What Are You Playing This Weekend?

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Image: Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout

Hear me out here. What if you took the idea of a battle royale, but it was more like a putty version of Mario Party that didn’t make you want to die inside? That sounds like good fun for a weekend, right?

With infections sparking up around Sydney, the prospect of going outside is increasingly wracked with anxiety. That makes staying inside, and investing time in the little things — chores, meal prep, video games — a lot more enticing.

And when you throw something like Fall Guys into the mix, weekends seem a little bit easier.

The battle royale indie, which made a huge splash at PAX Australia last year and has been enjoying a streamer-fuelled hype train over the last week, is having another beta this weekend before its release on August 4.

And the game comes at a really good time. In a similar vein to Microsoft Flight SimulatorFall Guys offers a great escape from the anxiety and misery of the world right now. It’s not relaxing the same way as a bush flight is, but it’s a hell of a lot funnier, and laughs are always good to have.

Beyond that, I wouldn’t mind going through a bit more of the Halo 3 campaign, and working my way up the Valorant ladder. There’s something about the way the guns in that game handle that still really jives with me. Plus, there’s only a few days left in the current competitive season.

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What are you playing this weekend?

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  • Ideally, some Halo and some Sea of Thieves (now that I’ve got me a snazzy new Halo themed ship set).
    Probably, work!

  • I’ll be out of commission this weekend after I get all 4 wisdom teeth removed tomorrow morning but I’m at least glad I have got the platinum trophy for Ghost of Tsushima yesterday. I think during my recovery I’ll play something chilled out like Animal Crossing

  • Don’t forget Fall Guys is one of August’s PS Plus freebies. (The other being Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered which is already available.)

    I’ve been playing Farming Simulator 19 and have spent way too much time harvesting soybeans lately. Hoping to get some upgrades this weekend. But otherwise, I am not playing anything new. There hasn’t actually been much that I have wanted to pick up lately. : (

  • I’m continuing my adventure through the Yakuza universe.

    Halfway through 4 now. After that, still have 5 & 6 plus i just picked up Judgment in the PS Winter Sale.

  • I just brought Ghost of Tsushima
    but I am still playing Last of Us Part 2.
    I finally updated my Fallout 4 Mod Today (so no more that, unless it is buggy)
    and maybe a few things from Humble Choice (if I get it tomorrow)

  • Ghost of Tsushima, Monster Hunter World (which looks gorgeous in 4K with DLSS) and probably some more American Truck Simulator.

  • Officially, Yakuza 6. But that will require me to stop playing Slay The Spire and I can’t do that, even though I want to.

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