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What are you playing this weekend?

It’s time to put the work week behind us, relax and enjoy some cute video games.

The weekend is here folks, and you know how you want to spend it: playing video games. We know that’s what we want to do, anyway.

As usual, adulthood will kick in this weekend, as there are some things that just can’t be accomplished during the week. Like buying a new dishwasher. It’s never fun. Or maybe it is! We will have to wait and see.

There’s also the matter of a favorite uncle’s birthday, a baby shower and a niece’s graduation, catch-up TV shows, plus the usual yard work, and also the cleaning. from the house so that no one calls these ladies How clean is your house? to our place.

While it may seem like a busy weekend, between chores and fun engagements there will still be plenty of time to start our game.

Here’s what we’ve played and plan to play this weekend.

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Dorrani Williams, Video Producer – Knockout City

Last week’s burnout is over and I’m back to gambling addiction.

I said last week that I was going to try Hunt: Showdown, I did it and it’s okay. I think I was looking for something closer to Escape from Tarkov and Hunt is just a bit short but that’s okay. I have always enjoyed it.

This weekend I’m playing City KO. I recently made a video about it saying how much of a surprise it was to me. It’s fun chilling out with friends in a casual, competitive dodge ball game and I think that will be enough to let me know the release date of Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart.

Definitely check out Knockout city if you haven’t already.

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James Billcliffe, Guide Editor – FIFA 21

My backlog got stuck in this crippling position where I can’t really bother to start anything, but there is too much amazing stuff in there to justify buying anything else – whatever. how tempting it is.

When indecision beckons, it’s easier to get back into those old faithful games that you can put your brain off with, and for me that’s FIFA 21.

I’m not talking about the terrible Ultimate Team mode which is only good for an aneurysm and draining your wallet, but the equally terrible Career mode, which after years of EA Sports neglect has become the most unbalanced simulation and most unrealistic that for some reason I’m happy to play pretty much every day.

I think there is something heartwarming about the familiarity of the format and the everyday fantasy of playing with your favorite teams – even if one in three games ends 8-4.

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Rebecca Jones, guide writer – tackles my endless backlog of games

It’s suddenly gotten hot as hell here in the UK this week, and though I feel like playing around with my shiny new copy of The Sims 4: Dream Home Decorator, or looking for a few other secret endings in games Monster Prom, or even finally finish Danganronpa – I can’t quite stand the thought of spending a lot of time with my overheated laptop perched on my knee. If I want to play this weekend without toasting myself, I clearly have to turn to my consoles.

Fortunately, I have a huge collection of half-finished console games that will probably be delighted to see me return from my long winter love affair with my warm PC. Maybe it’s time to finally get back in Haven – the couch co-op play that my partner and I enjoyed enough that we invested in a suitable second controller for the Switch … and so naturally we haven’t played once in the past six weeks since his arrival. Or I could dust off my PS3 and once again walk around New York City in LEGO Marvel’s Avengers – a game I bought when it released in 2016, but only started to make real progress during long lockouts. from 2020.

These are just two of dozens of games that currently give me a sidelong glance from the top of my shame heap. To be fair, though, as long as I manage to stay hydrated this weekend – and maybe even find a shady spot in the garden to enjoy the good weather while it lasts – I’ll call it a win.

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Sherif Saed, Editor-in-Chief – Necromunda: Hired Gun (PC)

I recently completed our review of Necromunda: Hired Gun on PC. Unfortunately, we got the exam code pretty close to the embargo date, so I ended up setting up the campaign to try to complete it and deliver the exam on time.

That means I’ve only checked out a few of the game’s side missions, but this weekend I want to try and see more. Hired Gun’s expansive levels are one of its greatest qualities, and I wouldn’t mind going back to explore them further and blow off a few more heads.

This should give me a good influx of cash, which I’ll spend to maximize all of my raises, as well as those of my mastiff. I might even start another game with a higher difficulty to see if the fight could get more interesting.

I doubt any of this will make me change my mind about Necromunda: Hired Gun, but I’m not quite done yet.

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Stephany Nunneley, Editor-in-Chief – Frostpunk, Little Nightmares

I’ve always wanted to try Frostpunk, because everyone I know who has played it has enjoyed their time with it. But my backlog is pretty embarrassing, so I didn’t want to add another game on the stack. Well, thanks to the Epic Games Store which offered Frostpunk this week, I thought I was going to go out there and bite the bullet. Instead of just adding it to the stack, I plan to try it this weekend.

Another game like so many on my “to play” list is Little nightmares. It was also free for a while last weekend on Steam, so I grabbed it. I really like the sound of this one, and everyone loves it, so I’ll probably play it first. Perhaps. It honestly depends on what mood I’m in when I finally get the chance to sit in front of the PC this weekend.

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Tom Orry, Editor-in-Chief – Very Very Valet, Nintendo Switch

I messed around with my son on Very very valet, a fun multiplayer game in which you play as valets. It’s not really a job that many Brits are familiar with outside of the movies, but you basically have to park the cars of people who frequent a restaurant or club and then collect them when they leave. Obviously, being a video game aimed at creating as much fun as possible, things don’t play out like a simulation.

After choosing a larger-than-life muppet-like character, you and a friend (up to four people can play) must battle the game’s exaggerated physics and bizarre environments to get the cars to where they need to be through all the ways. necessary means. Whether that means sending a car flying with a car launcher or driving straight from the top of a restaurant roof in order to deliver a car on time, so be it. It’s all part of the fun, and that’s what makes Very Very Valet a great game to play with the whole family.

That’s what we’re playing this weekend in between doing everything else. What are your gaming plans? As always, we would love to know what you are playing.

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