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Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Fifteen

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

It's been a while...

Oh dear, we've been rather tardy of late. Despite the fact that we indulge in plenty of gaming every weekend we haven't actually shared those expected shenanigans for a good while. Things happen, weeks drift by, but this week we get back to the serious business of revealing our weekend plans to you, dear readers.

Last time we did this most were becoming power-mad Mayors and shaking trees until dusk, but some other games have arrived since then and our plans now have a little more diversity. Rather than carry on this tedious intro for any longer, let's just get on with it, shall we?

Tom Whitehead

Aside from review games — I'm not sure what I'm allowed to mention, so I'll keep quiet on those — I'm considering delving back into Football Manager 2013, or Soccer Coach 2K13 as it probably isn't branded in North America. The Premier League season's about to start so I can't resist giving it a whirl, while I'm tempted to also download DuckTales Remastered because it looks fun. I like fun games with bright colours; I don't mind admitting it, either.

Andy Green

This weekend I'll mainly be playing Pikmin 3, which is one of the most addictive games I've played in a long while. It has this thing about it that makes you want to play one day more - which admittedly I do sing in the style of Jean Valjean as Alph, Brittany and Charlie head off into space.

Speaking of addiction, I've been getting into Fire Emblem: Awakening again, I'm up to chapter 17 and have plenty of side missions to do. I just can't get enough of it and the cartridge has not left my 3DS for what feels like an age! Most of my characters are getting married too, which brings a tear to my eye.

Thankfully, I downloaded Animal Crossing: New Leaf and I believe it's the bug off this weekend. I'll naturally be going for gold after settling for bronze last time...

So yeah, basically it'll be a weekend of me feeding my addiction. "ONE DAY MORE! Another day, another destiny!"

Jon Wahlgren

I'm off the Animal Crossing train. It no longer has me in its vice-like grip. I might check in from time to time but Trash seems like it's in a pretty good place right now — the town is clean and populated enough now that I can let my settlers build normal lives and deliver their own damned packages for once gosh.

In fact, if it weren't for reviewing Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D I'd probably just leave my 3DS alone for a while. I'm much too captivated by Pikmin 3 to do anything else.

Katy Ellis

Weeks and weeks have gone by but I am still utterly crazy in love with Fire Emblem: Awakening. I've dropped my Animal Crossing: New Leaf mayoral duties (my apologies to the townsfolk of Kanji¥¥) in favour of acting as the cupid of war, taking out armies and marrying off my shepherds to anyone who'll have them. Frederick and Cherche got married last night - it was beautiful.

Orla Madden

This weekend I'll be spending some time with Fire Emblem: Awakening. I've reached Chapter 16, and things are starting to get interesting with the character's stories. I married myself off with Lon'qu (I stupidly married Chrom off with Sumia first, I should have swooped in there sooner), so I plan on pairing off some more of them over the weekend.

I got another chance to play Earthbound during the week between shifts at work, it's such a charming game that I really need to put aside some time to play it more often. I've arrived at Happy Happy Village, so I'm still in the early stages of the game. Apart from the gameplay, I'm completely smitten with the soundtrack, I can't stop tapping my fingers and toes whilst playing.

I'll probably pop onto Art Academy SketchPad too, I've been doing some drawings, but haven't posted anything on Miiverse due to my internet being down the past week; that all changes today as it's back up and running so beware, interwebs, Orla's artwork is coming to a GamePad near you!

Ron DelVillano

The majority of my weekend is going to DuckTales: Remastered on Wii U. I'm determined to collect enough cash to purchase all of the extras! I'm also going to spend some time with Dragon's Crown on Vita. Who doesn't love a bit of hack-and-slash mayhem?

If I decide to pick up a copy when it drops on Sunday, then I'll probably be spending too many hours on Disney Infinity as well. There are just too many great games out right now and my backlog is really starting to pile up.

Morgan Sleeper

After a week on the road, I'm looking forward to getting home to my Wii U and spending some quality time with DuckTales: Remastered. I've never played the NES original, but I was a huge fan of the show back in the day, so I'm expecting this weekend to be a bit of a duck-blur. I also can't wait to get back to Earthbound - this is my first time playing and I'm totally in love! After reading Itoi's touching letter on the game's website, I wiped my "Ness/Paula/Jeff/Poo" save file and started over, naming the characters after me and my friends; it feels even more special to me now. I also love how incredibly musical it is, from the sample-soaked dub reggae of the hospital lobbies to the infectious battle tunes. I keep trying to time my menu selections to the beat!

