What Games Will You Play This Weekend?

By Jim Rossignol on June 17th, 2011 at 6:21 pm.


Come on then. Own up to your plans for spending the entire weekend playing Terraria, along with 432,000 other people. (I know!) Or have your gone back to one of the Battlefields after that hype for 3? I know I have. We’re totally having an RPS Battlefield 3 clan, you know that, right?

I’m also oddly tempted by Spiral Knights. But I can’t be sure.

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237 Comments »

  1. Cooper says:

    APB: Reloaded.
    Although probably only for 30 minutes, until I once again get pissed off at the constantly stuttering performance on my comp that should run it ok.

    I keep meaning to drum up some APB action on the RPS forums, but, whilst it runs fine for most, it has some painfully poor optimisation for certain systems. Like mine. But it’s shaping up to be a pretty decent game, if team-based people shooting in a GTA rip off world is in anyway appealing…

    • dan. says:

      I will also be playing APB. You should hit up this thread, as we have a whole TWO (count ‘em!) people currently playing.

      I’ll probably also finish off my second play through of Mass Effect and, maybe, jump on the RPS server for some Bad Company 2.

    • ninjapirate says:

      Mmmh… playing APB as well. I’ll have a look at that thread!

    • havoc3d says:

      +1 to APB:R

  2. LazerBeast says:

    Terraria is definitely on my plate for the weekend, along with the games I just got in the Indie Variety pack via Steam.

  3. Hunam says:

    I’m gonna jump into Death to Spies after I got it cheap off Get Games last weekend and only ended up playing the tutorial.

    I also got Men of War cheap but the downloader seems to have borked that one.

  4. soulblur says:

    Shogun 2, some Terraria (to see if I can’t actually start liking it), EU3, Minecraft, Portal 2.

  5. pakoito says:

    Social casual games such as getting drunk and hitting on girls.

  6. Servicemaster says:

    Fallout: New Vegas.

    That 15 minute Skyrim demo made me put down my controller for LA Noire and start playing New Vegas again. And now I’m hooked, for a 3rd time. This time I guess I should check out those Great Khans since I’ve completely ignored them.

    • Vartesz says:

      +1.
      Playing it for the first time, and as someone who always wants to do every quest, the whole “kil-one-faction-in-order-to-advance-with-the-other-faction”-thing is driving me crazy ;). Can’t they just all coexist?

    • battles_atlas says:

      Feel your pain, for me heightened by my exploration method which resulted in me basically covering the whole map and all the sidequests before I even reached the Strip. As a result half the missions are screwed now. I wish they wouldn’t offer such freedom if they can’t code for it. Even though, or probably because, I had already convinced the Great Khans to (I think) attack the Legion, the NCR mission to sort them out got bugged, and I ended up having to slaughter them all just to progress. Felt kind of narked about that, given the two hours I’d spent previously buttering them up.

      Downloading AC Brotherhood currently, my first taste of the series.

  7. Premium User Badge tikey says:

    Mass Effect, some Magicka and TF2 if I can get the time.

  8. Ysellian says:

    It makes me all warm and fuzzy to see Indies be successful. ^_^ Anyway I’m probably going to be playing a little Starcraft 2 and Neverwinter Nights 2.

  9. Wodge says:

    I just finished Mafia 2, and it turns out that Vito is a dick, so I’m currently at a loss for what to do, i guess it’s spiral knights as the beta was rather good fun indeed.

    • Gar says:

      I’m playing Mafia II right now, and I think I’m very close to the end? Joe and I were hanging on the top of some construction project building, I shot my way all the way to the bottom, and now I can’t figure out how to exit the damn building. Joe is still hanging out at the very top too, for some reason. Google results seem to suggest this is a fairly common glitch…

      I think I’m going to try to give Dead Space another shot once I’m done with this game (if I even bother finishing), and if I can’t stick with that (I’ve tried 2 times already, quit after 15 minutes both times), I will probably move on to Mount and Blade: Warband

  10. jymkata says:

    I’d set it up. I was going to play Baldur’s Gate almost nonstop (everyone I know seems to have fled london, so I had nothing else to do)
    But then I found out that it didn’t want to run on my machine, and my character couldn’t run and I got all ADHD up in this bitch. So Project Zomboid/Season 2 of Deadwood

  11. Coins says:

    I’m trying to play Arma 2, but it’s so very complicated, I’m horrible at it. So I guess I’ll just return to Terraria. Trying to find a way to not get beat up by those damned imps.

