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Weekend Warrior – Beating The Heat With Some Good, Old-Fashioned Video Games

by Haley MacLean on Jul 22, 2016 at 02:00 PM

Sitting in a cool basement playing video games sounds like the best way to beat the heat, especially in the midst of a summer that's proving to be a sweltering one here in Minneapolis. Although going out on some Pokémon Go searches is tempting, most of the GI crew is sticking to the indoors of our homes or heading to movie theaters this weekend, presumably as close to some AC as we can get. From games to movies to Ben Hanson throwing some bean bags around, here's what we're up to this weekend.

Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785) – I'm thinking of going to see the new Ghostbusters this weekend. I'm not one to see movies the first week they come out just because of the crowds, so here's hoping the second week isn't too busy. I'm also planning on finally finishing Inside and then starting up Zero Time Dilemma. It's about time for both of those! I also need to finish Stranger Things. I love it so far!

Haley MacLean (@haleyfaxer) – Not much gaming wise planned for this weekend, but I hope to try out Ana a little more in Overwatch (and not have 5 people on a team playing her at a time) and play some more Prison Architect, which has been fun so far. I also want to go on a Pokéwalk or two, but hope that bug that messes up Pokémon distances is fixed soon! Besides it's my birthday tomorrow (23 on 23!) and hopefully I'll do something fun for that.

Mike Futter (@Futterish) – This weekend I’m planning on playing some Evolve Stage 2 with friends. If we need a diversion, we’ll pop over to Superfight, which just came out of beta on Steam. I’m also planning to get in some time with some recent fighting game acquisitions. I finally picked up Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. I’m also going to work in some more Zero Time Dilemma.

Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) – My wife and I watched the first two episodes of Stranger Things together, but then she stayed up all night finishing it without me, so she'll be rewatching it with me this weekend. I also hope to spend some time with Ana in Overwatch and go to the zoo to catch some Pokémon. Maybe see The BFG?

Ben Hanson (@yozetty) – This weekend I’m going to be out at my lake place, which means a lot of throwing bean bags around a lawn and playing arcade games. I’m really hoping to spend more time with Darkstalkers; I recently discovered that game and I just think it’s cool as all hell. Other than that, I’m really looking forward to seeing what the Pokémon Go experience is like in rural MN. I’m hoping to crush some gyms with my Golduck. Alright, have a good weekend!

Have any fun plays this weekend? Let us know what you'll be up to and what games you'll be playing down below!