again, so I’m not sure I’ll make it to any of that. Whilst I try not to die, I’ve decided to delve into Destiny 2, which I got for free on Battle.Net when they gave it away a few months ago. It’s a bit thin, but a decent time-waster while I’m too sick for anything more strenuous.
Bonus question: Uh, I still have the hard drive from my previous gaming computer if that counts. It’s like six years old now, I think? Something like that. Not exactly ancient history.