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Welcome to EGM’s Weekend Play, a weekly account of what games the editors of EGM are currently playing, and an open conversation with you, the reader, about what you’ve been playing.

So, check out what we’re playing below, and then chime in with your own choices for weekend gaming in the comments.

I’m going to break from the rules a bit, and not say what I’m going to be playing this weekend?but what I want to be playing. The answer to that? Genesis.

I had to take a short trip back to my hometown recently, and while there, I did a bit of digging through the various old systems and games I have stockpiled in storage in case the great gaming apocalypse should ever come. While it was definitely fun to pull out the old NeoGeo and go head-to-head with a good friend in Samurai Showdown II, the one system I realized that I missed the most was the Genesis. While a lot of kids I knew went the Super Nintendo route during the 16-bit era, my loyalty was firmly planted in Sega’s camp. I’ve just really, really been longing to go back to those days in gaming lately, and I’d forgotten how much I missed so much of the Genesis’ strange, niche Japanese library.

While I didn’t bring my Genesis back with me to LA (it’s in need of some repair at the moment), maybe I can find other ways to relive some of those days. Like the Genesis collections Sega has released over the years, the 3D Classics currently up on the 3DS, the Virtual Console titles I’ve picked up on the Wii, or even the single-game releases that hit for PSN and Xbox  360. They aren’t the real experience of having the system sitting there and plugging cartridges into it, but for now, they’ll have to do.

Last week, one streak ended, so it’s only appropriate that another one continue this week. It’s the second straight weekend I’ll spend with MLB 15: The Show. Of course, the nanosecond I get my hands on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Geralt of Rivia will excise the ballplayers from my PS4 with the unending grace and brutality seen in the latest trailer.

I had a lot of new stuff to play this week, but I already finished it all. Jason is (unsurprisingly) overpowered in Mortal Kombat X. Cinder is easy to pick up and play in Killer Instinct, but there’s not really a lot to that game to keep you coming back. And I beat Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (review forthcoming) in only a couple of nights. So, with my NHL Playoff bracket on the verge of falling apart, I guess it’s time to embrace baseball season and go back to my first-place New York Yankees (just like the real life Yankees). Yep, this weekend will be full of first pitches and four-seam fastballs as I spend my time with MLB 15: The Show again. With all the trades and free-agent signings I made, my digital Yankees look nothing like the real ones, but all that matters is we keep racking up those wins. Play ball!

This weekend, I’ll be putting in time with Project CARS, the new racing sim from Slightly Mad Studios. I’m worried I might not be quite hardcore enough to appreciate everything the game has to offer. It really seems geared towards folks with who demand the utmost precision from their racing games. You know, those guys with the bucket seats mounted to custom frames with force feedback wheels and pedals, people who go to actual track days, that sort. I’m a little bit more on the casual spectrum. But I watched Top Gear before the racist one punched someone and screwed everything up! And I’m still considering getting a race car bed as soon as I can find one that will fit a king-sized mattress.

Having recently volunteered myself to be Destiny Guy during an internal meeting, and with House of Wolves just a week and a half away, I’ll be going back to the grind that is Bungie’s post-Halo nexus of boredom. I’ve high hopes that House of Wolves will help flesh out a game that is otherwise threadbare?The Dark Below certainly didn’t lend itself to furthering Destiny‘s longevity. Trouble is, I’ve no idea what I need to do to prep myself for the Reef and its new missions, so I suspect I’ll be stumbling through repeated strike missions until I glean enough from reddit to find my direction. Anyone looking for a level 30 Warlock to party with? If so, hit me up: I roll on PS4 as thesearingstar.

I finally have a new game to play this weekend: Project Cars. I’ve had my eye on Slightly Mad Studios’ racer since it first appeared back in 2012, and after the disappointment of Driveclub, I’ve been left waiting for a good current-gen racer, and Project Cars may be what I’ve been looking for. With over 100 tracks, 70-plus cars, and beautiful looking graphics, I’m hoping that Project Cars can match my last big racing crush: GRID. It’s a big ask, considering how much time I put into Codemasters masterpiece?I was in the top 100 in the world at one point. I’ll let you know if it lived up to my expectations in next week’s segment.

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Weekend Play: Ghosts of CARS

Welcome to EGM's Weekend Play, a weekly account of what games the editors of EGM are currently playing, and an open conversation with you, the reader, about what you've been playing.

