The next Xbox's always-online drama hit fever pitch this week, while pre-retail reviews had Ouya devs feeling all QQ, and the new Torment's Kickstarter only asked for $900K but got $4.2M instead--WHAT DO?
What are you playing this weekend?
Russell Archey | staff writer | Twitter @neoscyther
I decided to give Skyrim
a rest for a bit to look through my Steam catalog and see what I haven't played in a while...or at all. I recently started up Metro 2033
and so far it's not too bad. I also got back into a quirky little puzzle game called The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
. I'll probably focus on those two for a bit, with maybe some Skyrim
on the side just for some miscellaneous leveling.
Sean Cahill | staff writer | Twitter @seancahill2
I'm locked into Defiance
as my current review piece. Quite an interesting take on a third-person shooter with the MMO elements. Definitely a risk by Trion, but I'm enjoying myself and keep going back to it whenever I get a chance. It's just a lot of fun.
Nathan Carter | staff writer | Twitter @natedoggcata
This will be a "bide my time until Injustice: Gods Among Us
comes out next week" weekend in terms of games. I'll probably be playing Dead or Alive 5
and Left 4 Dead 2
as they are perfect time wasters. I should have waited until this weekend to beat BioShock Infinite
, but the story was so great that I just had to keep playing. Finally, I'll be trying to get further in Virtue's Last Reward
for the PS Vita. Incredibly addicting, incredibly fun.
Nathaniel Cohen | staff writer | Twitter @seven_hells
starting to get good at FIFA 13
, so that, and probably some BioShock Infinite
1999 Mode, and also probably some Mass Effect 3
. I've got a million Shepards to run through the Citadel DLC.
And when I'm not doing that, I'll be performing occult rituals designed to destroy the idea of a video game console you can't play if the power goes out at your local cable substation, they decide to interrupt cable service so your box can download a firmware update for two hours, or their crappy tech simply flakes out. I already can't watch TV when that happens, now Microsoft wants to take away my Xbox when I need it the most. It's pure evil, if you ask me, and the only way to combat pure evil is with pure evil.
Sean Colleli | staff writer
I couldn't resist Steam's midweek madness and picked up all five episodes of The Walking Dead
for $10. So I guess we'll see if it gives me a permanent case of white knuckles or just reduces me to conflicted, indecisive tears. Stay tuned for updates?
Randy Kalista | staff writer | Twitter @randykalista
My mad, morbid tour of Sigil the "City of Doors" continues in Planescape: Torment
. The introductory chapter in the Mortuary exposes bodily viscera and fixates on biological breakdowns, while my tentative first steps into the Hive outdoors exposes people's mental dementia and psychological breakdowns. I hope my disembodied flying skull buddy, Morte, can keep the punchlines going, because this is going to be a dark, dark 30 to 40 hours.
John Yan | senior hardware editor | Twitter @thejohnyan
After finishing BioShock Infinite
, I'm at a loss as to what to play. I can't pull myself into putting more time into SimCity
. Looking at my Steam catalog, I guess I'll try and play through XCOM: Enemy Unknown
. I've been meaning to do that and maybe some more StarCraft II
Left 2 Die. I played with Travis over the weekend and it's a nice little RTS take on zombies.