What Are You Playing This Weekend?

It seems too glorious a weekend to stay inside playing games, but I can’t resist a cheeky go at Killing Floor 2. Mostly, though, I’ll be on the move. Tomorrow I’m on my way up to Edinburgh for a few days, and I imagine the train journey will be filled with tablet games like Blackbar, 80 Days, the new Monument Valley episode, and Desert Golfing. It’s mostly going to be Desert Golfing, isn’t it. A growling laptop is my main system nowadays so I could play anything, but a train is perhaps not the place for amputation, decapitation, and evisceration. This is assuming I grow bored of scenery-gazing, which may be unlikely.

But you, lovely reader, what are you playing this weekend?

86 Comments

  1. dawnmane says:

    LEGO The Lord of the Rings with my daughter. By far the best of the LEGO games imho. Haven’t tried Jurassic World though. Also removing question marks from the map in The Witcher 3. The game really lags in the big towns, so I have to stick to the seas and the countryside. I don’t mind.

  2. CarbonCopy says:

    Witcher 3, same as the next month, I assume.
    I got to Novigrad and am now looking for Dandelion and this game is just so good! Every quest, every action is so much fun, I don’t think I got bored from the game at any moment so far.
    I think I dropped over 30 or 40 hours into it so far and I have a feeling that I’m about of a third of the way through, but that’s a complete guess. A lot of times, even when I like a game I want to finish it quickly so that I can play more games but with The Witcher I just don’t want it to end. It’s so much fun.

    • Jediben says:

      Yes!

    • YohnTheViking says:

      Same here, and the same for pretty much every weekend starting two weeks after it’s release…and I’ve only just gotten myself to Novigrad.

      There’s something genius about the way they’ve done the horse riding in the game. Just get on a road and follow it while holding down gallop, and you WILL come across something interesting.

    • Tacroy says:

      I kinda hit a brick wall in the zone just after the tutorial zone, all of the things I want to kill are giant mobs of enemies who’re twice my level. I mean I know I should just ignore them and follow the main quest a bit more to level up, but I wanna kill ’em so bad.

      Then Duck Game came out and I haven’t been able to play anything else so there’s that.

    • Zenicetus says:

      If you want to stretch it out — and even then, you’ll be leaving a few quests behind — don’t spend too much time in the main plot line (the quests listed at the top in your journal). The main plot quests will throw more XP at you and level you faster than the side quests and Witcher contracts, so you might end up over-leveled for some of the content in the later part of the game. Take a break from the main plot when it feels like a natural pause, and go explore the world and earn some Witcher coin. You’ll get the full experience that way.

  3. luis.s says:

    Far Cry 2, DiRT Rally and RRRRRRRRRRRRRE free weekend.

    I’m playing Far Cry 2 for the first time and it’s definitely intriguing. So far it seems it comes frustratingly close to being my ideal open world game, but so many little things hold it back from being that. One moment it sucks me in completely, then the next it reminds I’m playing a rather contrived computer game. But as someone who isn’t a big fan of shooters I’m rather enjoying myself.

    • Philopoemen says:

      respawning checkpoints make me sad

      • luis.s says:

        I don’t think I’d mind if they took a day or few to respawn. But when you come back through a checkpoint you cleared out a minute earlier to find it fully manned again it rather takes you out of the world they are trying so hard in other ways to immerse you in.

    • goettel says:

      Still my favorite Far Cry, but what killed it for me was that headshots don’t kill. Those bush fires though..

    • dangermouse76 says:

      Mods my friend mods. There are mods to change the attack frequency of the check posts. There is even a fabled no malaria pills mod. But I couldn’t work out how to do it. It requires editing files in much the same way you do for extracting GTA V settings.

      I loved the actual missions in Farcry, I got a real sense O could approach a problem in a myriad of ways. And unlike others found the AI to be pretty solid. They will hunt you down if they get a whiff of you.

      Damn now I’m gonna have to go download it again. Cheers.

