What we're playing this weekend

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Ben Berry - Staff Writer
I'm wrapping up reviews on what I've been playing/using for the past several weeks. Spider-Man 3 (very good), Shrek the Third (slightly above average), Saitek Obsidian Mouse (very good), Shady O'Gradys Rock Star (average at best) and the Saitek GH-50 surrounds sound gaming headphones (excellent).

Randy Kalista - Staff Writer
I shook Forza Motorsport 2 and will be rewinding, searching for a Just Cause, the Grand Theft Caribbean Island from 2006 (I'm still playing catch-up on the 360 here).  And with the announcement of Simcity Societies I done got hooked on Simcity 4 again.  You know, I've had that game for years, and I still can't figure out how to make an efficient, effective rail system -- but at least I can clog the streets with busses.

Matt Mirkovich - Staff Writer
Well I beat Tomb Raider Anniversary this week, but that's not stopping me from continuing to play it in search of all the relics and artifacts. I've also got some Dawn of Mana lined up for a review and my friend recently handed me a copy of Crush telling me that I just had to play it. How will that go? I have no idea.

Shawn Sines - Staff Writer
I'm back on the Radar this week - unfortunately that also means I'm getting shot up a lot in the Warhawk Beta. Forza 2 is the mandatory game to play for my upcoming review and I loaded up God of War, Big Brain Academy and a little Lord of the Rings to fill my "free" time.

Cyril Lachel - Senior Staff Writer
Now that Halo 3 is gone I plan on spending some real time trying to figure out what this Shadowrun thing is all about.  And when I get bored of that I plan on working on getting the perfect game in Prince of Persia Classic (straight through without dying).  Can I do it?  Probably not, but that's not going to stop me from trying!  If worse comes to worse then I'll just go back to trying to figure out the finer details of Catan for the Xbox Live Arcade.

Tyler Sager - Senior Staff Writer
I've finally finished up the main quest in Oblivion, so I've been putting some more time into Odin Sphere and a few hours into the newly-updated Galactic Civilizations 2: Dark Avatar 1.6.  This upcoming week will probably be more of these last two, with a bit of Civilization IV: Warlords to round things out.

Charles Husemann - Editor-in-Chief
This weekend is going to be pretty quiet game wise but with the Project Sylpheed demo hitting on Thursday I have a feeling that will get some play time.  I'll probably fire up Shadowrun a few times this weekend so I can start working on a review next week.

John Yan - Hardware Editor
Here's the deal. I'm going to spend my time on MLB 07 The Show to get back into the majors. So I get called up from the minors after batting .330 with six homers and 13 RBIs and spend a few weeks on the Cleveland Indians as the left fielder and utility infielder. I tear up the five series I am batting .340 with 12 RBIs and streaks of six game hitting streak and seven game hitting streak. If not for one game where I was robbed by a few diving caches I'd be on a 13 game hitting streak. As I'm on my way to try to extend my hitting streak to eight, I get sent down to the minors. Do I sound bitter? You better believe I am. If only I didn't agree to the team option on my paltry contract for my second year. I'm talking to you Mark Shapiro. You better be prepared ot shell out the big bucks cause I ain't giving you a home town discount. Oh, and I'll probably get in a few games of Shadowrun in as well.
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