EA Chief Ops Officer, Peter Moore, bragged that EA's FIFA simulation correctly predicted Germany's World Cup win. Destiny's PS3 and PS4 beta runs from Jul. 17-21. (And trust us, if you don't see someone chiming in below, it's because they're too busy playing Destiny to write in.) But if you aren't riding that hype train, Valve's DOTA 2 tournament, The International, is going into its Main Event and turning MOBA mavens into millionaires.
What are you playing this weekend?
Sean Cahill, staff writer, @GN_Punk
I've been enjoying some time with Sniper Elite 3, and I also decided to dust off my old PlayStation 2 to rekindle my love of Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War. For those who haven't played the series, go to YouTube and search for "Ace Combat Zero Interviews" to see just how much work they put in to making the game truly feel like a documentary about the main character, Cipher.
Sean Colleli, staff writer, @scolleli
I continued my trend of "Waiting for the Complete Edition" and picked up Saints Row IV: National Treasure Edition. I'm glad I waited, as there's a ton of extra content that I would've gotten nickled and dimed on through DLC, including a remixed dubstep gun. I haven't played Grand Theft Auto V much, but I can already tell that I like Saints Row IV much better. The humor isn't pretentious, the gameplay is a lot more user friendly and I can super punch an alien across 12 city blocks. No contest.
Travis Huinker, staff writer, @travishuinker
I'll be playing the Destiny beta this weekend along with continuing my adventures in WildStar for an upcoming review. I'm also eager to try out flight simulator X-Plane 10, which has recently been added to Steam.
Randy Kalista, staff writer, @RandyKalista
I'm happily bouncing between two free-to-play MMOs. The first, Star Wars: The Old Republic, is my first Star Wars game since the vector-graphic arcade. I'm 35 years old and have been a Star Wars hater for many of those. But that's changing now and I'm trying to figure out why. MMO number two is EverQuest. It's been an education in the evolution of the first-person online role-playing game. In both games, I'm studying the archetypal portrayals of villainy.