Hey Somethings! Been spending a fair more time on my PC over the past few months, mostly due to working from home and many of the social things I’d been doing previously having been shuttered, so I decided to put together a list of what’s been keeping me sane lately.
Now, I’ll start by saying ‘I’m not a hardcore gamer’. Consoles were never really my thing.. my last console was an XBox One S… prior to that.. a PS2 and a Dreamcast. I do most of my gaming PC, but I’m much more a ‘casual gamer’ That being said, here’s what I’ve been playing lately…
Elite Dangerous : Horizons
This game is SLICK. It’s a space sim that has combat, exploration, resource and commodity trading, all with some stunning visuals and great ships. It’s a bit of a ‘thrown in the deep end’ to start, but fairly easy to catch up with as well as having great resources online. The single player is fun, but forming a “Wing” with friends who play is where it’s at.
Dead By Daylight
Been playing this game for almost a year now, and to be fair I don’t play it as much as I did when I started. It’s a PVP based “Survivors vs Killers/Hunters” game (for those unaware) and… let’s just say that I’ve turned off the ‘post game chat’. Back in my OG Xbox days, I will admit my friends and I used to talk a lot of trash over Xbox Live…(a LOT of trash). 70% of DBD post game chat is… beyond that. The Cross-System play means you often wait less time for matches to pop, and the console players (currently) can’t chat. On the upside, they have a number of licensed properties… so if you ever wanted to play AS Freddy Kruger (The Nightmare in the game), or try to escape from Amanda from SAW, it’s certainly worth checking out.
I had played a fair amount of Rocket League back on the ole Xbox One S, and picked it up once again off Steam recently. Since it’s migration to Epic Games, the game has added a lot, and I mean a LOT. Weekly challenges for cosmetic drops, new game modes, it’s definitely been keeping it fresh and still something I’ll get in at least a few matches a day on.
7 Days To Die
Long-time friends from NH had been playing this for years when they introduced me to this roughly 4 years ago. While we don’t go in for public servers, we do have quite a bit of fun on a local private server. For those unaware… think Minecraft, but not 8-bit looking. Oh, and with lots of zombies that know EXACTLY where you are every 7 days and will stop at nothing to feast on your brain. While we had taken a bit of a break earlier this year, we’ve introduced some new friends to it and that has brought the excitement level back a lot. One of our ‘5-6 nights a week’ gaming games. Come for the zombie killing, stay for the camaraderie.
What are YOUR go-to gaming jams? Let us know!
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