What Are You Playing This Weekend

What Are You Playing This Weekend

What Are You Playing This WeekendYou know what – I have to be honest with you. My ‘game’ plan this weekend involves trying to crack 200,000 on Tiny Wings on my iPhone. That’s how bad my addiction has become in the last couple of days. I’ll probably dive into the career mode on Fight Night Champion as well – but what are you guys up to this weekend?

I’m also planning another getaway into the the Kotaku Minecraft server. I’ve just recently started playing the game, and I’m really starting to get a sense for the possibilities. I was one of those poor souls that didn’t really ‘get’ Minecraft to begin with, but it’s all starting to click.

Also, it’s quite depressing, but my pile of shame is starting to pile up dramatically and something needs to be done. I have too many games still in their cellophane, and that is not cool. Not cool at all. Fight Night Champion, Dragon Age II – I haven’t even started these games yet. And I still have to finish Dead Space and Ghost Trick – games I’ve really, really been enjoying. I need to get my mojo back.


But anyway, what of you chaps? Any major plans? What games are you playing this weekend?


  • NBA Jam and thanks to a parcel arriving yesterday… MvC3!!! SWEEEEEET!!! Probably some Words with Friends against my sister on my Galaxy Tab too!

  • Mark, you need to play Dragon Age II and let me know what you think.

    Also, Fight Night Champion is fantastic. Just be prepared to have a really technical boxing game. Jab, go for the body, fakes, weaving… all that good stuff.

  • Replaying DA:O Witch Hunt DLC before moving on to Dragon Age II.

    Also, my cousin os coming over from Scotland so probably cracking out so classic NES and a round or two of Tekken 2 for old time’s sake.

  • As for what I’m playing….

    Dragon Age 2, most likely. Maybe wash it down with some Witcher. Gonna binge on RPG’s.

  • Tiny Wings for me too. Just got to the 26x nest – now I have to get 175,000?!

    I don’t forsee much gaming this weekend. Shopping with the missus, drinking on the Sunday, eBoy jigsaw on the Monday. Definitely looking forward to spacing out.

  • Every time I post a game here I never end up playing. So this week I will try some reverse psychology and see how it goes.

    I definetly WILL NOT be playing Pokemon White because it is still in the mail.

    Wish me luck.

  • I’m not really a minecraft player, but my friend gave me his 2nd account so apparantly we’ll be playing that on his server this weekend, along with some rift that he conned me into buying!

  • I’ve got a couple of games I’ll be playing.

    First is Trauma Center, so that I can write that entry about comparing playing the game now to how awesome I remembered it being. Already I can tell you guys that my memory was a little rose-tinted, but the game is still definitely awesome.

    Then there’s Demon’s Souls, because Buttercup is an attention whore that demands I devote some time to her.

    I’m also going to sit down and play me some MvC3. I need to get better at that game because it’s a lot of fun, and it’s even more fun when you’re winning.

    Finally, Tiny Wings. I saw people talking about it here so I bought it two days ago. So far I’ve only managed to get a score of ~110,000 with the 24x nest. Trying to get the 26x nest, but that requires getting to Island 4 without any perfect dives. How the hell do you pull that off?

    • That’s exactly what I want to know. I can’t even get off the first island with out accidentally doing a perfect slide. I’m having trouble getting 34 seconds of frenzy, too. Always seem to crash out at 32 or 33.something. Frustration!

      That said, I do love how the game lulls you into a routine and gives you a wake-up call by making you flip the screen, or deliberately play badly. Definitely keeps it interesting.

      Oh, and the islands remind me of boiled lollies. Fun!

      • Been absolutely addicted to Tiny Wings.
        Top score of 206888. Maxed out nests at 28x!
        Great little game!

        Want to get back to Mass Effect 2 this weekend!

    • Try to land right on the top of each hill and then bounce and slide down. It takes a bit of practice, I only just got it a few days ago. I’ve got my 28x next now and there’s no going higher which is a shame as I was enjoying the challenges 😀

  • Curse you all for introducing me to Tiny Wings! It’s like crack. Tasty, tasty crack!

    Apart from more Tiny Wings, I think I’ll be Rock Band 3ing it this weekend. Still having a lot of fun with it. Then maybe some 3D Dot Game Heroes to wind down. Picked it up at JB for $40, and it’s pretty rad.

