What Are You Playing This Weekend - August 2017 Edition

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Aug 4, 2017 4:49 PM
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August: adjective - respected and impressive. That’s what we like to hear. If you haven’t seen it yet, August is secretly a belting month for new game releases, but if some of the lower key titles releasing this month aren’t your bag, it’s your last opportunity to clean up the backlog before the holiday avalanche begins in September.

Jon - After a busy few months, I’ve got precisely nothing to do this weekend. I will try and go outside, I promise, if only to avoid cabin fever. While I’m inside though, it’s gaming time. Next week I’ll (hopefully) be busy with Hellblade, but until then I’m finishing up a different sort of blade - Xenoblade Chronicles. I flip-flop between this game being trash and amazing, but it’s scratching some sort of JRPG itch and it doesn’t look as if it’s anywhere near as long as folks would have you believe. I’m on about 40 hours and into the back quarter of the game. Aside from this I’ve been on a bit of a Final Fantasy XIV fix lately. I’m still in my late teens when it comes to level, but hearing the story gets great is providing enough impetus to push me through. I’ve got a big hatred of MMO end-games though, so should I hit the cap and finish the story, that’s it for me until the expansion drops.

Felix - With Total Warhammer 2 out at the end of Sept, Creative Assembly, who have been around for 30 years now apparently, are using free DLC for Total Warhammer 1 to keep up the interest. Anyway, I think I will venture back into TW Warhammer 1 to see what these thirty new units of Renown are like. Be aware the 30 free units are being doled out for the TW Warhammer DLC races, Chaos, Beastmen, Elves etc. Other than that I think I will further my campaign of Endless Legend. Endless Space 2 came out a couple months back and it was awesome, so I went and picked up Endless Legend, the fantasy equivalent. Big time sinks, both of them, so you will get your money’s worth especially if you grab them in a sale like I did.

Squee - It’s so hot here. So hot. [Come to Pakistan bro, -Shaheryar] Can’t… breathe. Let alone really play videogames. Sunlight streams into the windows of the room where my computer is, and the temperature remains staggeringly hot until well after the sun has gone down. So for most of this month, I will be lying beneath a trickle of cold water, making weak groaning sounds and praying for the sweet release of death. When I’m not busy doing that, though, I’m thinking maybe I might go back and take a look at Deus Ex - Robotic Weirdness or whatever it was called, with perhaps a side-order of Steel Division. World War 2 really is the videogame gift that keeps on giving.

Shaheryar - I have university admission forms lying all around. Aside from that, I will be an Awakewalker in Immortal Planet, which is a new game from the creator of Ronin, hack ‘n’ slash style it seems. One thing that bugs me, however, are the controls; the game was made for gamepads [Welcome to the gamepad master race - Jon] but come on, at least allow me to customize the keyboard buttons and all to my preference!

That's what we're (hopefully) up to, but what are your gaming plans for the weekend? Picked up any new indie gems from Steam? Or planning to knock something off your backlog? Let us know!

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09:30 Aug-06-2017

I'm losing myself inside Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition.

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07:59 Aug-07-2017

Played the original Planescape. It's quite good, sadly I only had time for shorter games and it's on my list of unfinished games.

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08:55 Aug-06-2017

today is Sunday and i am alone with my Grand Mother so no time to play.
need to look after her

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08:00 Aug-07-2017

Respect man. You are a good person for taking care of her.

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19:18 Aug-05-2017

I'm playing golf with friends, but without friends.

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17:46 Aug-05-2017

I've been replaying some Xenonauts in preparations for XCOM 2's newest massive expansion which should be here at the end of the month.
Next to that, some Kerbal Space Program to calm myself and yell at something else.

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15:59 Aug-05-2017

Black desert online (afk fishing ftw), dark and light and some 7 days to die.

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16:10 Aug-05-2017

i do the same i mean for Black Desert

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13:38 Aug-05-2017

Still playing horizon zero dawn, gonna play some tekken 7 with frnds as well.

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13:19 Aug-05-2017

Fortnite and Warframe BOI!!!!

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13:03 Aug-05-2017

Super Metroid and Final Fantasy VII boyyys.

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11:19 Aug-05-2017

rainbow six siege all the way. gotta gather renown for them legendary alpha packs xd

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11:05 Aug-05-2017

The Banner Saga :)

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10:42 Aug-05-2017

Mad Max, Siege,GR: Wildlands,CSGO,Battlegrounds and The crew :D

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09:35 Aug-05-2017

BF1 & GR: Wildlands

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09:25 Aug-05-2017

Titanfall 2 and Dragon age Inquisition until Absolver comes out.

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09:11 Aug-05-2017

Titanfall 2 and sleeping dogs...

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09:08 Aug-05-2017

Bf1 and ghost recon wildlands but its damn hot playing only when sun falls :D

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09:36 Aug-05-2017

My choice is just like yours, mate ;-)

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08:56 Aug-05-2017

Might give Spelunky a go, if I can get 30 min of free time.

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06:01 Aug-05-2017

Still playing w/ RotTR, bayonetta & alan wake.
Problem w/ havin' a job is ya'll have less time ta play video games. Then again, w/o job, I won't have money ta buy video games. :( Oh, well. Back to work.

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05:29 Aug-05-2017

Skyrim Special Edition
Skyrim Normal Edition (With ENB mods)
and then:
3DMark

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04:52 Aug-05-2017

Rocket League, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and might even fire up some Spintires..... Happy gaming all :D

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03:23 Aug-05-2017

Hrrrm Decisions decisions....


DA:I
Prey
Andromeda

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