What Are You Playing This Weekend - 14/12/13

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Dec 13, 2013 5:30 PM
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Game Debate is a community, and as such, we like to know how you’re doing. We want to know what you’re playing, and whether you’re enjoying it, and if other members are joining you. So, each weekend, we will be sharing what we’re planning to play this weekend and why.

We’ll also be encouraging you to share your own upcoming gaming endeavours so you can see what your fellow GDers are planning, and perhaps even join them for a spot of co-op or PvP...

Felix - This weekend I will mostly be playing

Speedball 2 HD - A retro revival of a game from probably a time when most GD'ers didnt even know how to write. It’s a good revamp though and great to play in HD. However, as we can expect far more complex games nowadays its simple gameplay mechanics means you may tire of it sooner than I did when I encountered it first time around, but nevertheless it’s a cracking cheap little sci-fi game. GD will be writing a review on it shortly. A point to note, Speedball 2 HD has multiplayer, but only on the same PC.

Pro Evo 2014 - I have also been trying to squeeze some more game time with the year’s PES title, which offers great co-op fun while enjoying a glass of beer.

Battlefield 4: I will certainly try and grab a go on Battlefield 4, which is an awesome game when it works. But i am always put off by the thought that I will waste an hour or two just trying to find a stable, suitable battlefield for me to run and gun on. It would be great to get the GD-Warriors back together as well.

Katie - What I’m playing this weekend

Dragon Quest: Sentinels of The Starry Skies: I recently bought a Nintendo 3DS as an early Christmas present to myself. Unfortunately, since it is just before Christmas, that blew my entire gaming budget, and as a result I can’t actually afford any 3DS games. Bummer. Fortunately, since I never got around to playing this game back when it came out on the DS, I’ve been kindly lent a copy of that to enjoy on my shiny new toy.

Broken Sword V: The Serpent’s Curse: I’ve been rather apprehensive about playing this game. I
have such fond memories of the earlier 2D Broken Sword installments from the 1990s that I can’t help but worry that this won’t live up to it, especially now that games like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us have made me a little more discerning about the adventure game genre. Should be a good dose of nostalgia, nonetheless. I’m also hoping to turn out a review on it later this weekend, so check in if you want my view on how it measures up.

Jon - What I’m playing this weekend

It’s going to be a busy weekend for me after not getting around to any gaming last weekend, trying to catch up on the flurry of games that have been released over the last month.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag - I think I’m about fifteen hours into Edward Kenway’s adventure and I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface of this amazing game. I’m still finding lots of tutorial elements this far in the game, with it looking like I’ve got a long ways to go. Hoping to finally get the elusive diving bell this weekend so I can see what the wreck scavenging is all about.

Knack - The PS4 will have to be given a workout this weekend as I look to polish off the second half of Knack for a review. It seems pretty basic so far but it’s pretty charming in its Pixar-like qualities. I will still no doubt have the nagging feeling while playing it that my time would be better spent on a pirate ship, Arrr!

Super Motherload - When I got sent over a review code of this mining adventure I was assured it would send me into a zen-like state and they weren’t kidding. Super Motherloads seems to be straddling that fine line between horrendously addictive and horrendously pointless, but I still keep finding myself coming back for more drill-based fun. This scratches that OCD itch many a gamer feels as you drill deeper and deeper, upgrading your drill/helicopter hybrid.

Oratane - What I’m playing this weekend

Battlefield 4: This weekend I am going to be jamming some Battlefield 4 with friends, as the social aspect is probably the only thing keeping me playing games like BF4's MP. It’s honestly way more fun than playing alone and you usually also have some very funny moments in-game that you laugh off with friends. It’s 100% more tactical and if you have a solid 5 man squad with voice chat, you will probably never lose a game, unless the opposing team has even more tactical 5 man squads shouting out your location as you drop them one by one of course. Feel free to hop onto Skype this weekend with me and some other GD buddys and let’s game!

Divayth - I'll be playing Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag like the rest of the world. I've been waiting for a good pirate game for so long, and seeing as how good this one is I don't intend to let it go anytime soon.

