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

Welcome to yet another weekend! It's our last one before December, and we've got plenty of great games to enjoy on Xbox including the new releases of Teardown and ARK: Survival Evolved (amongst many others), more Free Play Days offerings, and the Xbox Black Friday Sale is still ongoing for a few more days as well.

Here's what we're playing this weekend:

Fraser Gilbert, Editor

I'm a little bit stuck for what to play at the moment as I eagerly await the release of Baldur's Gate 3 on Xbox. That's the game I want to pull my attention towards for the rest of 2023 at least, so everything else is kind of in the background - I'm flirting a bit with Red Dead Redemption 2 and Hogwarts Legacy, but not in any major way.

I might actually go back to the original Xbox and Xbox 360 a bit more this weekend as a result. Burnout 3: Takedown is calling to me again, while on the 360 I'm in the mood for some Virtua Tennis and maybe even Blur if I can find it!

Have a good weekend, folks.

PJ O'Reilly, Staff Writer

This weekend is the first in a while where I have a decent amount of free time for my own gaming so I'm gonna be digging into Forza Motorsport properly for the first time. I've played a bit already, it looks and plays incredibly well, but I've yet to really spend time with it so looking forward to that.

I may keep things racing with a bit of EA Sports WRC too, I picked it up at launch and have yet to get started, and I expect my kids may hog the Xbox a little for some Teardown, which they love, and of course ROBLOX, which is 24/7 in my house.

Have a great weekend!

Craig Reid, Video Producer

Ahoy gang! This weekend I’m hopping into a time-machine to travel back to my 2009 bedroom to kick it with Buck, the Rookie and the rest of the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers in Halo 3: ODST - thanks to Halo: The Master Chief Collection. I started it this week and it hit just right. I’d say ODST is exactly what I need right now - an iconic blast from the past to make me feel all warm and fuzzy heading into December.

I’m also going to continue with DREDGE’s The Pale Reach DLC, which is insane value for money when you consider it's only £5.99. Speaking of a bargain, I’m looking to offload my Rewards points on a voucher before I miss out on some of these Xbox Black Friday deals. I’m not sure what I’ll get at the moment but I’m thinking of maybe bagging Control Ultimate Edition or Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Happy gaming folks!

Ollie Reynolds, Contributor

I can’t really say I’m playing a great deal at the moment, but do you know what game I’ve been dabbling with recently? Geometry Wars 2! Good lord, it’s so good. I’m still top of the friends leaderboard after all these years too, with 23,084,150 in the ‘Evolved’ mode. There are still over 43,000 people worldwide ahead of me, but I’ll take it.

Other than that, I’m kinda tempted to jump back into Dead Space (the remake of course) again, just so I can make sure it deserves a spot in my personal top five games of the year.

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