What Are You Playing This Weekend

What Are You Playing This Weekend

What Are You Playing This Weekend Folks – this is the moment where you envy me and, possibly, want to maim me with with the nearest blunt instrument. This weekend I am going to go home, and I am going to play the Batman. So, yeah, I’ll be playing Batman: Arkham City this weekend – but what will you be playing?

There’s a bit of an embarrassment of riches out there at the moment. Forza 4, Gears of War 3, FIFA 12, Dark Souls – the past couple of weeks have been pretty incredible, and it’s only going to go into overdrive from here.

To be honest – I’m a little bit worried about finding the time to play all these games.

I’m sure you’re feeling something similar. When are we doing the next month of shameless gaming – because my pile is going to be ridiculous.


  • Unless my copy of RAGE turns up at work by this afternoon, I’ll be playing Orcs Must Die! or Crysis (re-installed it on PC, tweaked the settings, looks and runs pretty sweet now)

    • order it from ozgameshop?
      Me do! i didnt know that the english got the game almost a week after everyone else, and it would be delayed for me too…

  • Even though I’m working all weekend, I’m going to try and slot some Rage and Dark Souls in. I suck at Dark Souls though πŸ™

  • BFBC2 each morning followed by some uncharted 2 on crusher setting after that πŸ™‚
    Come Oct 27 replace BFBC2 with BF3!

  • I’ve got to finish Space Marine and Dead Island this weekend, and start playing Dark Souls and El Shaddai. Plus I’d like to checkout the adventure update of Minecraft I haven’t even looked at yet.

    But I would eat tuna to play Arkham City this weekend. (I hate tuna)

    And in a few weeks Skyrim is just going to sweep everything else away like a tsunami of pure time sucking bliss.

  • I picked up Xenoblade Chronicles Last Sunday and haven’t put it down since. I doubt that will change this weekend.

  • Dark Souls and maybe finally getting around to finishing Deus Ex and Gears.
    As for playing Arkham City, have I introduced you to Clubby yet? I know he is very eager to meet you all of a sudden πŸ˜›

  • More Dark Souls – rung the first bell in the undead parish, and all but mastered parrying/riposte with my shield and dagger on my thief. Very, very satisfying.

    Picked up Metro 2033 and Titan Quest off Steam the other day for like $5 each, probably download them and give them a bash.

    Also, the inevitable Minecraft.

  • Mafia 2 most likely, my brothers been hyping it up for months. I plan on playing Batman on the PC, so I’ve had to come to grips with the delay, so no rage from me… Mostly…

  • Picked up Assassins Creed 2 last weekend for $18 so will probably give that a play.

    Still going through Deus Ex trying not to kill anyone or set off any alarms but some people in this game are rather delicate.

    • Man I played that Ikea game the other week – first and last time. Went in knowing exactly what I wanted, and was silly enough to enter the labyrinth of the showroom. Took me 15 minutes to navigate and I came out the other end a nervous wreck. That being said, I got my chest of drawers, then went home and ‘assembled’ it.


    • I am weighing up between getting HOMM VI now or wait until the price drops a bit.. Almost pre-ordered it from Steam the other day but didn’t for whatever reason. Afraid that I might get disappointed as I read that it has been dumbed down quite a bit..

      On topic – FIFA 12 this weekend, and maybe a bit of gokart (real one, not the Mario variety)

  • I’m off to Perth for a wedding this wkend, but have loaded my ipad with Shadowgun and Dark Meadow for the 5 hour flight, so will be checking those out!

  • My wife finally hassled me enough that I’m playing the Fallout New Vegas DLC – I’ve knocked out honest Hears and Dead Money. With Dead Money out of the way I’m feeling a lot more optimistic (I tried it once and it did not go well) so I’ll probably try and do Old World Blues tonight/tomorrow and Lonesome Road tomorrow/Sunday – then I might actually go finish the damn game!

    We have Rage which I played for about ten minutes. I don’t know if I want to play it, to be honest. I’m not really all that interested in it. I might just bow out now before I earn any achievements.

  • So jealous!!!

    I’ll be playing Crysis (PSN), Dead Island and attempting to wrap up LA Noire.

    I haven’t stopped shamelessly gaming since it started in July! Finished Portal 2 on Wednesday night, haha, loved the final boss battle!

  • Oh My Goddess Mark… I hate you, I hate you so much. FYI I am a parramatta lad too so if you ever want an endless supply of beer / pizza and a creepy bat-fan for company. You know where to find me.

  • Probably play some LoL if the guys are up for it. My friend is having a LAN at his house on saturday so I’ll probably hit that up, even though they’re a bit better than me at games πŸ˜›

  • Playing the HSC, I heard that it’s not a very fun game and that your future can be decided with how well you defeat each exam-boss. I heard the ending’s pretty good though!

