WRUP: We don’t talk about fish sticks, no no no edition

    
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Pinch.

Ahem. I’m sorry, you were all expecting a musical number here, weren’t you? The writers behind our weekly What Are You Playing installment wish to inform you that due to a copyright notice filed by a certain corporation the musical number that originally was placed here has been removed and scrubbed from the Internet so no one can ever find it ever again under any circumstances. Also it’s important to note that I just said there are writers, plural, who all work on this. The name on the byline is not indicative of who wrote it, so if a company wanted to sue someone for writing a parody, not that they would, they would have to find the person who actually wrote it and sue that person. Who is not the person listed in the byline. That person in the byline probably doesn’t even have a lot of money so why would you make a big deal out of this, you don’t have to, you won’t. We’re all friends here.

Now if you really wanted to sue someone I can give you a name and I totally promise that it’ll be the person who actually wrote it and you can sue them into the ground, but the important thing here is that it’s not me and this is not copyright infringement.

Bonus question: What’s your favorite song from a movie?

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Pokemon Go’s Johto event is gonna take up the bulk of Saturday. I finally unlocked my new class in Orna so I’ll probably pop in for a bit, especially since my party/guild didn’t take me up on an invite to do a world boss I’m slowly chipping away at.

For the bonus, Imperial March is a classic, but Riddle of Steel/Riders of Doom from Conan is also a goody.

Andy McAdams: Probably the same as the last few weeks – Final Fantasy XIV and Pokemon Legends: Arceus. If I need a change of pace I might putz around in Satisfactory or Rimworld. We’ll see.

Bonus Question: The only song that I can think of that’s from a movie, as opposed to just included in a movie is my guilty pleasure stupid movie – Eurotrip. The song is “Scotty Doesn’t Know” and to this day I still find myself randomly singing it.

Addition: I can’t believe I forgot the Diva Song from The Fifth Element (as Fifth Element is my all-time favorite movie). but yeah, I love that song and could listen to her sing forever.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Really haven’t felt like playing much this week, so maybe I’ll just call it a whole break for the weekend until Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons is ready to roll.

Struggling with the bonus… I can think of a lot of standalone songs that are iconic in their movie settings, but do I really like them? I think I’ll always be an orchestral soundtrack person. I’ve been very Lord of the Rings-y lately. The movie scores are much better than I gave them credit for when I first heard them.

Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): Yet more Lost Ark, as I’ve now officially made it to the endgame and am curious to dig in, though I also plan on joining the bandwagon of Elden Ring to see if all the claims of its approachability ring true; I’m no stranger to the Soulsborne formula, and I would love to be drawn in like Bloodborne did.

The most iconic movie song I can think of is the theme of Rohan from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Such a mournful yet still stoic tune.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): I’m thinking the Final Fantasy VI remaster is going to occupy most of my weekend, if we’re being totally honest. That’s just where I’m at right now.

Can we please acknowledge as a culture that the Back to the Future theme slaps harder than a theme song for what is basically a silly sex comedy with a bit of time travel has any right to? That’s my pick for an instrumental theme. For an actual song? Kenny Loggins, Danger Zone. And I don’t even like Top Gun.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I’ve dipped back into Dungeons & Dragons Online this week, partially due to the recent patch and partially because it’s been a long time and I just missed the game. I’ve been adventuring through the Fables of the Feywild expansion, which is really strange in a delightfully different way than the rest of the game.

Sam Kash (@thesamkash): I’ve been playing Lost Ark but with the Guild Wars 2 expansion only moments away I’ll likely jump in there some as well. At least for one evening. I also started playing Infernax on the Xbox. It’s basically a cheeky, hardcore Castlevania game but instead of a whip you have a mace.

Bonus. I’ve been pretty stuck on “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana. But I tend to rotate out those movie songs often.

MOP Patreon Pierre: When I’m not busy at work, I’m playing Dying Light 2 and Lost Ark, two games that I have fallen in love with:

Lost Ark: I was waiting for its launch and was not disappointed at all, even if the server queues are sometimes quite long. Nothing new here; any MMO player knows that successful MMOs have long server queues during the first weeks after launch.

Dying Light 2: I wasn’t hyped at all for this game and wasn’t waiting for its launch. But after watching a few streams, I’ve fallen in love with its narrative and its fast action gameplay. I’m really enjoying my time in this post-apo universe. I like the freedom of the open world that you can explore as you want to, and the main quest line always ready to guide you on a more linear path if you need/want to go back “on rails.

As both these games are quite rich in terms of content, I may be playing these two for a few months now.

Bonus question: There’s a lot of songs from movies that I really like, most often because they remind me some good moments in those movies. One that comes to mind easily is “Safe and Sound” from the Hunger Games first movie. Taylor Swift is doing a fantastic job of interpreting this beautiful song.

And you MOP readers, what are you up to this weekend? I’m curious as always.

Every Saturday, join the Massively OP community and staff for What Are You Playing, our roundup of what MMORPGs and other games we’re hoping to play this weekend (with a bonus question or two for our amusement). Tell us what you’re up to! Go off-topic! And don’t forget to have fun!
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