What Are You Playing This Weekend - April 2015 Edition

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Mar 27, 2015 5:00 PM
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All told March has been a pretty sublime month for gamers. The underdog has triumphed with both Cities: Skylines and the incredible Pillars of Eternity blowing away most who play them, with the latter scooping up a perfect 10/10. This has been backed up by tricksy Metroidvania platformer Ori and the Blind Forest, PlayStation 4 getting its first must-buy with Bloodborne, and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 proving there’s life in the old zombified dog yet. Oh, and Battlefield Hardline happened, and so did the sneaky, stabby, Assassin’s Creed Rogue.

In short there’s absolutely stacks to be getting on with, and that’s without taking into account Grand Theft Auto V will be arriving in just 18 days. As the wait for Rockstar’s finest continues, we want to know what gaming greats you’re busying yourself with this weekend.

Jon: I’m, probably quite stupidly, heading down south to the beach this weekend. Latest weather reports put it at a rather frosty 9 °c, but in between having nipples like stalactites and hiding behind a paper-thin windbreaker while sand blows in my eyes, I’m hoping to find time for a spot of The Evil With: The Assignment DLC and, potentially, Bloodborne. Writing it out I now see my entire weekend will be enveloped in pain or misery of some sort, but I’m sure the blood-fuelled pair of games will be a surmountable challenge. Maybe.

Chris: I’ve got the second episode of Tales From The Borderlands lined up, which I’m praying is just as gloriously ultra-violent and ridiculous as the first (stay tuned for a ‘series so far’ review, coming real soon). Also, a big shout-out for A Dark Room, which is one of the most surprising, unpredictable, entertaining and gloriously addictive mobile games I’ve played in a long time. I won’t spoil it by going into details, but if you like old-school RPGs and don’t mind reams of text and ASCII art, it’s a seriously engrossing experience. Grab it on iOS.

Felix: At the moment I have been sinking time into the, now bug fixed, Rome 2 Emperor Edition. It's a truly massive game, allowing you to march into North Africa or right across the middle of Europe. Feeling the awesome power of the advanced Roman civilisation as you crush the barbarians under heel. Until the end of the weekend you can pick up Rome 2 Emperor edition for a handful of dollars. When Rome 2 came out it was a bit of a mess. It also introduced some adjustments to realm management that shook the series up, making it hard to recommend. Now that Total War Attila is here I strongly recommend you play Rome 2 instead, as Attila is a tricky mistress to tame and will hand you your arse on a plate again and again.

Aside from Rome 2, if I can find the time, I will be looking to taste the delights of Pillars of Eternity (we are doing a free game giveaway of this instant classic, so pop over to try and win a copy).

Squee: Come on, do you really need ask? My gaming time is going to be sadly limited this weekend, synchronising perfectly in a cruel twist of fate with the release week of the finest game I’ve played since Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and the best RPG since Skyrim: the sublime Pillars of Eternity. So mostly I’ll be playing it in my mind.

Roley4498: Well the past week I've been getting stuck into BF Hardlines and I gotta say I was having fun with it, until Pillars Of Eternity was released and what a game that is. I will now be well and truly absorbed, at least until GTA V is released. Happy Gaming!

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

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09:19 Mar-30-2015

Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Mage Elf.


In your heart shall burn quest

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17:43 Mar-29-2015

I've been playing Borderlands 2 (Co-op), Saints row 3/4 (Co-op), Apb: reloaded, Insurgency, Terraria, and Counter strike: Global offensive. (And a few not listed:) But recently I've been working on a personal php project.

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11:44 Mar-29-2015

I'm installing my new minipc and testing some games on it. Not really going to be alot of gaming I think.

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19:30 Mar-28-2015

dragon age inquisition, and dark souls.....cause i need to beat that and dark souls 2 before going to blood born....cause i am OCD like that

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17:23 Mar-28-2015

Just waching TV Series ... I Have no mood for gaming these days!!

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17:11 Mar-28-2015

playing drums, ALOT :D

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15:03 Mar-28-2015

I will be playing Pillars of Eternity :)

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14:11 Mar-28-2015

Haven't played any game in a week, will try to play Battlefield 4 and Skyrim... And maybe Singularity, an old game but one that looks interesting.

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12:23 Mar-28-2015

Assassin's Creed Rogue & Life Is Strange : Episode 2 :D

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12:22 Mar-28-2015

I've been only playing Fifa 15 in the last couple of months, their ultimate team game mode is just too addicting.

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11:45 Mar-28-2015

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, which i interlace with X-Wing Alliance and Cities Skylines.

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11:09 Mar-28-2015

Still waiting for GTA 5....

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09:22 Mar-28-2015

bloodborne!

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08:49 Mar-28-2015

GTA V and The Witcher 3 on max settings in 4K :P

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08:57 Mar-28-2015

never before have I seen such a dream :P

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08:44 Mar-28-2015

Does studying count? :P A whole week of midterm exams looms ahead :O no games to play now :(

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17:02 Mar-28-2015

Lol, same here, but I will play some games :D, don't hurt your brain ,,, give it a rest, yeah, gaming can do dat ... >_&#60

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08:03 Mar-28-2015

Pillars of Eternity, Some Monster Hunter 4, and hopefully finish Metal Gear Solid 1

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08:00 Mar-28-2015

Black Mesa, battlefield 3 or 4 maybe..

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07:53 Mar-28-2015

We'll I would have been trying out gta v(thanks a mil rockstar...) but what I'll most likely be playing after work is black ops 2 battlefield 4 or apb reloaded heck might even play some more watch dogs

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07:23 Mar-28-2015

Not playing anything this weekend... Work was a killer... Just want to eat, sleep and watch Monty Python movies and laze about...

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08:00 Mar-28-2015

He's not the Messiah ... he's a very naughty boy :D

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12:28 Mar-28-2015

An unbeliever...! Persecute...! Kill the heretic...!

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10:44 Mar-29-2015

Ni !
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06:47 Mar-28-2015

playing dragon Quest 8 on the ps2. classic.

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