Dave Letcavage

Lots O’ gaming going on around here this weekend, that’s for sure! I'll definitely be playing through DuckTales: Remastered at least another time or two (for those of you on the fence, check out Ron’s review – it’s fantastic!). I also need to fight through the punk-rock-a-lypse in Charlie Murder before writing my review for PureXbox. And lastly, I swear I’m FINALLY going to track down a copy of Boogerman for Super Nintendo!! I’ve been searching high and low as of late, and only happen to be stumbling on the Genesis version. It's a bummer, dude. A total bummer.

Stephen Kelly

"What am I planning on playing this weekend?" That question is old hat! "What am I planning on making this weekend?" is closer to the mark, as I've recently downloaded RPG Maker VX Ace from Steam. I've already finished a whole room (with objects inside of it!), and although I'm having a little trouble with every single thing I try to do, it's great to be creating something again. I used to play RPG Maker 2 for hours on end in the PS2 days, so there's a warm glow of nostalgia about the whole process.

Speaking of nostalgia for my younger years, I've rekindled my love for the Pokemon Trading Card Game with Nintendo's online version. It's actually super good, so I'll be balancing my energy/trainer/Pokemon ratio in between confusing myself with RPG scripts. Conkeldurr is my go-to evolution, in case you were wondering.

Gaz Plant

It's all about Mario this weekend! I'm still thoroughly enjoying the outstanding Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. on 3DS, and plan to spend most of my time this weekend playing that. It's such a brilliant game - the music, the script, the animations, everything about it is just perfect. Easily my favourite 3DS game of the year, and a real contender for best 3DS game outright.

Meanwhile on Wii U, I've finally picked up New Super Mario Bros U, which has surprised me. I wasn't expecting to enjoy another 2D Mario platformer after the snooze-fest that was New Super Mario Bros 2, but this is just a blast to play. I'll also be brushing up on my art skills in Art Academy: SketchPad if I get the time.

Ken Barnes

Splinter Cell: Blacklist (X360) — Kinect is set up. The energy drinks are on hand. It's going to be a stealthy old weekend, and that's for sure. Unless I start randomly shouting orders at the top of my voice, of course.

Rayman Legends (X360) — If Blacklist all gets too much, I'll be dropping in on Rayman's latest adventure to see if it carries on the promise of the excellent demo that was released this week.

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS) — Criminally, this one hasn't been touched since I bought it. I've been suitably chastised by everyone who's played it thus far, so I think it's about time I got my swing on.

Martin Watts

I'm hoping to find a little bit of time over the weekend to indulge in a bit of Wave Race 64. Otherwise, I'm going to be travelling most of the time, so perhaps I'll finally get around to starting either Paper Mario: Sticker Star or Fire Emblem: Awakening. I'm horribly behind with my 3DS gaming thanks to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and I know that if I don't play Fire Emblem: Awakening soon that Andy might hurt me!

Lee Meyer

Animal Crossing: New Leaf continues to eat up my time, and as there's a Bug-Off AND Fireworks celebration this weekend, I'm going to have my hands full! But I'm also going to spend some time in Cloudberry Kingdom and try my hardest not to throw my controller out the window.

Tim Latshaw

Won't have much time for play this weekend, but I'm planning on giving Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 a try. I've been on a little bit of a fitness kick recently, and at the very least the game will distract me from eating pans of brownies for a bit.

Thomas Jones

This weekend I'll be escaping the reality of life in New Zealand, the most beautiful country on the planet, by once again delving into the virtual world of Animal Crossing. My animals still aren't convinced that my town is the best around so I'll be toiling away trying to keep them happy. Ingrates!

Other than that I'll be continuing my playthrough of Zelda: Oracle of Ages. Nothing like a bit of classic handheld Zelda! Oh, and trying to beat Super C with the wife without rage quitting. We've got to Stage 7. So close...

Phew, that's what we're playing. Share your weekend gaming plans in the comments below, you know you want to.

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SkywardCrowbar said:

Love the Wave Race 64, Martin!

I'm finishing Batman Arkham City Armored Edition and then I'll get back to playing Pikmin 3. Might finish Mega Man as well.



Kyloctopus said:

Super Metroid: I'm making progress in that game. And I plan to beat it this weekend.
Pokémon Black 2: I've had this game for 9 months and I've barely touched it. I only beat 3 gyms.
I also want to go back to Shin Megami Tensei IV
I hate when people hate New Super Mario Bros. 2. The creativity in that game deserves more credit.



