What Are You Playing This Weekend

What Are You Playing This Weekend

Dark Souls. I am playing Dark Souls.

I am sorry. By the mere act of mentioning the words ‘Dark Souls’ I’m sure I have sent many of you on a trajectory, on a path that will no doubt end with you also playing Dark Souls. For that I humbly apologise.

I was playing some other games, like Black Flag and Super Mario 3D Land, but I stopped. Now I’m playing Dark Souls.


What are you playing this weekend?


  • Probably Dark Souls. Because I can feel that virus creeping up on me.

    EDIT: And I just read the text of the article. Apology accepted.

  • If I have access to the TV/Xbox, I will start Tomb Raider. If not, I feel like starting a fresh playthrough of X-Com: Enemy Unknown on PC so I feel like I got my money’s worth before I spring for the Enemy within expansion.

    • Dude I was absolutely amazed by how much i loved this game. literally every minute was awesome. Enjoy man.. make the time to play it.

    • Enemy Within just expands and adds variety to what you can do in the regular game its not a new campaign or anything, It made the game a lot more fun and was well worth the 20 bucks from Ozgameshop

      • Oh, I’m absolutely sure of that, I just want to have another crack at the vanilla version before the extra stuff is added in, because I only played it/finished it once.

        • I never finished it the first time around, I made some stupid mistakes and then left it for a few months. Enemy Within was what motivated me to have another go and complete it and I was really glad I did.

          Its funny to think how The Bureau was meant to be 2Ks big payoff on the X-com license and Enemy Unknown was kind of a fan appeasement thing.

  • I don’t know. I just finished up Diablo 3 so I might need to select a new game. Kinda hard with a wedding to go to on Saturday. Maybe it will be Dragons Crown.

    Or I can get some custom games in Reach or some co-op for ODST happening.

  • I bought Halo: Spartan Assault from Xbone marketplace…I’ve done a couple of levels so far and not that in to it, but will give it some proper time this weekend.

    Also, if Dark Souls is still cheap on XBLA…I might see what all this fuss is about.

  • I just bought the incredibly dumb, overpriced and addictive NES Remix, so probably a bit of that. Also want to finish SM3DW (I’m at Bowser at the end, which I know is not really the end, but whatever – run out of steam a bit). Speaking of steam, I might go back to The Stanley Parable, which is my first ever steam purchase.

    Also Guacamelee. That game is awesome.

  • Have not really played much lately but hopefully get more into Bioshock Infinite. and most likely some brain dead games like FIFA and COD just to zone out a little. I can’t play large story based games in quick succession. I need a break in between them.

  • Got my wife’s family staying for the long weekend, which means I probably won’t get much time for gaming at all, let alone on the big TV. So Persona 4 Golden on Vita it will be.

  • Have been slowly turning my fiancé into a Gamer!!
    She told me yesterday that we will be spending the long weekend playing Rayman Origins on Ps3. Then i get to play GTAV when she gets her nails done.
    (Inset Success kid meme here)

  • I got Dark Souls last night on that $7.50 deal that SOME GOD FORSAKEN GAMING WEBSITE TOLD ME ABOUT. Died 15 times on the first boss. Nearly deleted it off my hard drive and punted my controller through the TV in sheer blinding rage. All I could see was red and the words ‘You Died’. I swear they are etched on the back of my retina.

    Thanks for nothing Serrels.

    • It gets better, believe me. Bookmark the wiki, and you’ll have all the help you could need. After the first couple of bosses you’ll start really enjoying it.

          • Yeah I have a long sword and a shield – what I seem to be missing is ‘Talent’… whatever that is. I thought it may be somewhat similar to DMC – and I’m pretty good at DMC. Boy was I wrong.

          • Did you try performing a melee attack from the balcony above as you fall, which wipes out half his health?

          • Play a Pyromancer and choose the black fire bombs as your gift to cheese him by just throwing 3 bombs at him.

            The Pyromancer has nothing to do with the fire bombs but its just a very easy class for beginners. I find the game much harder wearing heavy armour as it really slows you down.

    • I’ve put in about 5-10 hours on my PS3. Was getting my arse handed to me on the first (tutorial) boss, but once I worked out what to do, I discovered that he’s actually pretty easy to defeat.

    • The Asylum Demon? The first time you see him?
      Run away. There’s a small door on the left wall (from where you enter) that opens, allowing you to book it to grab some weapons ^_^

    • When you beat that boss it’s glorious (says the shell of a man whose been stuck at the third bonfire for 7 months!)

    • Yeah run away from the asylum demon the first time through that door @thecracks mentioned, APPARENTLY you can kill the demon with the broken sword fragment you start with but I know I’ve never managed it. There’s absolutely no shame running away from something with a weapon bigger than you are when you’re basically unarmed.

      Especially if you’re playing a magic using class since you can’t cast until you get the focus you pick up later in the level. I tried out a pyromancer yesterday, once I got the focus I took the demon down in I think 3 fireballs after I did the plunge attack on him.

      • Oh I ran. Should have seen me. I was like a gazelle. Its when I HAVE the weapons that I am useless.

        Practice makes perfect I guess.

