Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 27-28)

Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth (Xbox Series X|S)Another weekend is upon us! There's lots to enjoy on Xbox over the next few days including some new Xbox Game Pass titles, three Free Play Days additions, a couple of amazing new releases in the form of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth and Tekken 8, the free-to-play launch of Stumble Guys, and hundreds of discounted titles in the Xbox sales!

Here's what we're playing this weekend:

Fraser Gilbert, Editor

Well, it's the weekend of the Royal Rumble in WWE world, so I'll probably jump into some WWE 2K23 to build up the hype. I think it's probably the best WWE game since the PlayStation 2 days, and it's definitely worth trying on Xbox Free Play Days this weekend if you have any interest. The MyGM mode is where I spend most of my time!

Palworld will probably get some attention from me at some point over the next couple of days as well, and I'm eager to finally get stuck into Baldur's Gate 3 now that the deleted saves issue has seemingly been fixed. I've been too nervous to put much time into BG3 since its Xbox release in December, but I'm ready to finally get back to it.

Have a good weekend, folks!

Craig Reid, Video Producer

As it happens, I think I’m a fan of being dominated a smidge because well, for some sadistic reason I’m going to try and win a ranked fight of Tekken 8. I’m not sure how fruitful my quest will be due to my abysmal skill level with fighting games, and I’m sure even an AFK opponent could still somehow KO me with ease. BUT I’m going to give it a shot and I want you to wish me luck, please…

Outside of my willing punishment sesh, I’ll be hanging out with Ichiban and the gang in Hawaii. To my happiness it turns out Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth runs really well on the Asus ROG Ally, so I’m planning on recovering from my Tekken beatdowns by beating down some street thugs from the comfort of my bed.

Happy gaming, folks!

Ben Kerry, Staff Writer

Am I going to play Palworld? Should I play Palworld? These are my main thoughts heading into the coming weekend and I'm starting to think it might be worth a try on Xbox Game Pass. The hype is taking over, folks!

Aside from that I don't have too many gaming plans on Xbox, although I might dip into a few bits and pieces on PS5. I still want to get around to playing Evil West on PlayStation Plus (that game is available on Xbox too!) and I've been meaning to pick up The Last Of Us 2 Remastered as well - so there's a few options for me over there.

Wherever you're playing, enjoy your gaming this weekend!

Ollie Reynolds, Contributor

I played Palworld recently, because thanks to the stark comparisons with the Pokémon franchise, I felt like I kind of had to, y'know? I'm done now, though. No more. It's not a good game. What I intend to do this weekend, however, is go back to Hi-Fi RUSH. It's such a wonderful action game and I genuinely think it might be one of my favourites from this generation so far. Plus, it's something I can easily play in the day and my daughter can safely watch, so that's an added bonus.

I might also boot up Hitman: World of Assassination if I get chance. Ever since I downloaded Hitman 3 and all the added content from the first two games, I haven't deleted it from my Xbox. There's nothing quite like diving back in to achieve that coveted 'Silent Assassin' rating every now and then. What a sublime game.

What will you be playing on Xbox this weekend? Let us know down in the comments below.