Allow me to get this out of the way right off the bat: I’m hyper-aware that the title of this piece is truly terrible. When I came up with it and said it out loud to my partner, he (who is endlessly supportive) made a face, looked at me and said, and I quote: “You’ve had better.”
He’s right. It’s the worst joke I will make all week.
And I love it.
I know for a lot of people out there, Thanksgiving is a time of much food and family gathering. In my case, it’s about making more stuffing than I can possibly eat (stuffing is my favorite food), then eating it, and all the while, playing games. When you can eat with a fork, there’s no worry of getting food on a controller.
This year I will have my fanciest stuffing yet. My brother, a trained chef, walked me (in intricate detail) through making the ideal stuffing (he made me some last year for Christmas and I quite literally hoarded it to myself), and I will make it tonight so I can ring in Thanksgiving with some savory stuffing and some original Borderlands.
I know a lot of folks out there use the long weekend to catch up on games (and I will, too), but instead of making more progress in Rise of the Tomb Raider (so I can finally dive in to Fallout 4), I’ve been playing hours upon hours of Borderlands with my partner. It was all I wanted to do to celebrate my birthday this weekend, and we started a bit early. Hooray!
As I play through Borderlands, it surprises me how much I remember. Hidden chests, tiny details, shortcuts, and strategies, I remember most of them. It shouldn’t surprise me given that this is realistically my fourteenth or fifteenth run through the game. The last time was well over a year ago, so I’m pleased that it’s all coming back.
Another game I’d like to try my hand at this Thanksgaming (I’m just going to keep using it!) is Undertale. I’ve read so much praise for it, and it seems like the one game my aging laptop just might be able to run. So I bought it from Steam and I’d like to give it a go this weekend. I’m always up for a unique experience. I’m also super looking forward to the soundtrack, as I love game soundtracks and this one is supposed to be a winner.
So I know this isn’t a traditionally game-related post, but it’s what’s on my mind today. What are your plans for Thanksgaming (I’m going to run it into the ground! Wheee!)? Will you be playing any games? Solo or co-op?
Please have an excellent Thanksgaming (it gets worse every time!), and be safe out there friends. Cheers!