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Tomorrow, the Game Informer editors and interns will be participating in Extra Life, an annual gaming marathon that raises money for children's hospitals. Check out Channel 5 News' interview with Ben Reeves and Tim Turi to learn more, and be sure to tune in to our livestream. You can take join the GI Extra Life team here. Some of us are also trying to squeeze some other activities in this weekend.
Jeff Marchiafava: The rush to play every great game before the end of the year has begun, and I’ve got a long way to the finish line. This weekend I’ll be finishing up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, then diving into Blood Dragon. I also plan to put a little time into the new Sly Cooper, and hopefully try out a little more GTA Online. At least I’ll have plenty of leftover Halloween candy to keep me up all night!
Mike Futter: This Saturday is Extra Life, which means 25 hours of pure gaming. I’ll be returning to Gotham City to continue my hunt for Black Mask. I also intend on firing up my new laptop and playing some PC games. I’ve been itching for some strategy, which means I expect to play some Civilization V, Might and Magic Heroes VI, and maybe some Dawn of War II. Any other suggestions for PC strategy games? Send them my way!
Ben Hanson: This weekend I'm hoping to finish off Beyond. I've been watching my girlfriend play through it and we only have a couple of hours left. I've never finished a Quantic Dream game and, despite incredibly clumsy gameplay design, I'm surprised by how much I'm enjoying Beyond: Two Souls. Other than that, I'm going to start playing Batman: Arkham Origins on my PS3. I've been very curious about how that game turned out, it was an interesting cover story trip and I enjoyed getting to know the new team up in Montreal. Have a good weekend!
Mike Trinh: This weekend, I will spend some time (not sure how much) at the Game Informer Extra Life Marathon. I’ll also play as much Pokemon as possible, but it might be hard to find time for that this week.
Isaac Perry: This weekend I'll be joining the editors and interns in the Extra Life marathon. If I'm not sick of playing video games (who am I kidding), I will continue Gone Home. I know it's not necessarily a scary game, but I'm terrified when I play it...
Katie Seville: I'll be helping out (and by helping out I mean playing video games) the other interns and the GI editors in the Extra Life gaming marathon tomorrow. I'm looking forward to playing some multiplayer games generally having a blast. Every second not spent holding a controller will be spent holding my 3DS, so I can play more Pokémon. I also downloaded Telltale's The Walking Dead, so I'll start that on Sunday if I have time.
Kyle Hilliard: I'll be stopping by the marathon at some point to say "Hello", but otherwise I will be Batman-ing and Assassin's Creed-ing. I got big plans basically.
Tim Turi: This is the weekend of the Extra Life 2013 marathon. That means we’ll be playing games nonstop from 9am central on Saturday to 9am central on Sunday. I plan to play some GTA Online, Batman: Arkham Origins, and finally get my hands on Banjo Tooie. I may also crack into Dead Space 3 and Beyond: Two Souls co-op with some friends at some point. There will be many, many games played.
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I'll be sailing the open seas in Wind Waker HD and AC Black Flag. Maybe some Arkham Origins too, though I think I'll wait for Rocksteady Montreal to patch it first. The game has crashed on me a few times and I'd don't want a corrupted save after all the progress I've made.
Watching your Marathon, which should be great. Otherwise starting Virtue's Last Reward. I've just finished 999 (after playing it for two years :P)with it's true ending yesterday, and have been meaning to get it's sequel since it first released. Glad I'm finally getting to be able to play it, should be a blast!
I'm finally going to jump into Radiant Historia. It's been in my backlog for like a year now, and I've finally gotten to it.
ExtraLife for me, as well as Stan Lee's Comikaze. For ExtraLife, planning on some Last of Us, Skyrim, GTA5 and maybe Remember Me.
Thank you to everyone on Game Informer and abroad for participating in the Extra Life event this weekend. ^_^
Still working on Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. I'm just before the final boss now, pushing 50 hours. After I finish that, I'll be starting Super Castlevania IV and Hotline Miami.
AC4 is the *** and im hooked!!! Also playing Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate!!!
Pokemon Y has taken over my life...so that's all that is planned this weekend.
Heading back to Tales of Xillia for me. That's it. The game continues to still be awesome though :)
With some leftover fund-age in my PSN wallet, I picked up some costumes for the characters too. It's pretty rad how some (most?) of 'em come with additional music. Classic battle tunes from earlier games, or just new battle themes period (like the School variant for Milla; best fight theme in the game). That's just cool. All DLC costumes for anything in the future should come with new music.
I'm doing a little ExtraLife as well...
Gta 5 and pokemon x, can't get enough!
More Borderlands 2. Post-50 leveling is so damn slow.
Pokémon Y probably all weekend. I got AC IV: Black Flag but I'm waiting till CoD: Ghosts comes out to beat before I dive into this monster of a game.
If I find the time, I'll try to make some more progress in Pokemon X. Other than that, my gaming time this weekend will probably be minimal. Have a great weekend, everyone!
Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4. I have been a lot more frustrated playing Origins than Arkham City so far unfortunately. Maybe I'm just rusty so I'm hoping it will pick up a little later on. Battlefield 4 has been a bit of a buggy mess and the no party option almost ruins the game for me. Maybe fire up Diablo 3 if I continue to be frustrated with my newer games. Patiently waiting for my Xbox One as well. Less than 3 weeks!