GuSolarFlare said:

I'll play every N64 game I can in this weekend
and maybe some pokemon TCG or Kirby tilt 'n' tumble as they are the only GBC games I still have...



tchaten said:

Pikmin 2 (finished Pikmin 3 may play some more of that too), Mario and Luigi Dream Team, Animal Crossing New Leaf, Earthbound and Diddy Kong Racing on the N64



Peach64 said:

Shining Force (360 via Ultimate Megadrive Collection) - I can't believe how well this still holds up. A lot of the time when I play an old game, I have that blast of nostalgia before realising it's actually not that fun anymore. If I bought this game at full price today on the DS I'd not complain.

Kirby's Aventure (3DS Virtual Console) - I'm not enjoying this too much. Kirby is too freaking powerful. Being able to fly ruins any platforming, and sort of makes 90% of the enemies pointless too. At least the boss fights can be fun.

Viewtiful Joe (Gamecube via Wii) - I freaking LOVE this game. It would make a great warm up for Wonderful 101 too.



Einherjar said:

Tough many unfinished games.
Ill definitly have another go at Mario & Luigi 4 and Project X Zone. Im making sloiw but steady progress
Then a little bit of Ducktales HD and Pikmin 3 here and there. These are my "main games" at the moment.
Animal Crossing became a daily routine, so thats a given



astros75 said:

Classes start in a couple weeks so I need to finish up some games. I'm on World 8 in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and I'll also have a busy weekend with Animal Crossing. Pikmin 3 is amazing and I'll be looking to complete that soon too! So many games, not enough time...



Veloster said:

Decided to give the Ocarina of Time 3D Master Quest a go. It was good to play the game again, expect with everything, quite literally, flipped on its head. A few puzzling puzzles later, and I'm about to enter Ganons Castle.

Well, either that - or listen to Navi constantly telling me I have to "rescue the princess!!"
"Hey, Hey, Listen!, Hey!, Listen!, we have to rescue the princess from Ganondorf!"

"Oh, Fiiiine!!, wait until i finish hitting these chickens".



sinalefa said:

I should do an effort to finish both Picross 3D and Luigi's Mansion DM before my M&L and Pikmin 3 arrive.

For the Wii U, I just beat Ducktales Remastered on easy, so I may tackle it again on Normal. And finish Megaman 3.



Yasume said:

I've got 4 days off so plenty of gaming time. I'll be diving into Fire Emblem: Awakening and Plants vs. Zombies 2. I'm also considering some new Steam games, because my new 360 controller just came in.



CrazyOtto said:

3DS, because that's the only system I'll be taking with me when I go camp. Also, I'll be playing laser tag and the arcade machines there.



ferrers405 said:

I will turn on my PS3 with Bit.Trip Runner 2 and get some puzzles in the 3DS with Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move.



Whopper744 said:

Believe it or not I'll probably just be playing newer releases this weekend between Pikmin 3, DuckTales Remastered, and Disney Infinity on Sunday.

So Disney-ness and Pikmin....odd..



Kyoto said:

Animal Crossing NL of course, but that's nothing new since I've played it at least an hour every day.

Since I've finished the demo of Etrain Odyssey IV as far as I can (max lvl's, maps complete etc) I will get back into Etrian Odyssey III. Will be playing that until IV is released here on August 30th.

And maybe some Pikmin 3. Still haven't got every type of fruit yet and those missions are really good fun too.



Beta said:

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, DuckTales Remastered and Megaman 3.



Bulbousaur said:

I'm going to be finally beating the last chapter of Fire Emblem Awakening for the first time after I do the side missions I haven't done yet, and maybe some Boom/Fortune Street which I got in the post today.



idork99 said:

Does anyone play Mario Kart 7 anymore?

After countless hours of Animal Crossing, I've come back to Mario Kart 7 in a strong way.

Maybe some Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate as well. (I only use one type of weapon so need to do some hunting with other methods.)



bofis said:

Ducktales Remastered and Earthbound, what else? And of course people still play Mario Kart 7, idork99, sadly I cannot for the life of me get 3 stars in a few GP's, something crazy always happens on the 3rd lap...perhaps I'll work on that too



SpinelessOyster said:

Animal Crossing finally isn't my life anymore, thanks to Dream Team. So I'll be playing that, Pikmin 3, and I'll probably pick up Ducktales at some point.

@idork99 Of course. I've been playing it a lot more than usual lately.



suburban_sensei said:

Classes start on monday and I'm working tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday, so it'll be a busy weekend. But I will keep plugging away at Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. I am thinking about downloading Mario Golf for GBC as well, just not sure if I should use Club Nintendo points for it, or maybe spend the $5.



