What Are You Playing This Weekend?: Two new games with old-school spirit help break the summer doldrums

Welcome to our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans, nagging questions, and whatever else we feel like talking about. No matter what the topic, we invite everyone in the comments to tell us: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

I have to say, I’m feeling like this whole “summer video game drought” thing might be not apply this year. Like many of you, I’m still crawling my way through The Witcher 3, but a couple of interesting distractions have popped up and further slowed my snail’s pace through that adventure.

First there’s Rocket League, a weird little multiplayer game that’s had the internet in a tizzy since it came out last Tuesday. It sounded like something I’d be interested in—a frenetic take on soccer with rocket-cars kicking around a giant ball instead of footballers—but I’d heard about the …

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