  4. Nathan_G says:

    I’ll be carrying on with Witcher 3. It’s captured me like no other game has in years and years. I’m only level 21 so I know there’s still a shitload of quests left for me to do.

    Aside from that, I’ve got a list of itch.io games I’ve been meaning to take a look at for a while:


    There were a few others too but I stupidly didn’t bookmark those and can’t find them now :(

  5. melnificent says:

    Whatever I can get working on an intel hd 4600 while I wait for a new graphics card. Which provided you manage your expectations is a surprising amount. Even Arkham Knight works well enough at 720p… framerate are a tad under 30… but it’s just like playing it on a last gen console.

  6. Philopoemen says:

    Tales of the Borderlands Ep3 (must stop trying to play it on laptop with no mouse), and SWTOR, getting through all the class stories on 12x XP before the next expansion drops

  7. Csirke says:

    Arkham Knight!!!!

    I have the specified minimum video card, (GF GTX 660), so everything is turned down to minimum, although on 1080p, not the recommended 720p. The game runs ok most of the time, but I’m not really sensitive to that stuff. The only time it bothers me, is driving sections, when it can go down to single digit FPS-es.

    Still, I’m loving the gameplay itself, based on the game’s internal percents, I’m about 50% through. The story had some nice twists and turns already. And I actually like the Batmobile/Battank sections, although less then I love the other parts, but they’re still good. So, I’m having fun!

  8. Ames says:

    I bought a bargin bin joystick last week for 10 quid in Game. Turns out its a 90 quid joystick on amazon, so not so bad :D

    Since Ive never owned a joystick before this is a HUGE novelty for me.

    So this weekend im firing up Elite Dangerous and Warthunder, after spending a week configuring the controls, my weekend will be all spitfires and lasers and japanese zeros and asteroid belts and stuka dives and drifting in the cold of space. :)

    • CookPassBabtridge says:

      Cool. Which stick was it? Welcome to the STICKY CLUB – looking for a new name since 1973.

    • YohnTheViking says:

      X-Wing and Tie-Fighter are available….just saying…

  9. trn says:

    Having cast off the shackles of HotS I shall be enjoying the warm embrace of Grim Dawn and Divinity Original Sin.

    • mgardner says:

      Part of me wants to start D:OS now, but the other part of me says I should wait until the enhanced edition comes out (free content upgrade, save games not compatible).

  10. prof_yaffle says:

    I’m getting near the end of The Talos Principle so I’ll be playing that. I only need two more red symbols. Though once I’ve got those I need to get the rest of the grey symbols so I can see what they’re for.

    • prof_yaffle says:

      I figured it out. The grey blocks are to get to the top level of the tower.

      Should have been obvious really.

  11. Eight Rooks says:

    Wishing my PC could be moved into another room, so I could play pretty much anything for longer than twenty or thirty minutes, tops, without triggering temperature warnings. Oh well. I’ll take the iPad outside, probably. (Although 1) Blackbar is rubbish, and 2) that Monument Valley DLC isn’t strictly “new”, it came out as part of a charity promo ages ago.)

  12. frenz0rz says:

    I was playing 80 Days on a recent train journey from London to Newcastle, and almost didn’t want to get off at my destination as a result. It’s a wonderful game.

    As for this weekend, I’ll likely either carry on playing Wolfenstein or spent a nice afternoon with Football Manager. When my chums come online this evening, of course, it’ll mostly be Heroes of the Storm. Need to play some more Zagara before she goes off rotation!

  13. Awesomeclaw says:

    I’m currently torn between Warframe, Planetside 2, and the various games I picked up in the Steam (and others) Sales: Witcher 3, Dying Light, and the Castlevania: Lords of Shadows. So far Dying Light has held my attention for the longest, mainly because I’m saving Witcher 3 for after I’m done with the others.

    • Blackcompany says:

      Warframe has provided me an unexpectedly large amount of entertainment value. So much that I didnt money throwing some money at the Devs to buy some fun in game toys and support the game.