Wonder_Ideal said:

I'll be playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream, and Pikmin 3 this weekend.



TruenoGT said:

@sinalefa Picross 3D is my most played game according to play history stats... freakin' love that game, so addicting. Did you get the downloadable puzzles as well?



bezerker99 said:

Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Trine 2: Director's Cut
DuckTales: Remastered
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

(whew, at least those are my current Now Playings...I'm sure something on that list is what I'll be playing mostly over the weekend)



XCWarrior said:

Hopefully finish up Art of Balance: Touch on 3DS eshop. Its on sale right now, BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT.
Mr. Dream is the only thing left between me and the Dream Title in Punch Out!! ...but beating him won't be easy.
Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate because well you all should play this.
Animal Crossing, have tons of turnips that need to be sold.
Last week I pulled out WWF No Mercy on N64 and had a blast... might do that again.



JuliaHR said:

Oracle of Seasons and continue on my second playthrough of Ocarina of time 3D!



sinalefa said:


Mine is not my most played game (the honor goes to Pokémon Black 1, with more than 200 hours) but it is climbing steps like crazy, currently at around 70 hours, and risking Theatrhythm of losing its second place at 80.

I have not even touched the downloadable puzzles yet. I am about to start level 9 on the Hard puzzles, and going back to normal to perfect the ones I missed a star on.



rjejr said:

Finally going to unwrap Nintendo Land after I'm done typing this. I've been waiting all week for my silicone sleeve and screen protector to show up before we got into that one but I'm sick of waiting (mailman just came and went.). Think I'll make the kids just play w/ the Wiimotes though. It is my birthday present after all.



3DSfan134 said:

I'll be playing Animal Crossing:New Leaf.(I really need a perfect town! And the bug-off starts tomorrow!)
A little bit of playing Mario Kart 7.
And I'll be playing Mario and Luigi:Dream Team.



XFsWorld said:

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Animal Crossing: New Leaf



Chronoguard said:

I'll be playing AC:NL and I'm still working my way through Chrono Trigger DS. I might try to get in a little Wind Waker, as well.



HandheldGuru97 said:

I just got my wisdom teeth out so I've got a line up of stuff to keep me busy. I picked up a few carts for my Game Gear and Toki Tori (physical) on my Gameboy Color. Then some Project X Zone and Animal Crossing New Leaf might add some money to eShop on either my Wii U or 3DS so I can get Steamworld Dig or Earthbound.



WingedSnagret said:

I'm torn between starting a no-death run of Pikmin 3, or continuing Skyward Sword. I also haven't touched Xenoblade in a while...



rmeyer said:

I still need to finish Pikmin 3 which is amazing but cloudberry kingdom is much easier to play when watching baseball



Tasuki said:

Going to be playing Duck Tales Remastered and the game I always fall back on World of Warcraft.



RetrogamerFan said:

@Peach64 I played all the way through Shining Force again (about 20 years since i last played it) quite recently on Wii VC, loved every minute of it. My plan was to go straight onto Shining Force GG on 3DS, which i still haven't started yet, maybe this weekend...
Definitely more Pikmin 3, a wonderful game.
And if i'm not in a gaming mood, i'll do some more Nikoli Sudoku (3DS); I actually want most of the other Nikoli titles as Sudoku is ten-a-penny stuff. Nikoli Sudoku pretty good, but in terms of content and value, Telegraph Sudoku & Kakuro absolutely kills it.



kenshinrurouni said:

Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, DK64, and Conker's Bad Fur Day

Been thinking about Old Rare a lot lately and miss them ):



unrandomsam said:

I want to finish Final Fantasy IV The After Years (Had it for ages bought it with all the DLC due to playing through IV on a Translated SNES rom ages ago). I hate the way it is there is hardly any story and because I didn't bother with the challenge dungeons. (That I didn't bother with). I have to concentrate or get completely hammered. (Cannot kill either Lord Dragon or Omega I don't use guides and I think if I kill them I should get something worthwhile seen as they are so difficult. Normally when I am playing old school Final Fantasy games then I am in the same place mentally as reading a good book. When I am doing this all I am doing is looking at the numbers.

Playing Recca / Shantae (GBC) / Nano Assault EX / Kokuga on my 3DS.

(Doesn't seem like many people are actually playing old school games by the looks of it regardless of whether they review them highly or not).

