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The weather in Minneapolis is beautiful— but that will not keep GI's staff from catching up on some much needed gaming time. This weekend, editor picks include several zombie titles: State of Decay, The Last of Us, and The Walking Dead: 400 days. A few will also be replaying Grand Theft Auto IV to curb excitement for the fifth title in the series.
Tim Turi: This weekend I will continue to harvest and speak with the denizens of Scumtown, my Animal Crossing settlement. I also intend to continue scavenging for supplies and clearing out infestations in State of Decay. I’ve had trouble containing my excitement for Grand Theft Auto V, so I started playing GTA IV’s The Ballad of Gay Tony to curb my hunger. So far, so good.
Jeff Marchiafava: This weekend I plan on playing more State of Decay. I’ve only lost one survivor so far – I waited too long to fetch the doctor for poor Ed. How was I supposed to know there was an actual time window for doing the mission? Now I feel bad that I spent all that time scavenging for materials instead of helping my friend, but on the plus side, I’ve got half the materials I need to build a library. Nothing lessens the pain of loss like a good book!
Ben Hanson: This weekend I need to play a certain game for research for an upcoming cover story, but I can't stop watching Game of Thrones on HBO Go. So outside of that, I might continue to play The Last of Us and the excellent State of Decay. There is also a mobile game called Tiny Thief that is really charming and is grabbing my attention, it's a stealth/puzzle game with the level structure of Angry Birds.
Joe Juba: Lately, I've been in the mood for Strategy RPGs. I enjoy the genre a lot, but I sometimes go a year or two without playing one of them. This weekend, I've decided to dive into Disgaea 4, which I've never played before. I loved Disgaea 1 and 2 (and missed 3), so I'm eager to see how the series' transition to the current generation has gone.
Andrew Reiner: My first order of business is to finish off The Walking Dead: 400 Days on Xbox 360. After that, I have no idea what I'm going to play. I've been dying to play a JRPG lately. Maybe I'll give Tales of Xillia a whirl. On the movie front, I'm seeing Pacific Rim tonight. I'm way behind on my comics and will have to fly through at least 15 issues if I want to catch up before next Wednesday's releases.
Mike Futter: I'll be finishing the The Last of Us and probably working on finally finishing Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep. I feel an RPG kick coming on, and I need to clear the decks.
Matthew Kato: Due to my excitement for Grand Theft Auto V, I've actually started playing GTA IV again. When I say again, I say that with the caveat that I've never finished a GTA title. I've started many of them – like GTA IV – but never even come close to finishing them. It's like I'm excited for them in principle, but can't carry-through on the execution. Maybe this time will be different, or maybe I'm just not a GTA fan.
Liz Lanier: After finishing The Last of Us, I’ve had a difficult time finding a game to hold my interest. However, like the editors, I’m excited for Grand Theft Auto V. And like Kato, I’ve never completed a GTA game. Time to pop Grand Theft Auto IV back in and give it another try this weekend. If that doesn’t do the trick to get me past the slump after beating The Last of Us, I will be finishing up my playthrough of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney— a title I am finally getting around to.
Let us know what game will have your attention this weekend in the comments.
I don't know. Lately no game has really hooked me :( I guess I'll just continue toiling in AC: New Leaf. Maybe get around to playing the walking Dead:400 Days
This weekend, I'll work on finishing inFamous 1. I just reconciled with Trish and it's time for me to take the Dust Men down once and for all. With some NHL 12, and heck, maybe some GTA IV: TBoGT sprinkled in there as well. Like many people, I am eagerly awaiting GTA V.
animal crossing new leaf and dark souls
I will be working through the Tiny Tina dlc with my Salvador. Once I finish that later this week, I will begin playing Wild Arms 2 for the time being.
I'll continue Dark Souls. I'm loving the difficulty out of it! I'm in Anor Londo trying to defeat Ornstein and Smough. Any Recommendations?
Animal Crossing and of course a back log of games that I have been trying to get to for wks now. Its going to be a mainly 3ds wk end because I have to go back to the house I grew up in to take care of my parents dog as they are going to where my father grew up to visit a sick relative. So my 3ds and a bunch of games are coming with me. Going to enjoy my games and some pool time and I am thinking some movies as well have a great wk end everyone.:)
All I got out of this was jealousy that Reiner can play Tales of Xillia.
Got into the Ascend: Hand of Kul beta and I am HOOKED. So outside of that I'll play a little of the World of Tanks 360 beta, Black Ops 2, and some Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.
I'll be working on Borderlands 2's DLC's as the Assassin. I might also play Halo Wars. I'm currently stuck on Mission 7.
Like most people I'll probably be playing whatever I purchase from the steam sale. Also I've been replaying some Shin Megami Tensei games since IV is only a few days away so I'll probably continue with them as well.
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
I'm watching EVO.
The Last Of Us and some MLB: The Show '13 on the side for me.
I'm gonna finish up my neutral run of SMT: Strange Journey in anticipation of SMT IV. Depending on how quickly I finish, I'll probably spend the rest of the time listening to Swedish metal. They have more great metal bands per capita than any other country.
I'm actually just now wrapping up the story to GTA IV..might try out the expansions to hold me the rest of the way over considering I've never even played those. (Don't judge me.)
On the other hand, I've just started State of Decay, and checking out whatever's new on Trials Evolution that won't end up in me throwing my controller across the room..the only thing that holds me back is realizing just how much of a stupid move that would be to do with an Xbox controller...ugh.
I've finally started the Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for real. I played the prologue a bunch of times, but never made it beyond that. Using a dualshock instead of mouse and keyboard feels way more natural for this kind of game... maybe that's part of why I'm feeling it more this time around...
Other than that, gonna keep an eye on Steam's sale and see if anything great and super cheap pops up. Also just finished downloading KOTOR on my laptop... not sure if it will run, but I'm about to find out!
Picked up Scribblenauts Unlimited and Civilization V on the Steam Sale. I've spent nearly 12 hours on the latter and still haven't finished one game.