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What are you playing this weekend?
Sean Colleli, Staff Writer, @scolleli
It appears I'll have to wait another decade or so for No Man's Sky, so I'm keeping my attention on Batman: Arkham Origins – Complete Edition. So far I haven't encountered any game-killing bugs, but the game is still a mixed bag. The combat isn't as smooth as the Rocksteady-developed Arkham games, and Origins throws way too many hard enemies at you way too early. The upgrade system is a tiered tree instead of a pick-what-you-want grid, which made things worse and threw off my play style. I usually go for melee upgrades early on so I'm a beast in close combat from the start and can tackle those armored and knife-wielding thugs. In Origins, most of those upgrades were locked behind lame mandatory Batarang buffs, so I got my Bat-ass handed to me fairly often during the first half of the game. That said, the story so far is excellent, so I'll definitely see this one to the end—lopsided upgrade balance notwithstanding.
Jeremy Duff, Senior Staff Writer, @Duff3c
I have so many games sitting in my to-do pile that I don't even know where to begin. Hopefully I can spend some time roaming around Gotham and cleaning up the last couple of side missions in Arkham Knight so that I can nab myself a shiny platinum trophy. Of course, before I can do that, I have to convince myself to turn off Rocket League, which is so insanely addictive that it should be illegal.
Randy Kalista, Staff Writer, @RandyKalista
I'm one symbol away from earning my white cloak in Journey. The symbol is tucked away in a crevice somewhere in the downhill sand slalom. My five-year-old will absolutely lose her mind once we've gotten it. Otherwise, I need to figure out if I'm in the mood for more New Vegas, Inquisition, Wild Hunt, or Life Is Strange.
John Yan, Senior Hardware Editor, @TheJohnYan
Since I finally did 100% of Arkham Knight, I'm retiring that game, so it's off to something different. I'm tempted to try out some mods for Fallout 3 and play through that for the next month. And I will jump into the latest Diablo 3 season.