  • Continuing my Minecraft project (urgh cleaving mountains in two with tools is LONG work :P). Also gonna be doing some more Star Battle custom map fights on Starcraft 2 (Thinking of joining the league actually), and continuing on my Engineer through Mass Effect 2. Fun fun!

  • I was going to play Dragon Age 2 but I forgot I had Awakening and some DLC. Gotta finish that before the sequel or I’ll never get back to it.

  • loneliness + alienation + fear + despair + self-worth ÷ mockery ÷ condemnation ÷ misunderstanding x guilt x shame x failure x judgment = Dragon Age 2

    Dragon Age 2 is Anti-Life.

    (with apologies to Mr Morrison)

  • Wait. Weren’t you playing Ghost Trick something like 2 months ago, Mark?

    As for me, POKEMONS
    *foams at mouth*

  • Blinds down, lights off, sound up high and dead space 2! Then intermittent injections of pokemon white to get the heart rate down.

  • Dragon Age II for me. Yakuza 4 and Ar Tonelico 3 (US) are both out next week as well so I need to get DA2 done this weekend. :\

  • I’m off to Sydney for the weekend with Mrs Braaains, so no gaming for me. Unless I can squeeze in some Fallout 3, BC2 or KZ3 after we return on Sunday night.

  • Community Playdate with Perfect Dark tonight.
    Pipe band on Saturday and Sunday…

    Monday is a public holiday so I shall be smiting fools in Dragon Age 2, and I’ll probably cave and buy Minecraft too.
    Does anyone know if it will run on a 2 year old laptop?

    • Depends how good it was initially. I would say yes. My 3 year old Macbook Pro with 4GB of RAM usually has no problems… though it did die for a while there when running with super long draw distances.

  • 200k??? Bloody hell. My highest is 99k on a 20x multiplier, I think that was island 7. What multiplier and island do you need for 200k?

  • Playing metro 2033, crysis n bulletstorm…does anyone else find it a struggle to see where to go next in metro 2033? I can’t seem to find the correct path…and its a linear game!

  • Minecraft: try to get the first part of my sky(boat)net completed.

    Nier: becasue I got 10 min into it and got destracted but strange keeps reminding everyone that it’s worth playing.

    Pokemon Black.

  • I’m stuck on tinywings at about 160k. All I need for the new nest is 175k but can’t do it. So I’ll try that. Minecraft and just picked up L4D2 uk version so might check that out.

  • LBP2, just bought it last weekend. I’m loving the mechanics and humour of the game.

    I’ll be trying to finish Dead Space 2 as well, I’m 8 chapters in, and really should finish it.

    Otherwise I’m thinking of picking up a new JRPG, but I still need to finish FFXIII, I’m about an hour from the end and got annoyed at one of the bosses.

  • Got Yoostar2 yesterday, so will have many LOLs with that..
    Then dealing with my pile of shame..

  • Tiny wings will be the death of me, i cannot crack the 2000000 mark…..top score is 198000 =(

    I finished Mass Effect 2 last night, not happy with my ending =(

    I rekon i will finish of Dead Space 2, then Monday is future music =)

  • Hopefully finishing up Final Fantasy X. Playing this over the last few weeks has made me realise how lackluster this gen has been for rpg’s

  • Probably start off with Fight Night Champion, followed by Dragon Age 2, whilst playing Dragon Age Legends during the loading screens 😛

    And hopefully find some time to finish off dead space 2 finally!

  • Mr Serrals what multiplier are you on for tiny wings? I’ve got to a point where i’m struggling to get past a rather pathetic score compared to yours haha

  • I’m going to work on 100%ing Darksiders.
    Completed it a while back but promised myself I’d 100% it one day. Looking forward to my 2nd Platinum Trophy.

  • Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness & Super Mario Galaxy. Should start playing NBA 2K11 as well, the season’s almost over and I’ve only played it like once T_T

  • I’m playing Pokémon in between the moments of sheer chaos and frighteningly tranquil pauses of the bedlam that is my weekend.

    Failing that, Rock Band 3. Again.

  • I finally got around to downloading Red Dead Redemption Undead nightmare and was giving that a thorough seeing to.
    That was until the release of STALKER: Call of Pripyat Complete mod came along and usurped my attention. It’s got me hooked all over again.

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