What Are You Playing This Weekend - July 2015 Edition

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Jul 3, 2015 5:00 PM

If the weather near you is anything like it is here in England you’ve got one of two options - head outside and fry, or sit indoors and boil. If you sit indoors at least you’ve got games though, so I think that answers that little quandary.

The upcoming month is deathly quiet for new releases, but I’m sure we’ve all got plenty we still need to play. The Steam sale finished last week, so if your wallet has taken anywhere near the sort of bruising mine has then you’ll be absolutely set. Ah, and we had the small matter of Batman: Arkham Knight launch last week, which some of you have dared try on PC.

Jon - I swear I’ve put as many hours into The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as humanly possible, but I’m still chugging on with no end in sight. I’ve at least reached Skellige now, and I have to say it’s jaw dropping vistas are a real step above Velen. There’s only so many bodies you can see hanging from trees before you want to change continents and have a good shave and a wash. I’m loving it so far and a lot of it doesn’t feel like busywork, which I’m all for. Everything feels like it’s there for a reason, which makes exploration all the better.

Other than that, I’m hoping to dip my toes into the murky strategic waters of Blitzkrieg 3. I haven’t touched this one yet but I had a good time with the older ones so I’m hoping Nival hasn’t messed with the formula too much. Last, but not least, I will as usual squeeze in far too many games of FIFA 15. This year’s iteration has grabbed me like no other for some reason, and I can’t get enough of the Online Seasons and Ultimate Team, even if everyone else seems to have absolutely ridiculously good teams compared to my minnows.

Felix - You know what, I am blasting on with Batman Arkham Knight. Its holding around 25-35 FPS for me, on high graphics quality, if you can call it that. And I am greatly enjoying the story and the gameplay. I found Arkham City dull, but this one has you dragging cars up walls and solving interesting puzzles, or standing around looking lost to an army of thugs, while you sneak your batmobile/tank up behind them, to unleash your night hammer down upon them. I have to say though, if you haven’t got the power to run this properly yet, I think it’s definitely worth holding out for a few months until Arkham Knight’s patched up.
Apart from that, its all about the Witcher 3. I will try and get a few more hours in on that as the quests are often a real work of pleasurable storytelling.

Finally, has anyone played Galactic Civilisations 3 yet? I certainly have my eye on that as its meant to be a cracker. But I am not sure if all the other games and the ongoing needs that GD has for me will allow that as well.

Squee - I too am trying out the new Arkham Knight, and I want to stress that while the framerate is, well, yeah, it’s atrocious… the game doesn’t deserve to be judged on that alone. I know it’s easy to scream and stomp your feet when incredibly complex computer software doesn’t work the way you want it to straight off the bat, and there’s plenty of justification for such an attitude, Knight does some really, really interesting and clever new things to wake up a franchise that phoned it in for Origins. As Felix said though, it’s definitely worth holding on to play it if you can. I have to obviously, for my review, but it’s definitely a game in need of some work from a technical point of view.
Beyond that, I’ll be mostly sneering at my English chums who think 29 Centigrade (32! - Jon) is hot.

Before you hanker on down for your weekend gaming session though, let us know what is you’ll be playing! Have you dared give Batman: Arkham Knight a go?

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06:38 Jul-07-2015

Switched from Arkham City to Shadow Warrior and beat the game in an all sunday session. Great game. Enyojed it a lot.

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04:54 Jul-06-2015

nba 2k15, Witcher 3, Life is strange, And all the tell tale games that recently came out

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12:35 Jul-05-2015

mostly witcher 3 with some eu4 and lol on the side. And batman arkham knight when its finally working for pc

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09:45 Jul-05-2015

  • Watch dogs

  • GTA 5

  • NFS: The Run

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05:22 Jul-05-2015

There's a game other than The Witcher III? Seriously, I have about 220 hours invested, trying to do every quest, contract, DLC, everything. I will probably finish it this weekend. Then I'm going to take a look at Batman Arkham Knight, since I got it free. The graphics look good, but I don't know if it's playable yet on PC.

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05:18 Jul-05-2015

GTA 5, WatchDog, Dirt 3, Batman Arkham Knight, All game i play is crack., because i can affort to buy it., Hehe., also some game is not available n our country., REAL RACING 3 is top of the most i play this game before i SLEEP, PANG PAANTOK

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17:55 Jul-09-2015

But a GTX 960 Strix 4GB Ed. is available ? Hmm, weird stuff :P
I'm also in a country where you can't buy a game if you're not saving up half of a year, and i'm still not using "kraks" :) Cheers, enjoy!

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10:23 Jul-15-2015

gtx 960 4g at easypc.com don po meron po sila don., actually some game can buy in online., pero nag titipid ei, malaro ko lang masaya na ako., http://www.easypc.com.ph/index.php/site/prod_info/f.bba6bca05fecde04c682328e44b974b7

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04:36 Jul-05-2015

Watch Dogs Online and GTA Online ;)
Add me on steam : ghostface199416

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06:14 Jul-05-2015

steam is saying there is no such user

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17:55 Jul-09-2015

He's a Ghostface, you need to search a bit longer to see him haha :P Just kidding :)

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02:28 Jul-05-2015

Deus Ex Human Revolution. I'm getting hype for when Mankind Divided comes out.

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01:40 Jul-05-2015

Cabal 2, anyone? Nobody? Okay :(

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19:47 Jul-04-2015

Ill be playing the great and underrated War Thunder, what a great feeling when youre playing as a team and owning everybody else. Tanks exploding like wooden houses. I will also be playing Just Cause 2 and Mass Effect 1,as well FalloutNV=)

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20:56 Jul-04-2015

War Thunder really isn't underrated.

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18:34 Jul-04-2015

Well i commented already, but my post didn't show up ^^ FarCry4, some "Good night, Good luck" co-op action with my friends (Dying Light) and we'll see, maybe to run a Benchmark of GTA V on my new HD 7730, but maybe, since i have to redownload it again :) Cheers!

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16:53 Jul-04-2015

Batman Arkham Knight

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15:47 Jul-04-2015

Breath of Fire 3 on Playstation 1
My all time favourite RPG

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15:40 Jul-04-2015

The witcher 3 is eating my life ;)

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14:15 Jul-04-2015

Thief

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14:26 Jul-04-2015

2014 or Deadly Shadows ? :)

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12:42 Jul-04-2015

GTA 5, League of Legends, Terraria, CS:GO.

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12:22 Jul-04-2015

Batman Arkham City. At least this one works properly.

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09:16 Jul-05-2015

anyway, from what ive heard arkham city is overall better than arkham knight

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12:15 Jul-04-2015

Playing multiplayer games like Dirty Bomb & black ops.
Still downloading batman arkham knight from last 7 days.

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11:52 Jul-04-2015

Witcher 3 and CS:GO . That's life :D

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Legends of Eisenwald

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