Pure PlayStation Plays: Week 237 Black Friday Edition

If you’re one of those people who needs to find a silver lining in all situations, then the year 2020 must be a real kick in the teeth, right? But if there is one tiny upside to Covid 19, it has to Black Friday. People aren’t still camping out in the cold, standing in lines that stretch down the block, or beating people up for cheap flat screens, are they? Of course they are, but at least it’s less of them.

Speaking of shopping frantically for stuff that we don’t need but desperately want, have you managed to procure yourself a PS5 yet?  I hope you have, but if you haven’t, don’t fret, Sony promises more stock is coming before the end of the year. I just secured my order two days ago, so I know the struggle. The sad part is we will all be tripping over these next-generation consoles in the shopping isles in a few months. But whether you’re rocking a last-gen or next-gen machine, this is where we want you to tell us what you’ll be playing this weekend. I’ll start us off.

Jeremy Peterson

My PS5 isn’t here yet, so the only next-gen games I’ll be playing is on the Oculus Quest 2. I’ve just finished the latest VR Star Wars game, which was good, but my new favorite is In Death: Unchained. I can’t believe I waited this long to play it. I’ve also been enjoying another double XP weekend on COD: Black Ops Cold War. If I find the time, I might try Asgard’s Wrath via the Link or Virtual Desktop. That one has been out a while but Oculus just gave it to all Quest 2 purchasers with a VR ready PC. I’ve been wanting to play it for months, so that was a cool surprise. In other words, don’t cry for me, I have plenty to play as I wait impatiently for my PS5 to arrive.

Hannah Ellis

After spending the last few nights installing and reinstalling my backlog onto my new external hard drive, this weekend will be spent playing whatever I feel like at the time. It’s a nice feeling to know everything is just a click away, albeit once the disc is inserted, but it also makes me feel a little guilty for having so many games at one time. Just a little, though, and not enough to apologize. It’s also a good excuse to put my new monitor through its paces – another of my Black Friday splurges. It’s just a shame Okami HD has got lost in the post 🙁

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Chris Harding

I’ve got a playdate with the boy as we’ve finished Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga and we’re onto Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I might clean my Oculus Quest, give it a charge, and see what’s poppin’ in the VR hood. Aside from that, I have some reviews to take care of and videos to edit, so it’s going to be a busy weekend!

Stuart Mclean

After being a proud PS5 owner for all of a week, I already have a small backlog of games building up. Having bagged the ever tantalizing Platinum in AstroBot, I now plan to do the same with the equally awesome Spider-Man: Miles Morales, before finally starting AC: Valhalla. Will I manage all that in the next 48 hours? Will I manage to make a dent in my backlog before Cyberpunk releases in 2 weeks’ time? Who knows, but I’ll give it a good go!

Max Everett

A little known holiday coming up means most of my money has gone to the fat man in a red suit so not much new, luckily, Play-Asia come in clutch for me this weekend with Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition coming in the post. So this weekend I will be hacking and slashing my way through as many demons as I can. Aside from that, I will be indulging in more Among Us and COD Modern Warfare online, having my mum insulted by a 12-year-old never gets old.

Yasmine Hubbard

With a review underway and real-life duties taking centre stage, I have plenty to keep myself occupied this weekend. Then again, I may have to take some time out to have a nosey through the PlayStation Black Friday sales. I’m always on the hunt for a good-old bargain and this weekend may present the perfect opportunity to build up my library with more games I won’t play… 

Jason Frye

While I try to eat the remaining post-Thanksgiving goodies and wrap up any Black Friday shopping, I’ll also be working on a review. For a spooky break, I want to make some different choices in The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope and journey farther into the massive world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Like trying to take a sip from a fire hose on full blast, there are so many good games to play before the end of the year.

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