Weekend Warrior

What We're Playing Over The Holiday Weekend

by Marcus Stewart on Nov 26, 2015 at 01:00 PM

Thanksgiving is this Thursday, providing us with a longer-than normal weekend. When we're not stuffing our faces with turkey and mingling with family members, we'll be parked in front of a TV and playing as many video games possible. Or maybe we'll just toss all that family stuff out the window and dive straight to game-playing. Let us know what you'll be playing during the holiday. Have great Thanksgiving, everyone!

Ben Reeves (@BenjaminReeves) - I’ll be eating a lot of turkey. I’ll probably cook it this time. After that I’m going to cram in as much Fallout 4 time as I can, and I might also finally try to finish up Soma and Undertale. I’ll also be spending a lot of time with my in-laws at a cabin somewhere in the woods. If I don’t return know that I loved you all. 

Matthew Kato (@MattKato) - Got a lot of irons in the fire, but looking forward to all of it: Fallout 4, AC: Syndicate, and Star Wars: Battlefront are just the vanguard. Would still like to play more Until Dawn, and I haven’t touched a sports game in what feels like a long time. In an interesting twist, I’ve even started playing some Destiny…

Joe Juba (@Joejuba) - After six months away from it, I recently jumped back into The Witcher 3 in hopes of beating it before the staff’s Game of the Year discussions take place. I’m not optimistic that I will get anywhere close to the end over the holiday weekend, but I’m going to keep adventuring and see how far I can get. If things get too grim and dark in Geralt’s unforgiving universe, I might take a break from The Witcher 3 to relax with something a little cheerier – like Bloodborne: The Old Hunters.

Ben Hanson (@yozetty) - This Thanksgiving break I'm hoping to finish off Rise of the Tomb Raider and get a sprinkle of Xenoblade Chronicles X in there as well. I've also been eyeing up Assassin's Creed Syndicate but I feel like I should be realistic and just chew what I've already bit off here. Oh, and I'm sure I'll play a lot of the Jackbox Party Pack games with my family. Have a good holiday!

Mike Futter (@Futterish) - I’m going to be playing more Rise of the Tomb Raider with a goal of finishing it up this weekend. I want to get started on Fallout 4, which I put off so I could focus on it without some other things going on. I also plan to gather some friends and family to give the Ghostbusters board game a try and, if I decide to pull the trigger, Fantasy Flight’s Star Wars: Imperial Assault. Winter is board gaming time in my world, which means my wallet gets a workout. Bring on the cardboard counters and plastic minis!

Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) - I am currently all-in on Rise of the Tomb Raider. I haven’t gotten as far into the game as I would like to over the last couple days, and hope to make some major headway during my time off. Otherwise, I wouldn’t mind spending some more time with Fallout, and would like to tackle Halo 5’s campaign. In my heart, though, I know I will be spending all my time with Lara. Otherwise, it will be cooking food, hanging out with the visiting parents and local wife, child, and sister, and catching up on the second season of Fargo. Oh, I will also be staring at my lawn and thinking, “I should probably do something about those leaves,” which will take up many non-productive hours.