The lights are on
As many of us will be celebrating Independence Day tomorrow, and potentially throughout the weekend, you'd think video games would be on our collective backburners – but you'd be wrong. Like the nerds we are, not even a national holiday can stop us from partaking in our favorite hobby. This weekend has us playing quite the variety of games, too. From the classics, to new releases, to the middle backlog, the long weekend will surely be a busy one. What plans do you all have going on?
McNamara: Besides getting my stars and stripes
on, now that The Wolf Among Us has announced the final episode I can finally
play through the game (that's just how I roll, I hate waiting for episodes... I
like to binge). Plus I hope to continue struggling with Watch Dogs as everyone
tells me this eventually gets good. I'll believe it when I see it.
Turi: This weekend I'll be heading out to one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes (I've
never counted, so don't hold me to that) for some grilling and relaxing in the
sun. That said, I'll need something to play on the car ride up and for other
quiet opportunities. I've been tinkering with Wayward Souls on iOS and finally
got around to starting Cave Story on my 3DS (the classic version). I also have
Another World on my 3DS, so I may have to give that a shot, too.
Marchiafava: Most of my extended weekend will likely be spent barbecuing and hanging out
with loved ones, but I'm hopeful I can get a little game time in, too. Last
weekend, I tried starting Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes late one night but
fell asleep during the lengthy opening cinematic. I'd like to give it a second
shot this weekend. Thanks to this month's Instant Game Collection picks, I've also
got Strider and Towerfall Ascension to check out on my oft-neglected PS4 – if I
can wrangle some people to play the latter, at least.
Ben Hanson: This weekend I'm taking
the long trek out to my lake lot in rural Minnesota. I'm sure I'll play some
Perfect Dark, Mario Kart, and Super Smash Bros. 64 out there. What I'm most excited about,
however, is I'm introducing a MAME cabinet into the mix over the 4th. I will
be very disappointed with myself if I haven't played an unhealthy amount of
Sunset Riders and Mystic Warriors by the end of the break. Enjoy your long weekend!
Tack: Divinity: Original Sin ALL WEEKEND. Celebrating freedom with FREE CHOICE
Kyle Hilliard: I've been enjoying my time with Shovel Knight so far, so I will likely keep making my through that. I've also still got Wolfenstein: The New Order to make my way through
we managed to hit 90 last week, my WoW group and I will be hitting up the
Timeless Isle this weekend to try to start getting geared up. I'll also be doing
a lot of travelling this weekend, so if I can find my 3DS charger I'll be
playing Fire Emblem and Shovel Knight. Lately I've been feeling the ol' Final
Fantasy Tactics urges again, however, so there's a good chance that'll be all I
do this weekend if I can't resist.
Stainrook: This weekend might call for Shovel Knight New Game Plus, but we'll
see. I picked up System Shock 2 during the Steam sale, a game I missed the
first time around, so perhaps I'll dive into that, maybe? So many video games,
so little time!
Gedevanishvili: This long weekend may finally give me the opportunity to play
Watch Dogs. I doubt I'll be doing anything fancy for the 4th so it may finally be time to dust off my PlayStation 4.
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