reader discussion

Weekend Warrior 12/7/2012

by Mike Mahardy on Dec 07, 2012 at 01:00 PM

It's snowing here in Minneapolis. To most people that means icy roads, itchy scarves, and bad drivers, but to us it's just a great excuse to stay in and play video games.

Andrew Reiner: If I don't shoot a handful of endangered animals in Far Cry 3, this weekend is a failure. If you haven't played this game yet, you're really missing out. I also have to finish up The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's Dragonborn DLC. I'm enjoying the hell out of it, and feel like I'm closing in on its final moments.

Jordan LaPorte: This weekend I’m going to spend some quality time choking dudes out and hiding their corpses in dumpsters with Hitman: Absolution. When I’m not busy dispatching people in creative ways, I plan on continuing my trek through Binary Domain, a game which I have enjoyed way more than I initially expected to. Outside of video games, I want to finally watch the copy of Cabin in the Woods that I bought a couple weeks ago because, man, that movie is fantastic. 

Ben Hanson: This weekend I hope to finally finish off XCOM. After restarting twice I'm feeling relatively confident in my current game and I need to finally the put nail in the squaddie-filled coffin. Other than that I hope to go back and play Saints Row: The Third and try to build of the motivation to play more Darksiders 2 on my Wii U.

Tim Turi: You know that thing where you get so overwhelmed with work, school assignments, chores, and life’s other responsibilities that you just check out from it all by taking a nap? I’m sort of doing that with games. I love Far Cry 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s multiplayer, and all the other winter releases, but for whatever reason I just want to play old games right now. I’ve been replaying the early PlayStation era Resident Evils, along with the HD remake of Resident Evil 4. I also popped in Mega Man 9 and 10, blasted through the Robot Masters, and will hopefully take down Wily twice this weekend. I intend to keep this going during the weekend, perhaps with a bit of Lego Lord of the Rings thrown in.

Jeff Marchiafava: I have no idea what I’m going to play this weekend. Halo 4 multiplayer, Assassin’s Creed III, Far Cry 3, XCOM, and Borderlands 2 are all candidates, but I might just zone out and play a bunch of Pinball FX 2 instead.

Kyle Hilliard: We’ve called in a babysitter for Saturday night, and we’re going out and doing something. We’re just not entirely sure what it will be, exactly.

Mike Mahardy: I’ll be exploring Solstheim in Skyrim’s Dragonborn DLC this weekend. I’m four hours in and barely feel as if I’ve put a dent in it. Also, I’ll have to decide between trying out Lego Lord of the Rings (I’m a diehard LOTR guy) or Black Ops II. Both sound good. But Skyrim is pretty unfriendly to any other games. So I might just play that.