Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Two
Posted by Sammy Barker
Saturday (and Sunday) night
Has it been two weeks already? It certainly doesn’t feel like it, but the calendar never lies. As promised earlier in the month, we’re back to recap all of the games that are vying for our attention this weekend. But this isn’t all about us – we want to know what’s going to be flirting with your console’s disc drive (or cartridge slot) over the next couple of days. Feel free to share your gaming itinerary in the comments section below.
Sammy Barker, Associate Editor
I’m currently crawling up the walls in The Amazing Spider-Man. This one eluded me when it released last year, but I’m really having a blast swinging through the streets of Manhattan. I’m also messing around with Psych Yourself, though I’m a little concerned about the things it’s going to say about my mental health.
Mike Mason, Assistant Editor
I'm having a night in with the guys, so no doubt there'll be a FIFA tournament involved along the way. We might give Street Fighter X Tekken a bash too – bring on the epic Hugo vs. Kuro battles.
As for more solo pursuits, it's going to be a bit of a mish-mash: maybe some SimCity 4 (PC), Goony (DSiWare), or a continuation of my replay of the mighty Shadow of the Colossus HD. Whatever takes my fancy!
Greg Giddens, Reviews Editor
Last weekend I was able to complete Dead Space 3 on Classic mode, and although Hardcore mode beckons, it's Tomb Raider that’s winning my affections this weekend. There’s a bunch of collectibles to find, optional tombs to explore, and, of course, Trophies to earn. I'll be gleefully jumping, climbing, and shooting arrows all over the mysterious island, hunting for and discovering every secret on offer.
Katy Ellis, Events Correspondent
This weekend I will be focusing most of my attention on improving my stealthy assassin skills in Dishonored. I'm really enjoying it so far, and keep experimenting with different play styles. I also want to finally get around to downloading Tokyo Jungle. It's been on my 'to play' list for ages now, so I think it's about time I got in touch with my inner-Chihuahua.
Ben Potter, Staff Writer
As I lurch wildly from one controller-hurling game to another, this weekend I'll be trading Spec Ops: The Line's FUBAR difficulty for the casual title known as Dark Souls. Having marathoned Demon's Souls with a (veteran) friend earlier in the week, I thought it was about time that I beat the sequel. I've got one hell of a weekend in store.
Robert Ramsey, Staff Writer
Persona 4 Golden finally arrived and it’s assumed control of my life. It’s an absolute blast, and I’m finding it increasingly hard to put down the further I get into it. In between attending my virtual Japanese social life, I’m still busy playing Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires. I’m now playing as a self-made psychopath who enjoys swinging a huge, spiked club around.
Simon Thornton, Staff Writer
Having already poured more than a couple hundred hours into both Demon's Souls and Dark Souls, I’ve once again decided to throw myself into the breach. This time, though, it is not in order to wrestle the Platinum Trophies from the jaws of dragons and the undead (and undead dragons), but rather to engage in some jolly co-operation with two friends. If, in the process, they fall in love with the series as much as I have, then the victory will be all the more sweet.
Enough of our jibber-jabber, we want to know what’s on your gaming agenda this weekend. Share your schedule in the comments section below.