Yes! It’s true! Live for however long it takes for McDonald’s to kick me out, it’s the puppet show that’s too hot for Arby’s! Thrills! Chills! Spills! Chemical spills! Unsafe chemical spills! They’re all here! Why are they all here? Why are any of them here? Arby’s won’t let me put the show on in their parking lot any longer!
The manager of that Arby’s is a man named Franklin Deimetz, and he does not like me! He made threats! He threatened to call the police! My puppets are anatomically correct! They have to be! I teach your children about shows you shouldn’t show them in a parking lot! My stand is covered in active hornet nests! I have been stung many, many, many times! My fond skills are subpar!
See my show! Admission is free with a receipt from What Are You Playing! You will find it uncomfortable. It is bad.
Bonus question: Do you like to watch stuff in the background when playing MMOs? If so, what do you watch?
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I’m about to have another weekend when I don’t get to play much, since my brother will be visiting from overseas, and we’re gonna ride roller coasters, eat junk food, and play Rock Band. I do have a fun new thing installed on my Switch, however, and nope I can’t talk about it, but I will when I can!
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Still leveling away on Final Fantasy XIV, but I’ve had a hankering recently to dive into Dragon’s Dogma (a game I’ve owned for half of forever but haven’t yet tried out). That should be enough projects for me.
I’ve tended to have something on in the background while playing even as far back as when I was still playing Final Fantasy XI around launch; it’s a nice piece of background noise for osmosis. Since I’m paying more attention to the game than whatever’s on, I usually will watch either YouTube stuff or familiar movies, things where the visual component is not quite as important and missing bits of it doesn’t really impact my ability. World of Warcraft: Classic is pretty much perfect for it.
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): Right now I’m creating a precarious balance between retail World of Warcraft, WoW Classic, and Lord of the Rings Online in my gaming schedule. Can – or should – I shove in some Rebel Galaxy Outlaw? We will see!
Bonus question: No, I don’t, and I think the fact that this is a relatively common practice is one of the most damning statements you can make about the state of MMO game design. I’m not sure what’s worse; that games are so mindless people can watch TV while playing, or that they’re so mindless people want to watch TV while playing.