    And I’ll probably play some FIFA 12 and NBA2k11. Finished Arkham Asylum yesterday and was all excited for Arkham City but…yeah.

  • NBA 2K12 – really good. Forza hasn’t arrived yet so I might also try to finish Deus Ex with the stealthy playthough.

    And NBA Jam OFE if I have time – lots of fun and good memories there.

  • I finally achieved 100% on Arkham Asylum last night so I’ll just be twiddling my thumbs waiting for Arkham City next week. Curse you gaming journalist types who get these things early!

  • Going to check out Stellar Impact. Cos it looks like the business.
    Currently playing DXHR, Super Meat Boy.. got a hankering for a bit of minecraft also. Might even do a few more rounds of Syndicate, why not?

  • While I’m typically a BF player, I’ll probably play COD: Black Ops this weekend.. although I’m really tempted to walk down the street at lunch today and pickup Rage.

    Another option I’m entertaining, is pick up Crysis cheap and see how my GTX 580 does with it. The first and only time I played it through was with crappy hardware.

  • Honestly don’t know, been playing alot of PSN games inbetween ICO/SOTC, finished ICO last night and will probably move onto SOTC this weekend.

    Been playing a game or two of NBA Jam On Fire Edition each night, as well as a few levels of Mercury Hg also.

    • I did finisg ICO/Collosus on the long weekend (inc Friday night). I normally can’t stand being in the one spot but they are just so good I had to keep going. So different and subtle in the way that make it special.

  • Wont be doing much this weekend with the extra work shifts and All Blacks game on. But It’ll most likely be more Assassins Creed Brotherhood as I race to do a quick 2nd run to refresh my memory before BF3 comes out (cause there wont be time then)

  • In between visiting family and doing an archery course this weekend, I’m thinking of taking advantage of the white tendency event in Demon’s Souls.

    Oh and Mark, can I settle for knocking you out with a blunt instrument and stealing your copy of Arkham City? Only with your permission, of course. It’d be impolite otherwise.

    Speaking of which, I really should get around to doing all trophies in Arkham Asylum. I’ve only got 3 or 4 left. Probably not this weekend, though.

  • I would be jealous but I’m going to be content waiting for the CE version πŸ˜‰ It’s not just about the game Serrels!

    Fiance’s hen’s night on Saturday so I’m anticipating an EPIC Gears3 marathon, much Horde & Beast mode methinks!

  • Hopefully some LOL if I can ever connect to the server.
    As far as SP goes I might continue to play COH and watch band of brothers

  • NBA 2K12 and Dead Space 2.

    Arkham City will have to be a down-the-track cheapie unfortunately – slipped it below a few other games in the priority list.

  • Lucky, lucky Serrels. Hope you have fun πŸ™‚

    Going to finish Dead Space (great, great, great game, can’t believe I hadn’t played it before) and maybe pick up Mass Effect 1 again, if only so I can get to my latest playthrough of Mass Effect 2 πŸ˜€

  • I’ll be finishing off Portal 2.

    Fingers crossed DoW 2 Retribution is included in the THQ weekend deal on Steam for at least 66% off.

  • A bit of Uncharted 2, Resident Evil 4 HD and Tales of Xillia because after 3 weeks, my Driver: SA STILL hasn’t arrived and seems more likely Batman will before that does..

  • Off to the expo on the Gold Coast, courtesy of Game Informer. Woo hoo! I’ll be getting my grubby mitts all over Skyrim, Mass Effect 3 and the big shooters. I’m also gonna get my monster on in that Seasame street game. Win.

    I’m also on a side quest to get a goony photo with Bajo.

    Should be lots of fun. Can’t wait.

  • Mark, I know you probably can’t tell us anything about Batman:AC until closer to the release date, but any chance of your impressions sometime early next week?
    I do expect awesome, but i suppose I want to live vicariously through you, can’t wait really πŸ™‚

  • My own game because no one else is going to test it and fix all the bugs and continually improve before mondays deadline.

  • Damn jealous of Arkham City – still unsure whether to pick it up day 1 or pick up BF3 and leave Arkham for the inevitable price drop.

    Will be playing Shadow Complex (it’s half price this week people) so far a lot of fun and dividing my time between GTAIV and Bad Co 2.

  • I will be playing Dark Souls and Fallout Vegas expansions.
    Enjoy Bats Mark, I will be looking forward to getting my copy next week πŸ˜€

  • Rage probably. and maybe switching between some OG Tomb Raider and Oblivion on my laptop whilst not at home.

  • Well, I’ll be spending most of the weekend in the library banging out some essays…but I’m hopeful to get in some Arkham Asylum, Assassin’s Creed II or L.A. Noire.

    By the by, OH MY GOD. HOLY SMOKES! I just read a review for Arkham City. …can you marry a video game?

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