Welcome to Player Attack’s TGIF, Thank Gaming It’s Friday! A new weekly feature where we discuss what we’re doing over the weekend whether it’s games, movies, TV, books or anything else! We’d love to hear what you’re up to as well – heck, you might come across some like-minded people and become super friends!
Angelo | @MangieV
Playing: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Watching: Agent Carter, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Mad Max: Fury Road
Why?: I’ve been keen on Danganronpa lately but can’t play it before bed anymore because it’s become too involved (which isn’t a bad thing!). As for The Witcher, I’m not usually into fantasy but something about it’s pulled me in. Mad Max is in need of a rewatch after the Oscars.
Jimmy the Geek | @JimmygeekPA
Playing: Ninja Pizza Girl, Coming Out on Top, Dungeon League, Super Mutant Alien Assult, Uncharted: Drakes Fortune, Mass Effect
Watching: Highlander: The Series, Homestar Runner
Why?: Since I arrived back from the incredible GX Australia (Review forthcoming) I’ve started downloading and playing the games I received as a kickstarter backer reward. So far Coming Out on Top is my favourite because I’m a sucker for a good pun.
Highlander, if you don’t know, is the badly named franchise about Immortals having swordfights. The series is probably the best and purest continuation of the original movie and, despite all of the copyright that’s currently going down, THE ENTIRE THING IS AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE.
Jackson | @sciencejayz
Playing: Honestly, I am not going to play anything this weekend because…
Watching: The Finding Dory trailer over and over until my heart stops smiling, so essentially I am never going to stop watching the Finding Dory trailer, catch you when it releases everyone.
Why?: That Peter Gabriel backing track absolutely smashes it. My heart going boom, boom, boom.
(I’ll probably play Bravely Second, if I have to get off the PC, I guess)
Playing: Trackmania Turbo (PS4) Hopefully also Heavy Rain.
Watching: Daredevil: Season 2 House of Cards: Season 4, WWE Wrestlemania 16-? In preparation for Wrestlemania 32 in a couple of weeks.
Why?: Do you like Trials HD? Trials Fusion? Yes? Then you need Trackmania Turbo! A console version of cult PC driving series with infinite track possibilities thanks to a random track generator and editor. Possibly also diving back in to the PS4 remaster of Heavy Rain.
There will be cider consumed and possibly some party pies while I watch grown men in tights throw each other around, also I’ll be watching wrestling.
I’ll also be dusting off the Videogame Shoebox for another retro regression session, lemme know on Twitter anything specific you’d like to see me cover!
Matthew | @Mythor
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… is where you will find me for a goodly portion of the weekend as I return to Star Wars Galaxies. Again. Because even though it officially shut down over 1,500 days ago a dedicated group of nerds has managed to cobble together a server emulator that has now reached the point where it is – mostly – an enjoyable experience once more.
Is it legal? I don’t know. I’m a smuggler for the Rebel Alliance, what do I care?
Mel | @melloncatis
Firstly I’m going to finish reading The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (Two chapters to go!) Then I’ll shed a single tear for dear Mr. Frodo. After that I was going to find a new game to play… But now all I want to do is discover Mythor’s secret Star Wars Galaxies server…. ^^
Rade | @radeylady
Rade is currently MIA, she was last seen by her loyal Claptrap just before she tried to unpack several tall, precariously stacked towers of cardboard boxes after moving into a new place. The box towers have slowly dissipated, seemingly transferred from one room to another.
“If I’m not back in 5 minutes, just wait longer” She ordered.
Claptrap can be such an idiot.