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GI Staff And Reader Interests, Dislikes, And Favorite Games: Issue #237

The Game Informer monthly staff page is a forum where we all come together and talk about what's cool right now. We'll get the ball rolling and would love to hear everyone's current interests, dislikes, and favorite games.

Andy McNamara

Interests: Off season bicycle and triathlon training, Going on vacation, Trying to fill my free time with as many games as possible

Dislikes: Getting my email inbox under control, Free to play guilt (I feel guilty while I play them that I am not paying, and then when I pay I feel like I'm stupid for paying 5 dollars for a skin, which in turn makes me feel guilty), Burglars, Cancer

Current Favorite Games: PlanetSide 2, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, The Unfinished Swan, Castle HD, Pinball FX2 (Though I'm not crazy about the new Civil War table, pretty eh), Journey

Andrew Reiner

Interests: Bethesda releasing new DLC for games that released over a year ago, The return of adventure gaming, Celebrating my baby girl's first christmas, Knowing that I have new Star Wars films to look forward to, Movies in 2015 (Star Wars, Avengers, Justice League, Ant Man, Avatar 2, Fantastic Four, Pirates of the Caribbean)

Dislikes: Not remembering how to play games that released over a year ago, The lack of third-party software announced for Wii U

Current Favorite Games: Far Cry 3, Little Inferno, Hollywood Monsters, Rage: Scorchers, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Halo 4

Matt Helgeson

Interests: Season 2 Of Shelock, Adrian Peterson's Superhuman Season, Taking Guitar Lessons, Tabata Workouts, Ricky Rubio

Dislikes: Christian Ponder's Struggles, Kevin Love, Chief Keef, The Sun Going Down At 3:00 PM

Current Favorite Games: Dungeon Raid, Dishonored, Far Cry 3

Matthew Kato

Interests: Donating to Wikipedia, "Drop Anchor" by Martin Rossiter, MPLS band Pony Trash, The Mouthcast, There is a Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths by Tony Fletcher, Zach and Miri Make a Porno

Dislikes: Christmas, Paul McCartney, Roger Goodell and some of the changes he wants made, Zenit St. Petersburg Fans, Dogma over reason

Current Favorite Games: The Walking Dead, FIFA 13, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Dishonored

Adam Biessener

Interests: The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny (Yes, still – there are ten books, cut me some slack here), Moloko, Thievery Corporation, Portishead, RJD2, Massive Attack, Phantogram, Bonobo, Zero 7, Sneaker Pimps, Martina Topley-Bird, Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man, Hooverphonic, Pretty much the rest of my awesome last.fm trip-hop station

Dislikes: Nightmares on Wax (A single loop for eight minutes does not make a song, unless you’re a bizarre genius like Aphex Twin), Crappy matchmaking and/or netcode bringing down a game I otherwise adore (I’m looking at you, Guardians of Middle-earth), Forgetting to put my ring on in the morning and then being annoyed every five minutes for the rest of the day when I realize it’s not on my finger

Current Favorite Games: Guardians of Middle-earth (when it works), Eador: Genesis, Civilization V: Gods & Kings, Radiant Defense (Android), MegaCity (Android), Dungeon Raid (Android)

Interests: Indiana Jones' bid for tenure, Owning a cat, Burrito bombing, OkCupid's sex charts, Watching a slow wave of regret wash over someone

Dislikes: Moving all my stupid stuff, Porkin' Across America (This is too dark, even for me), Mushrooms in pot pies because they are gross and everyone picks them out anyway

Current Favorite Games: The Walking Dead, Assassin's Creed III, 10000000, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (again)

Matt Miller

Interests: Mice and Mystics, Fear Agent, Finally starting to watch Supernatural, Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers, The pending re-release of Fortress Maximus, These dice

Dislikes: Repeating environments in Halo 4’s Spartan Ops, Having a billion different online accounts and passwords at any one time, Cars that frequently break down

Current Favorite Games: Torchlight II, Halo 4, Middle Manager of Justice, 10,000,000, Pier Solar and the Great Architects, Far Cry 3

Matt Bertz

Interests: Adrian Peterson's quest for 2,000 yards, BF3 Aftermath maps, Planning my trip to Thailand, Fielding angry emails from Medal Of Honor fans pissed about my Warfighter review, Tame Impala – Lonerism

Dislikes: The Christian Ponder experiment, Owners and players throwing away another NHL season, Eric "I play the blues like a robot" Clapton

Current Favorite Games: Far Cry 3, Sleeping Dogs, NBA 2K13, Halo 4, XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Interests: Fruity drinks, Coconut trees, Giant lizards just walking around all over, That ocean thing, Vacation (how did you guess?!)

