The lights are on
Heat waves, like the one we're experiencing in Minnesota, are a gamer's best friend. They give us a legitimate excuse to stay inside our artificially cool houses and continue permanently damaging our eyes by gluing them to digital surfaces. This weekend, we'll be watching some eSports, playing The Walking Dead, and one of us is even getting a puppy. Hot dog.
Jason Oestreicher: EVO. All weekend long. For fans of fighting games, this is the Super Bowl of tournaments. Instead of attending this year, I'll be tuning into the live stream from my couch.Jeff Marchiafava: I plan to focus my weekend gaming time on AC: Brotherhood and Episode 2 of The Walking Dead. If I need a peaceful break, I will likely spend more time exploring and plundering the resources of a Minecraft world or two.Kyle Hilliard: It’s hot outside, so I can’t imagine I will be spending much time there. Infamous 2’s Festival of Blood is on sale this week, so I hope to make my way through that. I also need to play Episode 2 of The Walking Dead. The baby has started crawling, so I will also be chasing her around the house. I need to make sure she doesn’t try and eat the cat’s food, which was her first destination when she unlocked the power of mobility.Matthew Kato: Going back to Assassin's Creed: Revelations this weekend. I picked it up again recently, and after some initial unfamiliarity, I realized that the game had its hooks in me when I spent time just running around buying shops. That game has so many gameplay systems, you can almost get lost in it. Apart from that, I'll probably pop NHL 12 back in and try and engineer my own Parise/Suter double player bonanza for the Wild. Fortunately, this is one of the rare instances where real-life will actually be better than a video game. Finally, I'm hearing so many good things about Minecraft 360 and The Walking Dead: Episode 1, that I might buy those too if I've got the cash.Andrew Reiner: My plan is to play The Walking Dead: Episode 2 for a couple of hours on Saturday morning, then roll right into my review of Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure, a new Sega game for 3DS. Rhythm Thief's box reads: "Raphael has a secret identity as Phantom R, a thief famous for stealing art and retiring it without explanation. Will his life as a burglar help him unlock the secrets of his mysterious past or will his exploits end in capture?" The game apparently blends puzzle solving with "50 music-based minigames." Sounds mighty interesting.
Ali Rapp: My TV and Xbox are finally totally repaired (praise
Stendarr!), so I can get back to beautiful, glorious, wonderful Skyrim.
My partner decided to be a vampire in Dawnguard first, so I'll probably
go the other way and stick with the Nords. I'm also about halfway done
with my second playthrough of Okami. Have you ever played that game?
It's so gorgeous it makes my eyes bleed. On Sunday, I'll be heading to
an EVO party to watch the championships.
Jack Gardner: I will be seeing The Amazing Spider-Man, finishing up
Final Fantasy III, doing my laundry, watching EVO 2012 and Firefly
(Browncoats forever!), and getting a puppy. This is going to be a
freaking good weekend!
Nothing much. Maybe some Persona 3 FES, or I'll try to get through FFVII. Playing catch up on these games.
Staying cool with MSG4! For some reason I had to play it. Snake was calling me and I just love him. Oh and Lego Batman 2. God they are soo damn cute.
I'm Still playing ATV Offroad Fury Blazin' Trails, so I'll try to finish that PSP game. If I don't, then I might do some Portal 2 to revisit the final chapter( Chapter 9: The Part Where He Kills You) again to see some lovely GLADOS.
Maybe I can also try to finish Arkham City Riddlers Revenge.
American Nightmare on PC.
I'll be going through my third playthrough of Braid (trying to beat the game in under 45 minutes). I'll also be spending time with my new kitten trying to get her to come out from under my bed. Oh and finally trying to finish up MGS 4. But I probably won't as seeing as I still have to go through ME 3 and watch the new endings. Curse you two day weekend.
I'm playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Infamous.
I'm staying faithful to my Xenoblade play through this week. Also finishing the last case in Phoenix wright. And maybe some Lego batman co- op with the girlfriend. Also working 30 hours and digging deeper into Benjamin Reeves' killscreen( great read so far Ben)
Work, work, work, work, work.......oh and maybe GTA IV.