The lights are on
Editors are starting to dive into new games like Defiance now that some of them have finished up BioShock Infinite. Well, they will if the game actually works this weekend.
Mike Futter: After an amazing first week at Game Informer, I feel on top of the world… so I'm going to conquer it. Civilization V is in my future. I'll also be diving back into Dead Island to prepare for the upcoming release of Deep Silver's sequel. Finally, I need to get my hands on WWE 13. Wrestlemania is this weekend, and if Dan Ryckert taught me anything, it's FAN-DAAAAN-GOOOOO.
Jeff Marchiafava: This week I’ve got two huge games on my plate: Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite. Hopefully I can finish up Lara’s latest adventure tonight, and then devote some serious time to BioShock over the rest of the weekend. Then again, I might just put my tomb-raiding shenanigans on ice and dive right into Columbia.
Kyle Hilliard: Ben Hanson assures me that I have completed four-fifths of BioShock Infinite, so I should be able to finish out Booker and Elizabth’s adventure this weekend, hopefully tonight. I am looking forward to being able to peruse Twitter and Reddit and walk around the Game Informer offices without fear of spoilers. Otherwise it’s baby watching, news writing, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate playing, and calzone eating. I have been craving calzones for some reason the past few days.
Tim Turi: This weekend I may be cranking on my reviews for the console version of Resident Evil: Revelations and Dead Island: Riptide. In my spare time I hope to grind out a few levels in Dragon Fantasy Book I and maybe a little Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
Louis Garcia: Saturday is the opening match of the season for Minnesota United FC, the pro soccer team in the Twin Cities. I’ll be enjoying the festivities as well as the match, and most likely playing actual soccer as well as its virtual form. I’m guessing a lot of Wii will be played since it’s my birthday today and a number of people are visiting. I'm going to have to bust out some WarioWare: Smooth Moves and Super Smash Bros. Brawl!
Jason Pfitzer: This weekend I will be playing a gratuitous amount of Age of Empires 2 HD, and if I find myself in need of a break I'll start my second playthrough of Bioshock Infinite.
Ben Hanson: This weekend I will continue the fantastic tag-team of Lego City Undercover and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. Lego City Undercover may be the funniest game I've ever played; I'm really loving it. It is the exact game I was waiting for on my Wii U. Outside of that, I'm curious about this whole Battleblock Theater game since I've heard the arcade mode compared to Super Smash Bros. and I'm a sucker for all things Smash-related. Have a good weekend!
Andrew Reiner: I still want to give Defiance on Xbox 360 a chance. The last time I tried logging into the game, I entered a queue that read "2 days." The time before that was "3 hours, 53 minutes." In the times when I was able to log into the game, I encountered crippling frame rate drops and graphical glitches just as much as I did enemies to defeat. The game is a mess right now. I'm hoping last night's patch fixes things. If so, that's my weekend. If not, I'm diving into my stack of games to play Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Borderlands 2's DLC.
I've rented Spec Ops the Line, and I've almost beaten the main campaign. Man, that is some really messed up stuff those characters go through. In other news, I've picked up the all the Skyrim DLC during XBL's Spring Sale, and am now, once again, attempting to get into this game. Also, I'm about halfway through Fate/Extra, which I'm playing on my Vita. Absolutely LOVING that game!
I'm going to try getting back into Call of Duty multiplayer because we finally bought a new router/modem/whatever-the-hell-it-takes-to-make-the-Internet-work. Depending on the weather, I'm probably going to play some Ni no Kuni or Borderlands 2. (Cold weather = Ni no Kuni, hot weather = Borderlands 2)
I feel like there should have been more exclamation points in Ben Hanson's entry.
Mass Effect 3.
This is my first week of school since spring break's end, and as such, my weekend will be much more greatly appreciated with tons of gaming. In the wake of Lucas Arts' closing, I'll be celebrating their legacy with playing the Force Unleashed (I know, not a GREAT legacy there), but mostly for a few easy trophies. I also have some clean-up to do on Assassin's Creed Revelations and want to get back into Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 in anticipation for Injustice this month. I also have Paper Mario: Stick Star to continue playing and might just finish the interior of my Lego Hospital project. Have a great weekend everyone!