    • jonfitt says:

      Where are you located (continent wise)? If you’re in the US I might be able to meet you on a server and explain some of Arma’s weirdness. If you’re in Europe, check out the RPS ARMA2 server thread in the forums.

  12. Premium User Badge SMiD says:

    I picked up Torchlight in the recent GG sale and I’ve got that click-kill-loot addiction. And when I need to take a little breather, I’ve got my Minecraft world just waiting there for me.

  13. Raziel_aXd says:

    I’ll enjoy my addiction for Crysis 2 MP, some Alice and hopefully some more Planescape: Torment. Uh, any Crysis 2 MP players here?

    • AlabasterSlim says:

      I play Crysis 2!

      AlabasterSlim on Steam or Gamespy.

      I’ll also be playing some ARMA 2 this weekend as I do every weekend. Probably some Mount & Musket tonight as well.

    • Raziel_aXd says:

      Good. I’m Raziel_axd in the game, I’ll add you and maybe we can guard some crash sites together. So romantic…

  14. MasterBoo says:

    Heroes of Newerth, my 2nd Witcher II playthrough and Frozen Synapse.
    Probably will also be testing the game I’ve developing (and in this stage, it’s not fun as it sounds :P)

  15. Jeremy says:

    I will be logging some solid hours into Alpha Centauri as well as Fallout: New Vegas. Just picked up F:NV on sale, so I’ll get all up ons and maybe try and mod (read: mod,break,reinstall,repeat) the game a bit. I’ll also probably play a little Terraria, though I have a sneaking suspicion that I’m actually pretty bad at that game.

  16. Gnoupi says:

    Some Terraria, some Quadsmash, an healthy dose of Brink, and probably some Magicka to warm up for the 21st

  17. disperse says:

    Spelunky mostly.

  18. Moni says:

    I think I’m finally going to get around to revisiting Far Cry 2, I’m appropriately in the mood for random machine gun violence.

    It’s also Dreamhack this weekend, so I’ll probably be mostly watching that. Does watching games count here?

  19. Jams O'Donnell says:

    I am playing games for the first weekend in MONTHS. I have to play some/all of:
    Portal 2
    Dirt 3
    Spacechem
    Amnesia
    Hot Pursuit

  20. Kaira- says:

    Probably I’ll do a rerun on “study for maths exam”, and after that I’ll probably play Winter Voices or Post Mortem/Still Life/Still Life II, depending on which I start.

    • westyfield says:

      I’ll be playing Maths Revision as well, and its sequel, Physics Revision: Maximum Planck.

    • Premium User Badge hexapodium says:

      I only have the expandalone, Economics Revision. I’m glad they put out the JM Keynes content patch though, it was hugely unrealistic before. It’s still a bit arcadey now, to be honest, but the Financial Crisis DLC has completely changed the balance if you’re playing on a social democrat server.

    • Wunce says:

      Have you guys tried the spinoff: Discrete Mathmatics Revision? Most people don’t like the direction they took with the series but I feel that it gives for much more cerebral gameplay.

  21. Deano2099 says:

    Dragon Age 2, finish of Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations, and maybe a bit of LA Noire.

  22. Wizardry says:

    Some ultra-hardcore spreadsheet-like turn-based party-based old-school CRPG.

  23. Koozer says:

    I’ll be mostly on Terraria and poking at the innards of Gamemaker to wring some kind of ship equipment screen out of it.

    Oh, and Link’s Awakening.

  24. Premium User Badge Colthor says:

    I’m going to try and get into Europa Universalis 3. If I can manage Dwarf Fortress, I can manage anything Paradox can throw at me! Right?

    Otherwise I might play Halo: Original Dance Sound Track.

    • Vandalbarg says:

      Right! Although they’re complicated in different ways. A lot of DF’s legendary difficulty comes from the Byzantine labyrinth of a menu/controls which take a while to get used to, whereas EU3 is fairly easy to learn. If you’re big into strategy games as a whole you’ll take to it like a duck to war torn water. Enjoy!

    • Coins says:

      I think DF is easy compared to EU3, although some of the controls are just as well hidden…

    • Premium User Badge Colthor says:

      Amusingly, the interactive tutorials in EU3: Complete are broken. Oops!

      Never mind. I’ve picked Castille, the game’s telling me to conquer things, I have a big army, a big navy, and tiny, weedy neighbours. What can possibly go wrong?

