Mojang, maker of Minecraft, is now $2.5 billion richer, thanks to Microsoft. Hearthstone just registered its 20 millionth player. And Saints Row's creative director, Steve Jaros, has joined the Valve team (Half-Life 3 confirmed?).
What are you playing this weekend?
Sean Cahill, staff writer, @GN_Punk
I'm about as hooked on Destiny as it gets. Running around the moon and killing things with a sniper rifle is fantastic. I'm excited. The game is quite fun for me and, while the story does suck, I don't care. I didn't even care about the Halo storyline. It was all about ending aliens' lives with a gigantic weapon.
Jeremy Duff, senior staff writer, @Duff3c
It is going to be a busy weekend in the Duff household. First off, from a domestic point of view, it is Fall Cleaning Time, which means a huge yard sale. However, you can rest assured that I will be lugging a monitor, an ethernet cord, and my PS4 out to the porch to occupy my downtime with some legendary gear farming in Destiny and some raiding parties for the newly launched level 26 raids. Plus, I have to power up all of my Disney Infinity characters with their new powers in 2.0, which came in this week. I think that I am going to use the toy box and build an EXP arena that endlessly spawns bad guys to streamline that process.
Charles Husemann, editor-in-chief, @chusemann
I wrapped the solo campaign for Destiny this week and now it's time to dive into some of the strikes and maybe even attempt the Vault of Glass raid that opened up earlier this week. I'm still debating if I want to start a new character or just start leveling the Defender subclass of my Titan.
Randy Kalista, staff writer, @RandyKalista
In preparation for a preview event in good old Las "Sin City" Vegas, I'm digging into the crates for my copy of the original Assassin's Creed. Lengthy names aside, I want to see just how far we've come from Altair Ibn-La'Ahad to Unity's upcoming Arno Victor Dorian.
Jeff Kintner, staff writer, @JKTerrezas
Now that I'm done playing The Waiting Game while Dead Rising 3 installed on my computer (which took the better part of an afternoon), I'm grabbing whatever can be used as a weapon and using it to cut my way through the biggest undead hordes I've ever seen. I also made a major bureaucratic mistake in Clockwork Empires this week. A certain colonist had been having a few too many conversations about cultist activities. Upon further investigation, I found that she wasn't on the manifest. After dispatching some frontier justice, I realized that she was just a newly arrived Explorer (a worker class I haven't encountered yet) that was getting caught up on the gossip of the settlement. Whoops.