What Are You Playing This Weekend - April 2016 Edition

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Apr 30, 2016 4:00 PM

Ordinarily I’d suggest this lovely bank holiday weekend we’ve got coming up would be a great time to step outside and enjoy the sunshine. But it’s bizarrely just been snowing outside. Never change, England. Should it be a little on the colder side then there’s nothing better than battening the hatches and getting down to some serious gaming. April’s been a bit quiet, truth be told, but we’ve had the likes of Dark Souls 3 dropping to give us some serious playtime.

Jon: For the first part of the weekend I’ve got a wedding to attend, so I’m sure I’ll look like an extra from Downton Abbey for that. Not my wedding, I should add. Once I’ve got that particular ordeal out of the way it’s gaming time. I ordered one of them Razer Turret lapboard things, so should DHL get its act in gear and redeliver my parcel which turned up six miles away from where I wanted it, I’ll be putting it to the test in as many game as possible. I’ve got my PC hooked up to my TV at the moment, so I’ve been restricted to gamepad games and the occasional bit of Steam Controller usage when I can stomach it. Now it’ll be time to fire up the likes of Pillars of Eternity and XCOM 2 to see what the fuss is all about.

Felix: There are some great games bubbling around at the moment, some of which might slip below the radar. So let me highlight a few. The Banner Saga 2 needs little introduction and it’s what I will be enjoying this weekend. Then there is Man O' War: Corsair which is available via Early Access at the moment. It’s basically Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag set in the Warhammer Fantasy world. Giant sharks taking bites out of your boat and orc pirates sailing cannon-toting warships. Amazing! Then we have another Warhammer title, but this time set in the distant future, with Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. Rich story and dripping with depth and character, you sail through space with a fleet of five-mile long Gothic space ships, battling the swift Eldar or going head to head with the forces of Chaos.

Now remember when RTS was invented? That's right, it was the guys at Westwood Studios. Well that studio has long since closed, but a bunch of those devs opened Petroglyph Games Studio and they have just released a game called 8-Bit Armies that’s now out. It is basically old school Command & Conquer, but with a dollop of cartoon-ey voxel charm.

Squee: Hmm, this weekend. It’s hard to say for certain. Always in motion, the future is. I’ll probably still be finishing off the campaign mode for the terrific Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, and I’ll probably take another look at Rise of the Tomb Raider. But probably most of the weekend will be spent garrotting Italian waiters in the latest Hitman level which appeared this week. I said no anchovies on my pizza!

Now then it's over to you. What gaming are you going to be tackling this weekend? Clearing out that backlog or planning on picking up a new game? Let us know!

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11:40 May-03-2016

BF3 as usual!

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16:08 May-02-2016

shadow of mordor ..........right now :D

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10:53 May-02-2016

Dark Souls 3, Fallout 4, GTA V:O and Black Ops 3

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05:33 May-02-2016

My backlog is long, but Skyrim, Guild Wars 2 and Mechwarrior online will get my attention this week.

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06:02 May-02-2016

What kind of game is Guild Wars 2? sounds cool as hell :)

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14:36 May-02-2016

It's a MMORPG if I recall correctly

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14:59 May-02-2016

Oh that's a shame, I was hoping it was a singleplayer RPG. Thanks for the info :)

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05:17 May-03-2016

Yup, what Whitefang said. It is pretty cool, you just have to put a bunch of time into it like any MMO. No online subscription fee and free to play the full game from 1-80 until you want to get into the new expansion.

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02:03 May-02-2016

Dark Souls 3 and Uncharted Series (Uncharted 4 Hype :))

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23:26 May-01-2016

Nothing. I'm so sick of cheap gimmicks and being paying full price for unfinished products I don't feel like playing anything.

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03:21 May-02-2016

That's why I wait for reviews.

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17:14 May-01-2016

Minecraft,Minecraft and some more of minecraft with shaders and 512x512 resource packs

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17:04 May-01-2016

i'm only playing PES 2016...because my wallet is like an empty hole

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17:11 May-01-2016

on playstation or PC?

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15:42 May-01-2016

The Witcher 3 The Wild Hunt..... Best game ever.....

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14:39 May-01-2016

Assassin's Creed III

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06:05 May-02-2016

Nice, how is that game? It's one of the games along with Revelation that I want to finally play. These new Assassin's creed suck.

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13:28 May-01-2016

Life is strange and The Witcher 2 which is both a nice game :)

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06:14 May-02-2016

Life is indeed strange, especially when puberty starts :/

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09:41 May-02-2016

hahaha indeed. life is ****ed up

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13:25 May-01-2016

I know what WiiU owners are playing!? Nothing lol:D


Jokes aside, StarFox Zero and Nioh Demo:D

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12:31 May-01-2016

Well Iam playing MGS V TPP . Awesome game :)

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12:08 May-01-2016

Well i am going for my graduation in September sadly, so i can play whole week Rocket League and Brawlhall...Anyway..Some good tips for singleplayer games?

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13:56 May-01-2016

Play the Bioshock series and watch some theory videos about it on youtube if u want to know the more deeper meaning

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22:25 May-01-2016

Already played whole Bioshock, but it was long time ago, so it could be good solution...Thanks for a tip.

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06:20 May-02-2016

No prob. If you like stealth or something like that then check out Republique , its really innovative, also try Mark Of The Ninja

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11:45 May-01-2016

Looks like Tomb Raider 2013 for me. Never really played it.


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11:21 May-01-2016

Still playing witcher 3 on new game+ mode with black ops 3 multiplayer.

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11:14 May-01-2016

While there is still realm to explore in Dark Souls III there is no other game for me!!

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10:53 May-01-2016

Tom Clancy's The Division
Need For Speed

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06:54 May-01-2016

Skyrim
Fallout 4
Fallout New vegas
Warframe

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05:05 May-01-2016

Wow. Seeing lots of Skyrim. That game and Witcher 3 will live on forever as RPG kings!

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