What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?
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Happy Friday folks. Let’s close out the week strong.

It’s a big day for game releases, and there were even a few that waited until later in the week to announce they were dropping today (looking at you, Bear and Breakfast). So there’s every chance we’ve got a lot to get through this weekend.

Nintendo’s dropping Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Digimon Survive is finally out (though, suspiciously, it arrives without early review access for media, usually the sign of a stinker in waiting). The Sims 4 has another new expac out. There’s a ton of great indies out today as well. Hitman 3‘s got that new level out, which might as well be a whole game on its own. There’s just a lot to be going on with this week.

For me, I’m digging into Endling: Extinction is Forever, a game about a fox family trying to survive in a world ravaged by humans. I also have a couple of review games to sink a little time into. I can’t actually say what they are because I’m under embargo, but you’ll hear about those soon enough. Finally, it’s a Gold And Glory Weekend in Sea of Thieves so I definitely want to get some Athena’s Fortune grinding done while the 2x multiplier lasts.

What’s Ruby playing? Bear and Breakfast. Do you even need to ask? When I logged on for our morning editorial meeting, she was already playing it. You’ll be hearing about her adventures in the game next week, I’m sure.

And with that, over to you, mates. What’s on this weekend? Are you picking up one of the many new releases? Do you have anything you’re planning to catch up on? Have you got anything on IRL that’s particularly exciting? Let us know in the comments below. We love hearing what you’re up to.

As always, thanks for hanging out with us this week, we really do appreciate you being here. Whatever you get up to this weekend, stay safe, be well, and we’ll see you back here on Monday.


  • Genshin, polishing off Mad Max and helping the boy build yet another base in Minecraft that he will inevitably destroy with TNT.

    • Mad Max was an underrated game. Perhaps because it was yet another third-person open-world WB game to use the Arkham combat system, but like Sleeping Dogs (not actually a WB game) I thought it brought enough of its own flavour to justify its seat at the table. Mostly thanks to some decent vehicular combat.

      • So underrated.
        I played it ages ago but never finished it in my usual obsession with getting and exploring everything so I wanted to give it another chance.

        I can see why it gets overlooked, the basic loop can get numbingly simple and repetitive quickly but it still manages to surprise and fascinate me with some really impressive details.
        The cars, combat and their interaction with the world, the fantastic attention to buildings and bases cobbled together with various pieces of salvage, the beautiful areas that go well beyond simple desert.
        Even the historical collectables provide an interesting level of insight and lore into the world that is often ignored.
        (The parts about the ocean rising and then quickly receding, followed by the terrible stench of the exposed ocean floor caught really caught my imagination)

  • Have you downloaded the free Kao The Kangaroo Summer Drip DLC yet David?
    Also since BANDAI NAMCO has today released Digimon Survive I’m sure some Digimon fans will be playing this game on both Nintendo Switch and PS4 but not me though since I’m a not a huge Digimon fan.
    Anyway I’m playing some Mario Kart 8 Deluxe this weekend because I need to get ready for Wave 2 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass which comes out on August 5 next week also over the next couple of weeks I will need to stock up on some more Nintendo eShop gift cards for me to download the BANDAI NAMCO remake of PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC coming out August 26 and I also need to get ready for the upcoming October 21 ATLUS release of Persona 5 Royal along with Ubisoft’s Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope coming out October 20 Kirby’s Dream Buffet coming out for Nintendo Switch soon and the November release of Pokemon Scarlet.
    Make sure you cheer on on Aussie team going for gold in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games David and I’ll see you back here next week.

  • I needed an emotional break after the intensity of two souls games (DS3 + Sekiro) and The Last of Us P2. So I’ve been cruising through Far Cry 6, which is fun as expected, it may not be a high point for the series (3/Primal/5/New Dawn are all better and great games) but the main missions, the outposts, the yaran stories, even the racing events, it’s all fun and I don’t know what else I could ask for in a game like this than fun. I still really want to see what would happen in a large open urban environment with Far Cry gameplay but I guess this wasn’t the game to try it.

    If anything my main complaint would be that it’s too easy, almost the very beginning of the game you can unlock armour piercing ammo, that with my aim and a pistol makes helmets etc meaningless as I headshot my way through too few enemies (seriously, sometimes I trip an alarm just so they can send backup and I don’t need to bother with stealth unless it’s for kicks), and I actually miss the feature in New Dawn of outposts being attacked or abandoning them to be taken over so you can come back to take it again with tougher opposition. So yeah, basically it’s fun but stale, with this game we’ve hit the point in the series where it needs a truly major change and overhaul in the main entries (not just the experiments in the fantastic Primal/New Dawn spin-offs which are actually my favourites in the series) to move it forward.

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