Weekend Warrior – Backlogs, Barbecues, and Battlegrounds – News


It’s Memorial Day weekend, and many of us are having relaxing weekends with our families, eating some good food, and of course, playing video games. Once again, the staff is catching up on big releases from earlier this year like Nier: Automata and Persona 5, at least when they can tear themselves away from the Overwatch Anniversary Event and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

What do you have planned for the holiday weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

Ben Hanson (@yozetty) – This weekend I’m sure I’ll continue to player PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, even though I should really spend more time with Nier: Automata. Outside of that, I’m going to my lake place and I’m sure I’ll be playing some arcade games as well. Have a good weekend!

Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) – I hope to start Nier Automata this weekend, which I have written for my last two Weekend Warriors, but who knows – maybe the third time is the charm. Otherwise, I’m just trying to appreciate the calm before the E3 storm. I think I will take my daughter to the Science Museum, and she really wants to make a cake this weekend for some reason, so I will probably do that? Kids are weird.

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – I’m playing a ton of Overwatch thanks to the event (and the fact that I never really stop playing Overwatch), but I’m hoping to make a dent in Persona 5 and maybe start Injustice 2’s story.

Jeff Cork (@gijeff) – I think Hanson’s hassling has finally worn me out. I’m going to download PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds tonight, and he can convince me that it’s as great as he says it is. After that, I’ll probably pour more time into the sinkholes that are Overwatch and Diablo III. Really though, I should start Persona 5. Or maybe I should spend more time with Breath of the Wild? At least I have three days to figure this all out…

Jared Koncsol (@jaredkoncsol) – I’m going to be working on my backlog, so South Park: Stick of Truth and What Remains of Edith Finch are on the docket. I’ll also be attending a barbecue on Memorial Day, but I don’t think that means the same thing here that it means in Alabama. I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend!

Doug DeLong (@DeLongDoug) – I bought Breath of the Wild in March and to this day have still played less than 20 hours of it. I’m hoping that this weekend I’ll finally be able to take a deep dive into this massive game. Aside from that I’m probably going to do something fun with my family (if we can decide on an activity – decisions are hard) and eat some barbecue. 

Craig Taylor (@CraigTaylor0805) – I’ve always wanted to play Kingdom Hearts, so last week I bought the 1.5 and 2.5 collection to play them for the first time. I’ll be concentrating all of my efforts into trying to finish at least one and two before E3. Despite the news today that 3 won’t be coming out for another 3 years, I’m still hopeful there’ll be a trailer, so I don’t want to see a spoiler for a part of the series I haven’t gotten to. I’d describe the story as “the greatest fan-fiction ever told,” and keeping that in mind, I’m eager to see it progress and watch how off-the-rails the series gets in the later games.



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