Dislikes: Humidity, Post fruity-drink bloat, Old men in tiny trunks, Old men in tiny trunks bending over right in your face, Giant lizards getting all weirded out when all you want to do is pick them up and maybe buy them a tiny pair of super-cool sunglasses or something, what's the big deal?

Current Favorite Games: Pinball Arcade, Pinball FX, Happystreet, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Lego The Lord of the Rings, Far Cry 3

Ben Reeves

Interests: Christmas!

Dislikes: The Spike VGAs, Falling behind on the games I need to play this year, Watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 48 FPS (Everything looks strange and smooth, My eyes only like looking at janky things)

Current Favorite Games: Far Cry 3, Dishonored, Borderlands 2, Assassin’s Creed III, XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Bryan Vore

Interests: The Hobbit (the movie, the book, and the Denny’s food), The improved Spike VGAs this year, Building a new PC with lots of help from Adam, Finding price trackers for every possible place you could buy something, Season 3 of Game of Thrones gets slightly longer episodes

Dislikes: Hanson’s crappy old TV

Current Favorite Games: The Walking Dead, Puzzle Craft, Halo 4, Borderlands 2

Jeff Marchiafava

Interests: Catching up on games over the holidays, Leisurely playing whatever games I want now that the GotY voting rush is over, Having snow on the ground in time for Christmas this year, Learning how to play Mahjong

Dislikes: How ridiculously complicated the scoring in Mahjong is, Getting used to a new work computer (change is hard!), People who don’t know how to drive in the winter (ice is slippery, morons), The sorry state of the Vikings this season (And probably next season. And the season after that)

Current Favorite Games: Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, Pinball FX 2, Megacity

Dan Ryckert

Interests: Taco Bell, Ric Flair being back in WWE, Air Force Gator, New WWE documentaries on Netflix, 3DS XL, The VGAs becoming less idiotic this year, Lots of new Metal Gear rumors and news

Dislikes: Dental work, The Hobbit, The Walking Dead

Current Favorite Games: Far Cry 3, Borderlands 2, 10000000, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Kingdom Rush, Rayman Jungle Run, Mario Kart 7, Blue Stinger

Interests: The Hobbit, getting reacquainted with my Tolkien fandom, The Transformers 1984 animated film, Adventure Time, The OneUps, My new cat Macho, Brie, Finally getting used to winter cold, Favorite childhood candies

Dislikes: Bad drivers, Dead batteries, Corrupt save files, Animated flesh-hungry mannequins

Current Favorite Games: Resident Evil 4, Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10, Street Fighter X Mega Man, Lego The Lord of the Rings, Far Cry 3, Mario Kart 7, Super Meat Boy, Resident Evil Remake

Ben Hanson

Interests: My new television (Thanks Bryan and Dan for giving me no end of crap for my old set), Steam Big Picture mode, Paper Mario on the N64, Frozen strawberries

Dislikes: A lack of interesting single-player games for my Wii U, Nintendo censoring my hilarious drawings on Miiverse, buying Christmas presents

Current Favorite Games: Lego The Lord of the Rings, Nintendo Land, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Rayman Jungle Run, Middle Manager of Justice

Kyle Hilliard

Interests: All the behind scenes content on the ParaNorman and The Dark Knight Rises Blu-rays, Discovering that one of the cable channels I subscribe to offers the movie Paprika on demand for free (I have been wanting to rewatch it for years, but have never gotten around to it), Beautiful freshly fallen show

Dislikes: People who run red lights and get in car wrecks with my wife (Don’t worry. She’s okay), Curling up in a fetal position with the chills in bed as the flu (I think) ravages my body, The traffic that is a product of the beautiful freshly fallen snow

Current Favorite Games: Darksiders II, Assassin’s Creed III, Halo 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Middle Manager of Justice, Rayman Jungle Run, Rayman Legends Demo (I can only play it 28 more times!), New Super Mario Bros. U

Jason Oestreicher

Interests: Finally owning a Vita, Pizza Rolls

Dislikes: Not having games for the Vita, Re-recording Replays

Current Favorite Games: Cards Against Humanity, Far Cry 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Saints Row The Third, Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Street Fighter 4 AE 2012

Kimberley Wallace

Interests: Christmas time, My new coat rack, Chex Mix: Muddy Buddies, NHL 13’s latest roster update, Mindy Kaling’s wit, How I Met Your Mother’s mid-season finale, Take 5 chocolate bars, Getting some homemade Italian food this holiday break, Replaying all the Suikoden games 

Dislikes: The NHL lockout has been going on for far too long

Current Favorite Games: Sleeping Dogs, Sims 3, Far Cry 3

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