The lights are on
This weekend, the Game Informer crew is mostly finishing up shorter experiences like Gone Home, DuckTales: Remastered, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Unfortunately, this also marks the last full week for the 2013 summer interns. It was a great experience, and now it's time to go on home.
Jeff Cork: I am incredibly excited to play Gone Home this weekend. My family’s out of town for the next few days, and the timing couldn’t be better. Although, once I’m done exploring this make-believe house I may have the urge to do so in real life. Who is this handsome Jeff fellow, and what’s his deal? No drawer will be left unopened in my quest to solve the mystery…
Kyle Hilliard: I am splitting my time between Picross e2, Pikmin 3, and EarthBound, but I really want to throw Gone Home and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons into the mix too, because I never plan on beating a game ever again, apparently. I also admitted today in the office that I still haven’t finished the new season of Arrested Development, and I received much appropriate ridicule. It’s time to finish that up.
Jeff Marchiafava: This weekend I’ll be playing a ton of Diablo III. I’m amazed by the replayability of this game: Not only are there multiple difficulty levels and characters to try out, but most of the maps randomly generate, along with the all enemies and loot. I realize I’m about a year late to the party, but it’s still impressive regardless!
Kimberley Wallace: This weekend I’m going to try to play some shorter games. I just bought Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Charlie Murder, and DuckTales: Resmastered, so I have plenty to get through and keep me busy. I also finally finished Orange is the New Black, so there’s a void in my life. I’m going to try to find a show as addictive. Have a great weekend everyone!
Mike Futter: Before I fly off to the land of schnitzel and lederhosen, I'll be dipping into the purple waters of Saints Row IV. While I'm gone, I'm going to be playing some Dragon's Crown on my Vita, Luigi's Mansion and 999 on my 3DS, and racking up some sweet European Streetpasses.
Matt Kato: To celebrate the start of the English Premier League, I'll probably play a fair amount of FIFA and PES this weekend. It should also serve as some brush-up time as the reviews for those two soccer franchises will be landing on my desk soon.
Matt Akers: My roommate moved out last week and took her TV along with her, so it looks like it’ll be a Steam weekend. If I have time outside of finishing my last feature for GI, I’ll get started on Metro 2033 and will probably play some Civ 5.
Liz Lanier: I have a long trip back to North Carolina ahead of me this weekend. During breaks from the 20-hour drive, I’ll likely start up Fire Emblem: Awakening.
Brian Albert: I'm a big fan of unorthodox games like Proteus and Dear Esther, so Gone Home is exactly what I've been after. I'm going to tell you that I'll play Brothers, which looks awesome, but I'll probably play more Dota 2 with my good friends. It's been fun, everyone!
Well, i'm going to finish off Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and play lots of Civilization V.
More Tales of Xillia.
I have a ton of RPGs that have been staring at me in my backlog so I hope to make a dent in some of them namely soul hackers, tales of the abyss, and SMT IV plus everything from the new Humble Bundle.
Persona 4 Golden and Dark Souls.
Starting The Witcher 2 tomorrow & I'm so excited! Hopefully I can pick up Payday 2 also cause me & my friends have been looking for a good coop game. Other than that I wanna try & get a few football games together & preseason football. We just has our fantasy draft & I'm in love with my team!
I freaking want The Beureau so damn bad. It looks amazing. As does Splinter Cell. As des Saints Row 4..
Animal Crossing again, but I did upgrade to a 3DS XL. Totally worth the investment. Plus I have 4 other games I bought for my ps3 at $20 bucks a piece, Tomb Raider, God of war Ascension, Sly Cooper Thieves In Time and Twisted Metal. They were totally worth the wait. I just wish my friend would've listened to me, but he didn't oh well, his loss, my gain. I'll be busy playing games all weekend. Happy gaming gamers.
I recently put my teeth back into Dragon's Dogma and I can't wait to check out Bitter Black Isle.
Thanks to EA's humble bundle, I have such an enormous backlog of games that I really haven't a clue what to do with my time. Should I resume tracing my steps from my lost Walking Dead save? Should I start paying attention to Animal Crossing again? Whatever happens, I'm almost positive that I'll spend too much time being indecisive about it.
If I'm lucky I might be able to finish The Legend of Zelda NES or Phantom Hourglass, but with homework and other work around the house, I doubt I'll have much time for gaming. The rest of my free time will be devoted to fixing my dang ps3 (I hate you ebay!) and playing Chrono Trigger.
I would love to play Gone Home this weekend.
I'll be trying to finish Half Life 2, with some Dead Rising 2 drizzled in.
PvZ 2... that is all.
I'll be putting some money down on a new system and replaying Twilight Princess, so I'll be on here a lot too.
Dead Rising 2, Forza Horizon, and working. Should probably try and fit some time in their to work on a summer java project I gave myself at the beginning of the summer but put aside after Calc started.
With my sister leaving for college soon, We plan on finishing the first season of Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex(well, re watching for me, I got her hooked on it) and tomorrow I will be going to see Elysium with my uncles and cousins for guy's night.
I want to take a second here to thank the Interns for their contributions. You have all penned some smart and enjoyable features and I hope you are proud of your work. Each of you has proven yourself to be seriously competent budding game journalists. I hope you all check in and let us know what the next chapter of your story entails.
As for me, I have to forget about all this recent GTA V awesomeness and focus on the task at hand, namely spilling some pirate blood in Far Cry 3. It would be nice to make some inroads into the world of television as well. Like Kyle, I stalled out during the recent season of AD as well. Probably should just start from the beginning. But OitnB has me intrigued after checking out the first episode. And there is always Twin Peaks....