      Its mostly a co-op game, the RPS clan are all Excellent People, the game play and play styles available are many and varied. The missions are such that even “long” ones can be run in 30 minutes or so and many others require no more than 5-15 minutes. Its perfect to play for hours because the experiences are so varied and great for playing in short spurts, too, because you can take a mission, run it and move on to other things.

      Warframe gets you into and out of the action quickly, and missions rarely overstay their welcome, unless you voluntarily take on those run-this-5-times things. And even some of those are fun enough to actually run them 5 times.

  14. Kerr Avon says:

    Well, dear reader, I don’t think it’s going to be Batman Arkham Knight… If I get some free time it’ll just have to be some more of the best WWI flightsim ever made (Rise of Flight). Och aye Lassie away wi’ ye!

  15. lowprices says:

    Hearthstone, mostly. Got it on pc, tablet and phone, so it’s an easy obsession to enable. Finally started playing ranked games a month ago, and I’m enjoying it a lot. Only made it to rank 18 so far, so still early days.

    Other than that? Persona 4 and MGS: Peace Walker on the Vita. Probably going to be getting a PS4 in the next year or so, and there are a couple of series I’ve fallen behind on.

    • Awesomeclaw says:

      Peace Walker is easily my favourite MGS game. I played it pretty much to completion on PSP, and another playthrough on PS3 is on my ‘sometime in the future’ list.

    • Kitsunin says:

      Hearthstone, urg, I’ve been playing that too. Been stuck at rank 20 for many hours. The thing that makes it frustrating is that at least half the time I lose I can do a quick google and come back with “ah yes, they were playing the Zoolock deck” or any one of many more or less copied from a guide. Here I am trying to eke out my own experience and I’m finding I just don’t have the cards it takes to make any strategy I can think of work perfectly.

      And perfection is what you need when your opponent is consistently copying from someone who has likely played a hundred times more than you have, allowing them to copy that sweet perfection without even earning it. Still, I have to give it to the premade matchmaking that it still manages to find people who actually lose to me almost half of the time.

      And my experience with Arena is that it isn’t worth it. Get three or less wins and you lose out on gold and dust relative to just buying packs. I got five earlier and it still only gave me 15 gold and 40 dust for some reason!

  16. Xocrates says:

    Probably replaying Dishonored. The announcement of the sequel made me want to revisit it.

  17. Minglefingler says:

    Doom II through GzDoom which is either far harder than I remember or I’m a bit more rubbish now. Mind you I did play it on the playstation all those years ago and I think that version was easier than the pc one. It certainly had better music, to my ears at least.

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    neffo says:

    XCOM:The Long War, except most battles (and the lives of my team) are very short. (Chryssalids are scary now!)

    • Cyrus says:

      I’m also playing Xcom, though enemy unknown for the first time.. It’s jolly good fun and strategy games are certainly addictive I remember now.

    • HuvaaKoodia says:

      I’m still playing though my first Xenonauts campaign, which is close enough. Highly recommended, especially to those who were left cold by XCOM 2012 and its ilk.

      • mgardner says:

        I really want to try Xenonauts, but the tiny fonts make it unbearable on my laptop. I know there is a UI mod out there that is supposed to help, but for me it only changes the font size in the encyclopedia.

  19. goettel says:

    Just reached Skellige after clearing Novigrad’s main story in The Witcher 3. Great days!
    Unlikely, but if any gaming time remains this weekend I’ll go checkout Massively Overpowered’s ARK: Survival Evolved server.

  20. dangermouse76 says:

    More story mode minecraft for me. I have set up a nice base of operations for our 4 person team. We are in the divvying up of chores stage before we head off on our individual missions.

  21. Freud says:

    Valkyria Chronicles. I have a rather high tolerance level for anime nonsense, so I don’t mind the story parts. The tactical combat parts are fantastic. Better than X-Com.

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      Henke says:

      Really? I didn’t find the gameplay parts quite as good as XCOM, but overall I still enjoyed VC more than EU, because it gave me a story and characters I could care about.

