What Are You Playing This Weekend?

In the run up to Christmas and early January I did an awesome job of clearing out my backlog - well, at least the games in my backlog that I really wanted to play. Now, things are building up again. Big time. And I'm starting to stress a bit.

Here's my backlog at the moment...

- Ilo Milo - Bulletstorm - Dead Space 2 - Marvel vs Capcom 3 - de Blob 2 - Stacking - Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - Metroid: Other M - Killzone 3 - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Not to mention that I just hopped on the Minecraft bandwagon. Man, I'm getting a panic attack just thinking about the games sitting in cellophane waiting to be played. I just know I'm not going to have enough time for all of this.

This weekend I'm going to start prioritising. What games can I legitimately play when there's people at my house - which is all the time - which games can I save for when I have time to myself? What games can I play when my wife is utterly dominating the main TV?

This is married life folks - I don't know how you folks with kids manage to pull it off!

Anyway, enough of my self indulgent whining - what are you guys playing this weekend? There's been a deluge of new releases, and a decent heap still left over from Christmas and January. Let us know in the comments below!


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    Playing with my new laptop thats gettin deleivered today, plans on playing mass effect on said new computational device.

    Just got Dragon Age: Origins yesterday, never got around to playing it yet and I'm pretty keen to check out the sequel so I thought I should start here!

      Definitely worth it! See you in about 100 hours or so :)

        +1

          Great game. Yeah it's a time sink. Most of the post launch DLC was alright but doesn't live up to the main product. Make sure you also play the expansion pack Awakening after Origins.

    I'm adding Castlevania to the pile of shame. I can't get into it. I finished Mass Effect 2 this week, so that means I can start attacking my backlog as well.

    I would recommend that you start with Stacking. It looks whimiscal enough for onlookers to not get bored, and you can knock it over in less than 3 hours.

    Red Dead Redemption.
    Never got to it, everybody loved it, and now I'm in a serious mood for carrying a lasso and a revolver.

    I'll be going through Dead Money on PC and then returning to Catherine on PS3.

    Just started Dragon Age Origins for the first time after enjoying the Dragon Age 2 demo. This will be me until Portal 2 is released I fear...

    The Shogun 2: Total War demo
    Don't regret my pre-order at all. It's glorious!

    Im jumping between FF10, Manhunt, Bully, and Res Evil 4 (makes 5 look like absolute turd)
    modern games be damned!

    Finally have the internet at home, so I'll be re-patching about 30 games on Steam, Starcraft II and redownloading the source files for a game I'm helping work on (or may well take on myself, given the rest of my team's efforts).

    Looking at getting a lot of MP of Killzone 3 in this week end. Played a bit last night and it's a lot of fun. The SP is good and I'm happy to slowly make my way through it.

    Bulletstorm, Fallout: New Vegas and Dead Space. In other words: Violence. :D

    Due to the kotaku advertising have easy influence over me I guess I will be playing bulletstorm.

    I picked up Ys Seven for my PSP while i'm over here in US.
    I also got EA Replay for $8!
    All the Strikes, All the Road Rashes, Syndicate and Mutant League Football.
    On a side note, if anyone knows how to use cars in the PSP version of Syndicate, please let me know.....

    My backlog that I intend to play:
    - Bulletstorm
    - Dragon Age: Origins
    - Dead Space
    - Killzone 2
    - Gran Turismo 5
    - Dungeons

    What I'll most likely end up playing:
    - Diablo 2: LOD (with Eastern Sun mod)

    Is that pic a cross-dresser?

    Anyway, this weekend will probably be more World of Tanks for me and I've gotten back into NFS: Underground 2, with an eye to finally finish it. Heroes V might be on the cards too. Oh and thanks to Cheap$kate gamer, Arkham Asylum.

    Maybe some multiplayer Company of Heroes if my co-generals are up for it.

    And a haircut.

    Demon's Souls for me. If I have White World Tendency in Boletarian Palace, I'll probably try and get that stuff out of the way, otherwise I'll start moving through a different level. Anyone know what's a good place for someone using ranged attacks and shield/spear combination?

    Oh, and if it ever shows up, I'll be playing quite a lot of MVC3.

      I think World 4, Shrine of Storms. Especially 4-2 where you can farm souls from the reaper guy near the start with ranged attacks.

        Thanks.

        I guess this means I'll be making many jokes about not fearing the reaper in my blog.

    I'm playing Wii Dare with my family.

    my weekend's already fully booked with tactics ogre and marvel vs capcom 3. sorry killzone 3 (you're gonna have to wait)

    Killzone 3 Multiplayer will be filling my weekend :D!

    hmm...prolly minecraft and Dragon Age: Origins methinks, maybe even some WoW.

    Killzone 3... and alot of it. Especially Guerilla Warfare, if you guys want to play with my PSN is Mikozae. -Send a message saying you saw me at Kotaku so I know.

      I am up for that and if I haven't added you (memory sucks) then my ID is driftking600.

      Obviously Killzone will be my weekend and some gardening and spending time with the family.

    Got my Platinum for Enslaved last night, overall it is a game that is worth playing. Not sure what I am going to move onto though.

    With my 60GB console recently dying, been looking at playing some games that I haven't yet started and waiting on the 60GB to return to me...

    Might finally crack Need For Speed : Hot Pursuit, in with some Killzone goodness and perhaps de Blob 2 if I get around to picking that up.

    I've been so busy this week I haven't played ANY games (not even a lunch time waster), it's driving me crazy. I switched from getting up at 8:00 and going to work at 10 to getting up at 6:30 and going to work at 8:00. My precious morning game time gone. And I still don't get home much earlier.

    Ahh well. Hopefully knock over Darksiders this weekend and then maybe trade Vanquish and Darksiders for something a little more thoughtful.

    Any suggestions?

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