Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 22nd)

It's the weekend! Time to sit back, play some games and chill out. This week is a bit quieter than the previous ones, but Rust Console Edition is out now, and there's still a ton of Xbox Game Pass titles that have been added, including SnowRunner and the wonderful The Wild at Heart. Not only that, but there's some great games to take part of for this week's Free Play Days, including the phenomenal Gears 5.

With that being said, here's what we’re jumping into over the weekend:

Daniel Hollis, News Reporter

Well, this was the site's first week without Fraser, so I hope you've not grown too sick of me over the past few days. I'm going to chill out this weekend and check out The Wild at Heart. The art style looks absolutely gorgeous, and I love its Pikmin influences in the gameplay. Might be an indie hit on our hands.

I'm also replaying Resident Evil Village again. I need to level up all my guns so I can cause some devastating damage to the lycan hordes on a higher difficulty. But my new release this week is going to be Rust Console Edition. I've had my eye on it for years, but never really been much of a PC gamer, so I'm interested to see what the fuss is about. I'm not to best at survival games, so if anyone has any tips, feel free to drop them in the comments and let me know!

Have a safe and fun weekend, everyone!

PJ O'Reilly, Freelance Contributor

Hello. This weekend I’ve got lots of review work and other bits and pieces to plough through so my leisurely gaming time is going to be scant. However, what little I do manage to muster will 100% be spent with the glorious SnowRunner, which is now available on Game Pass. I played a lot of this on PC when it initially released last year and have been secretly hoping it’d come to Microsoft’s subscription service so I can kick back in comfort on my couch and make some gnarly driving manoeuvres through its many natural disaster-ravaged levels.

If you’ve never played this one, or its excellent predecessor Mudrunner, I really can’t recommend it enough, it’s hugely engrossing stuff with some excellent damage and physics models to wrap your head around, a real challenge.

Have a good weekend, whatever you’re up to or playing, stay safe out there

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