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    Ninja Dodo says:

    I just finished playing Broken Age Part 2. I liked it but some of the puzzles were a little frustrating, particularly the ones that relied on the player using information Shay or Vella had no way of knowing. It also felt like there could’ve been a part 3.

    [SPOILERS]I kinda wanted to see what was behind the plague dam and it felt like what happens when Shay and Vella and their families re-unite could’ve been explored more. Would have been cool to have them team up Fate of Atlantis-style to take down Marekai and the other evil mutant-aliens. Actually taking part more in dismantling “[their] entire way of doing things” would have been more satisfying than melting two ships into a bridge at the front door and leaving it at that.[/SPOILERS]

    Some of that was touched on in John’s review(s) though I disagree with his general thesis of disliking the game as a whole. Overall not as strong as classics like Grim Fandango or Full Throttle, but a lovely adventure all the same. And the documentary was AMAZING. Still my favourite Kickstarter that I’ve backed by far.

    Next: Back to the Witcher 3. Just started (about to trap a griffin), and liking it a lot so far.

  23. welverin says:

    Definitely some Evolve.

    I’m half way through Ep3 of Tales From the Borderlands, so I figure I’ll finish that up. After that I have no idea. Maybe catch up on Life is Strange, try and finish Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, go back to Sleeping Dogs or one of the other things I’m in the middle. That’s if I don’t start something new, like one of the PS3 games I didn’t get a chance to play because my system died and it took a while to replace it.

  24. kahki says:

    Just begun a replay of Deus Ex. I’m still on Liberty Island, but already enjoying it immensely. Hard to believe it was 15 ago that it came out.

    I’m actually thinking of replaying all the games belonging to the Looking Glass/immersive sim lineage since it’s been a few years since I played any of them. I guess Terra Nova comes next now that it’s on GOG. Oh yeah, and I never did get to play Underworld 2, I should rectify that as well.

    On the interactive fiction side of things I’ve been playing Andrew Plotkin’s ‘Hunter, In Darkness’. I have Hadean Lands as well (the CD release no less, since I backed the KS), but wanted to play some more of Plotkin’s smaller works before plunging into it. (I’d only played Shade and The Space Under the Window before.)

    Her Story also counts as IF, right? I’m almost finished with that one. (Finished as in found all the video clips, not as in that I understand everything. I wonder if it’s even possible to understand the story completely.)

  25. Kefren says:

    Heroes of Might and Magic 2: Price of Loyalty Expansions (Voyage Home campaign, map 3 – has taken a number of attempts but I now control the southern area of the map, hopefully enough to start expanding into the north – was up until 4am playing it until I felt the area was secure and I could save).

    HOMM2 is the game that keeps on giving. Over 15 years since I bought it and I still haven’t completed every campaign/mission, and each new mission feels like an exciting story. Whenever I give up on a game because it didn’t grab me enough (e.g. this weekend Dead Rising 2, and Quest of Dungeons) I wonder if I am not giving it enough time: then I remember that HOMM2 grabbed me from my first game and never let go. I don’t actually want many other games this addictive!

    HOMM3 is amazing too, but not as charming, and it is the charm that adds to the replay value.

    Will try The Fall if I get a chance too, though I have a 10km muddy assault course tomorrow, chased by zombies, so might not get round to the PC.

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    Henke says:

    Got my grubby mitts on an Oculus Rift DK2 for the weekend, so I’m trying out various demos and things. Bought and played a good bit of BlazeRush yesterday, which is totally not the sort of thing you’d expect to work well with VR, but totally does. Also spent a couple hours with Alien Isolation’s VR mode, which is pretty unrefined and rough around the edges, but very immersive and great nonetheless.

  27. LordofMosquitos says:

    This weekend, I will be killing the floor too! (just registered to say this. Kill me)

  28. harrylime says:

    Picked up earth defense force insect armageddon in the recent wallet draining steam sale and enjoy it way more than i thought i would what with it being so repetitive.But its now my go to game for relaxing arcade like insect killing fun, wish i could join a decent online game, must be a blast to play with some good people at ones side.also picked up the dig in the gog sale as its one of the few lucasarts classics i haven’t played, and its also fantastic and looks gorgeous.

