Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 18-19)

Welcome to the weekend! We've got a lot of great stuff happening on Xbox right now, including betas for Diablo IV and Exoprimal, Xbox Free Play Days titles such as Anno 1800: Console Edition and Session: Skate Sim, a massive set of sales with over 600 games on offer, and more recent Xbox Game Pass games to check out!

Here's what we're playing this weekend:

Fraser Gilbert, Editor

I feel like there's a lot I want to play this weekend, and barely any time to play it in. My main focus is on WWE 2K23, which I'm having an absolute blast with so far - I think it's the best game in the 2K series to date.

Elsewhere, I'm hoping to dig into Valheim for the first time as part of Xbox Game Pass (hopefully with a friend if we can match up schedules) and Xbox Free Play Days is also looking pretty interesting to me this week with the free trial of Anno 1800: Console Edition and also Session: Skate Sim. Hopefully I can find the time for those!

Have a good weekend, folks.

Ben Kerry, Staff Writer

It's a vague one for me this weekend! I'll certainly be playing bits and pieces — likely checking out both of the recent Modern Warfare 2 and Halo Infinite updates — but aside from those I'm undecided.

I just wrapped up The Last Of Us on HBO so of course, I'm extremely tempted to replay the original game on PlayStation, while I'm also thinking of blasting through Bioshock Infinite again ahead of its 10-year (!) anniversary next weekend. Decisions, decisions...

Have a great weekend!

PJ O'Reilly, Staff Writer

I'll be busy, busy, busy most of this weekend but I will definitely be taking some time to check out the Series X version of the excellent Valheim, which I've already pumped some serious time into on PC. I highly recommend jumping into this one if you've yet to give it a shot, and be patient in the opening hour or two as it finds its feet and then casts an addiction spell on you.

Elsewhere, I've got Guilty Gear Strive ready and primed for action, although my kids will most likely steal my controllers to play Hot Wheels Unleashed most of the weekend as they've been really enjoying that over the past few days, so I may get less time scrapping with Sol Badguy than I'd like to.

Have a nice weekend!

Craig Reid, Video Producer

This weekend is my BIRTHDAY WEEKEND FOLKS!!! Sound the alarms! (Well technically my birthday is on Monday but for me it’s a loooong weekend so it still counts). To celebrate another cycle around the sun I’m going to tuck into the Diablo IV Beta. Love me some Diablo, y’hear!?

Next week we’ve got bleddy Resident Evil 4 coming out! Madness! Who’s stoked? I must be because my wallet looks a lot emptier (thanks to the Capcom sale blessing the Xbox Store) after picking up the original Resident Evil 4 and the Racoon City Edition containing Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3 & Resident Evil Resistance.

Happy gaming, folks!

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