Hello, weekend. We miss you.
It's time to wash up the workweek, throw in some comfies, grab some snacks, promote tired feet, and play some games. That’s what we plan to do at any rate.
This weekend the routine and some socializing will definitely take some of our time, but there will be plenty of time left to play some games.
For the weekend, we join OSF, shooting bad guys, taking care of our islands, walking, building a city, and maybe we'll also try to survive being eaten by cannibals.
Sounds like an immense and diverse weekend, doesn't it However, here's what we played over the weekend.
Dorrani Williams, Video Producer – Scarlet Nexus, Valorant  This weekend I will embark on the second playthrough of Scarlet Nexus . I finished the game as Yuito, I wanted to see the story from a different perspective like the other opponent Kasane. The cutscenes are long but well I can ' t skip most of them this time and go straight to what I love most, which is against.
Also, I went back to Valorant recently. Riot is celebrating the game’s one year anniversary and I’m glad the game didn’t die out in its first year. I’m not the sharpshooter I was when the game was first released, and so much has changed, but hopefully, I’ll be able to make a solid climb back to the diamond. Wish me luck!
Rebecca Jones, Guides Writer – A Short Hike, ACNH (as ever)
A bit of personal news : Monday is my last day on VG247, so this is my last feature on the weekend! However, I won’t go away: after a few days ’vacation, I’ll start my new job on our sister site Rock, Paper, Shotgun.
RPS is a PC gaming site – and while I believe it still allows me under the terms of my new contract to enjoy games on other platforms, I feel apt that I plan to spend some time on weekend with no appetite for humor in what was definitely my favorite console-exclusive game in the past year course means Animal Crossing: New Horizons which I wrote extensively during my tenure here.
Between participating in the first Bug-Off of Summer 2021 and attending my 57th K.K. Slider concert (very close to the next Nook Miles stamp!), I plan to play A Short Hike . I recently remembered about this lovely indie game – which is probably better and more comfortable than ACNH – and to say that I have long aspired to the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful surroundings of Hawk Peak Provincial Park since then there is no exaggeration.  I first played A Short Hike in almost a single sitting in December, the day I found out I was going to be working here at VG247. I only had one last section to go to, but between the Christmas season and starting my new job, it was sad that I never got it back after a marathon session. So I reinstalled it yesterday, and it feels like it makes sense to take my time here in full circle by taking Claire to the top of that mountain.
 Stephany Nunneley, News Editor – Dark Alliance, The Forest, Foundation
There are three games I want to play over the weekend, and I’m trying to decide which to devote my time to.
First, there's Dark Alliance released this week. It’s available with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership, which I already have, so I thought I’d give it to a few other friends with a sub as well. I’m super interested in trying out this game and as a D&D nerd, I’m really interested in the setting considering Icewind Dale. Plus, Drizzt, the hunky Drow from RA Salvatore’s books, is in the game. Guess who I will play? The party of four also consists of his friends Catti-brie, Wulfgar, and Bruenor Battlehammer, and they are not slouches. But they’re still not Drizzt. We’ll see if I can all of us play it, because some of my friends aren’t as into the fantasy genre as I am.
With the Steam Summer Sale happening, I finally bit the bullet and bought The Forest . It’s been on my wish list for ages, and I have no idea why I waited so long to buy it since it was sold before. Who knows I’ll probably be busy with my favorite games in Lotro or Age of Empires 2. However, I definitely plan to blow it up at some point over the weekend because I’ll enjoy survival games, and this one has terrified of it.
Another game I wanted to try and find time to play was the Foundation which I also bought at the time of the sale. While I don ' t normally buy games that are still in early access, this one has a very positive review, so I didn ' t think I would trust the masses and get into it early. What interests me about the medieval city-building game is the focus on “organic development,” monument building, and resource management. In it, it is your duty to build a medieval settlement, manage the management of resources, and a growing population. It also features narrative events, adventures, and missions. Sounds funny to me.
Tom Orry, Editor-in-Chief-Prodeus
Prodeus first appeared some years ago as another growing trend in retro -inspired shooters. I completely forgot about it, but now it’s on Game Pass (in Game Preview form) for PC and I’m blown away at the opening level.
I'm glad you're happy. This is exactly what you expect from an FPS with old-school Doom overtones but with the power of modern PCs behind it. It’s fast, bloody, and it’s a whole lot of fun. By the end of the first level the music is pumping, enemies are coming thick and fast, and blood is flowing. So far, very good.
That's kind of an eclectic mix, isn't it? Speaking of playing games, what do you fire up on the weekend? We want to know.
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