  29. MartinWisse says:

    Very probably playing Europa Universalis IV until way too late in the night, just like the past two weekends. And then wondering on the Monday why I got so little done.

    • mgardner says:

      EU4 for me too, after picking up all the DLC up to art of war in the Steam sale. What nation are you trying for your current game? I am Japan, and have finished uniting the island under my leadership and am colonizing towards America via Midway / Hawaii (hope I am not too late to grab some provinces in Mexico). I keep eyeing Korea, but their Chineese allies are too strong for me to tackle. I got excited when I saw they were in a war, and was ready to pile on until I was informed that since my leader was dead, the interregnum council would not allow me to start a war until the heir was of age, grr… Missed my chance. Good times.

      • MartinWisse says:

        Playing as the Ottomans on my first play through, now in the end game. Have gotten most of Eastern Europe under control, as well as North Africa and getting into India having absorbed Persia before.

        It’s been the most addictive game since CIV V or FM2015 for me…

  30. fish99 says:

    Dunno, played the first 3 hours of Arkham Knight last night, was running OK, but with some drops to 30-40 fps while driving. Might be better to wait for them to improve it and play it at a steady 60 fps. Not sure about the batmobile bits, and I’m kinda crap at the combat since I’ve forgotten how to play it.

    I fancy playing Dying Light actually, only got about 6 hrs in the first time.

    Otherwise it’ll be ARK which is now running sooooo much better and now has options to make the single player less grindy. Need to get back to New Vegas too.

  31. Wobsey says:

    I’m planning to play a bit of Rock of Ages and RAGE (allcaps!). Yes, it is officially Post-Steam-Sale-Backlog-Clearing-Time.

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      cyb.tachyon says:

      Ooh, RAGE. I really disliked it but I’d be curious to see if anyone else actually liked it enough to finish the game. Feels like it came out 3 years too late.

      It was very pretty for a desert wasteland for sure though!

  32. schlusenbach says:

    I’ll try to end Portal Stories:Mel. When that’s done I’ll play a bit of my second Witcher 3 playthrough and/or add several thousand Cims to my first european Cities Skylines city.

  33. Gibster says:

    World of Warships, they just did their final profile wipe before its goes Open Beta Test and everyone can join in, so us Closed Beta Testers are getting a head startt from the crowd (partially to just ease Match Making’s inevitable woes as the servers become flooded with new players). Currently grinding my way to the Aoba (Tier VI Jappanese Cruiser), after that I think I’ll pursue the American Battleship line.

  34. malkav11 says:

    Star Wars – The Old Republic. For all the paeans to Star Wars Galaxies, and its undeniable uniqueness as a game, I like The Old Republic about a thousand times more because its emphasis is squarely on things I value like story, characters, and gorgeous interesting worlds to visit, instead of boring fields full of generic monsters and frigging player economies and similar sandbox nonsense. That said, I ultimately fell away from TOR a few months after launch because as much as I enjoyed the class stories, there was too much generic (and kind of archaic) MMO in between those bits and after an initially promising Flashpoint that had narrative and (sort of) irrevocable group moral choices that branched the subsequent fights (i.e. you can repeat the Flashpoint and make different decisions, but no going back inside that run), the subsequent ones were just a bunch of combat.

    Well, now that they’ve got 12x XP on the class stories for subscribers, I’ve come back, because that lets you completely skip everything inbetween the good bits. And I’m discovering that, you know, the game presents like it’s not just KOTOR 3, but also 7 other KOTOR-style narratives that we would never have seen as singleplayer games because you’ve always got to be a Jedi and not a Sith or a smuggler or a bounty hunter or whatever. But it isn’t. Not really. It comes close enough to be worth playing, but there’s still a bunch of places where even though all the class stuff is instanced, it’s still compromised by the fact that it’s an MMO. There’s no scope for anything to ever actually happen outside of those instances (a conversation, at most). You can’t have a full party (though the single companion is more than a lot of MMOs give, granted). There’s scenarios that a singleplayer game would have run with, like being dragooned into an arena fight by a scary Dark Side Force user or sniped at by a rogue Mandalorian, that end up as one fight or perhaps a detail in some cutscenes with no in-game effect. There’s no risk, really, at all. You might lose a fight once, but then you just resurrect and clean up the remaining enemies. Etc.

