The lights are on
Next week, most of the Game Informer team will be covering E3 from Los Angeles. Before we descend into madness, we're going to celebrate the weekend with achievement hunting, zombies, and some time outdoors.
Andrew Reiner: My weekend begins with that horrible Star Trek game. I don't know why (achievements), but I feel I need to complete it (really easy achievements). Next up on my stack is Remember Me, followed by State of Decay. I'm also going to plow through all of Breaking Bad: Season 5 on Blu-ray. On my flight to E3, I'm playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf and reading as many New 52 books as I can.
Jeff Cork: E3 is coming in a few days, in case you forgot. For that week, nearly every interaction I have will be focused around video games. I’m going to spend my brief weekend outside.
Kimberley Wallace: E3 is upon us, so I'm going to be spending this weekend packing and prepping for it. I’m looking forward to surprise announcements, hoping something I wasn’t expecting in the RPG realm pops up. I'm also trying to finish Metro: Last Light before I fly out for E3. Other than that, I'll be watching the Blackhawks game on Saturday. Hopefully, they put away the Kings, so I don't have to check my phone like a crazy girl during E3 for scores. Happiness is the Blackhawks winning the cup.
Ben Hanson: After finishing up the excellent Gunpoint and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, this weekend I hope to dive into State of Decay. I've heard some mixed opinions on the game, but I'm in the mood for some stupid open-world fun and the zombie/survival angle adds a nice twist. Outside of that, I'm going to continue playing Ron Gilbert's new match-three game on iOS called Scurvy Scallywags. I've played it for an hour or so and am really impressed, it is much better and much deeper than I imagined.
Mike Futter: On my six hour flight to E3 from New Jersey, I'll have some time to catch up on some portable titles. I've been meaning to dive back into Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (if only to hear his triumphant, 'I did it!'). Animal Crossing: New Leaf is waiting for me on my 3DS, also. On my Vita (yes, I still have it and I'm bringing it to E3), I just picked up Soul Sacrifice. I hear good things, and I'm interested to see how it plays. Finally, my iPad is home to Warhammer Quest and an as-yet unannounced title that has been captivating me.
I might not get much gaming done at E3, but my trip there is covered.
Matt Akers: I’m finally getting around to playing the Assassin’s Creed series. Just got my copy in the mail for Xbox. I also borrowed a friend’s DS for the summer, so I hope to finish 999 and get started on Pokémon Pearl. I may sleep some, too.
Brian Albert: Our review of State of Decay wasn’t shining, but I’m still going to check it out. Liz might continue her playthrough of L.A. Noire, so if she does I'll hang out and watch her destroy the beautiful city with her, um, spectacular driving skills. If I have extra time, I want to check out Scurvy Scallywags and Gunpoint.