What Are You Playing This Weekend – August 2019 Edition

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We’re all set for a mini heatwave here in the UK this Bank Holiday weekend which means one of two options – fry outside like a pallid egg atop a car bonnet, or open the windows, get a breeze going, and get on down to some serious gaming. For professional purposes, we have to do the latter. It’s a real tough life sometimes. But, we’re interested in what plans you’ve got going on this weekend, whether gaming or otherwise!

We’ll get the ball rolling with our gaming shenanigans but feel free to pop down to the comments section below and let us know what games are keeping you up all night these days.

Jon – Other than a brief foray into Wolfenstein: Youngblood a few weeks ago, my life has basically been Fire Emblem: Three Houses for the last month. I didn’t expect it to happen, I’ve never really thought much of the series (just longing for Intelligent Systems to get back to Advance Wars)  but Three Houses is just something else. Best described as XCOM meets Harry Potter, it’s a monstrously addictive tactical strategy game with impressive depth to its RPG elements. I’m about 40 hours in right now and there’s still no end in sight so I’d imagine a fair chunk of my weekend will be spent teaching my students, getting smacked around on the battlefield, and spending hours poring over stat menus.

Aside from that, I think I’m going to check out that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare alpha test which is running this weekend. The Call of Duty series really hasn’t done a great deal for me lately but I’m liking what I see of the Modern Warfare reboot. In particular, I’m keen to try out this 2 v 2 no respawn mode as that appears to eliminate a lot of the spawn/kill/die/spawn/kill/die issues I have with COD’s ultra-fast multiplayer.

Squee: Thanks to a frankly ridonculous Humble Bundle sale that gives you the magic beans of Crusader Kings 2 and all of its expansion DLC in exchange for less than the price of a knackered out old cow, I’ll probably be sat around in my ermine cloak murdering my family members. Figuratively. Aside from that, I’ve spent a lot of time in strategy game land at the moment so I’ve decided to immerse myself in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. I know it’s old, but I fancied a foray into the silly, grappling-hook-happy world of Victorian London for a bit. Drink accompaniment: copious cups of tea, of course.

Felix – I am eyeballing that new Anno 1800 title and its DLC. I am alas scared to pick it up, as it will eat into huge swathes of my time, which I should be spending on strengthening and beautifying our wondrous GD.

So, over to you GD’ers, what are you going to be playing this fine August weekend?