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Pure PlayStation Plays: Week 239

The nights are getting really cold now, aren’t they? Christmas is creeping up on us and before we know it we’ll all be ripping paper under a tree in our living rooms. Sounds a bit mental when you say it like that, doesn’t it?

We’re nearing the end of what has been – let’s face it – a shitty ol’ year, and you’ll probably notice that we’re winding down ourselves and not putting out as much as usual, at least not here on Pure PlayStation. Over on our parent channel, Pure Play TV, things are actually picking up pace. So, if you want more of our goodness over the festive season, be sure to give our YouTube a look. No doubt many of you are waiting patiently for Christmas to come so you may open your new games. I remember when I was a youngster in that position. I was expecting Star Wars Battlefront for the Xbox and I was so excited. I spent my pocket money on some gaming magazine in November and December, and I read every Star Wars Battlefront feature at least a dozen times, and stared at the tiny screenshots for far too long, imaging myself within that frame taking out Stormtroopers on Tatooine.

These days, you’re much luckier. You don’t even have to pay for your coverage anymore! So have a gander at our YouTube and see if any of our reviews are for games you’re expecting to find under the tree on Christmas morning. Until then, fill your weekends with chocolate, crisps, Pepsi (fight me) and lots of video games. Here’s how we’re spending our weekend:

Chris Harding

I’ve been a good boy this year.

I’ve already been sitting on an Xbox Series S for a month but now I have the Series X in my hands. Tomorrow (Saturday) I’m expecting the PS5 to finally arrive at my house. It’s an embarrassment of riches is what it is, but I’ll play the part of king of games by playing everything – and I mean everything. Games I’ve not bothered with in the past will be given a second chance on PS5 and Series X, like God of War, which I tried on PS4 but couldn’t get into. With all the fancy next-gen updates, I’ll have no problem finding something cool to play that shows off the beastliness of these new machines.

Alas, it’s not all play. I’ve got some reviews to knock out and videos to produce, so I’m going to try to cram them in while the PS5 downloads all the necessary updates and games for what will hopefully be a very, very lazy Sunday on the couch in me undies.

Max Everett

Christmas continues to leave a my wallet an empty abyss so nothing new and exciting, I am currently enjoying playing Friday The 13th: The Killer Puzzle (Review on PurePlayTV and the website) in between bouts of controller smashing COD and underwear-soiling Resident Evil 2, so I expect that will continue this weekend.

Stuart McLean

I’m still thoroughly enjoying my time with Immortals Fenyx Rising, so will continue solving the last few puzzles over the coming days. My Pulse 3D headset has finally arrived, so I will be breaking that in by swinging around New York again in Spider-Man: Miles Morales, before venturing into Night City in Cyberpunk – this weekend just isn’t going to be long enough!

Jason Frye

I’ve got some non-gaming work to get done this weekend, but I’ll be trying to squeeze in some Cyberpunk 2077 and 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. I’ve barely started the first one, but the second is a gem so far. The art style is gorgeous in motion, and what I’ve seen of the story is enthralling. I’m not done with it yet, but 13 Sentinels is one of the best games I’ve played this year.

Yasmine Hubbard

My gaming shenanigans may be on the lighter side this weekend. However, when time is not fighting against me, I’m hoping to play a bit more of Ghostrunner and finally start Cyberpunk 2077. That reminds me; I still need to install the game…

Jeremy Peterson

I’ve already started my weekend by spending 8 straight hours inside the Quest 2 playing Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond via the link. It’s a handful of jaw-dropping amazing with a pinch of frustration and even more design choice disasters. I’m gonna spend the rest of the weekend playing Cyberpunk and hoping for more awesome with
Less of the other stuff. We shall see.

Hannah Ellis

No Cyberpunk 2077 here as I think it would leave me despising my launch PS4 when it has done nothing wrong. Not that I’ve got time for another open-world time sink at the moment, anyway. So, I will instead be playing something far less taxing – the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney trilogy. I got this Japanese import for an absolute steal – still in its wrapper – and intend to enjoy every single minute. Plus, it’s only a couple of GB in size so my hard drive barely notices it’s moved in.

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