Assassin's Creed Valhalla has big cats, historically dubious horses, and dull sex

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I usually travel a lot this time of year. To New York City for work. To Missouri, California, and Ohio for family. Maybe to Tokyo for a games conference or South Carolina for vacation.

This year: nothing. I suspect a lot of y’all can relate.

Since I can’t see the world, I’m hoping to bring some of the world to me. To celebrate Thanksgiving, Channukah, and Christmas, I want to order a couple of the best local foods from across the country. Stuff I’ve never tried before — maybe never even heard of. Thanks to the internet and overnight delivery and friends, I think I can make it happen.

But I need your help. Do you have a beloved local delicacy in city (or your hometown) that delivers by mail? If so, send me a link to their mailing site. All recommendations are welcome.

Here are my two recs if you’d to like join in the fun:

Four games to play

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla


The Pathless

  • The Pathless is at its best when it’s living up to its name — as the mysterious Hunter, I found myself most enraptured by this open world when I let my curiosity guide me. Built to satisfy that curiosity, the landscape is filled with engaging environmental puzzles, hidden bits of lore that deepen its main story, and gorgeous landscapes. Coupled with a simple but engrossing movement mechanic that makes exploration an absolute treat and an orchestral score that elevates the mythic quality of this new world, The Pathless is a journey absolutely worth taking. (Jonathon Dornbush, IGN)


Three stories to read


Four videos to watch

What it was like to buy a PS5 on launch day in 2020

The first showdown between PS5 and Xbox Series X

“Game cameras are changing Hollywood as we know it.”

The best of the rest


This week on The Besties

But what do you think?

Send links, tips, comments, questions, games, and favorite methods for getting rid of rotten pumpkins to @plante.

That’s a wrap. See y’all next time. Wear a mask!

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