Playing DuckTales NES as well (I played the remake already and didn't enjoy it. Don't think I ever got any better at it from start to finish (Played one level of each and enjoyed the NES version much more even now). Just fudged it with all the extra health it has compared to the original).



unrandomsam said:

Playing Commando: Steel Disaster dsiware that I got earlier in the week even though I have finished it. (Closest thing on the eshop to Metal Slug very solid. No problems don't get the 5/10 or the comments about the difficulty. In fact I looked for the cart version until I saw it was £50).



Barbiegurl777 said:

Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 3DS
HarmoKnight - 3dsware
Barbie Groom & Glam pups - 3DS
Style Savvy - 3DS

Happy Gaming! (^_^)



stupidpupil said:

Pikmin 3... what a beauty. So many juice smiles.
Metroid Fusion (3DS VC)... replaying and thoroughly re-enjoying this one.
Adventures of Lolo (Wii VC)... it's wonderful how well this one holds up. Great blue blobby fun.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf... not as intense about my town anymore, but still love to drop in every day.

I also have Mario and Luigi Dream Team still in its shrinkwrap... I'll dream soon, I promise, fellas...!



triforcepower73 said:

Pikmin 3 and Assassin's Creed 3 mostly. Also hopefully get past where I'm stuck in Earthbound. I'll maybe build up enough (triforce of) courage to face Zangurak in epic battle in The Last Story. I threw my remote down 4 days ago after failing miserably, twice.....



jbjbkat said:

SteamWorld Dig...awesome, and replaying Kid Icarus, better the second time around.



Aqueous said:

Fire Emblem Awakening. I think my SMT 4 run is going to go on hold for a while I think. Summer is ending and I have a friend to game with before we head our different ways again for a while.
I think Mii Plaza will get some love. Maybe MK7, KI:U or LM:DM too, but we'll see. Also want to play more Earthbound.



hYdeks said:

playing through Assassin's Creed 3 on the Wii U and playing some Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon as well



1134calc said:

Can't believe only one person mentioned Dream Team! I'm almost 20 hours in, and I'm probably less than half done. It's really good, but I think I've been playing it too much. (20 hours in 6 days!) I should probably go back and finish Pikmin 3 sometime... I haven't touched it since Dream Team came out!



Hunter-D said:

It has been a while...

This weekend I'll mainly be playing Pokemon Black 2, Dream Team Bros. & Fire Emblem Awakening (still going strong) for the 3DS.

On the Wii U it's going to be Pikmin 3 and the ever-so-lovely Art Academy: Sketchpad

On my PS3 (yes, I finally got one) I will be welcoming in the new BPL season with FIFA 13, and if I have some time, Tales of Xillia will get a go!



Rect_Pola said:

I will be having some quality time with Ducktales, Dream Team, and Project X zone.



WinterWarm said:

@Andy Green
@Katy Ellis
@Orla Madden

Yeeeeeeeah! Awakening! 220 hours! Six playthroughs! I actually tagged SkywardLink98.

What's your guys' favorite unit?

Awakening, Urban Trial Freestyle, Liberation Maiden, Nano Assault EX, Gunman Clive. That's it for me this weekend.



aesupreme1 said:

This weekend is all about finishing games released this year. I tend to play games mostly from my backlog, but after finishing Tomb Raider last night, I want to continue the trend of playing recently released titles. Thus, the following games will receive my attention:

PS3: The Last of Us - I have been playing this title alongside Tomb Raider for the past two months, and I am eager to see how it all ends.

Wii U: Lego City Undercover - I bought this on launch day, proceeded to play it for 2 1/2 hours, and enjoyed the hell out of it. Then, I never touched it again. I don't know why...this weekend will rectify that situation.

3DS: Luigi's Mansion - I love this game, but I am playing through it slowly. I wanted a sequel to this game for so long, I don't want the experience to be over quickly. Thankfully, this game is actually much longer than its predecessor.



RevolverLink said:

Shin Megami Tensei IV, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Castlevania: Circle of the Moon. With maybe some Civilization IV: Warlords mixed in.



Pichuka97 said:

I'm finally getting a Pro Controller so I'll be playing BLOPS 2 on Wii U a lot. Also, I'm playing my PS2 so I'm breaking out sonic Riders Zero Gravity and Tony Hawks Underground.



ricklongo said:

I'll be finishing DuckTales and starting Trine 2 (which I purchased last night thanks to the ridiculous 10-dollar e-Shop discount). That, and Magic Online on the PC.



element187 said:

Pikmin 3... I'm still enamored getting platinum medals. I have platinum medals in all the treasure collecting, but I still like replaying them to see if I can't put my score higher up on the leaderboards. Shiggy really made one of the most addicting gameplay mechanics I have ever played.... bravo Shiggy, bravo.

