What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

I’ll be finishing off Alan Wake today and also checking out a few of the bargain downloads I snagged during the week.

I’ve got Civ IV’s expansions and Colonization, thanks to a 75% Steam deal. And five cool indie games, thanks to the Humble Indie Bundle. I’ve already played World of Goo and Aquaria, but I’m keen to check out the mysterious-looking Penumbra, especially after my time with Alan Wake.

What are you playing this weekend?


  • Going to finish off Dragon age again, then i may get stuck into some Oblivion. Is the retail version of Torchlight avalable in Australia?, i’ve been looking for it in shops and no one has it.

    • So I got a Nintendo DS from EB today for the stupidly low price of $38, and the guy at the counter gave me the wrong charger, either that or this charger is just broken. So now I’m stuck with a DS that turns on for like 5 seconds then just turns off. I’d normally never get a preowned console, but as a full time uni student with no job I’m not exactly swimming in cash Scrooge McDuck style. This is the first preowned console I’ve ever gotten and it’s not off to a good start.

      What games should I get?, I want RPG and action games. I already picked up FF3.

      • * Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story is a wonderfully clever and inventive action-RPG.
        * Etrian Odyssey is a grind-heavy, party-based Roguelike RPG. Demanding but rewarding.
        * Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is a great strategy RPG with puzzle-based combat. Think Puzzle Quest but better.
        * Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is the best Castlevania on DS. ‘Nuff said.

        Also check out Chrono Trigger and any of the Final Fantasy remakes/reissues, if you never played them originally.

        • Good suggetions, I’m personally more into the turn based RPG games than the tactics style ones, but i’ll try anything, I’ll skip Chrono trigger as i’ve finished it like 8 times already, but this Etrian Odyssey sounds interesting. The only Castlevania i saw was called “Portrait of Ruin” is that one any good?

          I totally blew all my day-one Red Dead Redemption money, but screw it, i needed a new handheld console, i hardly use my PSP these days, and the last gameboy i got was a bloody Gameboy pocket i got from a garage sale like 10 years ago for $2

          • Definitely track down Clash of Heroes then. Portrait of Ruin is fine, it’s just that Ecclesia is superior – and harder.

          • The Ecclesia game literally disappeared when I clicked refresh from EB’s website (I guess someone got the only copy), it sucks that EB don’t let you buy online with 80% of their games, and they no longer do store to store game delivery. So the fact that EB have one copy of the game is some store in the middle of WA isn’t great. Oh well, I’m off to get the this charger exchanged with one that actually works.

          • Can’t go wrong with Pokemon HG/SS.

            Not exactly Action or RPG but the Phoenix Wright games are great adventure games. They’re a bit hard to find though so you might have to import them.

          • Can someone explain to me how i will know if my DS is actually charging?, i put in the charger and all i see is a red light in the bottom right corner for like 2 seconds, then is switches itself off. I thought it was the charger, but the guy at the store said the console was stuffed, so i switched it for a different console, i even got a new charger, i made sure to ask the guy about 5 times if this one was working he said yes, as soon as i get home this thing dosent charge either, i’ve tried it in 3 different outlets and nothing.

            I didnt expect great quality when i got a preowned DS but this is stupid. What are the freaking odds that the only 2 phat DS consoles they had with this offer are both screwed in the same way?.

          • Admittedly I haven’t had a DS phat, but if the console is off, the DS lite light goes orange for charging and then off when the battery is charged.

          • I’ll just let it charge all night, if it still wont work in the morning then i’ll just punch myslef in the balls to save EB the trouble of doing it again

  • I picked up GTA: Episodes from Liberty City yesterday. I am loving it! It’s hilarious and brutal fun.

  • Quite envious of you David.

    I’ll be getting my Reach on most of the weekend. Invasion came out this morning and it’s pretty good, although I’m enjoying Invasion Slayer more than standard Invasion. I think it’s more because I’m not playing with friends, and teamwork is key to get that data core back to the drop ship.

  • Reach. Lots of it. My brother just picked up gears 1, fear, and dead space again to rebolster our game collection, but I’ve been putting in some serious reach time with my friends. Anyone ele enjoying it as much as me?

    • Hell Yes! I am loving every minute of it! I have already played over 130 games and racked up over 1800 kills! The new abilities and modes they have added have completely changed the game, for the better. I was not a big fan of Halo 3 online, but Reach has totally sucked me back in. Reminds me why I fell in love with Halo 1 and 2.

      If I ever stop playing the Halo Reach Beta, I’ll be playing the SC2 Beta and Super Street Fighter IV.

  • I’m going to be playing Major Assessment Hell, in a struggle to finish the time trial mode on the final three stages. Failure is not an option, as having to start the each level over results in several thousand dollars being charged to my student loans.

  • Reach beta, and praying I finished Childrens Week in WoW. Only School Of Hard Knocks to go, and I don’t want to wait a year from my Violet Proto-Drake.

  • still playing prototype here – it’s taking forever due to the fact that A. i only have limited gaming time and B. i’m spending more time exploring and blowing s*** up than actually playing the game itself.

    Might play some Quake Wars with a mate as well… I may be a masochist with how much i’m having fun whilst having my posterior whipped over and over again.

  • Still putting in solid hours into FFXIII (complements of David and Ubisoft), nearly 20 hours in and it’s finally starting to get interesting!
    Thanks again to David and Ubisoft for an awesome competition and prizes!

  • Right now playing the Halo Reach Beta – te amount of time the game seems to spend looking for players is about double the length of an actual match – they need to fix that up as their first order of business!

  • I’ll be playing Splinter Cell: Conviction, Forza 3 and Mass Effect. Not a bad bit of diversity me thinks!

  • Made a start on Ballad of Gay Tony. So so sssssoooooo much better than the awful Lost and Damned. Also begun GOW1 re-release. I’ve never played a GOW before now. It’s pretty fun.

  • Finally knocked over Dante’s Inferno after an infuriating glitch was patched, and Darksiders. Took those two and MW2 to JB on Friday and traded them all in for Dragon Age, which has left Spinter Cell: Conviction sitting neglected and dusty. Don’t know why I held out on Dragon Age for so long. Wait, yes I do, it was overpriced. But at $79 I figured it was time to give it a whirl.

  • So jealous of you Mr. Wildgoose.

    I’m playing the look after my son so my wife can relax because it’s mothers day game.

    Should get some time when he has his nap this afternoon. Maybe start another run through of Prince of Persia to finish getting the rest of the achievements and if I can squeeze it in, some Trials HD.

  • Making my way through Dragon Age for the first time. Having a blast with it, even though the recent PS3 patch freezes can get a bit bothersome. Having finished FFXIII prior, I’m really enjoying the mature deep storyline of Dragon Age. Make me realise that I think I’m getting too old for the Final Fantasy fanfare now, or maybe FFXIII was incredibly immature.

  • Kirbys Adventure and Metroid on the Virtual Console.

    Jets’n’Guns on the PC, SHMUP fans eat your metal-ridden hearts out.

    Some Ocarina of Time (WW bonus disk version) with my girlfriend. She’s getting alright at it, killed the wolfos in the Lost Woods all by herself 🙂

  • Well, thanks to finding out that Winrar is offering three 30 day EVE Online trials, I’ve downloaded and started playing that. And now, three days later, I’m looking at buying time code. I blame Kotaku for my eventual downfall and doom.

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