What Are You Playing This Weekend?

I'm a big eye-roller. At E3 this year, I'm pretty sure I spent at least half my time rolling my eyes every time I heard anyone say that they were going to "take a game to the next level", or that their sequel was going to "exceed expectations". What does any of that even mean? One of the few games that didn't make me roll my eyes was El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. So that's what I'm playing this weekend. How about you?

To be honest, I don't really know what El Shaddai is about. I'm an hour into it and it is one of the most bizarre, aesthetically wonderful, and confusing games I have played so far. But an hour is not a lot, so I'm going to press on with it to see what it has to offer.

How about you? What are you playing this weekend?


    Hard Reset and Space Marine are primed and ready to go!

    El Shaddai is that Japanese action game that involves all the angels and whatnot? I remember seeing the Quick Look for it on Giant Bomb and thinking it was an interesting looking game. Aesthetically awesome, but not sure if there was anything gameplay wise that stood out to me.

    Be interesting to see how it turns out.

    I'll be playing Space Marine, maybe a little LoL (probably a lot) and if time permits, some Batman: Arkham Asylum. Really need to start recording more for that Let's Play.

      I tried the demo of el shaddai, it didn't grab me at all.

      It's like if the bible was an action-platformer!

      Kind of not almost?

        I think that it's meant to be a mix of Kabbalah and acid.

      Tried the demo also, I thought it felt like a case of style over substance.

      The style though is off the charts, one of the prettiest games on the market. Personally, will probably pick it up way down the line for cheap.

        I tried the demo as well and I definitely felt that style trumped substance in the game.

        For my weekend i'll be playing the saboteur and maybe some Just cause 2

    Driver San Francisco, and I'll watch some Star Wars Blu Rays.

    From dust, just downloaded it last night, I luv just mucking around with the terrain for fun


    Making a trip down to the shops to pick up Fallout: NV

    Deus Ex! Imma finish this thing or collapse trying.

      I second this. I'm up to the end of the second act I think... just got to the bottom of the funicular thing. Trying not to give spoilers. How much further do I have to go in the game?

        You still got some work ahead of you.

    Since I will be on a farm that has no electricity... I will most likely be playing with a stick. Good times.

      Who needs constant electronic video stimulation when there's Ball in a Cup, Mexico's favorite toy for over 340 years!

    Hoping for some Splinter Cell Conviction action this weekend, but not really hopeful.

    Totally taking advantage of the weather and going to the beach.

    More Xenoblade!! Loving this game so far, it's truly an amazing RPG without all the tedious parts. Nintendo need to press up more copies, I think a lot of people are having a hard time finding this game in stores.

      Couldn't agree more. I am loving this game. GOTY for me so far, though that may change come November.


    Dead Island!

    Deus Ex!


      Almost the same except for me it will be


      Dead Island!

      Dues Ex!

      Space Marine!!!

      Not much sleep will be had this weekend I think

    Bored myself with Alex for the 80 ranked games so far, so this weekend it will be Chun. B+HP x infinity

    Am playing Driver SF.. although I often end up ignoring the missions in favour of just banging around the city and hitting all those hills! I probably would have finished it by now otherwise!

    Deus Ex. I'm still on my first playthrough.

    Minecraft 1.8 - has renewed my interest in Minecraft.. haven't found a NPC village yet though...

    All this and GOW3 comes out next week! So many games, so little time!

    I'm gonna finish my 3rd playthrough of Deus Ex:HR, and hopefully get the last 2 achievements (Legend & Doctorate) in the process. Maybe some Dead Island too.

    I want to be playing Lylat Wars. But I ended up scoring a copy elsewhere so now I have to wait for it instead of being able to play it nooooooooow :(

    In the meantime I guess Xenoblade will keep me occupied. Over 19 hours in and I've only just gotten to Colony 6. This thing is gonna take me forever.

    2nd TV: check. 2nd xbox: check. 2nd copy of Gears of War 1 and 2: check. Gears of War 3 pre-order and week off work: check.

      Can I come over?

        Sure, but unless you can get a controller from myself or my fiance, you'll only be watching :)

      This... This mirrors my current situation (also with the missus, no less).

    Portal 2, Space Marine and Dead Island!!

    Got two, possibly three mates roped in for a session of Dead Island tonight. We're all going to re-roll our characters and play through from the start. I've only played for about 2 hours so its not a huge loss to me.

    Saturday and Sunday will be a mix-up of Portal 2 and Space Marine. I only started both of these earlier in the week. Portal 2 hasn't become super challenging as yet, but GLaDOS is hilarious!

    I'm upto Chapter 3 in Space Marine and so far I'm having a blast, I thought the demo was alright so I picked it up for $58 during the Big W sale... Pretty glad I did as the full version is alot better!

    Oh, I'll also hopefully be starting and finishing my chainsword this weekend!

    i rolled my eyes a LOT while playing el shaddai -- it might, however, have been because i was also having a seizure!

    - Space Marine, maybe multiplayer.
    - Minecraft 1.8, maybe multiplayer.
    - Dragon Age: Origins
    - Ocarina of Time while spending time on public transport

    Unfortunately I'm out tonight and tomorrow night, so finding Kotaku multiplayer buddies might be tricky :(

    Unimelb mid-semester break starts this weekend. I'll finally get a chance to start deus ex.

    From Dust & Renegade Ops.

    Gonna continue Deus Ex as well since I blitz through Warhammer 40K to the finish.

    Limbo of the Lost, then Vampire Rain, then Grey's Anatomy: The Game, then Rugrats Scavenger Hunt, and finally Infernal: Hell's Vengeance.

    Over 24 hours, no sleep, no breaks.

    Awwww yeeeeaaaaa boiiiiiii

    Wishing the NBN came already, my area is next to be done over the next few months.

    With a ping like this more often then not.

    Telsta Rims at it's finest


      Ouch. Reminds me of my mobile reception (Optus ftw).

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