Weekend Gaming

The kids are back in school, it’s an off Friday for the Buttonmasher and the weekend is laid out in front of us, full of opportunities to get some gaming in and watch some pro Dota (The International 9!).

Right now, there isn’t a particular game that has my full attention. For a while I was playing the charming (and maddeningly frustrating) Rogue-like Below but I have cooled a little on that (you can only do so many corpse runs before you want to give up). So what to play this weekend is wide open.

The year of completing games is still in full effect. With Destiny 2, Resident Evil 2, and The Division 2 already finished, there are a variety of games in varying states of completeness I could return to. The Division 2 has new DLC. My six-years-too-late run through Bioshock Infinite is nearing a close. I’m near the end of another run through Dead Rising (the OG), I started poking around in NieR:Automata again (and remembering how good that game is) and for completeness sake, I should pop back into Thimbleweed Park and put a fork in that one. Oh, and for good measure, my fellow buttonmasher Nick has got me thinking about Pillars of Eternity, too.

Now that I look at that list, I am suddenly overwhelmed, which normally means I won’t play any of them and end up wasting time playing Dota 2. But not this time! Something, somehow, will get completed this weekend.

What will you be playing?

Summer Weekend Gaming

It’s been quite around these parts for the past couple months, but gaming has still been going strong but the age old question exists — if I gamed but didn’t blog about it, did it really happen?

With 2019 being the Year of Finishing games, things were going strong earlier in the year — Resident Evil 2 REmake was finished (twice!), Destiny 2 was “finished” (I didn’t really have a clue what was happening with the story, but I definitely finished off a boss at the end, so I think I finished it?), and The Division 2 was completed.

Now, with the Summer in full swing, gaming has slowed a bit. We still partake, but recently they have been small servings of old, reliable comfort food — Dota 2, mostly. But it’s time to shake things up. Today is one of our “free Fridays” meaning more freetime for me. I have a lot on my plate — I recently got back into the Sports game with a cheap pick-up of NBA 2k19 for the Switch (for 3!! bucks) and The Golf Club 2019 featuring PGA Tour (thanks, Games with Gold!) and the backlog on Steam is ever present in the back of my mind. I have some DLC I could partake in with The Division 2 but this weekend I may give something in my Steam Library a try. Maybe finish Dead Rising, maybe go back to Kenshi or maybe even try something new, like Tokyo 42.

And then, of course, is the Summer Steam Sale. We could get something new (like, say They are Billions or Below) and start the vicious cycle over again. I may need professional help.

What are you playing this weekend?

In My Hands

This is my first foray into the Devil May Cry universe. Any suggestions/advice?

February Releases

Normally I’d complain that February releases have nothing to get excited about, but man, this February is loaded! While I’m still on an RE2 kick, there is more than one option this month that I’ve got on a wishlist somewhere. At the very top of that wishlist is that Crackdown 3 is good, because I am going to give that a long look, possibly ending with me picking it up. Fingers crossed! On to this month’s releases:

Microsoft Xbox One

Week of February 11th

Week of February 18th

Week of February 25th


 

Nintendo Switch

Week of February 4th

Week of February 18th

Week of February 25th


 

PC

Week of February 4th

DemonsTier 
Euclidean Skies

Week of February 11th

Far Cry New Dawn
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm

Week of February 18th

Planet Nine
Devotion

Week of February 25th

 ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!
DEAD OR ALIVE 6
Trials Rising
DiRT Rally 2.0


 

Sony Playstation 4

Week of February 4th

Week of February 11th

Week of February 18th

Week of February 25th


 

What are you picking up this month?

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Weekend Gaming – Three-day Weekend Style

We recently went to an alternate work schedule at my place of employment where we now get every-other Friday off. This means 26(!) three-day weekends a year are in my future. I was hesitant at first, given that we would be working extra the other 9 days of the two-week work period, but I am already hooked. I know I can’t spend every free Friday playing video games, but for the first couple I think I’m justified. The weekend starts early for this guy.

Given that 2019 is going to be the Year of Finishing Games for me, I have a few games that I plan to wrap up before I dive into the first new release of 2019 I’ll be picking — Resident Evil 2 REmake. (It came bundled with my new Radeon video card (which I realize I never posted about, but yes I have a new PC to play on).

But before I get to that, I would like to wrap up a playthrough I started of Dead Rising and the campaign of Destiny 2. I am on the cusp of finishing both and should be able to accomplish that goal before I go headlong into the world of Resident Evil. There’s also the chance I give Dota Chess a try, too.

What are you playing this weekend?