What Are You Playing This Weekend?

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Given that most of my weekend will be occupied with moving - or facilitating the move of my partner into my place - it only seemed appropriate to find a shot of the best item from Metal Gear Solid 5.

Boxes. Moving boxes. A whole lot of them. That'll be my game this weekend, real life Tetris. Throwing out cardboard boxes, unpacking other cardboard boxes, cleaning, moving a bed and just generally shifting shit about the house.

Not particularly exciting. But practical! And it will save both me and my partner literally hundreds of dollars a week because rents in this state are top-notch fucking bonkers. Don't even ask how much.

Should things actually calm down and I get time to game, I've got three things in mind:

  • Destiny: Because I've racked up something stupid like 80 strange coins over the last fortnight. Xur sold nothing but garbage last week if you were a Titan, and if worst comes to worst this week I'll just buy exotic engrams and crush them for the shards. I'm almost 380, which is nice since I'm looking forward to Wrath of the Machine.
  • Chroma Squad: the officially licensed Power Rangers RPG! It's jolly good fun so far.
  • Final Fantasy 15: Keen to see how it runs on the PS4 Pro and how much oomph you get if you're just playing at 1080p.

I also picked up Redout over the Steam sale, which totally nails the sense of speed. I don't know whether I like it more than Formula Fusion at this stage - the way FF lets you upgrade different parts of the ship is really neat - but FF is still in Early Acccess, so there's that. The new cockpit mode looks cool though.

What are you playing this weekend?


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    Got XCOM 2 in the PS sale, so I'll dig into that. I've only just started, but it's really fun so far and a good example of changing the formula of a game to keep it fresh while still being true to the coredesign that made the game great in the first place.

    Just got the move controllers for PSVR so I'll give Batman VR a shot as well. Maybe even buy Job Simulator.

    Other than that, it'll probably be heaps of Overwatch.

    Last gaming night of the year with friends before everyone focuses on family, so we're going all out.

    Point blank 1/2 on an old CRT I just bought, hotd 2/3/overkill, ghost squad.

    And some five player Nintendo land, nba jam, and a bit of wii sports for good measure ( going for fruit in archery, slicing, table tennis, 100 pin bowling).

    And I just bought mankind divided, so that's my weekend.

    Still working my way through Uncharted 4. I'm also doing a casual playthrough of Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 on Hard now that I have a Japanese copy.

    After that, maybe Bloodborne maybe not Bloodborne. Probably Bloodborne.

    Final Fantasy XV and Planet Coaster.

    My park is fucking wild.

    Final Fantasy XV - regarding pro support Alex, there's no current benefit to the Pro except some downsampling which introduces frame pacing issues. I've been playing on the "Lite" mode to avoid the stutter. Apparently, a new patch will unlock the frame rate while playing at 1080p, so I'm keen for that.

    Titanfall 2 is having a free weekend, so I'll be trying that out, even though I am a bit burnt out on PvP games.

    It's cool, there's always time to take Moving Rage out on the Cryptarch and innocent bystanders in Crucible

    Dishonored 2 if this 4gb patch means it doesn't run like dogshit on my 1080.

    Maybe some GTA V, now I've got a computer good enough to actually run it.

    Edit: Some Serious Sam 3: BFE as well.

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    If work allows, I'm giving Worlds of Final Fantasy a try.

    Though a quick try of it last night has me thinking the game as a bad identity crisis.

    It may have the Final Fantasy brand but it seems to be a mix of everything from Pokemon to Kingdom Hearts (the latter of which I've never played) and is littered with Final Fantasy characters.

    On the plus side, it is bound to be more enjoyable than the train wreak that was Final Fantasy 13. I gave up on it (and basically the series) because it was a movie dressed as a game with a battle system that just wore out my patience.

    Overwatch Competitive Series 3, I'm going to hit Diamon or ima die trying. Or if I'm getting sick of losing I'll get stuck into Pokemon Moon which I have really enjoyed so far.

    I have 180 uni papers to mark though, so I don't think I'll play anything :(

    Have installed and patched FF15 but had absolutely no time to play it. So that :)

    FFXV on a boring old regular PS4 with a boring old regular HDTV.

    Also if anyone knows how to stop a US launch-day PS4 from sounding like a jet aeroplane when it's running FFXV, please let me know. It's driving me bats.

      Try cracking open the case and giving the internals a dust. I was shocked at how much dust was in mine.

    Lords of The Fallen. Still chipping away at it. Maybe some Dishonored DE or Hitman.

    Will be switching between Darksiders: Warmastered, Final Fantasy XV and Watch Dogs 2.

    Watch Dogs 2. I got Dishonored 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider and FFXV but i'm not allowed to play them until Christmas. Doesn't really bother me because whenever I start a new game I never end up returning to the old game.

    Personally, I love Watch Dogs 2. I have no idea how far into it I am but Ratio was just killed by the Tezcas so I can continue waiting for Christmas.
    I'll keep going with Pokémon Sun too. My cousin is getting Moon so Christmas day will be filled with Pokémon battles. Also, first time ever I've used a Pikachu!

    Picked up Legacy of the Void yesterday. Haven't played the other two SC2 campaigns in a while though so I'm starting with Liberty of Wings this weekend.

    I'm two missions away from finishing my No Powers playthrough of Dishonored 2.

    Once I do that, Platinum trophy.

    Then I might play more Titanfall, maybe even start playing FF15.

    I can't believe I'm saying this but I'll be playing D3 all weekend. Fired it up during the week and can't put it down

    Watch Dogs 1 - 2 more missions to go, also either Sunset OD or Star Wars Battlefront maybe

    Still working my way through Carmageddon Max Damage after discovering it had appeared in my library! Such a good game!

    Maybe try finish battlefield 1. It's not that it's a bad game it just hasn't grabbed me. I dunno if it was all the hype or what. But yeah it's a good game but a not so good game at the same time.

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