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Posted by: Randy at 9/20/2013 4:00 PM
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What are you playing this weekend?

Russell Archey | staff writer | Twitter @neoscyther
I'll be working my way through Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl for my upcoming review, as well as trying to finally get a team to the playoffs in Out of the Park Baseball '14, which I'm also working on a review for. I can hold my own in baseball games where I control the pitching, fielding and batting, but make me the manager of a team? Yeah, I'll sink it faster than the Titanic.

Nathan Carter | staff writer | Twitter @natedoggcata
Grand Theft Auto V. The long wait is finally over and I am happy to say it was more than worth the wait. I am about 30 hours into the game and I am still just in awe that Rockstar was able to pull off such an ambitious game. I also love that the mission structure has been changed dramatically since the previous games. We are long past the days of driving to a location, killing someone, and then the mission ends. Almost all of the missions in GTA V are different from the others, which makes them a blast to play. I get sad thinking about completing this game, but then I realize GTA Online is less than two weeks away and I get even more excited. I cannot wait to explore the state of San Andreas with my friends and I am really hoping the content creator gives us tons of freedom. I am already seeing potential for some extremely fun deathmatch maps I could create.

Charles Husemann | editor-in-chief | Twitter @chusemann
More MechWarrior madness here.

Randy Kalista | staff writer | Twitter @randykalista
Contingent on whether or not I find a refurbished Xbox 360 coupled with Grand Thrift Auction V, I'll (probably) be standing in an electronic queue, waiting for a (possible) interview with prominent EVE Online corporation, EVE University. My timing (apparently) has been terrible, trying to catch a personnel officer to conduct this new-hire interview. I'm about to give up, run off, and join some no-name corp, just so I can fly on somebody's (anybody's) wing.

Jeff Kintner | staff writer
Considering Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator was just released on Steam for only $7, I'm going to have a montage where I select my crew members, and then the six of us will break into a college computer lab so we can play it on five of their computers and a projector. Artemis. Go HAM or go home.

Matt Mirkovich | staff writer | Twitter @stillmywords
GTA V is like, "You totally want to play me," and I'm like, "Nah man, you're nothing but trouble like they say on the Fox News." When I'm not fighting that temptation, it's a lot of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Expect a review redux on that one soon.