What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

While the weeks have turned into a strange, primordial mush, we still have one thing to get excited about — video games. Whether you’re revisiting an old favourite this weekend or plowing through a new release, we want to hear about it.

I’m currently making my way through Final Fantasy VII Remake and have plans to check out the new Fallout 76 expansion, Wastelanders. (Fallout 76 is not iredeemable and that’s a take I’m willing to back up with facts.)

I’m also mighty tempted to crack open my still-in-plastic copy of Cooking Mama: Cookstar — but given that its recent controversies have led to eBay prices for the game skyrocketing, I might just hold off.

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There’s plenty of options around — this month has already seen a bunch of great games releasing despite coronavirus and crunch-induced delays pushing back some of our most highly anticipated titles.

If you’re playing through Final Fantasy VII Remake, don’t forget to check out some of our helpful game guides on the way.

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What’s on your list for the weekend?


  • What’s on my list this weekend you ask?
    Well even though those Super Mario 35th anniversary remasters are a long way off.
    I’ll still be playing the HD remaster of Ty the Tasmanian Tiger which I downloaded on the Nintendo Switch yesterday because while I’m waiting for the first ever Pokemon Shield Expansion Pass DLC The Isle of Armor to come out in June along with The Crown Tundra DLC that’s coming out in Spring and the 6th DLC fighter from ARMS for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to be revealed in the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in June.
    I still have a lot of to explore the Australian Outback in the HD remaster of Ty the Tasmanian Tiger while I still remain in self-isolation during the COVID-19 crisis.
    As for Ty the Tasmanian Tiger making his way to PS4 Leah you’ll have to wait a little longer until Sony and Krome Studios gives you a release date for this 2002 Aussie 3D platforming adventure.

  • Enjoying the journey through The Witcher 3 again. Only up to level 21, so a bit of gaming left to do before I can start on the DLC for the first time. Gwent still as satisfying as I remember.

    MTG Arena has released the Ikoria set, so deck brewing and discovering new synergies is on the cards (pardon the pun).

  • Total War Warhammer 2 free to play on steam might just finally give me the nudge I’ve wanted to actually buy the damn thing.

  • On bit of a whim, i installed Yakuza Kiwami. And i’m having a lot of fun, so i’ll keep having a go at that this weekend.

  • FFVII Remake
    Pro Evo 2020
    Doom Eternal (colour me underwhelmed thus far, hoping for an improvement)
    Animal Crossing

    That about covers it.

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