Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 535 1

Another week has come to a conclusion, and things are hotting up weather-wise. All the more reason to close the curtains and play some games, then. Here's what's keeping us occupied.

Echo Apsey

I'm currently planning to continually get destroyed in Elden Ring's DLC as I get to the second half of it. But, I'm gonna break up the deaths by checking out Valorant's ranked mode which launched alongside the new Act earlier this week!

Khayl Adam

I've reverted to my old PC ways and can no longer deny the siren song call of Creative Assembly's Total War series. The recent Thrones of Decay DLC factions are top-tier stuff, so that will get some play. Otherwise, it's Elden Ring all the way through; I have a couple more bosses yet, but Shadow of the Erdtree has more than lived up to the hype.

Liam Croft

I've gotten access to the Valorant console beta, so I'll be checking that out this weekend.

Sammy Barker

I'm a huge fan of Spy X Family, so I'm looking forward to putting Spy X Anya: Operation Memories through its paces. Anya is such a fun character, and while Bandai Namco's manga and anime adaptations can be hit or miss, it's nice that it's stepping away from its boilerplate arena brawler blueprint for this.

Stephen Tailby

Aside from one or two smaller games I'm playing for review, I'm really tempted to finally pick up Hi-Fi Rush while it's going cheap. I'm pretty sure I've said this before in a WAYP feature, but I mean it this time.

Those are the games that are keeping us busy this weekend, then, but what about the rest of you? Let us know what you're planning to play in the comments section below.