Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (April 22-23)
Image: Dead Island 2

Welcome to the weekend! There's plenty to keep you busy on Xbox over the next couple of days, including multiple new Xbox Game Pass titles, some great Free Play Days offerings, the arrival of Dead Island 2 and many other great new releases, and over 200 new deals including as part of this week's Xbox Store sales.

Here's what we're playing this weekend:

Fraser Gilbert, Editor

It was a lazy Thursday evening of boredom earlier this week in which I decided to hit the "Buy" button on Disney Speedstorm. The gameplay is very fun (and addictive) so far, but I'm also a bit worried about the structure around it... you can definitely tell that it's going to become a free-to-play game eventually. That said, I've been playing it non-stop over the past few days, and it's definitely going to be my main game of choice this weekend.

I'm also back in the mood for some Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy lately on Xbox, which was removed from Xbox Game Pass a few weeks ago, but I immediately went out and bought a physical copy as I've been enjoying it so much. I'm not actually a big Marvel fan in general, but this game is definitely worth trying regardless.

Have a good weekend, folks!

Ben Kerry, Staff Writer

I am absolutely, definitely, categorically going to jump back into Resident Evil 4 this weekend. After life events and extensive hands-on time with Dead Island 2 got in the way, Resi got put on the back burner, but I'm determined to get stuck back into Leon's shiny remade adventure this week.

Elsewhere, I've been back into Gears of War 3 multiplayer lately because I just can't let go. Yes it's almost 12 years old now, but the game is still fantastic and FPS Boost has made it a much more playable experience in 2023. Gears 3 for life!!

Have a jolly weekend, all.

Craig Reid, Video Producer

Ahoy PX Folks! This weekend I’m going to slay the undead masses, then once I’m done, I’ll take a shower and sit down in my living room to play Dead Island 2. Fraser called me out today, saying I’m going to spend my weekend sucking at Disney Speedstorm and y’know what? He’s not wrong… I do suck at it, BUT I plan on gettin’ gud, so watch this space. Belle and I are going to tear up the tarmac Disney Princess style!

Happy gaming and have a lovely weekend!

What Xbox games are you playing this weekend? Let us know down in the comments below.