What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?
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Ordinarily projecting what you’d play over a weekend would be easy, especially with the increasingly restrictive lockdown measures in Sydney. However, there’s a few things holding me up on that front.

The original plan — besides finally rolling some new Ascent characters with friends — would be to spend some more time with an early build of Company of Heroes 3. It’s a game I’ve had access to for a little bit, and while I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve seen so far it’s also super early days. There’s a lot of placeholder assets, optimisation quirks and bits and pieces that need ironing out. Which is all fine for a game in an early alpha state. But I want to mess around with a few more things before putting some impressions out there.

Of course, I might not be playing anything at all. My mother has been exceptionally sick — as in, this might be the last few days/weeks. Service NSW was kind enough to confirm that I had an exemption to visit them, although due to not owning a car, some major transitions internally and some other things I can’t really get into, it’s not practical for me to stay with my parents for a couple of weeks. So it’s this weird thing where I’m calling every day, seeing how they’re going, waiting a little on edge to find out when it might be time to drop everything.

Not really something I’d wish on anyone.

So that’s really the game I guess I’m playing this weekend and every day for the next little while: The Anxiety Game. Definitely wouldn’t recommend. But amongst all of that, I might get some more time in The AscentGTFO or Company of Heroes. But we’ll see.

What are you playing this weekend?


  • Grounded it’s free to play for this weekend only on Steam! The event ends on August 2nd.

    Its a sandbox survival game about kids being shrunk and lost in the backyard fighting insects and spiders.

  • That’s an unimaginably tough situation Alex. Wish you and your family all the very best. Take care of yourself and talk to people a lot.

  • Starting ME3LE. Last time I played 3 was around the Extended Ending DLC came out so it’ll be my first time through the Citadel DLC.

    I actually liked the multiplayer in 3 (except the loot box aspect) and the Datapad app was loads of fun.

  • Ive been playing the old ratchet and clank games. Currently up to the third.
    I still dont know why they changed the hacking mechanic in every game, its bizarre, it also got WORSE with every game.

  • that’s a rough situation with your family Alex. I wish you and your family all the best.

    I saw Marvel Avengers is having free weekend so I grabbed it, otherwise I’m almost done with the NG+ of Scarlet Nexus

  • Sorry to hear that Alex. I went through something similar with both my parents a few years ago, though without COVID and lockdowns. That must make a scary, stressful time even harder. Best wishes to everyone involved.

    This weekend is largely New World Beta and a new AC Valhalla play though leading into Francia.

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