Ever since I played Pirates of the Caribbean in 2003 not a single good similar game has been released, which has been a shame. There are good piracy strategy games out there, and there are a few piratical action games, but there is a veritable hole in the market when it comes to piracy ship simulators as advanced as PotC and AC4. Games where you can steer your ship in real time, attack other ships to loot and sink or simply to add to your ever-growing fleet.

The mechanics and graphics of AC4 are very next-generation, so to say, but when it comes to gameplay options it still doesn't compare to the decade-old Pirates of the Caribbean title. This had an advanced trading system, you could sail your ship to various islands, buy goods that were low in price at that time (prices varied) and you could sell them at a profit on other islands and so forth.

 

Squee - Fresh from victory in a titanic (if admittedly single-player) campaign of Sid Meier's classic Alpha Centauri, it's back down to GD business, and cosying up with my review copy of Darkout. Is it a RPG? Is it a Mark of the Ninja clone? Is it some kind of Minecraft whatsit? Time, my friends, will tell.

What do you think of our weekend gaming choices? What are you planning on doing with your Saturday and Sunday? Are there any games you just picked up and can’t wait to try, or are you going to relive one of your old favourites?
Also if you are stuck for ideas, dont forget to pop over to OSUBoarders 365 Days of gaming blog, as he has tried all sorts of titles over the course of this year. Some free, some cheap, some old, some new, some indie….he’s got something for everyone.

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17:30 Dec-18-2013

Well, since the Freedom Cry DLC for Assassin's Creed IV got delayed, I might go ahead and play through The Witcher 2 for the first time, since version 1.2 of the Full Combat Rebalance mod for it was recently released. I'd though about playing it without it, and actually did for a little bit, but then I tried an earlier version of the mod and I liked the controls a little better, plus a bunch of other little things. It had some bugs in it, and Flash, the guy who made the mod, took a while to get to 1.2, but so far it seems like most things are fixed. I've seen other recommendations to play, even for the first time, with this mod, so that's what I think I'll do!

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03:44 Dec-17-2013

Welp, I'm gonna try Neverwinter. Never played an MMORPG before, so this should be interesting :D

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23:22 Dec-27-2013

well i have a suggestion if you dont like MMORPG's after that is Planetside 2 since it is a MMOFPS

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21:20 Dec-16-2013

Next weekend, I'm going to play me some Skrim! (heavily modded Skyrim)

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21:21 Dec-16-2013

sweet, with a rig like that I hope you have graphically modded it to bits! =D

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21:23 Dec-16-2013

Thanks, Skrim is more good looking than Skyrim, I hope people would play Skrim more. Nice Rep.

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21:28 Dec-16-2013

lol thanx I am all Satanic now....

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22:12 Dec-16-2013

not anymore i gave u a thumbs up ;)

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22:25 Dec-16-2013

ahh well gee thanx.... spoil sport =l wait! I can thumb myself down =D

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23:17 Dec-16-2013

666 :Đ

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21:40 Dec-16-2013

heavily p0rned muahahhaaaa =D

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21:48 Dec-16-2013

You're confusing Skrim with Skrixxx.

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21:49 Dec-16-2013

ahahahaaaaa ×D

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07:48 Dec-17-2013

LOL :-D

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06:24 Dec-16-2013

FITE ME
FITE ME AT DOTA

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07:50 Dec-19-2013

Add me in Dota 2 then ;)

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01:25 Dec-16-2013

I can see a lot of AC4 players here now,unlike me,playing AC3 lol.The fps in AC4 is just horrible,HORRIBLE!!

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10:59 Dec-16-2013

what? nop. with my rig in AC3 was unplayable even in low settings

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13:28 Dec-16-2013

Lol,i play at 1600 900,med mixed with low and get 40+fps.

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09:41 Dec-17-2013

I have played AC3 with smooth gameplay on high settings...

