What We're Playing: Grim Dawn Diablo Edition

by: Randy -

EA Sports UFC will enter the dragon and resurrect Bruce Lee. Hundreds of people played Tetris on the side of a Philly highrise. And the U.S. Navy is about to deploy its Laser Weapons System—it's a frickin' laser beam that uses a very "video game-like controller" for aiming and firing.

What are you playing this weekend?

Russell Archey, staff writer, @NeoScyther
With everything unpacked that's going to be unpacked for now (my room is still surrounded with boxes of miscellaneous stuff), I can actually do some gaming that doesn't involve my PC. I will be playing a bit of Cloudbuilt for my review that actually should have been done by now, but even the earlier levels are giving me a hard time in this game. In terms of non-PC gaming I actually have my Xbox 360 online and did so for two reasons: First, to clear out my download queue of Games with Gold freebies (that took a good couple of hours to download), and second, to get back into Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. I played a few matches the other night with Vega and went two-for-four, which for me isn't bad.  I'll likely be getting in more matches this weekend and I'm starting to upload some of the better matches to my YouTube channel, but the quality isn't the greatest right now as I can only record composite input. Hoping that changes soon.

Charles Husemann, editor-in-chief, @chusemann
With spring finally making it's way to central Ohio it's mostly going to be outdoor activities this weekend. This means gardening, bike riding, and a bit of running. Outside of that, I'll probably be grinding in Star Wars: Assault Team, an average but still fun turn-based collectible card game. Time permitting, I might dive into Diablo III: Reaper of Souls to see if what John says about the game matches the actual experience.

Randy Kalista, staff writer, @RandyKalista
Too bad Titanfall and The Wolf Among Us – Episode 3 both came out this week on Xbox 360. Guess that means Titanfall has to wait while I huff and puff my way around Fabletown as Bigby Wolf in A Crooked Mile. I'll also pound out some rounds of World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition, of course. Perhaps I'll get into one of those German heavies soon. But I'm just as content scouting for targets in my speedy American-made Chaffee tank, or sitting somewhere in the nosebleed seats, dropping shells on unsuspecting bad guys from a mile away in my artillery. [Update: I've just discovered Threes. This...this is going to be a problem.]

Jeff Kintner, staff writer, @JKTerrezas
I'll actually be switching nerd hats this weekend by going to the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo here in Columbus, Ohio. I've never been to SPACE before, but I have friends that regularly go and know people who are sitting behind booths this weekend, so that'll be cool. If I get a chance to play some games, I'll be getting further into the early access version of Grim Dawn. So far it reminds me a lot of the earlier versions of Diablo, except I can use guns and shields at the same time, which is pretty cool.

John Yan, senior hardware editor, @TheJohnYan
Diablo III. Diablo III. And more Diablo III. I just can't stop playing it. It's to the point where I have it as one of my Steam games and I stream it to my tablet, laptop, or living room PC, playing on whatever's most convenient at the time. It's nice seeing a bunch of my friends getting back in and playing with them all again.

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