By EGM Staff | 05/8/2015 07:00 PM PT

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Welcome to EGM’s Weekend Play, a weekly account of what games the editors of EGM are currently playing, and an open conversation with you, the reader, about what you’ve been playing.

So, check out what we’re playing below, and then chime in with your own choices for weekend gaming in the comments.

I’m going to break from the rules a bit, and not say what I’m going to be playing this weekend?but what I want to be playing. The answer to that? Genesis.

I had to take a short trip back to my hometown recently, and while there, I did a bit of digging through the various old systems and games I have stockpiled in storage in case the great gaming apocalypse should ever come. While it was definitely fun to pull out the old NeoGeo and go head-to-head with a good friend in Samurai Showdown II, the one system I realized that I missed the most was the Genesis. While a lot of kids I knew went the Super Nintendo route during the 16-bit era, my loyalty was firmly planted in Sega’s camp. I’ve just really, really been longing to go back to those days in gaming lately, and I’d forgotten how much I missed so much of the Genesis’ strange, niche Japanese library.

While I didn’t bring my Genesis back with me to LA (it’s in need of some repair at the moment), maybe I can find other ways to relive some of those days. Like the Genesis collections Sega has released over the years, the 3D Classics currently up on the 3DS, the Virtual Console titles I’ve picked up on the Wii, or even the single-game releases that hit for PSN and Xbox  360. They aren’t the real experience of having the system sitting there and plugging cartridges into it, but for now, they’ll have to do.

Last week, one streak ended, so it’s only appropriate that another one continue this week. It’s the second straight weekend I’ll spend with MLB 15: The Show. Of course, the nanosecond I get my hands on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Geralt of Rivia will excise the ballplayers from my PS4 with the unending grace and brutality seen in the latest trailer.

I had a lot of new stuff to play this week, but I already finished it all. Jason is (unsurprisingly) overpowered in Mortal Kombat X. Cinder is easy to pick up and play in Killer Instinct, but there’s not really a lot to that game to keep you coming back. And I beat Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (review forthcoming) in only a couple of nights. So, with my NHL Playoff bracket on the verge of falling apart, I guess it’s time to embrace baseball season and go back to my first-place New York Yankees (just like the real life Yankees). Yep, this weekend will be full of first pitches and four-seam fastballs as I spend my time with MLB 15: The Show again. With all the trades and free-agent signings I made, my digital Yankees look nothing like the real ones, but all that matters is we keep racking up those wins. Play ball!

This weekend, I’ll be putting in time with Project CARS, the new racing sim from Slightly Mad Studios. I’m worried I might not be quite hardcore enough to appreciate everything the game has to offer. It really seems geared towards folks with who demand the utmost precision from their racing games. You know, those guys with the bucket seats mounted to custom frames with force feedback wheels and pedals, people who go to actual track days, that sort. I’m a little bit more on the casual spectrum. But I watched Top Gear before the racist one punched someone and screwed everything up! And I’m still considering getting a race car bed as soon as I can find one that will fit a king-sized mattress.

Having recently volunteered myself to be Destiny Guy during an internal meeting, and with House of Wolves just a week and a half away, I’ll be going back to the grind that is Bungie’s post-Halo nexus of boredom. I’ve high hopes that House of Wolves will help flesh out a game that is otherwise threadbare?The Dark Below certainly didn’t lend itself to furthering Destiny‘s longevity. Trouble is, I’ve no idea what I need to do to prep myself for the Reef and its new missions, so I suspect I’ll be stumbling through repeated strike missions until I glean enough from reddit to find my direction. Anyone looking for a level 30 Warlock to party with? If so, hit me up: I roll on PS4 as thesearingstar.

I finally have a new game to play this weekend: Project Cars. I’ve had my eye on Slightly Mad Studios’ racer since it first appeared back in 2012, and after the disappointment of Driveclub, I’ve been left waiting for a good current-gen racer, and Project Cars may be what I’ve been looking for. With over 100 tracks, 70-plus cars, and beautiful looking graphics, I’m hoping that Project Cars can match my last big racing crush: GRID. It’s a big ask, considering how much time I put into Codemasters masterpiece?I was in the top 100 in the world at one point. I’ll let you know if it lived up to my expectations in next week’s segment.

Read More