    All that said, I still get into it. It feels a little like playing a tabletop roleplaying game. Not in the sense you might be thinking, but rather in that you have to do some of the narrative lifting in your imagination, be prepared to excuse a few seams here and there, etc. And if you can do that, there’s some really cool stories being told.

    Also I’ll try to make space to play Her Story and maybe catch up on Tales of the Borderlands. We’ll see.

    • malkav11 says:

      Polished off the Bounty Hunter story and am working on a Jedi Knight now. But I did make time to play (and adore) Her Story. I was hugely taken with it.

  35. PancakeWizard says:

    Just finishing off Tomb Raider which should’ve been called : LARA CROFT: THE CRUCIBLE, so the new one could’ve been called LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER, and started playing through Shadowrun Returns again. That SR theme tune is rather good, isn’t it?

    • Person of Interest says:

      The theme is quite catchy, although I’m a little disappointed at how much SR music is re-used in Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut (my weekend game).

  36. Nureaufan says:

    Warhammer Armageddon, World of Warships, Arkham Knight, and Jazzpunk. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep up in each one.

  37. bill says:

    Unreal.

    What do you mean I’m behind the times????

  38. drewski says:

    Rome: Total War.

    STRATEGOS!

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    particlese says:

    Just Skyrim. The Dawnguard DLC is turning out to be much longer than I expected, and I’ve been loving the exploration of the isolated realms (Soul Cairn and Chantel, so far). It feels like there’s a lot more non-loot reward for exploring those places than there is in Skyrim’s standard copy pasta dungeons, and since everyone seems to think the Dragonborn expansion was way better, I’m getting pretty psyched for that.

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      particlese says:

      Yay autocorrect and too-quick proofreading: “Chantel” should be “Chantry”, as in that Auriel-based area with the [spoilers] and the [spoilers] all over the place. So much lorey *glares at autocorrect* goodness!

    • fish99 says:

      I thought that maybe the people who found Dragonborn was way better were on a Morrowind nostalgia trip, because it has Morrowind music, armour, races and scenery. Personally I thought Dawnguard had a better story and characters though, plus you can play it as vampire or vampire hunter. The Soul Cairn was cool too.

      That said, Dragonborn has plenty of cool stuff, and a big new area, but the main story / antagonist is a bit forgettable.

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        particlese says:

        Well, judging by how giddy I got when that one NPC in the Cairn referenced Morrowind quite a bit — especially when I just baaaarely overheard him casually dropping a dialog bomb from that game — I might be one of Those People. I wasn’t all that enamoured with Bloodmoon’s Solstheim back in the day, though, so who knows.

        I tend to enjoy the world-exploration more than anything else in these games, so I think I’m okay with the antagonist and story being forgettable. That said, though, yeah: Some of Dawnguard’s characters are conspicuously good for a TES game, and the story is going along like some of the better in-game books about cool ancient happenings. There’s still a good helping of camp sprinkled about, to be fair, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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    cairbre says:

    Played the witcher 3 this morning. Great game. Might play from coh2 tomorrow

  41. MachineSpirit41 says:

    I think I am going to attempt Far Cry 2 – or maybe Attila: Total War, to get my history geek on.

  42. csbear says:

    Howdy, RPS! Long time lurker of this wonderful site and voracious reader of Adam Smith articles… checking in for the first time.

    I am juggling between Pillars of Eternity (love this game), Invisible, Inc. (very tense), and Bloodborne. Plan to start Witcher 3 as soon as I am done with Bloodborne.

    Want to get my strategy game back on with EU4 and GalCiv3 as well. Enjoy your weekend everybody!