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19:42 Dec-15-2013

DayZ. (had fun)

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19:58 Dec-15-2013

awesome ;D

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19:00 Dec-15-2013

Ni No Kuni

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18:51 Dec-15-2013

Almost everyone seemed busy with ac4 this weekend :D

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16:35 Dec-15-2013

Assassins Creed IV and Batman Arkham Origins

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15:58 Dec-15-2013

fifa 14......................................................................................................... any1 wanna challenge

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16:58 Dec-15-2013

I want just buy me fifa 14

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04:18 Dec-15-2013

already finished the AC4 last week...
Blade&Soul and Navyfield for this week!!!

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21:30 Dec-14-2013

ASSASSINS CREED 4

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21:42 Dec-14-2013

lol

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03:54 Dec-15-2013

what's funny ory :)

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08:34 Dec-15-2013

His caps lock is stuck =D

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11:07 Dec-15-2013

:D

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20:15 Dec-14-2013

hmm lets see im heavy into multiplayer soooo some planetside 2 some apb reloaded maybe even a touch of bf3:)

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20:06 Dec-14-2013

I kind of regret playing all the good games on console instead of waiting for my PC to be done. I don't know what to play. Suggestions? AC4, TF2, Tomb Raider, BF4, Ghosts, Metro: Last Light, Bioshock Infinite and Far Cry 3 are out of the question, already played all of those.

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20:15 Dec-14-2013

Starbound

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23:55 Dec-14-2013

DayZ, you wont be able to stop playing.

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01:03 Dec-15-2013

Sleeping Dogs my fav game

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07:09 Dec-15-2013

Skyrim, Mafia 2, Borderlands 2 :)

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21:09 Dec-15-2013

The Witcher 2, Lost Planet 3, ENSLAVED Odyssey to the West

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19:51 Dec-14-2013

This weekend.. hmm.. probably some Dino D-Day (free on steam this weekend) and Skyrim and maybe some BF3 or L4D.

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19:48 Dec-14-2013

csgo &#603

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18:24 Dec-14-2013

I'm the only one not playing anything, I wish I had money for a gaming computer, I haven't played anything since September in 2012... I miss Steam and Counter-Strike: Source, those two things NEVER got boring and probably never will... I deleted my friends list and everything, I want money... :(((

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19:45 Dec-14-2013

Hey pal, sometimes when you want something bad, you have to do what it takes to get it, I am sure you could do some odd jobs for some cash, it'll take awhile but it will be worth it, you don't need a flashy system to enjoy PC gaming, a good ol mid-range system will take care of any game, spend at least 500 bucks and you will be set for awhile. If that's still too high build an A10 APU build, its iGPU can handle most games out there at reasonable settings and frames, and the total cost (depending on peripherals) can be as low as $300

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19:56 Dec-14-2013

I would always say that raw power is best (although I do edit videos and build websites for a living). My system practically paid for itself within a few months, although I did have a pile of cash laying around beforehand.
The reason I say this is because im going to offer some advice. Save for a while and get something powerful. I got a low/mid range phone (Sony Xperia Tipo) roughly a year and a half ago, im deeply regretting it now. With the rapid increase in power needed for modern games, think ahead. My good system 6 months ago is now weak when looking at watch dogs.

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20:43 Dec-14-2013

It's so horrible here in Croatia, young people and others can't find jobs just because of the crysis, the crysis started from 2008 to this day and it's getting worse... I hope I will find a job as soon as possible, but school blocks me from getting a job... I hope I'll get a job as soon as possible so I can buy a $800 gaming PC which has:
ASRock 970 Extreme3
AMD FX-6300 3.5ghz
Kingston HyperX Blu 2×4GB DDR3 1600MHz
Sapphire Radeon R9-270 Dual-X OC Boost
Zalman Z3 Plus
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
XFX Core Edition PRO550W
I know Game Debate doesn't like piracy, but I just can't afford to buy Windows 8.1, either my friend that has a original copy of Windows 8.1 will give me or he will get a cracked

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21:52 Dec-14-2013

Same thing here in Portugal. Fortunately last February i was able to buy this €1600 PC as you can see in my profile. But if it was now i think i wouldnt be able to buy it, things got worst since February....

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21:54 Dec-14-2013

€1600! Dude you got screwed!

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21:55 Dec-14-2013

Why? PC 1100€ + 300€ monitor + mouse + keyboard + speakers...

