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Weekend Warrior – Working Through The Backlog

by Jordan Leendertsen on Feb 10, 2017 at 01:00 PM

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With weather still hovering near freezing, this weekend seems like the perfect time to catch up on games before Horizon kicks off an unusually busy Spring season. Some of us are even digging a little deeper into our backlogs, with games like Dark Souls 2 and Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Alternatively, those who are willing to brave the cold can go see some excellent films opening in theaters, including The Lego Batman Movie and John Wick 2. Let us know in the comments below what you plan to do this weekend.

Jenifer Vinson (@JenMarie_Vinson) – I think I’m going to finally check out Up-Down tonight and see what all the fuss is about.  Other weekend plans include violating all better judgment and information I know about myself by attempting Resident Evil 7 in VR.  Subsequent events will likely include reimbursing my friend for the expensive VR equipment I’m going to break with my copious tears and flailing. I’m also in the final stretches of finishing my Wrench cosplay from Watch Dogs 2, so I’ll work on that while I probably re-watch all of The Expanse.  That show is good and everyone should be watching it.  

Jordan Leendertsen (@Bad_Durandal) – I have a fair amount of writing to do this weekend, but when I'm not tending to that I'll be putting more hours into my first playthrough of Dark Souls 2, as well as grinding lootboxes in Overwatch. I'm like, 15 deep and still no skins for the current event. Seriously Blizzard?

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – This weekend, I’m going to keep playing Yakuza 0 and A Link to the Past whenever I’m not playing my usual Overwatch and Clash Royale. It’s also supposed to be unseasonably warm, so I might actively play Pokémon Go for the first time in a while to take advantage of the event happening right now.

Ben Hanson (@yozetty) – This weekend I just have no idea what I’m going to play… maybe some Jackbox Party Pack or something? I’m planning on playing around on hockey rink tonight and essentially playing bocce ball on the ice with junk from around the house… so there’s a game! Have a good weekend!

Manon Hume (@ManonHume) – I’ve been gaming so much since I got here that I think a little Zumba is in order this weekend. ;)  I’m also DMing a D&D session on Saturday that will contain as many references to LoZ as I can manage. Every time my players get too far off-track, it’ll be nothing but “Hey! Listen!”

Zak Wojnar (@ZakWojnar) – I’m only about 6 hours into Yakuza 0, but I’m loving it so far and will try to get in some quality time over the weekend. Beyond that, I’ll check out Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix and maybe catch up on Day of the Tentacle Remastered. Jordan’s gonna try to get me to play Dark Souls II on PS4, but I’ve never played a Souls title, and I don’t think I need that kind of tension in my life right now… We’ll see.

Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) – I’m coming up on the end of Twilight Princess HD, which I have been enjoying. I saved right before the first big fight with Zant last night, so I should be able to finish that up this weekend. It’s been so long since I originally played it that it feels new all over again in some places. Otherwise, I’ve been playing Rayman Legends again with my daughter, and if her sick mother can get better after battling a rough sickness the last few days, we will make it to the theatre to see Lego Batman. Otherwise? It’s laundry time.

Suriel Vasquez (@SurielVasquez) – This weekend I’m playing one of the few Zelda games I haven’t played start to finish: Link’s Awakening DX. I’ve gotten through the first dungeon and it’s been a lovably zany trip so far. I’m also planning on diving into Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as a refresher on the series before Tekken 7 hits in June. I’ll also keep plugging away at Destiny in the year 2017; it’s gotten a lot more fun since I found an Exotic combo that lets to me do work in The Crucible: Invective and Lucky Raspberry. Grenade and shotgun kills for days!