Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 29-30)

Welcome to the weekend! We've got plenty of choice over the next couple of days with a new Game Pass title in Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master, three more Free Play Days offers, and the highlight of the week in the form of a massive Xbox Lunar New Year sale, which features discounts for well over 500 games. Hold on to your wallet!

Here's what we're checking out this weekend:

Fraser Gilbert, News Editor

It's got to be Hitman Trilogy this weekend. I've been so busy this past week that I still haven't had a chance to check it out on Xbox Game Pass, and I'm so excited to finally get stuck into it. Did you see that the VR mode also works on PC Game Pass? It's apparently pretty terrible right now, but I need to give it a try with my Quest 2 all the same.

My other answer is a boring one, but it's the truth — I'm just about to finish my second 82-game season in NHL 20, and unlike the first one in which I didn't even make the playoffs, I'm set to win the Pacific Division as the Canucks and go into the playoffs with a real chance of winning the cup. I know the game's old at this point, and I've got NHL 22 sitting in my library, but I can't give up on this Franchise Mode just yet. It's just too much fun.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

PJ O'Reilly, Staff Writer

Well, like everyone else - I'm assuming - I immediately grabbed the Hitman Trilogy as soon as it was available on Game Pass this week and am intending to get stuck in where I can find a bit of spare time. However, I've also found myself back playing Yakuza: Like A Dragon recently so that's gonna have to get squeezed in somewhere too as I'm absolutely adamant, after restarting from scratch, that I'm gonna see it through to the end this time. Shouldn't be too hard, as it's absolutely brilliant really.

Elsewhere, well, I'm pretty busy with review stuff, and I'll probably spend a little bit of time checking out that other game on that other platform, you know, the one with the little creatures that you need to collect and do battle with. Yeah, that one.

Enjoy you're weekend, whatever you're up or playing out there!

Ben Kerry, Staff Writer

This weekend, I'm gonna dive back into Battlefield 1, purely because I've got a new headset I want to try out. The audio in DICE's WW1 shooter is phenomenal, so I can't think of a better way to put it through its paces.

Elsewhere, I'll be trying to finish up my Claire playthrough of Resident Evil 2. I've just got to get through that pesky chess piece puzzle...

Have a good weekend, everyone!

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