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Weekend Discussion - January 9, 2022

As Sunday comes to a close, let's reflect on the past two days with Weekend Discussion.

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Hey Shacknews, it's time for Weekend Discussion. Let's officially close out our weekend! Please take a look.

Could the Flood return to Halo?

The Flood are one of the most terrifying enemies in video games. This parasitic alien lifeform takes over the host, turning it into a shambling zombie, with the goal being to gather enough bodies to create a Gravemind. After fighting against the Flood in the original trilogy, the ancient threat has disappeared, leaving some fans wanting more - myself included. I've got fond memories of fighting against these monsters in Halo: Combat Evolved, and the thought of them returning to Halo Infinite is pretty exciting.

Elden Ring's release is imminent

Let's take a look back at some of VaatiVidya's thoughts on the Elden Ring network test. There's so much about this game that screams "Miyazaki magnum opus". The vast, interconnected and layered world is just begging to be explored. In the above video, Vaati starts exploring a dungeon I had no idea existed, granted, the network test's timeframe made me basically rush through as much as I could find. What are you doing in the lead up to Elden Ring? Any last minute Soulsborne playthroughs?

Your daily dose of sudoku

It wouldn't be a Sam Chandler post if we didn't at least mention sudoku. In today's puzzle, Simon takes on a sudoku that was specifically designed in an attempt to create "Schrodinger's cells". The restrictions for this one are kind of mindboggling, and I'm not sure I entirely wrap my head around it.

And now... Other Stuff From The Internet!

Did you get your cat ears?

The cat ears are everywhere.

Flying with pumpkin puree

TSA sounds wild.

A explanation of why people dislike NFTs

What do you think about the whole NFT thing?

Check out this unique map

Might be time to get back into GTA Online.

Weekend Vibes

What I'm listening to...

Here’s some Shacknews articles from this week


There you have it, Shacknews. Your Weekend Discussion for another beautiful weekend. Please consider subscribing to Shacknews Mercury to support our site for as little as $1/month. 

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Guides Editor

Hailing from the land down under, Sam Chandler brings a bit of the southern hemisphere flair to his work. After bouncing round a few universities, securing a bachelor degree, and entering the video game industry, he's found his new family here at Shacknews as a Guides Editor. There's nothing he loves more than crafting a guide that will help someone. If you need help with a guide, or notice something not quite right, you can Tweet him: @SamuelChandler 

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