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21:59 Dec-14-2013

Oh I thought you meant on the rig itself xD, 300 Euro for a monitor seems kind of ridiculous, are prices really that high in Portugal? My monitor was only 250 USD

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22:00 Dec-14-2013

i got the exact same rig at the exact same price about month later than you lol.

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22:38 Dec-14-2013

Yeah i bought Asus AH-IPS LED MX279H it was the best i found xD

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22:05 Dec-14-2013

hey i know how you feel. i live in greece. the crysis is just as bad hero if not worse. every day 3000 people cut the electricity in their house because they cant pay the bill. 40% of the young people dont have a job and the rest have a ****ty one with tiny salaries. the taxes are literally impossible to pay and they keep adding more. as if thats the solution.. they throw taxes at the people, the people cant pay them, loaners and government dont get money, they throw more taxes in your face and on and on.

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22:20 Dec-14-2013

i know... you're lucky, because i can see you have a godlike rig

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22:41 Dec-14-2013

i was gathering the money for this pc for about 4 years little by little. i had my previous one for about 7.

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22:39 Dec-14-2013

but loukas371 what do you mean? 1600€ only for the pc or for the complete RIG? xd

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22:42 Dec-14-2013

i got my pc for 1100 euros. i didnt need screen or any peripherals. i already had some decent ones.

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00:32 Dec-15-2013

yeah it's about the same then xD i had to buy all the peripherals cause i had a notebook before

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20:44 Dec-14-2013

I just wish our country was crysis-free...

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22:10 Dec-14-2013

You are from Croatia? Me too, but im still 16 so no job problems yet :D

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20:44 Dec-14-2013

1/4 of our population doesn't have a job...

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20:47 Dec-14-2013

things are not going well in other countries too, I'm happy I got at least some job, so I'm not lazying around...

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22:35 Dec-14-2013

Hey neighbor ( im from Serbia ) crysis is here also but i was lucky to find a job with only 16 yrs i work with some storage company and i get somewere around 2$ per hour also if u have some games on CD try to sell them i got around 50$ selling my older games

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23:11 Dec-14-2013

Do you guys mean "crisis?" xD

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23:36 Dec-14-2013

indeed lol

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23:36 Dec-14-2013

:D

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01:10 Dec-15-2013

I'm from Croatia too and I'm 16, I have this pc just because my dad went to Afganistan to work otherwise no one have some pc like this around me. It's so sad.

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08:16 Dec-15-2013

Well, we had a crisis not so long ago in Latvia. TBH, economy is still crap and pretty much the only people who have a decent jobs are the ones with bachelor's degree and up. Most of salaries are just above the minimum and are only enough to survive (Food, clothes, shelter :D), hard core gaming PCs are a far fetched dream (in most cases). In a single sentence, we work to work more, to work even more to survive, not rest.

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10:00 Dec-15-2013

Not better situation here in Serbia :/

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10:04 Dec-15-2013

I'm from Bosnia, and the prices of CPUs and GPUs are too damn high!

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10:09 Dec-15-2013

No.they are not so high,the thing is-our salaries are ridiculous

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12:29 Dec-15-2013

Sapphire Radeon R9 270 Dual-X OC Boost costs about 1300-1400 kuna's which isn't that overpriced, but the bills are just ridiculous and more and more people cut down the payment and others lose jobs like crazy, by the way, 1300-1400 kuna's when converted in dollars equals to $233,89 - $251,88 (Those are the cheapest that I found), while in America, the cheapest ones are priced from $179,99...

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15:59 Dec-15-2013

For Croatia would be best to put € since we are in EU just for 1 year and if we got bigger payments story would be different.

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19:32 Dec-15-2013

Since Nelson Mandela died my country is just probably going to get a lot worse. Everyone hates our retarded president, so we got that going for us, which is nice.

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16:08 Dec-14-2013

yay! i'm the only one playing DmC XD

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16:18 Dec-14-2013

0.0 Tempting

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15:58 Dec-14-2013

LoL, Black Flag, Rivals, Torchlight 2, Path of Exile and Chivalry

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Yay, more people playing Chivalry :3

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MGS4.....again xD

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