    • Om says:

      Just don’t conquer so much that a) the rest of the world hates you (ie, your reputation) or b) your people hate you (ie, your stability). The biggest mistake that newcomers to EU make is to invade everything in a decade. Relax and pace yourself; you have centuries to play with

  25. Stompywitch says:

    Probably Dungeon Siege 3, downloading right now!

    Also looking to get a round or two of Space Hulk: Death Angel in, though…

    • Stompywitch says:

      Played two rounds of Death Angel, lost two rounds of Death Angel.

      Fucking genestealers.

      (That might be where I went wrong, thinking about it)

  26. Gotem says:

    maybe I’ll get strongbad game now that they are really cheap at telltale store.
    if not then some TF2 of course
    and eitherr magicka or aquaria
    and might give it a little more chance to spiral knights, seems nice, but I don’t see me playing it too much

  27. Hmm-Hmm. says:

    Minecraft. Maybe a bit of Blood Bowl (LE, of course). Or perhaps some flash games, game demos and the like.

  28. Theodoric says:

    Definitely back to Bad Company 2 for the moment, shifting between the regular game and Vietnam. Still got Battlefield 2, 1942 and 2142 lying around, but I can’t get them to work on my PC because of DLL problems. :/
    Ah well, when I get my new graphics card, which I’m getting for the explicit purpose of making Battlefield 3 run beautifully, I’m reinstalling Windows. It’s smooth Battlefield sailing from there on out. B-)

  29. Jake says:

    Amnesia when it’s dark and Sentinel Homeworld on my stupid phone. Might try and get into the Witcher 2, I’ve struggled with it so far.

  30. godkingemperor says:

    Hat Tycoon 2, I hope to find a new hat before hitting my drop limits

    • noom says:

      I heard they’re introducing guns to Hat Tycoon 2. It’s totally going to ruin in.

    • godkingemperor says:

      Guns? In Hat Tycoon?

      Typical Valve, always ruining things.

  31. MiniMatt says:

    Prolly spend a good amount of time getting the crap shot (and sometimes exploded) out of me on the RPS BC2 server. Last night’s sesh did see my pitiful 0.49 k/d ratio change at long last. It’s now much, much worse :o)

    • Cable says:

      don’t worry it gets better i too did once have a k/d ratio of 0.4 but now after much time and effort i am at .58 and i feel like a real man, one day i hope to reach the glory of 1 but that is still in the distant future.

  32. coldvvvave says:

    DoW2:Retribution.

    As much as I’m frustrated by bugs( MELTA STORMTROOPERS DAMMIT) and my current inability to focus and pay attention.

    • Premium User Badge Arathain says:

      It’s an awfully unkind game if you aren’t paying really focusing and paying attention to everything.

      “Eh, boss? You know the boys we sent to take that point? Well…. they ain’t comin’ back.”

      I get to hear the Grot say that one a fair bit. Poor Sluggas.

  33. Pictoru says:

    Magic the Gathering 2012 ftw ! with Frozen Synapse on the side ….and some 2′s [Crysis 2 , Mafia 2 , Witcher 2] aka “work work work”

  34. DeathGOD1235 says:

    I’ll play some games on my ps3,but on pc i’ll probably play BF2 (or BC2),Minecraft,Terraria,The Elder Scrolls: Arena and Oblivion

  35. Wulf says:

    I’m in the middle of replaying Morrowind again. I can’t get over the level of quality there is present in the user created mods for it, it never ceases to amaze me. It’s always better than any DLC.

    And after Morrowind I plan on going to wander the Deserts of Anequina for a bit, in Oblivion, and do whatever content there is there, including buying a house, and generally just enjoying the damned beautiful ambience. I can’t get over how much Anequina looks not only better, but more interesting, than Cyrodil. By a wide margin. The Imperial lands are boooring. (Could they get more dull and uninspired? Also, could they use more bloom?) But I’m tempted back by the beauty of Anequina. Plus elephants!

    Aside from that, I’m poking around in Terraria. Building my mega-home there is enjoyable, though I’m utterly disappointed that NPCs aren’t moving into my apartment complex. :C Those are nice apartments! And I’ll likely be poking LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean again, seeing how much more hidden stuff I can find.

    S’about it.

    • Premium User Badge Petethegoat says:

      I tried reinstalling Oblivion a while back, modded it up all nice.

      Then I started a game and couldn’t get over how much worse it looked than Morrowind when modded up all nice. :/ So blurry and just eugh.

  36. logan says:

    Finishing up Singularity before starting Fallout:New Vegas. Not sure what the Friday night drinking game is going to be yet. Maybe Brink. Ehh.

