Modern Combat Blackout

Here we are, folks! We've made it to the end of yet another week. It's been a busy one, what with all the Pokémon goodness and the Resident Evil pricing shenanigans, but now it's time to sit back and chat about which games we'll be playing over the next couple of days. As ever, we've left our entries down below, and we'd love for you to get involved via the poll and comments sections. Enjoy!

Gavin Lane, staff writer

After digging out my old Game Boy Color last weekend, I’ll be going retro with the turquoise beauty. My library is very lean, but I’ll probably blast through Super Mario Bros. Deluxe; I remember being in awe of the calendar that told you the actual day of the week of any date – past or future – that you cared to look up. Yes, all you internet kids will never understand! I recall looking up my hypothetical 100th birthday. Think it was a Tuesday.

I’ll also fire up Mario Golf and wish that Nintendo went back to its brilliant RPG-lite style with a modern golf game. I didn’t get around to Golf Story on Switch – perhaps I should give that a whirl, too.

Ryan Craddock, staff writer

I've actually finally got around to playing a PS4 game I've been meaning to get stuck into a for a while now (it rhymes with Todd of Floor) so I'll likely be playing that in every waking hour of the day as I'm pretty hooked. I did manage to play through the ever-so-wonderful GRIS on Switch during a break recently, however, so I'm going to gush about that instead.

It had been sitting on my Switch for a good month or two, just waiting to be played, and I'm incredibly glad I finally got around to it. Sometimes, taking a step back and playing something with moderate challenge and simply beautiful aesthetics is just what is needed, and everything about the game suited that vibe perfectly. I'd definitely recommend giving it a go if you haven't tried it already.

Dom Reseigh-Lincoln, reviewer

As most people who read my work will know, I continue to have an unhealthy obsession with shooters. That's why I'm still playing Modern Combat Blackout's janky but just about serviceable multiplayer. I just need to scratch that FPS itch. On top of that I'll be getting my funk on in Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove and battling waves of bothersome monsters in Hell Warders. I'm going to wear my Switch out at this rate!

Dave Letcavage, contributing writer

Only three Donkey Kong-related spirits left to capture in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. THREE. But it’s too bad I’m struggling to acquire them. Nevertheless, as an enormous Donkey Kong Country fan, I remain dedicated to the objective. So, this weekend, I aim to make some sort of progress – ANY progress. Even one new DK spirit would be enough to consider the effort an accomplishment. If only I could put down the Xbox One controller and take a 'brake' from Trials Rising... That, I anticipate, will be the real challenge.

Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer

The Switch is two years old tomorrow!? Where does time go? Obviously it goes into playing games in it! To celebrate this occasion I will take a plunge into my retail pile of shame and play my latest six acquisitions: BlazBlue CentralFiction, Spintires: MudRunner – American Wilds Edition, Riot - Civil Unrest, Aragami: Shadow Edition, Trials Rising and Rad Rodgers Radical Edition.

On the more traditional side, expect me to fight it out during the ongoing ARMS Party Crash Bash, a spot of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and a revisitation of Zelda: Breath of the Wild because… two years have past yet the game just refuses to let go. Oh, and I am still playing Modern Combat Blackout on a daily basis, so feel free to join up the Nintendo Life Squad.

My game of the week goes to the surreal jazz fest known as Ape Out. One funky monkey! Also, a very violent one...

Which games are you playing this weekend? (282 votes)

  1. Super Mario Bros. Deluxe6%
  2. Mario Golf  0%
  3. Golf Story1%
  4. GRIS1%
  5. Modern Combat Blackout3%
  6. ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove3%
  7. Hell Warders  0%
  8. BlazBlue CentralFiction Special Edition1%
  9. Spintires: MudRunner - American Wilds Edition1%
  10. RIOT - Civil Unrest  0%
  11. Aragami: Shadow Edition1%
  12. Trials Rising7%
  13. Rad Rodgers Radical Edition  0%
  14. ARMS2%
  15. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate19%
  16. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild10%
  17. Ape Out5%
  18. Something else (comment below)39%

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As always, thanks for reading! Make sure to leave a vote in the poll above and a comment below with your gaming choices over the next few days...