What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?
Image: Age of Empires 3

There’s no better time for conquest, carnage and pillaging than the weekend, as it turns out.

My video game plans for the weekend are going back in time, so to speak. I’ll be spending a bit more time with Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition, a game I’ve enjoyed so far. More than when the game first came out, funnily enough, although I have been playing through the Asian Dynasties expansion content, which I never played when it was first released.

There’s also probably a visual element that’s helpful — AOE 3 has always had a bit of a problem when it comes to making unit counters visually easy to parse, and the Asian nations are a bit easier on that front than, say, some of the European or First Nation civilisations.

So, I’ll be spending some time with that. I’ll also be going into another week of annual leave before the madness of the next-gen embargo/release window properly begins. It’s going to be a long few weeks working through the next-gen consoles and all the different games that become available, especially when you throw giant open-world titles like Assassin’s Creed, or the hugely awaited Cyberpunk 2077 into the mix.

Still keen as mustard for Cyberpunk, though. It’s going to be a fun time. But until then, that leave will give me a bit of space to knock some other things off my list. Jackbox Party Pack 7 launches this week, so I want to check that out for sure, and I really want to spend some time playing Hades. My partner has been mainlining that, and it looks too good to ignore.

What are you playing this weekend?


  • I’m, weirdly, still all about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. I’ve only just gotten into it and now I’m at the end of the main story. I like it so much I’ll be buying the DLC.

    • Had the same experience with Odyssey about a year ago. Well over 200 hours later I’m still not finished the 1st DLC.

  • I’ve finally got back into Hollow Knight so will likely be playing some of that.
    My daughter is still keen to get more dinos in Jurassic World Evo so will be working on that

  • Hopefully Ghost of Tsushima new game+ if I get a spare minute.

    Loved it first time around but found it a bit too easy on Lethal mode

  • I’ve gone back to playing Forza Horizon 2 for some reason, and also been trying to finally finish The Last of Us 2 (still not sure how I feel about that game but want to finish it before I pass judgement). Also going to set up the VR and give Squadrons a run. Apparently it’s amazing in VR.

  • What I should play and finish (and uninstall)
    Ghosts of Tsushima
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    but what I will most likely play
    Stardew Valley
    Fallout 4

  • What I shall play:

    SAO: Alicization Lycros
    SAO: Re:Hollow Fragment
    Idola Phantasy Star Saga
    Action Taimanin (Its SFW. Honest)
    Azur Lane

    … and maybe some Nier Automata

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