What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Sometimes we need to put aside the video games and play The Game Of Life. No, I'm not talking about the board game. I'm talking about spending the weekend doing work.

I've somehow managed to rack up a whole lot of interviews that I need to go through, transcribe, and start organising into articles. Seeing that my weekend is relatively event-free (so ronery), I'm using the opportunity to catch up on work. This means El Shaddai and Xenoblade will have to wait.

But hey, just because my activities this weekend don't involve questing and fragging and Zergs and Deus: Ex (you can't fool me! I know you're all playing that! For the fifth time, too, I bet!) doesn't mean yours won't. What are you playing this weekend?


    Probably some Dead Island co-op.

    Then some SC2. And maybe a bit of LoL. And some more Oni, just because it's rad.

      Oni! I love that game! Haven't played it for years though

        I recently put Oni on my underpowered laptop, soch an enjoyable game. Still havent seen another game that combines melee and ranged so well.

          Obviously haven't tried the Space Marine demo yet

          Street Fighter does a good job of mixing melee and ranged combat :P

          Speaking of which, I'll be playing Third Strike in my free time this weekend :P

    Unless Space Marine magically appears on my doorstep this arvo, pleasepleasepleaseplease, I will be playing Deus Ex.
    Maybe Mass Effect to reclaim a couple of cheevos I somehow lost when I changed consoles, Grrr.

      "Unless Space Marine magically appears on my doorstep this arvo, pleasepleasepleaseplease"

      Be careful with what you wish for. Instead of the game, you might get a rough, hardened, actual space marine on your door step.

        which would be even more awesome.

      I -did- have a Space Marine rock up here yesterday! Grey Knight Tac Marine w/ Daemonhammer and wrist-mounted Storm Bolter! Approx 1:1.6 scale. I'll upload pics when I... find a way to... Stupid work ><

    Probably a mixture of Borderlands, Age of Empires Online, LoL and Make-myself-a-chainsword.

      Age of Empires online any good? I can't play here on campus behind the proxy, but I'm home this weekend and wondering just how important that philosophy essay really is....

        It's more like AoE2 than AoE3 which I like. It also mixes in RPG elements as well. It's quite fun, fun enough for me to plunk down $25 for the premium greek civilization. Also, if your going to go premium, get the retail version from your local gamestore. It's the same price as getting it online, but it comes with a poster and a hotkey reference sheet.

          I feel annoyed at myself. I paid online for the preimum Egyptian civ, got bored around level 15 or something and then uninstalled it.

          The game's got a look of good ideas behind it but the content is for the most part overpriced and the unbalanced PvP leaves a lot to be desired.

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Well, more of it. Must. Practice. For. BF3.

      You and me both....perhaps I will see you whizz past in a tank/chopper/jetski/quad bike

    I dug it out of the mess in my house recently, so I thinking of getting the Wii a bit of play.

    I'm thinking of the Metroid Prime Trilogy. Or maybe The Conduit.

    I can tell you... it's not going to be Deus Ex.

    Bloody Zavvi!

    I might go buy Dead Island or Space Marine.
    Or I might finish half the games I've got left from ShamelessGaming.

    Trying to finish off Catherine. Thought I'd done it the other night but then, after a cutscene of a length that would do Hideo Kojima proud, it turns out there there's still more!

    Dead Island, Deus Ex, SC2, staring at the bottom of an empty bottle as I get wasted.

    More LOL and deus ex and when i feel like some nostalgia i will play super Mario on the 3ds.

    Driver San Fran, Deus Ex HR, & a bit of Mario & Luigi: Bowsers Inside story on the side:)
    Im also doing a trade in after work, not sure what I want to get yet. If my GAME store is getting the awesome looking collectors edition of Sonic Generations then im pre-ordering that!!

    Resistance 3 if it arrives today, otherwise I'll continue to clear up my backlog with Ac brotherhood, and maybe some disgaea 3 grinding.

    Space Marine!
    For the Emperor!

      what he said. :D

      Bloodrayne is on the agenda as well.

      I got my $58 copy at 11pm last night from Kmart! Particularly satisfying after my battles with stupidity at Big W. So I'll check it out at some point over the weekend, maybe get slaughtered in multiplayer by the local zealots of the emperor.

      I also started playing Vanquish yesterday and it's... interesting. Not sure if I like it yet. But it was starting to grow on me by the end of Act 1 so maybe I'll stick with it.

      Then there's Dragon Age: Origins. Making really, really slow progress. Seems to take me a week to finish each point on the map! The wizards' tower took me ALL last weekend!

    Left 4 Dead 2 :(
    Have to wait a week for my dead island to be posted out

    Probably some just cause 2 for me and might give the space marine demo a whirl

    Otherwise maybe some roboblitz with the wife, that rare element upgradium isn't going to collect itself

    Driver San Francisco and trying to finish Mass Effect 2. I'm also missing my copy of GTA IV so will be hunting that down...

      Good luck with the end of ME2. Good fun.

      Pro tip: make sure you've upgraded your ship as much as possible before going through the final portal!

      Pro tip: When asked to supply an Infiltrator, don't choose Garrus, despite his advertisement previously as a master infiltrator...

    Finish dues ex, currently on the final boss. Then some more ro2 beta and i may finish batman aa. But got to knock off.deus ex before hard reset

    I too Tracey will be playing the game of working on weekend, all weekend. To rub it in my copy of Deus Ex just arrived and it will be sitting there just tempting me to play it. My do you mock me o'lord?!?

    Learning some more SC2, and MAYBE Space Marine if it shows up today :)

    If I get any time to myself this weekend I'm going to try and get some more of The Witcher in.
    I really want to get to the meaty parts instead of being forever stuck doing the intro over and over again because it's been so long and I've forgotten how everything works again.

    Mario Galaxy 2 yeah!

    I am seriously addicted to Jetpack Joyride. Lots of travelling this weekend means it will get a fearful pounding. Poor little iThingy.

    While i'm still recovering from my flu i'll be trying to finish up Uncharted 1 and Res Evil 5 on PS3. The move controller effing rules. I find it very hard going back to aiming with a joystick anymore.
    May have to take up PC gaming.

      Unicron, good luck if you're after the Uncharted 1 platinum trophy (crushing is very tough) This week I'll be playing Uncharted 2, there's a few trophy challenges I have left to do, it's fun to have achievements (those great pat your back moments).

      Lots of DUES EX & Dead Island going on, how do they play?

        Agreed, I've about half way through the crushing playthrough for about a year now. Spend 90% of the time sitting behind cover, and the other 10% dead.

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