What Are You Playing This Weekend

What Are You Playing This Weekend

What Are You Playing This WeekendThis weekend, if I get the time, I’ll be in the care of L.A. Noire, AKA Alien Water, AKA the game that frustrates me yet I can’t stop playing for some reason. But what are you guys playing?

I got a big weekend scheduled, mainly around a party I’m supposed to be organising, but I’m still hoping to get some time in with L.A. Noire and hopefully get it finished. I calculate that I’m just over halfway through the game and I’m at the point where I’m starting to get involved in the story, despite the fact that Cole Phelps is easily the most unlikeable Rockstar protagonist I can remember playing as.

But anyway – what are you guys up to this weekend?


  • Might try and finish LA Noire, I’m up to the 3rd disc now so I’m getting there.

    I’m also downloading Far Cry 1 & 2 courtesy of the Steam Sale so I’ll give them a bash too.

  • Knock off the last few cases in LA Noire, then I think I’ll mix it up a bit with some Lego Pirates πŸ™‚

    WAS planning to play Dungeon Siege, but I went to pick it up yesterday only to be told it had been delayed to june πŸ™ Would have been nice to know that before release day! lol

  • Finished L.A. Noire last Sunday afternoon. 22 hours in. Now I’m going back and getting all the film reels / landmarks / vehicles and completing every case five star.

    Aside from that, I’ll probably be playing some of the new stuff I picked up during EB’s hero sale – Assassin’s Creed II, Gears of War 2 and Naruto Storm 2. Whoa, sequal-riffic.

    Might even head out into Brisbane city to trya dn get some street-pass hits.

    • I played Ninja Storm 2 (got it for Christmas) and if you’re a Naruto fan, you will not be disappointed! As far as I can remember, it’s probably the most Anime-loyal game out there.

      • Yay! πŸ˜€

        The only disappoint I have from my limited playtime so far is that Rock Lee isn’t using the drunken fist πŸ™

  • Free weekend! Huzzah! I think I’ll be playing Minecraft, Terraria, some Splinter Cell Conviction -if anyone is up for some multiplayer on Steam let me know- and maybe some Black Ops on the PS3.

    No money to buy new games at the moment πŸ™

    I’ll be watching more Chicago Code, Sons of Anarchy and might start watching The Sopranos.

  • If I finally decide to pull the trigger, I’ll be playing some Shogun 2. I so rarely spend more than about $25 per game on Steam so for some reason I’m hesitating. My lovely wife also picked up Batman Arkham Asylum at the EB sale. Hmmm.

  • Depends on what may or may not arrive today. If Mortal Kombat shows up then its that. If not its Minecraft, RDR and Pokemon

  • Started playing L.A. Noire last night and OH MAN, THE FACIAL RECOGNITION OHMAN.

    But I’m working ’til Midnight tonight and generally working tomorrow so no play for me tonight. πŸ™

  • Standard fare, really: LA Noire (though those strict conversation branches are really pissing me off), Portal 2 co-op, MtG XBLA, will try out the Minecraft updates.

  • I’ll be studying, playing with my new hori fightstick and whatever the heck tickles my fancy!

    OH! And taking on Fatshady on live! πŸ˜€

  • Hmm, just finished KOTOR on the Xbox. Don’t really feel like jumping straight into KOTOR 2.

    I have Darksiders that I haven’t played yet, and am currently waiting for delivery of the Orange Box and a backwards compatible PS3 CONSOLE!!

    So, if the PS3 console arrives, I’ll be Metal Gear Soliding this weekend, else if the Orange Box arrives, I will be Portaling for the first time ever, and if neither arrive, I’ll probably break out Darksiders and see how that goes.

    • Oh! I meant to ask if you needed MGS4 back. Guess I’ll have to figure out something else to do for you instead seeing as you seem to have that covered already.

  • After vegging out on Bad Company 2 multiplayer last week, I’m either going to go back and finish The Witcher before my Witcher 2 copy arrives, or I’m going to play Red Faction Guerilla in anticipation of RF Armageddon.

    I have too many games in my back catalogue, I picked up the entire prince of persia series on Steam, and I want to buy Dawn of War 2 now, just because… Too many games, not enough hours… someone invent a time stopping bubble!

  • Finished up L.A. Noire’s main story earlier this week, so I’m currently being a completionist and pushing for 100%. Currently I have the film reels and about 20 cars to go, but I’ve also got to do the 5 star ratings. I’ll also chase some of those incidental achievements.

    I like Phelps. I like his base morals, although his interrogation techniques are questionable (as are those flashbacks).

  • I’ll be playing a lot more Witcher 2 and have also organised a full playthrough of Diablo 2 with 7 other friends.

  • I gotta work nights this weekend but when I’m not sleeping I’ll put some more time into LA Noire. I’ll also be playing through Half-Life 2 Episode 2 for the first time as I have only just recently started clearing all the Half-Life 2 games/eps from my pile of shame!

  • It’s going to be a mish-mash of all kinds of things for me this weekend! It shall be a competition of epic kotaku proportions!! Everything from mario-kart, to rock band, to mortal kombat! I’m excited!!

  • Just started Vice in LA Noire, might push through to Arson on the weekend.

