Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 24-25)

It's time for the weekend! If you're looking for ways to keep busy on Xbox, we've got lots of new Xbox Game Pass titles including Dead Island 2, the arrival of the FFXIV Open Beta, three Free Play Days titles, and plenty of great deals!

Here's what we're playing this weekend:

Fraser Gilbert, Editor

I didn't get around to trying Dead Island 2 when it was included with Xbox Free Play Days last week, but now that it's part of the Xbox Game Pass library, it's time to give it a go! This was a nice surprise addition to the service a few days ago, and based on what I've heard about it so far (including our review), I think I'll have a good time with it.

Elsewhere, I'm still playing Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown and also a bit of Pocket Card Jockey on 2DS of all things (I know there's a Switch version, but I love the DS one!), and I'm planning to jump back into Baldur's Gate 3 as well.

Oh, and I also bought the Disney Classic Games Collection recently. Has anyone played that? I'm enjoying the ability to rewind my mistakes (of which there are many), and some of the extra behind-the-scenes footage is pretty neat.

Have a good weekend, folks!

Ben Kerry, Staff Writer

Should I play Bluey: The Videogame? It's just been added to Xbox Game Pass and for some reason I want to try it for something a little more relaxed this weekend. Maybe I'll do just that if I get the chance to give it a whirl.

I'm also thinking I might load up Halo Infinite this weekend to try out the five new Firefight maps, and I'm continuing with my playthrough of Hogwarts Legacy too. I'm not rushing with my wizarding adventure, but I'll keep chipping away at it to see what this world has in store.

Have a fun weekend!

Craig Reid, Video Producer

It’s been a few weeks since I contributed to our weekly gaming plans. Mainly because I was off on holiday exploring California’s many sights and sounds, but I’m back now and jet lag is destroying me. So, this weekend I’m genuinely going to play through Bluey: The Videogame. What can I say? I don’t have kids, but still love the show - it’s wholesome as heck.

Besides learning a thing or two with Mom, Dad, Bingo and Bluey, I’ll be submitting most of my free time to the Joker in Balatro - not the Batman’s main slice, no - the 150 different Joker cards in this wicked Poker roguelike game. Has anyone played it yet?

Oh, and I’ve been plugging away at Final Fantasy VII Remake as fast as I can in time for Rebirth next week, AND (phew, take a breath here Craig) squadding up with friends in Helldivers 2 - which is honestly my GOTY so far. It’s just too funny.

Happy gaming, folks!

What will you be playing on Xbox this weekend? Let us know down in the comments below.