Welcome to the weekend! Admittedly we’ve got Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X pre-orders on the mind rather than Xbox One right now, but there’s still plenty to enjoy over the next few days, including three more Free Play Days offerings, the usual set of weekly discounts including an Activision publisher sale, and the exciting new addition of Cloud Gaming on Android for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers!
Honestly, I haven’t had much chance to play anything over the past couple of weeks due to the barrage of next-gen goodness the industry has thrown at us. The only game I’ve been dipping into is eFootball PES 2021 Season Update (which I’m really enjoying), so any spare time will likely be devoted to some virtual footie this weekend.
I’m also going to be away from home a little bit, so I’m planning to take my Xbox controller on the road and test out Xbox Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in a variety of locations with varying connection speeds. I’ve had good experiences so far, but I’m eager to see how far I can push it!
After hearing the news yesterday that Michel Ancel would be leaving the video game industry to focus on his passion for wildlife, this weekend I’ve decided to spend some time with Rayman – specifically the 2014 version of Rayman Legends on Xbox One.
Apart from this, I’ll be finishing my playthrough of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. As much as I’ve enjoyed it, I’m wanting to clear up my gaming schedule now for Star Wars: Squadrons and Cyberpunk 2077. If I get any extra time this weekend, I’ll be diving back into Marvel’s Avengers and Hotshot Racing (which I’ve been playing as part of my Xbox Game Pass subscription).
Fraser has an unhealthy obsession for all things related to Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead series, and has an intimate knowledge of sports games on Xbox One. He also supports Walsall FC – that team in the West Midlands you’ve never heard of.
For a supposed “Season Update”, while the menus remain largely the same, the gameplay in PES feels surprisingly different in a multitude of nuanced ways. Most importantly, it’s still extremely good.
Just finished Shadow of the Tomb raider which was amazing and have moved on to Spider-man in preparation for some next gen gaming.
I’m also selling some bits on Ebay including my Razer Kishi. If I make enough out of the sales I may keep the pre-order for an XSX if I can get one on Tuesday morning.
@Arugula If I can’t see that big Santa from the sky in MFS I’m going to be really disappointed
Will be playing some more Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order on Xbox One. I’m nearing the end of the game now so I’m hoping to get it done this weekend so that I can start up Hellblade on Game Club.
I’m also playing Metroid Samus Returns on 3DS since I always need to play a Metroidvania title on the side. This game is honestly very good but the level design leaves much to desire, although it is understandable since this is a remake of an early Gameboy game, which wasn’t that good to begin with. Either way, it feels so nice to be playing a Metroid game again. I’ve pretty much played all the 2D ones now, so I’m hoping Nintendo will make one on the Switch.
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