Welcome to the weekend! If you're wondering what to do over the next couple of days, don't forget we've got the massive Xbox Games Showcase 2023 and Starfield Direct events on Sunday, and there are also new Xbox Game Pass titles, a new Free Play Days title, the Lies of P demo, and a massive Xbox Deals Unlocked Sale to take advantage of.
Here's what we're playing this weekend:
Fraser Gilbert, Editor
Unsurprisingly, I'm not going to be playing many games this weekend. My focus is firmly on the Xbox Games Showcase 2023 taking place this Sunday, although I may still find the time to squeeze in a bit of Street Fighter 6 over the next couple of days - I somehow seem to be doing pretty well online so far!
I'm also still debating what to buy in the Xbox Deals Unlocked Sale. NBA 2K23 is 90% off this week, and I haven't bought an NBA game in a couple of years, so that might be worth a shout. It's the 160GB file size that puts me off...
Enjoy the weekend, folks.
Ben Kerry, Staff Writer
Like Fraser, I'll probably be spending most of my spare time trying to touch grass this weekend - it's going to be a very busy few days as we tackle the big showcases! I'm getting super excited for the Xbox event on Sunday though, for sure.
If I do manage to cram a little bit of gaming time in this weekend it'll probably be on Battlefield 2042. As an avid Battlefield 4 player I'm still not wholly convinced by DICE's latest effort, but its new re-imagined map is giving me a reason to boot the game up again. Let's see how that goes in the coming days and weeks.
Have a great Xbox Showcase-filled weekend!
Craig Reid, Video Producer
Ahoy folks, this weekend I’ll be busy getting myself ready for the Xbox Games Showcase on Sunday but I’m hoping to find some time to continue playing Railbound. If you haven’t heard of it before, it’s this charming train puzzler. Honestly, it’s such a lovely game, I highly recommend it - good for achievements too!
If I’m lucky, I’ll keep grinding on Diablo IV too. I’m 3 levels away from a level 50 Druid, so I’m eager to hear that achievement pop! I’m also really tempted to start a hardcore character too… has anyone had any luck with a hardcore character of their own?
PJ O'Reilly, Staff Writer
This weekend, besides readying myself for some exciting stuff at the Xbox Games Showcase, I'll be playing as much Diablo IV and Street Fighter 6 as I can possibly squeeze in. I'm absolutely in the throes of a serious addiction to both at the moment, not a bad problem to have, but it is difficult to decide which one to settle into of an evening without feeling as though the other is being neglected.
Elsewhere, I've also started a run of Amnesia: The Bunker. I'm not very far in just yet, but I am loving the overall vibe so far. The violent trenches and spooky bunkers of World War One make a fantastic setting for a horror game as it turns out. Have a great weekend!