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What are you playing this weekend?

We might be busy doing stuff on E3 2021 playing this weekend, but that still doesn’t mean some of us won’t have time to kick off a game or two.

With the weekend looming, it’s time to think about what we’re going to be playing over the next few days.

Some of us may not have a lot of time to indulge in our favorite hobby, because there are other things to do – and there’s E3 2021 to cover. It’ll be a busy weekend between running errands, trying to keep cool in the shade, treating the yard, and covering up the E3 craziness.

All that aside, here’s what we’re playing this weekend.

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Dorrani Williams, Video Producer – Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Guilty Gear Strive

I imagine that pretty much everyone is playing Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart this weekend, I know I definitely am.

I need to know what some sort of Insomniac voodoo does to make the game look so good and work as well. In addition, I will hone my fighting game skills in Guilty Gear.

Steady progress is being made, but it will be a long journey until I can get by online.

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James Billcliffe, Guide Editor – Star Wars Squadrons

I like Star Wars a bit. So this weekend, I want to have fun playing this month’s PS Plus game, Star Wars Squadrons.

For better or worse, one thing EA Star Wars games get is the grubby, grungy aesthetic of the vehicles in the series, and I’m quite interested to see how that translates into a cockpit shooter. .

Apart from that, I just realized that I bought The dogma of the Dragon on Switch digitally – so I can re-download it to my Switch Lite and add it to the ever-growing list of 100-hour RPGs clogging up my hard drive space.

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Rebecca Jones, Guide Editor – Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Until Dawn

I’m generally pretty easy-going when it comes to finishing games – even short titles often last me months, while large open-world RPGs are known to take me literal years to complete. But every once in a while I get a bee in my hat about a game ending before a certain event. On this occasion, after having browsed with satisfaction Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc about one chapter per month, I more or less arbitrarily decided that I wanted to finish it by the end of July. That’s when the Ace Attorney Turnabout Collection in five sets comes out, and I’m off to my happy place with Miles Edgeworth and Herlock Sholmes for the foreseeable future.

For a visual novel, Danganronpa is a long game. It took me 25 hours (admittedly quietly) to reach the midpoint, which is good – but since those 25 hours were spread over over four months, I’m clearly going have to pick up the pace. I have made a habit of giving it about an hour most nights, mainly so that my laptop fan doesn’t burn my knees when I play in the heat of the day.

To keep me busy until dark, I recently started another project: a kill-’em-all series of Until dawn. Until Dawn is one of my favorite games of all time: it was the main reason I finally got a PS4, and along with Telltale’s The Walking Dead, it served me as my introduction to a genre of game that is now one of my favorites.

But despite that, I’m still a long way from Platinum – mainly because I’m such a good two-shoe paragon who attaches way too much to fictional people and always tries to save as many as possible. So, I didn’t see a lot of character deaths weird enough to deserve a dedicated trophy – and I never even came close to the end without survivors. Well, not this time, my poor cursed friends!

(Despite my best efforts, I never quite managed to save everyone in one round either, so I intend to save my conscience with a game where everyone survives which I hope, could finally get me that Platinum.)

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Editor-in-chief Stephany Nunneley – Will be too busy with E3 stuff

Yeah, I know that sounds pretty boring but it’s true. E3 is one of the busiest times of the year for me, and for the site as a whole, so there will be plenty to do over the weekend. And to be honest, I’ll probably be exhausted before E3 ends.

On Saturday there’s the Guerrilla Collective Showcase, Ubisoft Forward, and the Devolver Digital Showcase that’s sure to be wild as hell.

And it’s only Saturday: Sunday is going to be even busier.

There’s the 90-minute Xbox + Bethesda Games Showcase, Square Enix E3 talk, a Back 4 Blood Showcase, PC Gaming Show, and the Future Games Show to cover. Talk about a hectic day. I might develop carpal tunnel syndrome in the end.

All kidding aside, I can’t wait to see what Microsoft and Bethesda have in store for us. In my opinion, Microsoft tends to kick it out of the park more often than not, and Bethesda is one of my favorite game developers.

I don’t keep hope that something Elder Scrolls 6 related will be shown, as Todd Howard has said in the past, it’s quite a long way. Plus, Bethesda isn’t one to show off much of a game while it’s in development, which is good because you aren’t fed a bunch of news or teasers for years to come. that time. But I don’t know, you never know. If they end up giving us another ES6 teaser, I could send flowers to Todd Howard.

What I expect to see from the company is a look at Starfield. I am not a medium, and I could be wrong. But now is the time to show it. Starfield was revealed at E3 2018 and is set to release before The Elder Scrolls 6, so it took a long time to properly review it.

Besides Bethesda, there are other Microsoft studios with ongoing projects, and it will be interesting to learn more about them, as well as information about Xbox Games Pass and how the company plans to integrate the cloud. gaming directly in the Xbox app on PC and in the console experience.

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Tom Orry, Editor-in-Chief – Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

I played a lot in the early days of Ratchet on PS5. I’m more or less through my new game + playthrough now, and still absolutely love the game. In my Reviews on Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart I gave it five stars and it absolutely deserves this distinction. It’s just a wonderful game to play and it looks wonderful. In the UK £ 70 is a lot to pay for a video game, but it’s, for me anyway, the first real glimpse of what current gen games can offer in terms of visuals. The size of the worlds, the detail, the lighting, the reflections, everything is great.

Neat performance modes also let you play at 60 FPS if that’s your bag, improving what is already the best game in the series. Adding hover boots, which let you fly at breakneck speeds, adds a lot to the game, with some levels having a touch of Sonic the Hedgehog, but if Sonic 3D games were really good. The only real problem with Rift Apart is that I will soon be 100% done.

Can I dare to hope for DLC worlds filled with collectibles? I can dream.

This is what we are doing this weekend. What are your gaming plans? Obviously some of you will be watching E3 2021 streams, but you’ll surely also find time to try something new or revisit a favorite. As usual, we would like to know what your plans are.

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