Shin Megami Tensei IV, I only had a chance to play the first hour so far, and its interesting. I'm having trouble staying alive in the first dungeon (the training missions)... I can kill one monster/two monster, but then I get jumped by 3 and they totally wreck me.

So Pikmin 3, and SMT IV, and I'll probably throw some Fire Emblem in there too for good measure.



Pachterkid said:

Finishing up my new game + in Tales of the Abyss (3DS port), then starting The Last of Us



ghall said:

I'll probably play Animal Crossing New Leaf to try my hand once again at the bug contest. Hopefully finish up Tales of the Abyss so I can start Shin Megami Tensei IV.



MarkDaBeast said:

Inazuma Eleven 2 and Inazuma Eleven Strikers. I really need Paolo Bianchi,Edgar Valtinas,Claude Beacons,Bryce Whitingale,Hector Helio,Byron Love and Teres Tolue



unrandomsam said:

Dragon's Crown is the only game mentioned by the staff that I have an interest in.

(Excluding classic games).

The 3DS should have games like that on it.



Sir_Teabag said:

animal crossing new leaf for me, i already won the last bug off so while my fellow townsfolk are running around chasing bugs ill be looting the rest of the island
also Fire Emblem Awakening, awesome game.



coolvw93 said:

I'll have my daily check on animal crossing new leaf as usual. Im mostly trying to get back to play some project x zone and pokemon black 2. I picked up a few random titles for xbox this week, but i doubt i get to that with work this weekend. Other than that, maybe waste some time on Garry's Mod



Dpullam said:

I'll be playing Animal Crossing New Leaf, Streets of Rage Remake, and Pikmin 2.



MeWario said:

Finally playing through ZomibU and loving it. Also Kid Tripp on my iPad. Can get through it only losing 2 lives but not going to rest until I get through it without dying.



unrandomsam said:

@KongFu Sonic Wings 3 is one of the best Neo Geo games I think. (Enjoyable from the first second you are playing it until you die). Never played the Super Famicom one. Strikers 1945 Neo Geo is good as well.



Znerd said:

For me this paper i am writing to practice videogame journalism i will be playing Mario 3 and Mario world to see which is truly the better game. And to get my dc gaming on some Batman Arkam city on my wiiu and Injustice Gods Among Us



unrandomsam said:

@Znerd Have you played this mod for the WIi version of New Super Mario Bros ? (I am not sure whether I think that is better than either of World and 3 or not. I have played 3 and World to death so dunno whether I am impartial.) It is certainly better than any of the Nintendo made New Super Mario Bros games.



FleetwoodMackin said:

Finishing The Last of Us.. finally.

Want to download Ducktales but it'll probably be free or discounted for PS Plus eventually.

Would love to start Pokemon White 1 if i get time...

And replaying New Super Mario Bros.. again Need to buy the 2nd..



Dpishere said:

For me it is going to be yet more Animal Crossing New Leaf, some Pikmin 2, and a bit of the Streets of Rage remake. Sometimes I like to beat some thugs up, and that game is the perfect way to do it!



6ch6ris6 said:

minecraft, mario kart 7 and new super mario bros all with a relative who is here over the weekend. gonna be fun. and exhausting xD



shonenjump86 said:

Animal Crossing On 3DS, King of Fighters XIII, Dead or Alive 5, and Injustice on 360. Also some Neo Geo games on Neo Geo X.



Kingface said:

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team on 3DS, with some possible retro gaming (Super Mario World and/or Super Mario Bros 3) and possibly Super Street Fighter II Turbo (or Super Turbo for those in the know) on GGPO.



Macarony64 said:

Ill be playing steam works dig and monster hunter ultimate on my 3ds if I have more funds ill he playing shin megami 4



DarkCoolEdge said:

I'll finish Luigi's Mansion 2 and probably play a little Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo, Fire Emblem: Awakening and Layton 5 daily puzzles.



SphericalCrusher said:

My weekend gaming will be cut short, because we are expecting our second son on Sunday around 9AM (Scheduled).

Prior to that, going to be playing Final Fantasy 14 beta, Shin Megami Tensei 4, Animal Crossing, and probably some DuckTales and Pikmin 3 on WiiU.



SeaCocumber said:

Nano Assault Zero, escapeVektor and finishing Devil Survivor Overclocked. eShop sales do decide what I'm playing okay?



