What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?
Ghost of Tsushima (Screenshot: J Beyondurant (Email)

The weekend is finally here after a long working week and that means two full days to sink time into some games I’ve been neglecting.

I’m in the hot seat today while Alex takes some well-earned time off. That means I get to share with you what I’ve been playing lately.

Sadly, it’s nothing much exciting. There have been a bunch of great games released lately but I’ve only really added Ghost of Tsushima to my list.

It’s everything I’ve ever really wanted in a video game — lush landscapes, interactive open worlds and it’s all set in feudal Japan.

I’ve sunk some decent some hours into it, playing the main mission and finishing various side missions to help liberate some of the island’s regions from the Mongols. I’ve also enjoyed the sometimes-frustrating mythic tales in my pursuit for getting the slickest feudal Japanese armour.

But even though it’s beautiful and engaging, I’ve found myself neglecting it for something most Gamers would sneer at.

It’s still NBA 2K20. Yes, it’s terrible and full of frustrating micro-transactions but it’s also comforting. I get the ball, I dribble or pass the ball and then I shoot the ball. Something my brain can effortlessly do after a full day of work.

I’m slowly slogging away at a full NBA season, as if COVID-19 never happened, my player’s in the running for MVP and the 76ers are atop of the conference. It’s very far from reality and I love it.

Forgive me Gamer gods, for I have sinned.

Eventually, I’ll get bored of that too. It’s inevitable when you’re playing 82 games of essentially the same thing but while I like to think I’ll dive back into Tsushima this weekend, I won’t.

I’m the wandering eye boyfriend, NBA 2K20 is the shiny thing I spy and my disgusted girlfriend is Tsushima.

But enough about me and my gaming transgressions, what are you playing this weekend?


  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2 most likely, because its fantastic and one of my strong contenders for GoTY.

    Should get some more SAO in, both AL and HF. Work on the story more in PSO2, poke around at the usual horde of mobage I play. I’ve hit critical mass on those so I’m looking at pulling back to a couple. Probably SINo and Azur Lane. Of course, we’re finally get the Phantasy Star mobage next week so… yeah!

    I also have to do my weeklies in Resident Evil 2 Remake. I had been doing them during the week, but I’ve been a bit burnt out the last few week, so cramming them in Saturday morning.

  • I’ll mostly be playing PSO2 this weekend, working through story episodes to get the cat emote and working through ARKS missions to get the sweet cosmetic rewards. Fashionframe is endgame… wait, wrong game.

    Though I do want to check out Heart of Deimos sometime…

  • I haven’t been able to put down Crusader Kings 3 all week, so I can’t imagine I’ll be playing anything else – even though my current lackwit has managed to lose 95% of the empire his father left him.

  • I’m up to Assassin’s Creed: Rogue in my playthrough of the entire Assassin’s Creed catalogue. It’s an interesting mix of elements of III and IV, and the “hunting assassins” mechanic is pretty fun

  • Avengers because despite being launched in an very rough state and despite there being some serious flaws in the systems, for whatever reason the game is making me smile *shrug* sometimes its the least likely games that grab you.

  • Dark Mist/Bloodcard (same devs, similar games, both great card ganes), Monster Train if I get bored. Maybe some Parkitect, which is always great.

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