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Weekend Warrior: Happy Turkey Day Weekend!

by Keenan McCall on Nov 22, 2017 at 07:01 PM

Thanksgiving is upon us, providing a chance to catch up with relatives and take part in some joint gaming.

From family plans to recipes involving a cooked bird carcass with crab legs to finally knocking out those games that have been sitting on our to-do lists, the GI crew is more than ready for the Thanksgiving weekend. Be sure to let us know how you'll be spending your holiday weekend, and we hope you all find plenty of relaxation and fun.

Elis Favis (@elisefavis): I’ve been sucked back into Persona 5, and I think this time I’m in it for the long haul. I’m about 65 hours in, and I plan to continue playing with my brother during Thanksgiving break. I’m also going to play some more of Super Mario Odyssey, which I’ve been enjoying a lot.

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea): With a few extra days off, I’m tackling multiple games in my attempt to wrap up some of the bigger releases of 2017. I’m nearing the end of South Park: The Fractured But Whole, and I’m about halfway through Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. After those, I want to focus on Assassin’s Creed Origins, Call of Duty: WWII, and Star Wars: Battlefront II. I’ve already started all of those, but I can’t play 32 games at once, so I’m trying to focus.

Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard):My parents are in town for the week so I will be spending time with them, or making them spend time with the kid while I go off and do grown-up stuff, like shopping at Target without someone constantly asking me if they can get a toy. As far as games go, I hope to spend more time with Assassin’s Creed Origins and play through the Star Wars Battlefront II campaign. I’ve also already got my tickets to go see Coco on Friday, and I can’t wait. Going to see the new Pixar movie has long been a tradition for my family. I will also eat some turkey, too. Maybe I'll even sneak some into the theater.

Javy Gwaltney (@Hurdyiv): I'm going to be replaying the Mass Effect trilogy, Skyrim, and trudging through Battlefront II's dud of a campaign.

Jeff Marchiafava (@GIJeffM): I’m going to be using the extended Thanksgiving weekend to play more Breath of the Wild, and hopefully start Mario Odyssey. Call of Duty WII and Assassin’s Creed Origins are also on the “to-play” list, along with about a dozen other big games from the year that I want to get some time with before putting together my Top 10 list. What a wonderfully busy year!

Jeff Cork (@gijeff): After several failed attempts, I can finally say that I finally get why people are so gaga over Breath of the Wild. It’s a pretty good game, guys. The only problem is that the timing couldn’t be any worse. Fortunately, the long break will (hopefully) give me time to catch up on it, more Super Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein II, Assassin’s Creed Origins, and whatever else I can fit into my schedule. Woof. 

Keenan McCall (@KEeNanMcCall525): I'm heading home to Denver for the weekend, so I'll be playing some games with friends and family: One friend wants to check out the Yakuza sweries, so we'll be playing through Yakuza 0 for a day or two. My siblings are making their way through Skyrim as well, so I'll play a bit with them while we wait for all of the Thanksgiving food to finish cooking. Other than that, I might check out the Frozen Wilds DLC for Horizon Zero Dawn and take a crack at making something from the Necro Nom-Nom-Nomicon.

George Ash (@GeorgeEAsh): This long weekend I’ll be on-the-go, so if anyone wants to send me their Switch I’d appreciate it. If that doesn’t happen, I’ll dust off the old 3DS and go weed my Animal Crossing village before getting back to Ocarina of Time 3D. I’ll also be playing South Park: Phone Destroyer and may even download Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans!

Cody Mello-Klein (@Proelectioneer): This weekend I don’t have time to waste time. I’ll be busy trying to hang out with friends and family in Boston before I come back to Minneapolis, so I won’t have much time to play video games. That being said, I will get the chance to finally start Cuphead, the perfect game to remind me of what I’m thankful for in my life.