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Pictured: Just how chill Stardew Valley feels

Howdy TAY, hope you guys are all doing well on this Thursday afternoon/evening! Things are finally starting to fall into place for me it seems. Awaiting the offer letter for a new job, taking Monday off to hang out, and I’ve been playing a ton of Stardew Valley lately. Patricia wrote a nice piece today about why many gamers, myself included, are singing its praises: Stardew Valley’s Creator Has Won The Hearts Of PC Gamers.

Easy example, the music is just really relaxing. Give the Spring and Summer themes a fast listen (the ones with the album logo, not the older ones) and then come back here. See what I mean? Just super zen man. I don’t feel stressed out about how much stuff there is to do in the game each day, because ConcernedApe has managed to make each interaction feel like an opportunity, instead of a chore. Every day I’m finding some new little quirk about the game or it’s cast of characters, and I can see how my actions are helping revitalize the town and it’s economy. I’m looking forward to spending my long weekend with a mix of XCOM2 high-stress situations and Stardew Valley’s more relaxed approach to life.

Question(s) of the Week:

February is finally over, and a nice Spring is just around the corner. What are you most looking forward to being able to do, whether it be something outside, seasonal shopping, etc!

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