What Are You Playing This Weekend - Holiday 2016 Edition

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Dec 24, 2016 4:00 PM

‘Tis the season to be merry, which translates to food comas, eons of (hopefully) free time, and gaming gifts galore. Which is just as well because it looks as if hell has indeed frozen over when I look out the window. It’s the perfect time to get down to a serious gaming session, while the slowdown in AAA releases gives us time to take a look back at a few games we may have missed.

Jon: I’ve set my sights on Diamond rank in Rainbow Six Siege, and I’m not going to rest over the holidays until I can get it. I’m dangerously close to Platinum 3 so it feels like it’s achievable. Siege is such a team effort though that it’s going to take everyone pulling together to scrape up there. That Diamond charm is all I ask for, before the creeping onset of old age forever deteriorates my reaction speeds.

Second to that, I’ve tracked down an incredibly cheap copy of 24: The Game for PlayStation 2. I can only presume it’s one of the worst games ever, so I’m itching to try that out at some point. It sounds like the perfect blend of bad, cramming in every genre under the sun. They managed to rope in Kiefer Sutherland to lend his voice so they must’ve done something right.

Squee: Well, it’s all Hearts of Iron all the time for me. I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on the new DLC, “Together For Victory”, and with flagrant disregard for the title of the DLC, I’m doing everything in my power to bring my Commonwealth British Raj out from under the oppressive yoke of my British overlords (I’m calling it the Brixit, naturally). I’m also providing some theoretical future historian plenty of fodder for a book entitled “Gurkha Rush: the Simplistic-Yet-Effective Indian Strategy in Italian East Africa 1942-1943”

Did I say ‘all the time’? I suppose that’s not strictly true. I’m finding the odd moment to look back in on “Rise of the Tomb Raider”, a game I never really got chance to finish first time round. These new Tomb Raider games really are a cut above, aren’t they?

Felix: This Christmas I will mostly be playing Dishonored 2 and Total War Warhammer of course. The new TW Warhammer elven DLC has arrived to spice things up in the battle to take over the fantasy continent. Who else favours the elves?

As for Dishonored 2, its just so easy to pick up and play. A bit of stealth, a bit of superpowers, a bit of melee. Something to meet most moods and time that you might have. The way the stealth-o-meter in particular is done really helps push the player into new ways of tackling the map. One moment you are crawling through the gutters, the next teleporting to the balconies that run over the streets.

Ed: Having recently discovered the majestic foul mouthery that accompanies the Jackbox Party Pack series, I feel there is no better way to enjoy spending time with my family than to see the terrible things that lurk inside their brains. If things I’ve said in Quiplash are hereditary then it’s looking to be a pretty great after Xmas dinner activity. Will probably be a lot quicker than Risk, that’s for sure.

Other than that, if Father Christmas is kind I might be pouring a whole lot of time into Pokemon Sun or Moon. Not the most adult title, I know, but what’s Christmas for other than to be glued to a portable console while parents argue?

Over to you merry lot now then, what are your gaming plans over the holidays? Or are you too busy visiting family? Let us know!

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04:03 Dec-27-2016

GTA V, until it gets boring for me again. Loving the business updates and the winter graphics overhaul.

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22:16 Dec-26-2016

If my desktop gpu and laptop hadn't died I'd probably be playing Witcher 3

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15:30 Dec-26-2016

dude, 24: The Game is horrible. stay away.

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12:21 Dec-26-2016

Counter Strike Global Offensive and i want some player to play with me if you want

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06:35 Dec-26-2016

Only 1bf

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04:11 Dec-26-2016

TES: Oblivion. Yesterday, i bought FC3, and intend to play that too.

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16:53 Dec-25-2016

Just played some sleeping dogs since I hadn't finished that game yet, moving close to the ending I think.
Going to get some BF1 going later on and probably some just cause 3

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22:03 Dec-26-2016

Ended up playing the witcher 3 as well (completed the last quest) and completed sleeping dogs and watch dogs 2.

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15:56 Dec-25-2016

Unturned :)

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14:52 Dec-25-2016

I will be playing BF1, Gauntlet Slayer Edition and Diablo III.

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15:29 Dec-25-2016

I just got Gauntlet Slayer Edition and love it. The nostalgia is real. ;)


I also tried to login for some Diablo 3 earlier today, but Battle.net won't connect for me again. I swear that Blizzard has the worst Client Servers in the world. This crap happens way too often. I can add all of my past problems from other game clients, multiply them by 10, and it would still not equal the amount of problems I get from Blizzard's Battle.net. How can a company so big be so incompetent? :(

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13:31 Dec-25-2016

Assassins creed Syndicate and Friday the 13th maybe witcher 3, assassins creed unity,watch dogs 2

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13:24 Dec-25-2016

I'm playing GTA V, Max Payne 3 and Life is Strange.

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11:30 Dec-25-2016

I play Rocket League and Paladins!

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11:25 Dec-25-2016

Bravely default on 3ds and dragon quest ix on nds

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20:15 Dec-25-2016

Both of those are amazing especially dq 9

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11:13 Dec-25-2016

Fallout 1 and Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition.


I'm enjoying Fallout way more than I thought I would.

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10:34 Dec-25-2016

The Division
Hitman
GTA V
RE7 Demo

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10:11 Dec-25-2016

Witcher 3


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can't decide if i should buy: FF9 - FF10 & 10-2 or Arkham Knight Premium or Wolfenstein New Order & Old Blood

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10:13 Dec-25-2016

or DB Xenoverse 1 + DLCs or Metro Redux bundle or Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celeb.

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14:01 Dec-25-2016

if you cant decide, buy everything then.

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16:10 Dec-25-2016

bought FF10 & 10-2 HD Remaster

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09:12 Dec-25-2016

TW warhammer the elves DLC... woohooo!!!!!!!!

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08:48 Dec-25-2016

Total Warhammer and Stellaris (finally picked it up) along with a few others :)

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08:47 Dec-25-2016

im gonna finally be finishing gta 4 and then gonna play gta 5 which i had but i said to myself i aint gonna touch it until i finish 4 :D

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14:02 Dec-25-2016

the story about GTA IV and V are different. But you still havent finished 4? Lol. I finshed this game 4-6 times already. Sadly I cant play it on windows 10. I like IV more than V.

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08:46 Dec-25-2016

Dishonored 2(PC)
Uncharted 4 (PS4)
Virginia (PC)

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