Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty Four
Posted by Dave Letcavage
Runnin' with the devil and flippin' balls
Welcome to What Games Are You Playing This Weekend, also known by the uber-popular acronym WGAYPTW. This is a laid-back feature that allows us to share our upcoming weekend gaming plans with all of you. By providing a little window into our personal lives, you can learn what makes us tick as gamers and learn which writer's gaming tastes may align with yours. But it doesn’t only work one way. Once you’ve read through the words we’ve prepared, we’d love if you would head to the comments and tell us about your weekend agenda, as well. Trust us, it's the right thing to do.
With the introduction out of the way, it's time to get this party started.
Ken Barnes (@SuperKMx)
This weekend, I'll be trying to improve my scores on the Marvel tables on Pinball FX2 on Xbox One. Most notably Guardians of The Galaxy and The Avengers. Guardians is seeing several pX team members battling it out for the top spot right now and I have no doubt that the scores will be flying in thick and fast. I'll also be looking to get into Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on Xbox One after reading Josie's review earlier in the week. I haven't really gotten into any Diablo titles thus far, but this is as good an opportunity as any. I've also neglected my plastic musical instrument obsession of late, so I think there's at least a couple of sessions of drumming in the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band 3 in my future, also.
Dave Letcavage (@DRL)
After an unplanned week away from home and work, I think I need to dedicate this weekend to getting caught up on everything that had to be put on hold during that time — which is, unfortunately, a lot. That doesn't mean that I won't find the time to participate in my most beloved hobby, I just won't have as much freedom to go at it as hardcore as I usually do. When I end up needing a break from computer screens and keyboards, it's Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition and Pinball FX 2 that will be first to get my attention. I'm also interested in adding another game to my Vita library, but I'm not sure which just yet — Stealth Inc. and CounterSpy are being considered. Other than that, it'll be random indulgences if none of the above-mentioned games match my mood. Who knows, maybe I'll be too distracted by the "Every Simpsons Ever" marathon on FXX to care about games.
Anthony Bacchus (@Anthinator)
I don't normally play competitive games online but it looks like some of the pX staff really love their Pinball FX2. It's all in good fun, but I'm really going to hunker down this weekend and try to top the rest of my fellow staff on the leaderboards. Wish me luck everyone!
Now that Telltale's The Walking Dead: Season Two is concluding next week, I'm thinking now is the time to boot it up and experience Clementine's undoubtedly disturbing adventure. I wanted to wait for all of the remaining episodes to be released before tucking in. If it's even half as great as Season One then I'll be more than happy.
If everything works out, then I'll spend the rest of my weekend playing Child of Light on Xbox One. I had played and enjoyed my time with it when it first launched, but I easily got sidetracked with other things. Now, I'm ready to give it another go.
Eric Santana (@EricDS)
This weekend I'm back home and ready to get back into my routine. I've missed out on lots of Gamescom news being away, so when I'm not reading, I'll be working in a few hours of gaming. First, I want to give Hideo Kojima's and Guillermo Del Toro's 'PT' demo a play. The first two Silent Hill games still give me the creeps, and it looks like these two talented men are bringing back the horror that has been missing from survival horror in recent years. (Norman Reedus starring in it is a plus, too) I'm thinking a good scare might be a nice change of pace for me.
I've been invited by some co-workers to be the fourth player in a couch co-op crusade of Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition. I'm partial to the Witch Doctor and Demon Hunter, but since the Crusader looks awesome, I may need to give that class a go. It's been a while since I've played Diablo, so I expect lots of death and laughter as we try to get through to the Reaper of Souls content.
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright comes out next week, so I dove back into Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies to brush up on my courtroom skills. I really am a fan of the mysteries and humor in both series and can't wait to play this crossover.
Josephine Johnson (@MegaKILLScreen)
This weekend I will be fighting my way through Nephalem rifts in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition. Although I feel this latest edition is a little easy, I've decided to spice it up by going for a hardcore run as I'm fairly sure the horror of permadeath will kick me back into touch. To get over the stress of accidentally killing my hardcore character, I'm tempted to pick up The Golf Club as I'm coming round to the idea that I probably quite like golf games. It snuck up on me, first a little Super Monkey Ball Golf, then some Powerstar, and all of a sudden I'm getting excited about new releases - I don't know how this could have happened!
Justin Gieni (@Headestroyer4)
Last weekend I utterly failed! I did not catch a goose, I did not finish Tomb Raider and I did not fully engage “butt mode” in Shovel Knight. So this weekend I'll change things up by delving into the non-stop arcade frenzy that is Siesta Fiesta. This pinball/pong/brickbreaker-like title is at the least addictive and at the worst sleep depriving in nature (ironically).
My second and only other commitment this weekend is to play some Titanfall and Peggle 2 with pX readers I missed last weekend! Oh, and we sort of have this pinball thing going on at pX, so i'll try my best to best the editors scores in Pinball FX2.
So you made it this far, huh? That means it's your turn! What games are YOU playing this weekend? Share your plans with us in the comments.