Skip_Bayless said:

I'll be trying to finish up Mario and Luigi:Bowsers Inside Story before I can get Dream Team while playing Pikmin 2 NPC, New Leaf, Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate (3ds version), Oracle of Ages because I beat Oracle of Seasons, and try to make myself get back into Pushmo.



Giygas_95 said:

3DS: Mega Man Zero Collection, Mega Man ZX, ZX Advent (on a bit of a Mega Man kick lately) New Leaf of course, and Chrono Trigger which is a seriously fantastic RPG.

Wii U: Earthbound. I never played it on the SNES, but I'm really enjoying it, and I'm up to the town of Summers. This is definitely one of the most bizarre games I've ever played...but very good!

If anyone wants to see my New Leaf town, its dream address is 5200 2147 2662.



ShadowFox254 said:

Pokémon White wifi battle's because I just got back into Pokémon recently. Also want to finish Pandora's Tower with the best ending.



yojo said:

Gonna try to finish earthbound in the next week-ish. Also gonna play some more Xenoblade. Why is it all the games I play I have half done then slow down?!



AutumnShantel said:

My daily Animal Crossing stuff, and Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, for me! I'm glad to see the love for Fire Emblem still so strong...
Oh, and maybe Final Fantasy IX on my Vita, because my cousin made his point that I am missing out by not having played it...



JaxonH said:

You, my friend, have excellent taste.

Wii U
Having just ran through The Wonderful 101 Demo 3 times in a row, I'm now currently finishing up Pikmin 3. When I beat the game I'll be going back to Batman Arkham City. I also allocate 20 minutes per day to Rayman Legends Challenges App.

I'm currently 9 hours into Mario & Luigi Dream Team, but will be switching back and forth with Shin Megami Tensei 4, which I am about 4 hours into.

I'm halfway through Rayman Origins, but will be switching back and forth with Gravity Rush, which I recently just started playing.



JaxonH said:

I think everyone does that. I get so far into a game, then quit playing in favor of a new game. Unless it's a game like Pikmin 3, which REALLY holds my interest until the last button press.



marakassi said:

3DS - Bike Rider DX (eShop -game)
I bought it yesterday, and I had time to try it just once. Pretty fun, so simple . Overall, this weekend, not so game focused..



InsertTokenz said:

Aside from my daily Animal Crossing: New Leaf fix, I hope to finish up Project X Zone (on chapter 33 now), and start playing Ducktales Remastered, Pikmin 3, and possibly some other stuff on Wii U. I also may play fair bit of Rogue Legacy on PC (I would love to see this end up on Wii U also! It's so good!)



WiiLovePeace said:

I'm playing Earthbound (Wii U VC, SNES), an amazing game! Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A King (WiiWare), somewhat slow moving but I'm interested in the story so I'll just adjust. & any 3DS games I get streetpass hits in



VeeFlamesNL said:

For me, it's;
Super Mario Sunshine
Sonic Colors
Metroid Prime
Pokemon Black 2
WarioWare DIY
Resident Evil Zero
¨ ¨ Revelations
Kid Icarus Uprising
Woo... a lot. Can I play a bit of all in just 2 days? And the worst part, I'm planning on getting more!



Ras said:

Animal Crossing New Leaf, but that's an every day thing. I can't wait until we're out of fireworks month, because that seems to keep Crazy Redd from bringing his paintings tent, and I need to buy a legit painting to give my first to the museum.

I'm going to do my best to finish up Pikmin 2 so I can get to Pikmin 3, which I've had since it was released but don't want to play until I've finished 2.



Samurai_Goroh said:

For me it's some Super Mario 64, a bit of F-Zero GX and I still have to learn how to play Super Street Fighter II properly, I'm a total SF newbie. All on Wii. Oh, and I'm trying to beat the HarmoKnight demo on 3DS, though I have no sense of rhythm whatsoever.



hamsterfactor said:

I'm 43 hours into Dream Team Bros and loving every moment I'm guessing I'm pretty close to the end now, but I still want to do some side stuff on it.



blueeaglewombat said:

Let's see... Animal Crossing: New Leaf for sure. On WIi U, I'll be putting in some time with Need For Speed U and Lego City Undercover. Also, Game & Wario. And, I'll be firing up the old Dreamcast for some Jet Grind Radio.

