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Weekend Warrior – A Variety Of Games Before Thanksgiving

by George Ash on Nov 17, 2017 at 07:00 PM

Nobody in the office is joining the dark side weekend, but we all still have plenty of games to get through. Overwatch is dragging some of us back into the fray with the recent release of Moira, while others are focussing on single player games like South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Wolfenstein II, and Super Mario Odyssey. One of us may even throw it back to the good old days with some Age of Mythology action.

Kyle Hilliard (@kylemhilliard) – I’ve got parents coming up for Thanksgiving so you know what that means. Time to clean the house! Yeah! Have to convince them that this is how the house always looks, I promise! As far as video games go, I have been playing and enjoying Doom on Switch and I hope I can find some time to play Assassin’s Creed: Origins. It’s next on my gamin queue, right ahead of Wolfenstein.

Javy Gwaltney (@Hurdyiv) – I'm going to be sitting in a coffee shop and going back and forth between Skyrim, Mario, LA Noire, and working on [REDACTED]. Fun times.

Jeff Marchiafava (@GIJeffM) – I’m still plugging away at Breath of the Wild in preparation for our big game-of-the-year debate, and will continue to do so this weekend. It’s fair to say I have some major qualms with the game, but I’m still enjoying it enough to keep playing. I also want to get back to Assassin’s Creed Origins at some point, and check out the new Call of Duty, should I feel the need to shoot some Nazis. 

Ben Hanson (@yozetty) – I have no clue what I’m going to play this weekend. I’ve been playing a lot of PUBG again lately, so maybe I’ll just keep that ball rolling? Other than that, I just played a match of Age of Empires II and that might have triggered an urge to play more Age of Mythology … you know, the better game. Alright, well have a good weekend!

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – Having wrapped up Wolfenstein II earlier this week, I’m focusing on South Park: The Fractured But Whole and Uncharted: Lost Legacy. Of course, Overwatch hasn’t gone anywhere in my rotation, particularly with Moira having just released.

Leo Vader (@LeoVader) – I’m gonna have some friends over and introduce them to Dropmix! I have been having so much fun with that game, you should all go buy it before Harmonix dies from taking a such a crazy big risk. The competitive mode is extremely deep and fun, and the tech alone is just staggeringly impressive. Biggest surprise of the year for me!

Suriel Vazquez (@SurielVazquez) – With most of the major standalone releases of the year out of the way, I’m hoping to play some catch-up. I’ve already returned to Nier: Automata and while I’m not seeing too much of the greatness others are gushing over, I’m guessing all the juicy bits come later on, so I’m giving it a chance to grow on me. I’m also playing Cuphead, which hooked me immediately but the bosses are hard so sometimes I have to take a break. And Dota 2! Always Dota 2.

Matthew Kato (@MattKato) – I plan to continue playing Horizon Zero Dawn – I’d like to get better at tackling the enemies. One of the cool things about the game is that it makes you think strategically in battles without being so punishing that it’s frustrating. I also expect to dive into some PES 2018 co-op action and hopefully get back to Wolfenstein II.

Daniel Tack (@dantack) – I summon Ancient Gear Golem in attack mode!

Keenan McCall (@KEeNanMcCall525) – This weekend I’m looking to play some board games with Cody, George, and Ben Hanson. Aside from that, I’ve been meaning to go back and play Night in the Woods again to get ready for the Weird Autumn edition coming out. Oh, and I can safely say I won’t touch Battlefront II with a ten-foot pole.

Cody Mello-Klein (@Proelectioneer) – I’m hesitantly optimistic about the Punisher series, so I’ll be starting (and probably finishing) it this weekend. I’ll also probably try and fail to play Moira Overwatch. Either that or see people continue to tank my rank by trying to play her in competitive. Why do I still do this to myself?

George Ash (@GeorgeEAsh) – I'll be playing some more South Park: The Fractured But Whole and Phone Destroyer, but I'll probably spend most of my gaming time on Overwatch fighting to play as Moira in quick play. Once I'm content with playing as Moira I'll go back to wrecking people as Roadhog, Junkrat, and Pharah.