What Are You Playing This Weekend - June 2019 Edition

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Jun 22, 2019 1:50 PM

We’re now in what I like to call the eye of the storm. The madness of E3 is past us, the crazy release schedule beginning late-August is right around the corner. And here we are, in the middle, with nothing but a hail mary and a Steam summer sale. It’s a quiet time, a time to clear out the backlogs and rummage through the sales, punctuated by the release of the most exciting game of the year - Judgment. Don’t @ me.

Jon - I finished up my playthrough of Shenmue HD and now the decks are cleared for one of my most eagerly anticipated games this year - Judgment. I’m a big, big fan of the Yakuza series, while detective work and courtroom drama is my absolute thing. Smoosh them all together and you’ve got Judgment, a game which feels both fresh, with its new gameplay elements, and familiar, with the reuse of Yakuza’s iconic rendition of Kamurocho.

Judgment is probably going to steal the lion’s share of my gaming time this weekend, although I will also be continuing to plug away at Void Bastards. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a game inspired by BioShock and System Shock 2 and features art by the fellow who worked on Freedom Force all those years ago. It’s quite the looker with its comic book-style visuals. The basic gist is you’re one of many prisoners aboard the Void Ark, heading out into space to try and leave the nebula behind. Void Bastards is an FPS rogue-lite with upgrades that carry over from run-to-run, and it also happens that it’s insanely addictive. Each shape can take anywhere from a couple to 20 minutes to clear, packed with a random assortment of enemies, traps, and the like. It’s got an addictive gameplay loop nailed down that keeps me coming back for more. Repetition can set in during longer sessions but the overall package is fantastic. Fingers crossed I can finally make it to the end this weekend.

Felix - I am still thoroughly enjoying Total War 3 Kingdoms. For the first time in a Total War game, if I get caught between two powerful nations, I can turn to the negotiating table and carve myself out a respite for a few turns. This can take many forms, perhaps I marry one of my family members into the family of one of my enemy’s allies, or my spy network increases their raids on my enemies trade routes to lower their funds. Buying me just enough time to get on top of an invasion.

Simplified army structure (like TW: Shogun 2), removing agents from the chaos of the campaign map, improved spy and diplomacy options, a slight return to the traits your generals have.

I find myself constantly at war from all sides and it's a hectic back and forth but I think 3 Kingdoms is my favourite Total War so far. And that's including my love for the Warhammer/Total War combo of the past few years.

So, over to you now, what are your gaming plans for the weekend? Let us know below!

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13:51 Jun-23-2019

Assetto Corsa, Division 2, and of course Borderlands 2:-)

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12:56 Jun-23-2019

Destiny 2 and AC: Origins

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08:40 Jun-23-2019

Rainbow Six Siege.

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07:12 Jun-23-2019

R6 Siege

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04:52 Jun-23-2019

-Boarderlands 2
-job application none simulator
-Knights of the Old Republic

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04:15 Jun-23-2019

-Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations
-Stellaris
-Steel Rats


just finished Layers of Fear 2

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04:15 Jun-23-2019

South Park Fractured but whole. I played the stick of truth and loved it. This seems fun so far.

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04:05 Jun-23-2019

To the Rim!!!

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02:41 Jun-23-2019

NFS Most Wanted 2005.... Cos i need something fun and familiar to remind me of simple times.

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02:22 Jun-23-2019

My Friend Pedro

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23:14 Jun-22-2019

Bloodstained: ritual of the night . I am loving it !

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23:27 Jun-22-2019

"What is a man?"

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22:58 Jun-22-2019

Playing dark souls trilogy
right now on dark souls 3
also some dota 2 , rainbow six , and cs go

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22:54 Jun-22-2019

Thronebreaker :The Witcher tales.

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22:18 Jun-22-2019

Dark Souls 3, Witcher 3, Titanfall 2 and Warframe

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22:06 Jun-22-2019

Borderlands the presecuel, a really awesome game :D

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21:55 Jun-22-2019

Hearthstone - POGO.

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21:47 Jun-22-2019

Will be finishing "A Plague Tale Innocence" within the next days, great game btw. Also bought "Trover Saves The Universe" to play on my Oculus, which is very funny so far :D

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21:28 Jun-22-2019

Finally picked up the latest Spiderman on sale for 20 bucks, so Im gunna strap a bed pan on and charge up my Juul cause its gunna be a long one

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18:41 Jun-22-2019

More Forza Horizon 4 and maybe a couple of other random games on the laptop. I won't be touching the PS4 or Nintendo Switch for yet another weekend.

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17:02 Jun-22-2019

My buddy bought me Stationeers, so I'll be playing that with him. It's a pretty fun game, and I'm having a lot more fun with it then I thought I would.

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19:53 Jun-22-2019

What would you say to someone who's on the fence about buying? [It may or may not be me]

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If you like builder games then I would say go for it. If you're really not into them, and you're not going to be playing with someone then it's probably not that great. I'm struggling in solo, but since my friend has over 700 hours into it it's a lot of fun to play with him. Mostly I run around and mine, and occasionally build walls and what not. I leave the more technical stuff to him. It's an interesting game, but it's highly technical.

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