  • Think I might actually try and finish XCOM Enemy Unknown with a fresh playthrough.
    Always get put off after a couple days of playthrough since the enemy have a natural ability to have a better accuracy, more power.

    If not XCOM, then I will either start to play the Jak and Daxter HD Trilogy or finish Borderlands 2.

  • I’ll be finishing Pirate’s Creed IV, then I’ll move on to Splinter Cell: Blacklist (unless Dark Souls finishes downloading before then).

  • Going to finish off Deus EX: HR DC. The Missing Link (that is now built into the story) was a bit of a drag. Also, I don’t think I’ve got all my Praxis points back at the end. I don’t know how many I had but after earning quite a few during this mission, I now have the same augments as what I started with. =/ It doesn’t matter I guess, I have all of the useful ones anyway.
    Once that’s done….Dark Souls. Oh boy.

  • Final Fantasy XIV, and working on my Dark Souls challenge run (I was doing it before Mark ever invoked the name). Basically a Caestus run with a high int character and only buff/enchantment spells permitted and only levelling with whatever I have after a boss or by way of stored soul items. I’ll also be playing a mix of Muramasa Rebirth and Bravely Default here and there.

    • At least social stuff seems to be appearing now on AC4 on PS4 – finally got a white whale and a royal convoy the other night.

      • Same on XBox, I was about 25 hours in and had already found a bunch of social chests and two white whales before I came across my first social royal convoy.

      • yeah I noticed last night the social alerts started popping up for things I was near. I guess it was a server issue and not player base.
        If the prosperous pirates ranking is the platform your on only then heaps of people are playing it on PS4.

        • Yeah, almost wish I was only starting now that’s fixed – would’ve collected all the extra social stuff just while playing the game. On 99% so just pottering about now before taking a brave pill and going for the last legendary ship. Eek. None of my PSN friends have PS4 though so not going to get shares from others. Such is life.

  • Well, I need to finish off Bulletstorm and then maybe possibly look at continuing dark souls while my housemate just smiles knowlingly. Jokes on him, I’m terrible at it

  • Demon’s Souls 😀 first time through, defeated phalanx and tower knight first attempt. Dark souls training has definitely helped.

  • Bit of GT6, bit of AC4. If I get some time to sit at the PC, then the PILE OF SHAME will be attacked with Mirror’s Edge which needs finishing.

  • I use to play Dark Souls but after dying to a certain boss for the 1,000th time i realised, i play games for fun and to *relax*. This isnt relaxing and im becoming more angry…. i never loaded up dark souls again 🙁

  • Weekend is pretty busy so not sure how much gaming will be done
    What time I do get will probably be spent on clearing out games. Started Stanley Parable so will probably spend some more time with that.
    Might see if I can finish off the last couple of missions of Sang-Froid. If we get plenty of time on Sunday may Mrs Tigs and I will start broken age

  • I could play some Dark Souls this weekend…

    However I’ll probably play “Clean your house and hide your valuables because your land lord is selling up and the Real Estate agent needs to take photo’s for the listing” the most.

    It’s a really shitty game.

  • I’ll be making a good sized dent in Bravely Default on my 3DS. Im thoroughly enjoying it, great story and deep mechanics. Its amazing. Will also be making a start on Persona 4 on my PS Vita TV into the wee small hours I should imagine : )

  • PS4 = Skylanders SWAP Force (cannot connect online for some reason – thanks Activision for screwing Australians – and so cannot currently get the platinum)
    PS3 = Skylanders SWAP Force (buggered if I’m going to spend hundreds on Skylanders figures and not get a platinum out of it somehow!)
    Vita = Dragon’s Crown. Up to about half-way I think. Pretty good but screen gets a bit crowded sometimes with foes and summons and party members.

  • This weekend I’m going to FINALLY push and get my legendary cloak in WoW, followed by some AC4 (for a late tot the party review) and some insurgency 2 I think.

    Having said that, there is a TONNE of crap on this weekend so it looks like I’ll only get a little bit of time tomorrow afternoon, and Monday morning (hangover permitting)

  • Meh, was going to play Dark Souls anyway. Finally installed it after buying it in the Steam Christmas Sale and after an hour in Lordran realised that the path with the huge ass skeleton isn’t the right one for new players.

    Any tips for a newbie besides that? (I believe my class and perk(?) are the default ones)

    • yeah spend souls on leveling gear and weapons not your character as the scaling is not like a typical rpg.
      Only level your character to be high enough for the gear you want to use early on. Once your fave weps and armour are near max then level your character alot.
      Also only level some stats not all on a character, you need to be a master of one not everything. So strength build, or dex build.

  • I haven’t finished dark souls yet – going through the DLC last time I played – then stopped at the dragon, cause he’s freaking hard.

  • Ah, yes, this weekend and on good ol’ Survival Day I shall be playing Amnesia, where I hope my own paranoia doesn’t alert Mr. Big Ugly Face to my presence.

  • Thanks to Serrels I’ve started Dark Souls again from the start. I’m playing worse than when I last played. Seems like I’m out of practice. Still, this is one hell of a game.

  • A bit of StarCraft 2. A little Diablo 3 and a smidge of Street Fighter.

    And I might attempt some BF4, but about half my connections just plain don’t work so I’m pretty put off that game.

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