The lights are on
Phil Kollar received an important interstellar message and now he has to return to his people. He’s leaving an empty space here at the office, because he’s taking all his stuffed animals.
Tim Turi: I’m clearing my entire gaming slate to save the galaxy once and for all. Not knowing what happens in Mass Effect 3’s controversial ending is driving me crazy, and I can’t wait to catch up.
Phil Kollar: Packing up my junk and moving it out of the office! Goodbye, GI, I’ll miss you!
Jeff Marchiafava: I finally managed to beat Mass Effect 3 last weekend, so I no longer have to worry about finishing up in order to avoid spoilers. I now have the time to head back to Skyrim, but considering the epic scale of both games, I might go with a bite-sized game instead. Maybe I’ll finally check out Journey, or try to finish up Spelunky.
Dan Ryckert: We’ll be celebrating Phil’s last day at the bar tonight. After that, my sights will be firmly set on Wrestlemania this Sunday. Oh yeah, and I gotta buy new shoes since I accidentally threw mine away.
Andy McNamara: Going out with Phil for his last day, then it's biking, video games (I'm thinking of starting Xenoblade), and watching some basketball. I have like six games I'm playing all at once at the moment: Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, Battleloot Adventure, Madcoaster, Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning (which I still haven't finished), World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Beta (just want to finish the starting zone), and Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational. Yup, throwing Xenoblade in with that mix seems like a great idea, especially since I will need to finish it before Witcher 2 hits Xbox 360. Too much good stuff and not enough time in the day. I know, first world problems. Oh, and Game of Thrones this weekend…hells yes.
Ben Hanson: This weekend I’ll continue my trek across the great Bionis in Xenoblade. I’m really enjoying it so far, it is bringing me back to the days of being hopelessly addicted to Final Fantasy XII. In the evenings when I’m donning my nightcap I will most likely continue my journey in Pokemon SoulSilver, I still have all of Kanto to conquer. There’s also a small part of me that wants to pick up Skyrim again, but we’ll see.
Jeff Cork: I beat Mass Effect 3 last weekend, so now it’s back to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. I bought the DLC for it, even though I haven’t beaten the campaign yet. Now it’s time to justify my purchase. I also need to get around to playing Journey. So busy!
Kyle Hilliard: I'm in South Carolina eating as much Chik-fil-a as I can before heading back to Minnesota. I forgot to bring my 3DS circle pad, and I can't go back to Resident Evil without it, so I've been tracking down all the hidden coins in Super Mario 3D Land.
Jason Oestreicher: My main goal this weekend is to finally beat Mass Effect 3 so I can walk around the office without headphones on. This has been long overdue and I lay the blame solely on Street Fighter X Tekken for occupying nearly all of my free time. There are a few other distractions/obstacles that may keep me from attaining this goal. Namely, the Devil May Cry HD Collection, watching Wrestlemania at Reiner’s, and the sudden and uncontrollable crying fits I’ve been having since Phil decided to leave.
Jeff Akervik: I'll be trying to finally finish up Mass Effect 3. Not knowing the ins and outs of this "polarizing" ending has led me to try and crank through the game a little faster than I normally would. That, and I've also got a nice little pile of games I have yet to get to once my run with Shepard is over (I'm thinking Skyrim, but we'll see). And here's hoping that Kentucky/Louisville Final Four game lives up to the drama and hostility surrounding it. Good times.
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I will be continuing my trek through the (EPIC) Tales of Graces f, playing some more Skyrim and working through Dirt 3 Complete, I have about 9 games in backlog so I am content to simply relax and enjoy since the only game I plan to pick up for the forseeable future is Witcher 2.
Demon's Souls, Kid Icarus Uprising, and Uncharted 2. Some other stuff too.
Finally finishing the Battlefield 3 campaign and then it's the Challenge rooms in Arkham City and Riddler trophy hunting. then Bad company 2 multiplayer.
First off, LETS GO BUCKEYES. I'll be playing League of Legends and possibly BF3 if I have time. I have a lot of homework to do and 2 papers I'd like to chip away at.
I have yet to finish Mass Effect 3 either. I'll [try to] finish that (probably won't though), and I'll be switching between the BF3, MW3, UC3, and ME3 multiplayers. So many trilogies.
I will be playing Uncharted 2, Kingdom Hearts, and Borderlands.
Mass Effect 3 and if I beat it this weekend then Black Ops.
This week-end plans :
Binary domain :almost done
Tactics Ogre PSP
Jak and Daxter HD
And maybe some valkyria chronicles
Oh! and a BBQ filet mignon with some Clos Bagatelle!
Well I finally beat Saints Row and Saints Row 2 so I am finally starting Saints Row The Third. I had been putting off this series for so long because I thought it was a GTA clone, but I am amaze at how awesome the Saints Row series is. I don't think I can ever go back to GTA, it seems so boring now. Sunday it will be all about Game of Thrones, Winter is coming!!!
Banging away on my drum set. Also Skyrim and Kingdoms of Amalur. PS: Maybe Journey.
I'm done with Mass Effect 3 so...um, what now? Back into Skyrim? Even more Sly Cooper? I don't know what to do with myself.
Ben, why not heartgold
Playing Skyrim and watching Game Of Thrones on Sunday Night.
Playing through the Silent Hill collection , Ive never played the second or the 3rd I downloaded the first from Psn and beat it not to long ago , so time to venture back to Silent Hill. I also got silent hill Downpour ... which i heard was meh. I powered through silent hill homecoming hopefully it won't be that bad. I also started playing the orginally xbox version of Ninja Gaiden on Xbla. Maybe a little Swtor mixed in. New Madmen sundayy hellz yeah
I feel your pain with Skyrim guys, 160 hours in and I am STILL playing with complete enjoyment. Its like an offline MMO...well without PvP, lol. Thanks for giving us our thoughts and thank you Phil for everything! You will be missed you son of a b*tch
Final Fantasy XIII...that is all...
ME3! gotta promote 2 characters!
Hmmm..I'm playing a few games this weekend. Chief among them, good ol' Tf2. Also I'm playing Skyrim, Oblivion (nostalgia much?) and maybe some Assassin's Creed Revelations. Still haven't finished the last Desmond memory segment, and it's really bugging me. Oh, and I'll be sleeping. A lot. A ton. Yep.
@Jeff I live in louisville and trust me. The hostility is pretty intense, I live downtown right off campus and lets just say I've never seen so many day drunks in my entire life.
Beat Battlefield Bad company on hard, getting more achievements on Rayman origins, Forza 3, Final Fantasy 7, littlebigPlanet, and Super Mario Wii