    • MrFuture says:

      I’ve been spending a lot of time with gal civ 3 and I’ve been loving every moment of it.

  43. Zenicetus says:

    I finished Witcher 3 yesterday at level 35. I still had a small number of quests I might have wanted to do after the main plot, but the closure was so complete and felt so good that I just couldn’t enter the world again. Not for a few months anyway. It’s a goddam masterpiece of a game.

    Anyway, with Witcher 3 finally done, I can dip back into GalCiv3 and find out if I like it. There are a lot of rough edges but it’s growing on me. Needs future patches and modding, but that’s all in the works. And then maybe some flight simming in X-Plane and the FSEconomy game.

  44. RimeOfTheMentalTraveller says:

    I’ve been playing Dreamfall Chapters Book Three all day and I am fucking LOVING IT! The beginning has even stronger “hints” about the April-Saga connection or at least something along those lines, plus some classic pixel hunting, which actually felt nice. At least, I didn’t feel frustrated. From then on it’s packed with revelation and excitement in both Zoe and Kian’s branches, I am dying of awesomeness. Plus, Crow’s back and the dialogue in general has a lot of gems and nice little touches, so I’m taking a screenshot every few minutes. Also some gorgeous enivronments, we finally see Marcuria in daytime and both of Zoe’s new hairstyles are so on fleek it hurts.
    Anyway, when it gets dark here, I’ll play some more Alien: Isolation with my shitty earphones, I’m stuck at the first actual gameplay alien encounter. I’m either too slow or too fast, can’t figure out where it is, it’s scurrying all over the place.
    I’ll also probably try one or two times to finally get to the Womb endboss in Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, if I don’t get killed before Mom, that is.
    I also want to finish Bookworm: Adventures’ campaign, since it’s so short.
    Or maybe I’ll try some Hatoful Boyfriend instead.

  45. montorsi says:

    THE BATMAN. Halfway through, must finish. Maybe. It’s my favorite Batman of them all so far, minus the learning curve with the batmobile.

  46. Agnosticus says:

    After playing a ton of BoI:R, Nuclear Throne’s got me firmly in his grip…Damn you rogue-lites! A man gadda study!

  47. yan spaceman says:

    A bit of Driver SF, a bit of Borderlands 2, a bit of Banished and a bit of Men of War.

  48. Continuity says:

    Played some viscera cleanup detail, and some grey goo. I’ll probably continue with these tomorrow, might throw in some Dirt Rally.

    I’m not an RTS fan as a rule, but I’m liking Grey goo, high production quality classic RTS, not every often you see that.

  49. MrNash says:

    Trying to finish a replay of Anachronox, then I’ll be hopping into The Longest Journey for the first time. =)

  50. Notelpats says:

    I’m continuing my current game of Dwarf Fortress. So far, I’ve survived a werefox attack, a werebison attack which was followed by a werebison death spiral (which claimed about 50 dwarven lives), an encounter with two giant cave spiders and a deadly dust spewing forgotten beast.

    I have a lot of coffins, and a vampire in my fort, but I’m still going !

    • Continuity says:

      Can you recommend any decent dwarf fortress tutorials? i’ve tried it a couple of times and bounced right off the learning curve, which is saying something considering i’m fine with games like X3:TC

      • Notelpats says:

        There are several things I would recommend. The dwarf fortress wiki (link to dwarffortresswiki.org) is an essential tool that I always have open while I’m playing, because I’m always learning something new. You’ll find a quick-start guide on the wiki that’ll explain what you need to get going. After that, it’s mostly trial and error (painful death) until you know what you’re doing.

        Otherwise, if you’d rather watch some videos, I recommend captnduck’s tutorials on youtube. I started out by watching his tutorials about 4 or 5 years ago. He made an updated tutorial for the new 0.40 version. If you’re not too bothered by his Dutch accent, I would give his videos a go. Otherwise, Quill18 makes some good Dwarf Fortress videos, although I’m not sure they are suitable as tutorials.