  37. Snesso says:

    I’ll be playing KotoR

  38. Jubacat says:

    1: Alpha Centari – Missed this while I was playing EQ when it first came out so making up for lost time.
    2: Starcraft 2: I’m just so damn bad at this game, but I will sink some serious time in it.
    3: Frozen Synapse: moping up all the multiplayer turns I have building up and progressing through the campaign.

    and a maybe
    4: Pick up the indie bundle on steam that has Swords and Soldiers and play a few of those.

  39. man-eater chimp says:

    I’m about halfway through Arkham Asylum at the moment, so I’ll try and finish that. Terraria, Spiral Knights and League of Legends may also take up some time.

    If I don’t run out of time playing games this weekend I have Atom Zombie Smasher, Machinarium and Capsized to play through from the variety pack!

  40. Diogo Ribeiro says:

    I was planning on finishing Ghost Trick on DS this weekend but I managed to finish it last night. So, I then had some plans but the girlfriend is coming over this weekend. So, now I have new plans, which are basically the same as those for this weekend delayed to the coming week.

    These involve replaying Morrowind (which recently dawned on me that it shares, though very slightly, resemblances to Monster Hunter in terms of preparing for and recovering from combat), playing Duke Nukem Forever, and just about every 2D Castlevania title. Also, watching some Hammer Horror era movies.

    The last two activities may or may not be related to something I’m writing.

  41. meeper says:

    MegaMek. I just haven’t been able to get into any of the games I’ve recently purchased, so I’ll just go for some old fashioned PvP BattleTech.

  42. Berious says:

    I shall be 1/2 paying attention to Eve Online missions while refreshing Dungeons of Dredmor(awesome looking indie roguelike with a point and click interface) blog to see if they’ve got a release date.

  43. Baf says:

    I intend to finish up Prince of Persia (2008), which I purchased in a Steam sale a few months ago but didn’t get around to starting until last weekend.

    I’ll probably give The Cat and the Coup a look too.

  44. Tonamel says:

    Having just bought Starcraft 2 last week, I’ll be investing some time into finishing the SP, and then some protoss practice vs AI before finally doing my placement matches.

    Also Terraria.

  45. frenz0rz says:

    Blood Bowl. Lots and lots of Blood Bowl. Legendary Edition, of course.

    Started playing it again last week and I’m lucky enough to have two or three clanmates who also play it regularly. We’re thinking of setting up a clan league soon, and depending on how many people we get, it might be an elf-only league. This is because our last two leagues inevitably ended up being predominantly bashy affairs, and thats not too fun for the only agility team out of 7 or 8, particularly if your players are somewhat expensive.

    Anyway, I’ve got 15 teams in the Auld World open league in various states of development, from a 950TV Dwarf team to a 2450TV Lizardmen team that desperately needs trimming. Time to sack a couple of skinks, maybe. Either way, I’ll probably be playing it all weekend.

    My clan has also been getting back to Bad Company 2 recently, so there’ll likely be a bit of that. We’re also predominantly a L4D clan, so even though I’m more than a little sick of it after 600+ hours across both games, I’ll likely be playing some at one point or another. Oh, and my friend is about to get Dawn of War 2, so there may well be a little 3v3 multiplayer going on as well.

    Oh, and I’ve got to get my Jobseeker’s Allowance sorted now that I’m out of uni. Although filling out two hours of forms isn’t particularly fun…

  46. Diogo Ribeiro says:

    Oh, also, D&D: Daggerdale. I played like 15 minutes and managed to not throw up, though I suspect I would if I reached the 20 minute mark. Just about everything is horrible in it, so, yeah. Though I’m not on the games journalism side of things at this time, part of me still feels the need to get knee deep in terrible electronic plaything and judge them.

  47. fritz says:

    Nothing but WoT. Need my T9 med for clan wars.

  48. Premium User Badge Fede says:

    Not sure. I’ll pass at least 20 hours on trains and planes, and the only thing I’ve decided upon is King’s Bounty. But sooner or later I’ll fancy something else and change.

    • Squirrelfanatic says:

      Ohhh King’s Bounty. Why can’t I ever finish you?

  49. pblackburn says:

    Minecraft
    Terraria
    Bad Company 2 (if it ever finishes updating)
    Red Faction Guerrilla co-op
    Star Wars Galaxies (trial run!)

  50. WingNutZA says:

    A nice hard session of Engineering Economics 310 on Saturday, followed by intensely studying the user manual for Analogue Electronics 310 until Tuesday.
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    Stupid exams.
    ಠ_ಠ