It’s June and the weather is much warmer. Beat the heat and stay inside.
Besides the soaring temperatures, there are other reasons to stay indoors this weekend besides playing games.
One of those is the Microsoft + Bethesda Show tomorrow. It’ll definitely be worth the time we’re sitting glued to the screen, we hope at least. The other is the PC game show that kicks off immediately after the MicroBeth show.
During the presentation of PC games, Klei Entertainment will unveil a completely new project. Since we haven’t played a game from the studio yet, we’re very excited to hear what they have in store for us.
Other than watching and covering the shows this weekend, the folks here at VG247 are also planning to take part in a game or two over the next couple of days.
This is what we play:
Conor Makar, Staff Writer – Call of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends
This weekend, I will be taking several naps. But, in between those naps, I’ll be on record for a while Call of Duty: War Zone Which I tragically left unplayed for the better part of the week now, and I plan on getting into it Apex Legends for similar reasons.
Thanks to a week not E3, there are a few games I want to go back and play because I got nostalgic for some of the finds. That includes Dead Space, of course, but I might as well go back and play some Resident Evil 4 if I have the time.
I might also have to log into Diablo Immortal, but I really don’t want to. That miserable game.
James Belcliffe, Evidence Editor – The Immortal Diablo
Immortal Diablo It is one of those free games that you wish you could play without the nonsense.
At its core, the classic Blizzard formula is as powerful as ever: there’s some captivating action to crawl and loot in the dungeons – along with one of the best story campaigns available on mobile. But just like with every free game, you get access to the pay-to-win part at the end, and in Diablo Immortal these are the items that boost the end-game gear.
You have too much incentive to pay to have it, lest you grind down a load of things you don’t want to do, and that’s a real handicap. But the real kicker lies in the upgrade, and it’s a really huge money pit. It’s a shame because the campaign is so good, it’s an interesting decision to aggressively monetize a late game rather than implement a power system all the way down like so many mobile games.
There are some great environments, effects, and statics offered for free, but while I’ll definitely be rolling the credits into the more popular main story soon, I’m not sure how long I’ll stick with when I just know how long it will take to get anywhere near the limit.
Kelsey Raynor, guide writer – Valor, Silent Hill 2
I have a busy weekend coming up, so I doubt I’ll have much time to climb the ranks brave Like I want, but that’s the plan for this weekend.
I also started to re silent hill 2 Last week during my sabbatical, but I haven’t been able to finish it, so if I’m imagining myself freaking out this weekend instead of stooping over Valorant, I might as well jump into that instead. Playing The Quarry last week gets me in the mood for more horror, after all.
Tom Urey, Editor in Chief – Resident Evil Village Stadia demo
I know it’s cool to hate Stadia, and I’ll admit the service has been lackluster from a content standpoint, but for me it’s still the best when it comes to the gaming experience. A good example of this is the in-browser demo of Resident Evil Village. I clicked on that link, the game loaded there, and I was playing in a few moments (and it would have been moments less had I not had to confirm some settings).
Stadia technology is great. I haven’t optimized my connection or my environment (I have about 110 tabs open in Chrome), yet the game played great. This is unfortunately more than can be said for the Xbox Cloud Gaming, which for me is noticeably slow and has poor image quality. Annoying because it’s a service I actually use every now and then.
This is the plan for us this weekend. what about you? what are you playing? Planning to see exhibitions this weekend? If so, is there something specific that you hope or expect Microsoft and Bethesda to announce? Let’s know!