What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

I literally haven’t played a video game for 10 days. Not counting the ones I checked out at Game Jam. I’ve just been doing stuff. Boring stuff. I still haven’t finished Zelda for God’s sake.

I hope to finish it this weekend, I’m so close to the end. But I’ve got relatives over, and that usually spells death for my gaming ambitions. Maybe it’s time to stock up some hours on the ‘helping out my wife’ backlog so I can cash in when Mass Effect 3 comes out.

Anyway, blah blah blah.

What are you guys playing this weekend?


  • Sucking big time in NBA2K11 e.g. Chicago Bulls with Michael Jordan winning at quarter time, losing 52-106 at full time.

    Something action-y from the pile of shame, not sure what yet. Maybe RAGE or Just Cause 2.

    Also playing first birthday parties #2 and #3 (of 4!) for my son. And it’s not even his birthday till Monday!

  • I suspect I’ll just being enjoying the calm before the storm, next week Kingdoms of Amalur. Then Twisted Metal. Then Alan Wake: American Nightmare. Then I Am Alive. Then SSX. Then Mass Effect 3. 😛

  • Probably playing a fair bit of Uncharted 3, then if I finish that I might get started on Space Marine or Skyward Sword.

      • Haha, I have a number of games asking to be played, as I was very fortunate and got given quite a lot for Christmas. Space Marine and Skyward Sword are but two of them. Ico/Shadow of the Collossus HD are in that pile too (as was Uncharted and Arkham City, which I only finished last week), so it’s a tough choice for what to play next.

  • I’ll be finishing off Dead Island, which I have been playing on and off for quite a while now. I’m at the prison and almost finished, just need to finish it off.
    Finally started Skyward Sword last weekend, loving it but it hasn’t hooked me quite yet.
    Also have Witcher 2 on standby, but I probably won’t have time.

  • Since I won’t be getting my RE:Revelations and FFXIII-2 from PlayAsia till next week, I’ll probably smash some more TF2 and FFXIV. Might play the RE:Revelations demo just to make myself feel bad.

    • Ooh, that’s right – I borrowed Darksiders from my brother. THAT can be the action game that I play this weekend 🙂

    • Oh dude, I forgot about Darksiders! Got it off PSN for like $20 the other week and totally forgot about it. Should do it before Darksiders 2 hits. Dammit! It’s easy to forget when it’s a digital copy and you don’t have a case sitting there going ‘PLAY ME. YOU’RE CRAP. PLAY ME. DON’T PLAY THAT GAME. PLAY THIS ONE.’

      It’s a bit of fun too. Would’ve been sad if I’d spent $80+ when it was new, but for $20 it’s a steal.

      • Yeh aye! I got the physical version for $30 at EB. I rarely leave good titles till they’re cheap, but now is a great time to catch up on this 🙂

  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 for me, played a few hours last night and got up to the start of chapter 2., so far I am disappointed. I was greeted with frequent frame rate drops, quick time events (so I cant actually watch the cinematic as I’m looking for the next trigger) and stupid ‘what do you think’ scenes.
    It seems so far to be a crappy western RPG/JRPG hybrid.

    I really hope it picks up, but so far I liked the beginning of FFXIII much more.

  • Finishing off Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn. Only just recently got around to a second playthrough to pick up all the extra characters.

    • Looks like Steam Mobile App gets it’s first use. Thanks for the heads up!

      NB: My wallet does not thank you, however.

  • Skyrim..maybe. Probably not. I’d like to squeeze in The Reckoning demo so I can score that ME3 weapon. I almost go through the 45 minutes, but then had to switch it off. *sad face* Incidentally, the game itself looks quite fun. A similar inventory comparison system would’ve been nice in Skyrim.

    • I just left the demo open in the background, remember after 25 mInutes the demo will pause automatically to tell you to finish up quests. Once I was convinced I’d like the game I didn’t want to get too far into it. Will save that for proper playthrough.

  • Hopefully I’ll find time to continue Skyward Sword after starting last weekend, just up to the first flame but I’ve got no idea how far through that is.

  • Soul Calibur.


    If you’re going to pick this game up, it’s definitely much more geared towards MP and character customisation, so keep that in mind.

  • If I get any time I’ll be knocking the God of War trilogy off my to play list. GoW1 and 2 are done. I’ve just offed Helios in 3 so I’ve got a bit more to get through. Then I’ll be bouncing back to DCS A-10C and learning more about weapons systems. As much as I love my girlfriend, dating her chews alot of my weekend time.

  • Skyrim, for quite a while I think. Got strangers wrath HD on ps3 as well so a crack may be had at that, loved the abe oddworld games but never owned an xbox.

  • Playing the Twisted Metal beta over & over! Soooo damn good, cant wait for the full release! I might pick up Battlefield 3 at some point too

  • Picked up FF13-2 last night and played it four about an hour, not really digging the start.

