Titanfall will soon implement anti-cheat measures for you cheating cheaters using aimbots on PC. EverQuest, the MMO that changed everything, just turned 15. And Angry Birds Epic is a turn-based role-playing game featuring Angry Birds and what is even going on anymore?
What are you playing this weekend?
Russell Archey, staff writer, @NeoScyther
I'll likely be getting back to Final Fantasy VII as I continue to grind out Aerith's limit breaks. If it works the way I'm understanding it does, I need Aerith to amass a total of 80 kills to unlock her first Level 3 limit break. I know of a good place to do that. It's just remembering how to get back to it from where I am now on the world map.
Sean Colleli, staff writer, @scolleli
I picked up Bully: Scholarship Edition during a Steam sale so I've been playing that like I'm actually back in school. I originally played it on 360 and, aside from Red Dead Redemption, it's my favorite Rockstar game. The game has its share of buggy, janky issues in common with its PS2-era GTA brethren, but I find it has aged much better than San Andreas. The trademark "Houser humor" that feels so jarring and tonally inappropriate in the recent serious GTA games fits rather nicely in Bully, because they're basically jokes an immature, insecure high school sophomore would make. It just works better when you're playing troubled 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins instead of a psychopath like Trevor or, even worse, a depressive sadsack like Niko Bellic.
Charles Husemann, editor-in-chief, @chusemann
This weekend will be all about dropping Titans on unsuspecting Titan pilots. This has to be one of the most rewarding and gleefully joyful experiences in a FPS game since Battlefield 1942 allowed you to plow through crowds of troops in jeeps. The usual Threes addiction will be at play and I'm hoping that after wrapping up Titanfall this week I can start to dive a bit into Project Spark a bit.
Randy Kalista, staff writer, @RandyKalista
I'm all about getting into a German heavy this weekend in World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition. Germany's tanks are slow moving and slow shooting, but their guns are a straight-up five finger death punch. It'll slow my roll, but I'll enjoy making other tanks run and duck more. Also, for a change of pace, I'll throw Skyrim back in for a bit. I never saw the civil war to completion, but those pesky Imperials need to realize that Skyrim is for the Nords.
Jeff Kintner, staff writer, @JKTerrezas
By avoiding as much real world responsibility as possible, I've managed to squeeze enough time into The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest to become a fully grown 17-year-old adult. By the weekend I'm hoping to be at the dreaded water temple, but I wouldn't hold my breath (ha!). Other than that, I'll be writing my review for Luftrausers. I might not have a lot of dogfighting games under my belt, but I like customization games. And lasers.
Cary Lange, staff writer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Although I'm not nearly as far as Sam, I'll be doing the same trudge through Drangleic in Dark Souls II. I'm really enjoying it so far. I may have to put it down for a bit though since inFAMOUS: Second Son is coming out this Friday. I've got a new PS4, a larger hard drive on the way, and I'm ready to use Delsin's smoke, neon, and other powers to wreak havoc I'm Seattle. Should be an very indoor weekend.
Sam Stewart, staff writer, @_SamStewart
Might as well just repost my opener from last week because it's gonna be another Dark Souls II-packed weekend. I've been playing for about 60 hours now and in that time I've managed to beat the game and clear a large chunk of the post game, but there is always more to do in the land of Drangleic. Hopefully by the time I reach the 100-hour mark I'll feel comfortable starting my review. I can already tell it's gonna be a tough one.
John Yan, senior hardware editor, @TheJohnYan
This weekend will consist of me trying to get as many Paragon levels in Diablo III in anticipation for the release of Reaper of Souls next Tuesday. With the return of my tablet, I'm also going to sit back on my couch and enjoy some Civilization V using the touchscreen interface. Also, I'm going to start diving into some of the games I've neglected and I think XCOM will be first on that list.