Weekend Warrior – Call Your Mom!

It’s Friday! Unless you have one of those weirdo jobs, that means that you’ve got a couple of days ahead that are perfect for gaming. The GI staff is taking full advantage of those days, cleaning the streets in Yakuza 6 (!!!), saving the world in Chrono Trigger (?), and getting back into Mario + Rabbids (?!?!). Whew!

Don’t forget, Sunday is Mother’s Day. Give her a call, whether that means picking up the phone or hollerin’ across the yard. And let us know what you’re doing this weekend in the comments. Don’t worry – it’s not like we’re going to follow up with you to make sure you did what you said you were going to do or anything.

Dan Tack (@dantack) – Dota 2! The International Compendium events have me loving Mutation mode, cavern crawl, and just loving getting absolutely destroyed with my friends in classic 5v5 combat.

Ben Hanson (@yozetty) – This weekend I continue my journey through the post-God of War desert. I’m most likely going to check out the final release of Laser League on Steam, and maybe a couple of other things here and there. I really want to play Chrono Trigger on Steam now, but I’m holding out hope for some sort of Chrono Trigger on Switch announcement at E3. We’ll see!

Imran Khan (@imranzomg) – This weekend, I expected to be playing God of War, which I will do, but I’m also getting back into Mario + Rabbids again. I never finished the game the first time around and forgot how much fun that game is. In addition, I’ve been putting some time into Frostpunk, which I need to take breaks from, because it’s great and also depressing and that causes some mixed feelings in me.

Javy Gwaltney (@HurdyIV) – I’m getting lost and fending off demented cannibals in The Forest this weekend and exploring Mexico in my revisit of Red Dead Redemption.

Leo Vader (@leovader) – More Yakuza 6 please!!! I am making such little story progress in that game because the loop of fighting and eating is honestly enough for me. Sorry Haruto. I’ve also gotten into an idle game for the first time in a long while, called Idle Poring. It’s less about making numbers go up faster, more like watching someone play an RPG and managing their gear, stats and pets. It’s remarkably satisfying, and pretty friendly to free players. HAGS!!!

Jeff Cork (@gijeff) – I’m not going to have much time this weekend for playing, but I’ll probably try to sneak in a few Overwatch matches. At the very least, I’d like to roll through enough arcade-mode wins to get my free loot boxes, because those are still Very Important for me. Don’t ask why, because I don’t really have a good answer…

Jeff M (@GIJeffM) – My top priority for the weekend will be defrosting my freezer. FUN! I also hope to get back into God of War. Come to think of it, both activities will probably include a lot of rage-induced yelling. “Boy” is a good nickname for a fridge, right?

Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) – I think I am sort of close to the end of Ni No Kuni II? It’s very surprising because as much as I love the Ghibli-inspired look of the game, I didn’t think it would be one I would see to the end. It’s possible I still may not, but I have been enjoying it. I have to put a bed together this weekend, so that should be fun. It has a slide on it. I look forward to all the morning injuries that will result. Otherwise, pretty normal weekend! Oh crap, I have to mow the lawn.

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – I won’t have a ton of time at home this weekend, but I’ll probably spend most of my gaming time playing Overwatch and Yakuza 6. 

Suriel Vasquez (@SurielVazquez) – I finished up Yakuza 6 this week and while it relies a little too much on tropey plot twists towards the end, I really enjoyed it! Next up I’ll be diving into Destiny 2 this weekend to get through the Warmind campaign and gear up for the Spire of Stars raid. I’ll also be keep reading that Witcher book, because I’m also liking that!

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