    Maybe give Portal 2 the co-op treatment finally also.

  • Hey! Listen, my invite to the party must have gotten lost. I checked my inbox and my facebook but nothing. Looking forward to it!

    But srsly, Probably forcing myself to finish Castlevania and play L.A. Noire. Girlfriend and I will also grab the last Portal 2 co-op trophie and maybe some co-op Borderlands.

    Also, I am INSPIRED and will attempt to do get started on a wee animation I have tentatively titled “Alien Water” So, we’ll see.

  • I’ll be enjoying my second play through of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings since a patch has been released (Patch 1.1). Hopefully it’ll fix the few flaws it has.

  • Finishing the main quest of Dragon Quest IX. It has the weirdest drunk, bogan Dragon ever in fantasy. Also will be playing a bit of the Rift free trial.

  • I’ve been Assassinating my way through Creed II. I’m trying to keep up with the franchise. Its more fun after a trip to Italy. I keep hunting down my accommodation and favourite gelato shops. Brotherhood sits asunder if I ever get there! Must… keep up… with Annual updates. I’m tempted by Dirt3 but have no idea if I’ll like it, It could be PSN store withdrawals motivating that potential purchase… and split screen co-op.

  • Emptying the house in preporation for painting it next week. Apparently it’s not at all like DeBlob… but surely that can’t be right.

    Ceidleigh on Saturday night,
    Maybe some LA-Noire… I’m finding it hard going to be honest.
    There’s a patch for Homefront multi so I’ll be back into that too.

    Is there a playdate for tonight?

  • Ive got the shits up with LA Noire. Its frustrating, slow and repetitive. But last nights cameo appearances were interesting.
    The husband from the Golden Butterfly case is the mind reading policeman from Heroes. And the guy perving on the school girls (same case) is the Sherminator from American Pie.

  • LA Noire. Just hit Vice.

    I keep restarting cases to try and get them right the first time. Great game, but it is dragging somewhat…

    Still haven’t finished Outland. Or KOTOR 2. Will probably watch some more movies or do some writing to pass the time.

  • I shall be finishing Noire. One of the highlights thus far for me has actually been my fiancee in the background informing me of who is lying and who isn’t. Currently everyone is lying as no matter what they say it looks shifty to her.

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2 Multiplayer. Rush if I’m solo, Conquest if my brothers get on! I found some Wiki last week that described how to pull off the tracer dart business so I’m keen to test my mettle.

    Later when I’m sick of people I will fire up Mass Effect 2

  • Continuing onwards with LA Noire.
    Killzone 3 MP is a distraction though. I took a break, picked up again last week and I can’t stop playing. lol

    Also, if my mate is up to it, Portal 2 Co-op.

  • I’m another one for LA Noire. I’ve only done the first traffic case so far, and I love it. Trying to get my missus interested in it too. I’ve been telling her its like watching Law & Order. Don’t know if she’s buying that tho.

    I also plan to do some B Spec grinding in GT5 during chores, with my shiny new X2010. Won it with a SIXAXIS, which I’m quite chuffed about πŸ˜€

  • picked up MLB-2K11 so will spend the weekend lost in the franchise mode I think

    other then that might play some LA Noire but I am actually kind of bored of it TBH

  • Trying to knock off DQIX after picking it up the other week. Probably some more Terrraria and FarCry after today’s Steam deals too. Started DoW2 Retribution the other day too……

    Oh, going to the circus tomorrow! I’m 30 and I’m still excited by the prospect! Though I’m certain the novelty will wear off shortly after arrival.

  • I could copy-paste half the comments here haha

    A little LA Noire


    Me and my mates just all snagged Operation Flashpoint: Red River for $68 from Dungeon Crawl. Time for some quasi-military simulation OORAH!! DURKA DURKA!!

  • Maybe my copy of LA Noire will arrive from ozgameshop (doubtful) but otherwise SpaceChem (& this weeks 5 races in GT5)

  • was going to be witcher 2, , but steam just started a 9GB automatic patch. Which would cap me before it finished. Very lucky I noticed, but no witcher 2 for a week. very wrong.

  • continue with the witcher 2. such a good game and never even heard about any if it till reviews came out. got la noire and civ 5 delivered from ozgameshop the other day so will hopefully be able to hit them up

    • How long did you need to wait for ozgameshop to deliver to which city? I’m still waiting (in Sydney).

  • portal 2 co-op if my friend will join me πŸ™‚
    if not, then left 4 dead, and i really wanna play half-life 2 again, so i might start that up πŸ™‚
    wow, i’m hell into valve this week πŸ˜›

  • Lego Pirates with my four year old. He takes great delight in running off so I can’t see what I’m doing and dying in split screen…apparently Daddy collapsing into minifig chunks and Lego dots is fucking hilarious.

    Started, finished and returned LA Noire last weekend. I wasn’t expecting a GTAIV sandbox, but it just was just a bad hybrid of the Westwood Blade Runner game from ’97 and True Crime. Looked amazing though.

  • Witcher 2, witcher 2 witcher 2 oh and maybe some Shogun 2. Finish Undead Nightmare (last 2 missions) maybe…?

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