    Im a massive FF fan boy so my hopes are still high. I might be the only one but i quite enjoyed FF13, of course there were things i didnt like (Hopes constant crying) but over all i liked it.

    Looking forward to getting to the nitty gritty stuff =)

    Im sure i’ll fit some SC2 in as well =)

  • Replaying Splinter Cell: Conviction on ‘realistic’ difficulty.

    Really solid game. Don’t understand all the fanboy hate.

      • i sort of have a foot in each camp… i LOVE the older splinter cells, Pandora tomorrow was amazing…
        Conviction is great in it’s own merit, really solid game, but i do miss the gadgetry of the older ones, i miss my goggles and changing between night vision and thermals to plan my take downs etc etc.

        but as i said, Conviction still is a great game… i guess it’s the same gribe as i have with the new Rainbow Six games… Hell all newer Tom Clancy games… i miss the tactical planning of the original Rainbow and Ghost recon’s respectively… they just seem… too action oriented now compared to their predecessors… planning an awesome strategy with 4 coordinated strike teams in Rainbow six, taking down all hostiles with one “GO” command and all done in less then 5 minutes is still an awesome victory for me… and i miss it 😛

        anyway just my 2 cents, the newer games are still good, just not in the same way

    • I love it – I’ve never played any prior Splinter Cell game, but conviction is amazing – I like it better than MGS :ducks: and seriously play Face-Off (you can even play Split Screen) it’s awesome!

  • Having a LAN/Piss-up for my mates going away party. Playing Diablo 2, Day of Defeat, Farcry 2, Alien vs Predator 2. Melee-kill victims have to have a shot of tequila! Also some Warcraft III custom maps and Dawn of War: Soulstorm if we feel like some strategy.

  • I picked up a Wii over Christmas and have got both Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. I’ve got a pretty big Pile of Shame with my PS3 games, but I’m keen to play Zelda… the last one I played was OoT on N64!

    If I were to start the Zelda games, should I play them in order of release? Would playing Skyward Sword with the improved controls tarnish Twilight Princess?

    • I’d reccomend starting with twilight princess. Not that the controls will tarnish the experience but finishing Twilight will put you in the mood for more Zelda.
      By the sounds of things it is also shorter.

  • Probably going to Pick Up Soul Calibur V or Resident Evil Revelations for the 3DS this weekend, so chances are I will probably be playing either one of them

    Might also try to clean up my platinum for Uncharted 3 (I’ve still got to finish my Crushing run and clean up some left treasures)

  • Probably finish 3d dot game heroes finally, in the final dungeon, which is 7 floors long… Probably also finish dead island (75% so far), earn some stars in nfs: shift, maybe start ghost of sparta hd and watch my gf play last remnant… All this while having to work Saturday arvo… Can i do it? 😀

  • Uncharted 3 and SWToR.
    Uncharted 3 has been great, even my wife sat down last night and watched me playing just to find out what happens next in the story.

  • Halo 3, Sonic Generations, Skyrim, MW3, BF3, Arkham City, Skyward Sword. Also planning on going to see Arrietty.

  • I’ll be busy earning trophies on sonic 1 and 2. This weeks PS+ has been awesome.

    Free sonic 1 & 2, Altered Beast, Comix Zone and FF VI!!!

    I’m liking FF XIII-2 at the moment it’s a bit better than 13. All this will keep me busy until reckoning comes out.

  • A couple hours spent last night getting all the way to the final boss of Ar Tonelico II and then having to quit for the night. So tonight I’ll knock that off and then its on to FFXIII-2 😀

  • Planning on finishing off Beyond Good and Evil HD tonight, then possibly play some WWE 12 with the new DLC characters.
    Also need to get around to finishing FFXIII so I can pick up the sequel

  • Skyward Sword! I’m up to the sand sea. That bit is pretty cool. I’ll also try and finish the main game in super Mario 3d land. I’m on world 7 so that shouldn’t take too long.

  • The Old Republic I imagine. I bought Skyward Sword a while back and it’s still got the plastic seal around it. Will get around to playing it eventually….maybe…

  • My 8yo has absconded with my 3DS and is getting my help on dungeon after dungeon in Ocarina of Time 3D (I’m only up to Dodongo’s Cavern on my file – he’s up to the Forest Temple!)

    Also BF3 (of course) and probably Ass Creed II, GTAIV and Alan Wake – trying to get through some big story games.

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (or whatever the hell they changed the subtitle to in PAL regions -_-). Enjoying it quite a lot so far.

  • Serious Sam 3 and Saints Row 3 on PC
    Assassins Revelations and maybe MGSHD on PS3
    Gears 3 on 360
    I have a week off and plan on finishing all of them 😀

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