Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 8th)

Welcome to the weekend! We're sure many of you will be diving into the new release of Resident Evil Village over the next couple of days, but if you're not, there's also a batch of new Xbox Game Pass releases to enjoy, another selection of Free Play Days titles, and over 400 games included as part of the latest Xbox sales.

Here's what we’re jumping into over the weekend:

Fraser Gilbert, News Editor

I'm not really the biggest Resident Evil fanatic these days (I used to be, but I'm too much of a scaredy cat to play them now!), so I'll be skipping Resident Evil Village this weekend. I've still yet to play any of the most recent entries...

Instead, most of my time this weekend will be devoted to Star Wars fare. I wrote about how much I'm enjoyed LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens again after its FPS Boost on Xbox Series X earlier this week, and I've also been jumping back into the original Xbox port of Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, which isn't bad at all.

Outside of those, it'll be the usual stuff for me - a few sports games, and a couple of new Xbox Game Pass additions. I've played bits of Steep in the past but never really delved into it, so Game Pass is the perfect excuse to hit the slopes, and I've been told by Pure Xbox staffer Mr. Daniel Hollis that I really should try Dragon Quest Builders 2!

Have a good weekend, folks.

Daniel Hollis, Staff Writer

Much like the majority of the gaming world, I'm going to be playing A LOT of Resident Evil Village this weekend. I've been avoiding spoilers like crazy as I'm super excited, so I'm looking forward to uncovering all of its secrets. Having been playing previous entries the past few months, I couldn't be more prepared for it.

I'm also taking the week off to recharge, so plenty of games are going to be consumed. I've finished my first playthrough of Nier: Replicant, and will more than likely keep playing to discover the other endings. But I also want to spend quite a bit of time with Dragon Quest Builders 2. I've done nothing but try and convince all my colleagues to play it all week, so I better practice what I preach. If you haven't played it, you should - it's great.

Have a great weekend, everyone! See you in a week!

PJ O' Reilly, Freelance Contributor

Hello. Game Pass continues to fire out a ton of belters for me to get stuck into, far too many to actually manage to finish if I’m being honest with myself but, nevertheless, this weekend I’ll be diving into Dragon Quest Builders 2 with my kids and getting reacquainted with Destroy All Humans! I’ve had a fair shot at DQB2 on Switch and it’s a really good time, so am looking forward to checking it out with the added graphical grunt of Series X, and Destroy All Humans is just a classic so yeah, can’t wait to run through that all over again too.

I’ll also be continuing to make my way through the absolute horror show that is a Village of Shadows difficulty playthrough of Resident Evil Village. I’ve been through it all on normal mode for my review already, but the ante really has been severely upped here, with even the opening werewolf assault claiming my life a ridiculous number of times before I finally managed to fluke my way through it – and that’s with high-powered gun unlocks carried over from my completed game save! I’ll do anything for a handful of Xbox achievements.

Have a good weekend whatever you’re up to or playing and try not to get bitten by anything.

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

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