It's that time of year where some people start going all out for Halloween - and plenty of others don't.
In Australia, Halloween isn't a traditional holiday. But more and more people get into the spirit. Question is: do you?
That's what we're tackling for this week's Off Topic, since it's the season and all. And while getting into the gaming spirit for Halloween is all well and good - Halloween Battle Mercy is best Mercy, come on - it's another thing to dress up, raid houses for lollies, and so on.
I remember one mate whose family would go completely all-out for Halloween, though. They're traditional Aussies, but they loved spending a month or two getting lights prepared, making basic animatronics, putting together playlists, making costumes, the whole shebang. It was the kind of effort you see a lot of Aussies put into their Christmas decorations, which is always fun.
More Aussies are having their own Halloween parties or themed nights, which is more my kind of flair. Not the costumes bit, but getting into the spirit and making Halloween themed food is something I'm 100% down for. Australia has access to lots of great pumpkin - hell, any time with a roasted bit of pumpkin with some honey mustard dressing on it is a good time - and Halloween is a great excuse to get creative with a cheap ingredient.
But what about yourselves? Is Halloween something you get into the spirit of, and if so, what do you like to do when the spoopy season hits?