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Holiday Warrior 12/20/2013

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas! We hope you get everything you wished for this year, but mostly we hope you feel loved. Now go devour some holiday cookies and egg nog.

Ben Hanson: I'm really looking forward to playing some games over our big winter break. First up, I'm going to play Dawn of War 2 on my PC. I've been in the mood to play a new RTS campaign and I've heard great things about this one, so I've pushed Warcraft 3 out of the running. Other than that, I checked out a PS1 game called Tail Concerto from Game Informer's vault. Somebody recommended this game for a Replay and, after looking at gameplay footage online, I realized that it looks a lot like Mega Man Legends. I'm on board and I'm hoping to play it with some old friends. Enjoy your break!

Matt Kato: I have an early access code to The Banner Saga, and I'm really excited to see what the tactical game is all about. I also have a copy of Rayman Legends that I can't wait to dig into. I've never played any of the titles in the series, so I'm very intrigued given the hype.

Tim Turi: This weekend I hope to dive into both next-gen systems and satisfy some itches for retro games. I want to play more Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and Need for Speed: Rivals on my PS4. I also want to finally beat Castlevania Bloodlines for the Sega Genesis and replay through Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. If I have time I’d like to play through a PlayStation era Resident Evil game as well.

Matt Bertz: Over the break I plan to wrap up Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, play some more BF4 multiplayer, and continue my NBA 2K14 career. I also hope to catch up with a few games I missed during the busy holiday season, most notably Tearaway and The Room 2.

Jeff Marchiafava: The next two weeks are going to be all about next-gen gaming: I’ve got AC IV, COD: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, and NFS Rivals all patiently waiting next to my PS4. I’ll probably also spend some time with my family and friends or whatever. Happy holidays!

Kyle Hilliard: My family, which includes a two-year old, will be flying to South Carolina to visit family. It’s been a long time since I’ve visited my home state. My wife and I plan on catching up on all the lost sleep of the past two years, and seeing lots of movies. I am also bringing a healthy collection of mobile games to play while I’ll be away from my home consoles.

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