The video game release schedule continues to slow while the sun just about hangs in the sky for some acceptable UK temperatures this weekend, so it should come as little surprise that we don't have much going on in the industry right now. Our own pre-season, if you will. Still, we've managed to find one or two games to pass the time with.

Aaron Bayne

An out-of-the-blue pick for me this week, but the lads and I have been surviving the asylum in The Outlast Trials which is a great laugh with friends.

Jenny Jones

I'm currently completely addicted to Dysmantle. I'd never heard of it before but it's one of the PS Plus games that's leaving the service in a couple of weeks so I thought I'd give it a go. I'm glad that I did as it has a really satisfying gameplay loop. I'm just constantly running around killing zombies and destroying stuff so that I have more materials to level up my gear. Which I'm then using to kill more zombies and destroy more stuff. It's so deliciously moreish.

Liam Croft

Alongside playing an upcoming title for review, I'll be playing some Call of Duty. I'm trying to get back into the franchise ahead of Black Ops 6, which is easily the most excited I've been for one of these games in years.

Stephen Tailby

I'll be putting in a bit more time with Spin Rhythm XD before I deliver my review, so watch out for that very soon. Elsewhere, I'm dipping my toes into the intimidating gacha waters with Zenless Zone Zero. I can take or leave the life sim stuff, but it's very stylish and the combat is fun for the short bursts it shows up in. I'm doubtful I'll stick around very long, but I'm enjoying it for the moment.

That's all we're playing this weekend, but what are you setting time aside to play? Let us know in the comments below.