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What We're Playing: Hand of Offworld Trading Fate

by: Randy -
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TwitchCon debuts in San Francisco this September 25 and 26. Music producer/fashionista Kanye West is now also a video game developer. And, at this price for this much product, Microsoft is pretty much giving away Xbox Ones.

What are you playing this weekend?

Russell Archey, staff writer, @NeoScyther
With Majora's Mask 3D behind me I'll be finally getting back to Knights of the Old Republic.  I haven't touched it in about a week so I'm still lurking around the Sewers apparently looking for a Rancor. So far I'm having fun with the game...aside from Carth needing a steady supply of medkits.

Sean Colleli, staff writer, @scolleli
It's really crappy, cold and snow-saturated outside. When this happens I play a game in a stiflingly, unbearably hot environment, so this weekend I'll finally get back to the Old West deserts of Red Dead Redemption and hopefully finish it. I will also be starting Republique Remastered for my upcoming review.

Chapel Collins, staff writer, @ChapelCollins
Last weekend, I was playing Battlefront II like a maniac. I just discovered Strike Suit Zero, one of the free games on the Xbox One at some point in the last few months and realized it was a space combat simulator, the great lost genre. I imagine that is where most of time will be sunk this weekend, and I'll probably finally get around to playing the Dark Souls II DLC.

Jeremy Duff, senior staff writer, @Duff3c
This weekend I will continue to test the deck as I see what the Dealer has in store for me in Hand of Fate. This game is truly one of a kind and an incredibly original idea that is very well executed. If I do have some free time on my hands, I will undoubtedly head back into Bayonetta 2 in an attempt to up my mission ranks on some of the earlier stages I sucked at.

Randy Kalista, staff writer, @RandyKalista
I've left my Gaming Nexus Game Club fellows in the lurch for too long, so I'm taking Knights of the Old Republic off the backburner and fending off beasties in the Undercity. I've been having too much fun playing with my still-new-to-me PS4, and I'm understanding why The Last of Us (I'm playing the Remastered version) has been labeled by many critics as the game of the generation. Stellar dramatic pacing, great story beats, and a pseudo father-daughter duo that—we'll see—may win me over even more than The Walking Dead's Lee and Clementine.

Rob Larkin, staff writer, @Rob_GN
I started Dragon Age: Inquisition last weekend and was underwhelmed. I think I made a poor choice of characters and am going to give it a fresh start this weekend. I'm ready for a new challenge in FIFA 15 and am going to take my manager career to a tougher league. And I'm going to start on a preview of Offworld Trading Company. I've only so far watched some developer videos about the game but it looks like it might hit the sweet spot for some shorts bursts of tactical gaming.