What Are You Playing This Weekend - February 2015 Edition

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 6:00 PM
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We’ve made it! The Worst Month Of The Year™ is officially coming to a close. January’s often a bleak, bleak month for new game releases, but at least we had Dying Light to keep us company when GTA V upped and left us without so much as a goodbye.

As we cruise into February things are really looking to heat up, with Evolve, Total War: Attila, and The Order: 1886 all battling for your hard-earned cash. Before these gaming behemoths arrive though, what digital delights will you be playing over the coming weekend…

Jon: More Dying Light of course. After putting it through its paces in some benchmarks I’m looking forward to sitting down and really putting some time into the campaign. Having three distinct levelling trees has already got me hooked on the dreaded treadmill, but I’m always rewarded with a neat upgrade or ability that can help me squish zombie skulls that little bit faster. Other than that I’ll be playing Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. This is probably one of the most off-kilter things I’ve played since erm, well, the original, but it’s quite the mix of savage murder, cuddly teddy bears, and a sunkissed tropical paradise. 

Oh, and how could I forget, I also splashed out on Grim Fandango Remastered on Vita. The prospect of what of my favourite games of all time in my pocket proved difficult to resist, and my weekend train journey all of sudden seems a lot more appealing...

Chris: The festive season forced me to spend all of my money on booze, so I don’t have the cash for new games sadly. Thus, I’m going on a nostalgia trip and playing the likes of X-COM and Dishonored over. Still awesome.

Squee: Things are a little quiet on the gaming front at the moment, so I’m taking the time to enjoy the finer things in life such as a quiet walk in the country, an exquisite single malt, and strenuously wishing I had enough money to pick up Elite: Dangerous, which just looks ohmygodohmygodohmygod. That last one might not actually be one of the finer things in life, as it is a little painful. Of course, this is also a great time to look back at games I’ve always meant to spend more time with, then abandoning the whole idea and sinking another 300 years into Crusader Kings II.

Felix: This month its all about losing yourself completely in a game. I mentioned last time that I dont always get as much time as I want to play games. Well you'll be pleased to hear that my mobile gaming is still in full swing, enabling me to snatch a few glorious gaming moments here and there. I'm currently playing the rather linear but wonderfully immersive Shadowrun Returns on the Nexus 10. The world is brilliantly imagined, with believable cyberpunk in every direction your cybernetically-enhanced eyes glance.

Be prepared to read a lot though, if you fancy picking this up on PC or tablet. But dont see that as a negative, that is one of its strengths as the writing is decent and you are a part of a well put together story.

Other than that, I will be venturing into the city of zombies to lend a cooperative hand to Joffy in Dying Light. Another title with a great sense of realism. We literally gave up on a mission as Joff sensed the night drawing in with its super-powerful Volatile zombies. We scampered for about 2 minutes to find our nearest safe zone to pass the night away. Now that I think about it, there was only a single mattress in that safe zone. Cozy.

So, GDers, it’s over to you. Tell us what you’ll be playing this weekend in the comments below!

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10:21 Feb-03-2015

Heavily modded skyrim and pharmacology

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01:24 Feb-02-2015

Physical Security
Applied Cryptography
Computer Security
Information Theory
Cyber Law
Final Exams....
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23:50 Feb-01-2015

Hard mode Crota on ps4, Archeage, AC unity and Persona Q

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14:05 Feb-01-2015

multiplayer of SC conviction...very fun

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13:21 Feb-01-2015

I'm playing Bioshock: Infinite again. This game is a masterpiece!

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10:04 Feb-01-2015

Elite: Dangerous
King's Bounty: Dark Side
The Last Federation

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23:04 Jan-31-2015

I will be playing either Freedom Wars (Such a damn good game) or Battlefield 4 on PC

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23:50 Feb-01-2015

True! Love freedom wars!

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14:19 Jan-31-2015

I'll be playing Nosgoth, Resident Evil HD remaster, Killing floor, and Runescape... :D

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13:08 Jan-31-2015

Dying Light mostly. Time passes real fast when killing zombies.

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12:54 Jan-31-2015

Gta sa (still playing) and vice city ( again ) then gta iv ( again ) maybe this month or next and bf3

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12:19 Jan-31-2015

Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths etc :]

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14:43 Jan-31-2015

PhysX ;))

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10:49 Jan-31-2015

OpenTTD. Definitely. And TrackMania

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07:18 Jan-31-2015

GTA V PC on my head.


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA grrrrrrrrr

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04:54 Jan-31-2015

Star Wars: Battlefront I&II, BF4, Ace Combat 6, Tekken... What ever I feel like. I have access to my Xbox again. I can play whatever game I own. Except Titanfall because I have no internet. That game needs a standalone feature like Battlefront.

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Dying light but its very poorly optimized for pc.

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I'm playing "How much can you drink?"

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FC4. 50+ hrs into it, and i have just warmed up! lol

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Grim Fandango

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GTA 5 :))

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I'll be playing a game called homework, it is sometimes very tedious and annoying to do, but but it is a game and must be played.

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