But, on Saturday, I'll be watching the Texans take on the Dolphins from 7pm to 11pm. So, during that time, I'll be limited to playing some Animal Crossing: New Leaf in between plays on the football game. GO TEXANS!!!



readyletsgo said:

Just earthbound for me this weekend. Just went through the invisible door in the cafe there, crazy stuff! Very long game but enjoying it



GoroGoro said:

Hopefully finish the ocarina of time masterquest, I'm ashamed to say I haven't so far. Then continuing my zelda marathon I am thinking of playing some more link's awakening and maybe start The Minish Cap again.



VeeFlamesNL said:

Aww.. you guys have loads fun with recent games... I'm considered myself LUCKY if I get my hands on recent games, and not 10 year old games...



Sneaker13 said:

DuckTales: Remastered on the WiiU for sure and the new Mario and Luigi RPG on the 3DS.



Oh_Well said:

DuckTales will likely consume most of my weekend. I know some people have said they found the game to be pretty easy, but the hard setting seems pretty comparable to the NES game in my opinion. I haven't tried it on any other mode though. Anyway, if I finish DuckTales, then I'll probably return to Darksiders 2



Jairo_MC said:

I played a lot of Runner 2 on my WiiU, but now I'm on vacation, so portables is the way to go. I'm trying to beat Project X Zone (I'm ate chapter 36, so I know I'm close). I'm also playing Ocarina of Time 3D and The World Ends With You again as I can't get tired of these games. Other than that, I have to check on my town on Animal Crossing and, if I have the time, I'll star playing Dream Team.



Emaan said:

I've been playing EarthBound more than anything lately, but I'm also making some decent progress in Pikmin 3, which I'm loving. Also playing Super Mario 64, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and DuckTales: Remastered on the side.



Rekiotsu said:

I'll be playing Final Fantasy IX, finishing Alan Wake and possibly starting Ys II.



Doma said:

MGS series for the first time. I'm up to 3 now.

@AutumnShantel FFIX is an awesome game and possibly the best FF... but by today’s standards, it's way too slow. You have to wait for about 1 min every time you enter battle. Gets infuriating.



te11ta1eheart said:

Well playing animal crossing new leaf but don't see it being finished ha and Legend of zelda skyward sword as a part of getting ready for Wind Waker HD so been playing all zelda games since January and looking to finish up Ducktales & Metroid other M



Metroidfire2 said:

just got a ps3 so i am playing metal gear rising revengence 2nd time, uncharted 3, tales of xillia, battlefield 3, and pikmin 3. having a blast



Draken18 said:

As for this weekend between working, be playing Pikmin 3, Ducktales and probably continuing my second playthrough of Skyward Sword. Probably find time to play some DK on the 3DS.



Draken18 said:

As for this weekend between working, be playing Pikmin 3, Ducktales and probably continuing my second playthrough of Skyward Sword. Probably find time to play some DK on the 3DS.



FJOJR said:

I've been trying to clear my backlog of games but it seems like more games keep it growing faster than I can complete games! This weekend has been about playing some NSMB2 coin rush records, chipping away at Crosswords DS, some Brain Age, and trying to beat Lego Harry Potter 1-4 DS and Kirby & the Amazing Mirror. Yeah my 3DS is doing work.



unrandomsam said:

@sketchturner Good choice. I haven't done all the star coins

(Found all the levels). The difference between this and normally is I actually want to find the star colns because I actually like playing it.

(I also know there won't be anything else for a very long time which is why I have stopped at the point I am at. Get all the coins on a few levels a day).

I hope the next one Nintendo releases is as good but I doubt it will be.
(Maybe they had more time when they were removing the bugs for the old ones to test the levels but they don't see that as something they do these days as soon as the engine is finished they release).



FineLerv said:

Super Metroid, though it's coming to an end unfortunately.

After that... maybe it's time for Pikmin 3?



idork99 said:

@6ch6ris6 @iMii @NorthLightSuplx @chiefeagle02 @3DSFan134 @SpinelessOyster ...and everyone else I may have missed (or wants to join).

Anyone up for some Mario Kart 7 on line?

I'll be playing from 8pm-10pm UK (12pm-2pm pacific/3pm-5pm eastern) if anyone wants to join me. Just add my FC and post so I can add you to my friend's list. You can look for me as I'll be playing worldwide. If we can get enough racers, perhaps we can open up a room (like the NL one that no one uses anymore).



MasterChordles said:

Dream team, earthbound, and pikmin 3.
Then there's Rayman legends challenge app... I think I have a slight addiction to it...



idork99 said:

@chiefeagle02 Great!!! I'll add you as well! Just send me a Swapnote/Letterbox to see when's a good time to race. Thanks again and see you on the track

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