Welcome to another weekend! There's plenty of new content to check out on Xbox Game Pass over the next few days, including Maneater, Conan Exiles and MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, along with various sales on over 300 Xbox games, a brand-new release in Biomutant, and Xbox Series X upgrades for Saints Row 3 and Human: Fall Flat!
Here's what we’re jumping into over the weekend:
Fraser Gilbert, News Editor
You know what I've been doing a lot recently? Going back and playing my non-backwards compatible Xbox 360 games on the original hardware. I've been trying to earn some achievements towards the Microsoft Rewards 10k challenge (yes, even Xbox 360 games count), so I've been digging out some old football games!
I'm sure that will continue this weekend, but in terms of modern games, I'll definitely be dipping back into Knockout City. I've only had a chance to play about an hour of it so far, but I can already see that it's definitely my type of game, and with a few more hours of practice I'll hopefully be a bit better at it! Fingers crossed.
Have a good weekend, everyone!
Daniel Hollis, News Reporter
I'm on such a Sonic hype after this week's announcements so I'm playing the severely underrated Sonic Forces. I know, I know, "it's terrible" - I disagree. I'm having an absolute blast on it, and it's invoking memories of Sonic Generations, which I herald as being the greatest game in the franchise. I may just dip my feet into Sonic Mania a bit, too.
Additionally, I'm still ploughing away at Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Honestly, I'm struggling to get through the first game. It feels dated in so many aspects, not just its vehicle controls. I'm eager to get through it and onto the second game pretty quickly, but it's a bit of a struggle. Still, it's been great to fuel some nostalgic childhood memories. With that and Sonic, I feel like a kid again.
Have a great extended weekend, everyone!
What Xbox games are you playing this weekend? Let us know down in the comments below.