Holiday Warrior – Turkey Time


We don’t normally do Weekend Warrior on Thursday, but it’s Thanksgiving so all the rules have gone out the window. Most of us will be staying in from the cold, eating with our friends and families, and playing those video games we’re all so fond of. So how will you all be spending holiday?

Ben Hanson (@yozetty) – Hey! It’s the big weekend! Gobble gobble, right y’all?! I’m going to spend an unhealthy amount of time in Alola, playing up through the second island in Pokemon Sun to get ready for our Game Club discussion next week on the podcast. Join along!

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – With the long weekend looking like it’s bringing a winter wonderland our way, I’ll probably be stuck inside most of the time. That’s probably a good thing for my ambitions to trim my backlog. I recently started the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare campaign, so hopefully I can get through that, but I also have so much Pokémon Sun to play. On top of that, I’d like to start Watch Dogs 2. Knowing me, though, I’ll probably get sick of being cooped up midway through the first day, so I’ll probably bundle up and use Pokémon Go’s double XP/stardust event as an excuse to go for a walk or run each day.

Kristin Williams (@kristincreate) – I will be playing whatever I end up picking up for Black Friday deals.  I’ve got some ideas, but we’ll see what actually happens when I get to the store.  I also recently got Overcooked, so I’m hoping to try that out.  It seems especially appropriate for the weekend to play a cooking game.

Kevin Slackie (@KSlackie) – I’m going to be home for the holidays, so I’m looking forward to opening my Overwatch Halloween Loot Boxes (I still haven’t gotten to them), playing a ton of Pokemon, and eating my girlfriend’s home cooking. It’ll be nice to take a break from the snot-freezing Minnesota weather.

Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) – I’ll be making dinner this year, which is something I have come to enjoy. I like cooking when I have the time and can devote myself to it. My wife, siblings, and one of her co-workers who will be joining us, are all South Carolina transplants living in Minnesota, which is a strange theme, but it works for us, I guess. I just need to convince Javy to come over. As far non-food stuff, I am very excited to see Moana and make some headway on Dishonored 2. Also, if it snows enough, it might be time for some sledding. No promise, though.

Ian Boudreau (@iboudreau) –  I finally got around to starting an XCOM 2 campaign this past weekend, and the beating I received at the hands of Advent was swift and brutal. So my holiday plan while staying here in Minneapolis is to have my revenge. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m going to try to get back into Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate because I’ve been treating my 3DS like it’s a relative I only see on special occasions.

Elise Favis (@elisefavis) – I bought Dishonored 2 a few days ago, but I still haven’t had as much time as I’d liked to explore Karnaca, and I’m hoping to delve deeper in the game during the holiday break. I’ve only heard good things, and loved the first game, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy this sequel. Also, I’d like to finally play Paper Mario Color Splash, since I’ve been meaning to for a bit now.

Michael Leri (@OrangeFlavored) – The only California home I’ll be seeing is in Watch Dogs 2, which I will complete during the holiday, platinum trophy and all. While it is a long break, I’m also going to try to play some Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Dishonored 2. Hitman, Titanfall 2, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided are also sitting on my digital shelf, but I know I won’t even start those, even with upcoming snow that will keep me inside the house. I should probably also call my parents, huh?



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