The rush that was E3 2013 is finally over, but that doesn't mean that gaming stops anytime soon for us weekenders. There are still games to play, backlogs to be conquered, and a whole new summer to be exploited before the next-gen smacks our calendars with epic proportions. That, and mulling over how many awesome games are still months, or seemingly eons away from release with next-gen. Regardless, it's another weekend in the lives of gamers. 

With the majority of the GI editors still returning from E3, it looks like the weekly GIO Weekend Warrior feature was stalled for this week, but never fear! Snake is hear to save the day with the very special [and probably only] Gruver Weekend Warrior from yours truly.

For me, this weekend is my very first bout of freedom from school following the completion of finals, and I intend to start off my weekend with some major leisure time, in both my real and virtual activities. First, I recently added Lego Lord of the Rings to my summer backlog of goodies and will spend roughly half my weekend running around blocky Middle-Earth with my Hobbit friends. I'm loving the open-world so far and can't get over the phenomenal graphics and epic soundtrack pumping in my ears.

The other half of my weekend will probably be spend administrating all of my furry citizens in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I'm scraping tooth and nail to pour my bells into some important city projects, but I've found that I'm a pretty lazy mayor and might just retire to my tropical island and just hang with Tortimer all day.

With what few hours I'll spend not gaming will most likely include wrapping up and starting a few Lego projects I've had on the back-burner for way too long and sleeping a lot. Oh, and I've been just dying to catch up on a few movies in the backlog, namely the Frank Darabont's The Green Mile with Tom Hanks. I loved The Shawshank Redemption so much that I expect nothing but greatness.

Enough about me, though. What about all of you? Keep the tradition alive GIO, and give a shout out about what y'all are do'in this happy summer weekend of summer bliss.