Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (December 25-26)

Welcome to this special Christmas weekend! Hopefully you're getting a chance to relax a little bit over the next few days — plenty of us will undoubtedly be playing some Xbox games to mark the occasion. If you haven't received anything new as a gift, you've still got an incredible list of recent Game Pass additions to check out!

Here's what we're diving into this weekend:

Fraser Gilbert, News Editor

It's kind of difficult to predict what I'm going to be playing this weekend, but assuming I get some free time, it'll probably be some NHL 22 (I'm very much in a hockey mood right now), more Halo Infinite, Metacritic's Xbox Game of the Year Hades, and The Forgotten City on Game Pass — which I'm really enjoying based on the bit I've played so far.

There's a chance I might be playing some of the LEGO Harry Potter Collection as well, which I've never actually tried before, so that'll be interesting. I'm a big fan of the newer LEGO games like The Force Awakens, but some of the older versions feel quite dated in their design in my opinion, and I know Harry Potter was released quite early on in the franchise. We'll see how it goes...

Have a good weekend, everyone! Merry Christmas!

PJ O'Reilly, Contributor

Well, as a dad of two young boys I'm almost certain I'm not going to be getting a whole lot of free Xbox time to myself over the next few days but the console will certainly still be getting used for lots of Just Dance 2022, a house favourite here, alongside Fortnite, Roblox and Minecraft and all that good stuff my kids love playing these days.

If I do happen to get a chance though, I'll be hopping on for some PGA 2K21 action. I picked this one up during the week and have been absolutely loving it so far, it's pretty no frills on the presentation front, for sure, but the gameplay is top notch and there's tons of tutorials and help to guide you along as you get a handle on successfully pulling off tricky shots. I'll also definitely dive into some Halo Infinite multiplayer, if only to grab some of those fancy cat ears and to test out my brand new Elite controller which I very, very cheekily ordered myself a few days ago.

Have fun whatever you guys are up to over this Xmas weekend, don't eat too much (do eat too much), put your feet up and enjoy it all. Merry Christmas!

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