What we played this weekend

by: Chuck -
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Elliot Bonnie - Staff Writer/The Arbiter
This weekend I think I'll hop in my Pontiac, head over to the grocery where I can pick up some Gamer Fuel, and then watch the Halo 3 stock car pwn the competition in the Dover 400.  I'm just kidding, I don't drive a Pontiac... but I will play some Halo, Gears of War, and hopefully a little Crimson Skies.

Sean Colleli - Staff Writer/Weird Bird thing
Although my Metroid Corruption is complete, my PS2 corruption just keeps spreading.  I picked up GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas for about $30, and so far I'm kinda bored.  I'm guessing they were more novel before sandbox games became the new Doom clone, but I think they're a bit frustrating.  I honestly had more fun with True Crime NY, despite its numerous bugs. 

Randy Kalista - Staff Writer/Forerunner
Project Sylpheed's charm is ebbing since it refuses to jump the tracks at any point -- There's something intrinsically wrong with the infinite directions of outer space being confined to missions built on a one-way street.  At least my chipping game is spot-on in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08.  There's nothing more golden than pitching one in from the rough outside the green, hitting the flag, and hearing it drop in the cup.  A "Pole Dancer" achievement?  Brilliant.

Matt Mirkovich - Staff Writer/Grunt
So Persona 3 is finally done. Maybe some day I'll play it again on a retail build so when FES comes out I'll be on the right track. Outside of that I've been logging hours in Warcra... I mean Heroes of Mana. Once that and Soul Nomad are complete I can move on to Eternal Sonata. I've also got Skate. on the way, and I am so looking forward to that. Not since Thrasher: Skate and Destroy have a loved a skateboarding game, so this is good times for me.

Shawn Sines- Staff Writer/Sarge
This week I'm playing a unable to be named RTS, I'll be playing a certain 3rd video game from some small independent studio named after a stretch cord once my review copy arrives Saturday and probably not much else in order to get the review done quickly - aren't deadlines great?.

Cyril Lachel - Senior Staff Writer/Brute
With so many big games coming out this weekend I figure that it's about time to finish up with a few of the smaller games so that I can get caught up with reviews.  For the last week or so I've been working my way through the phenomenal new game from D3, Dead Head Fred.  After Puzzle Quest and PQ2: Practical Quotient 2, D3 is definitely one company to watch.  I'm also planning on busting through as much of Dungeons & Dragons Tactics as I possibly can.  I just finished playing some 30 hours of Jeanne D'Arc, so I'm hoping that Level 5's tactical RPG won't affect my enjoyment of Atari's newest adventure game.  I also need to finally wrap up my review of Taito Legends Power-Up, I've had it on my desk since PAX and there's no reason why I can't write a review for this competent classic game collection.  I plan on getting all of this stuff done this weekend because next week I'm going to be stuck playing through Blue Dragon and Halo 3.

Tyler Sager - Senior Staff Writer/Hunter
I'll be busy checking out a few new games for review, Galactic Assault: Prisoner of Power and Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened.  Both are pretty fun so far, but I haven't worked my way deeply into either one of them.  Of course, if the weather cooperates, my gaming will be taking a backseat to the dreaded "chores"...

Charles Husemann - Editor In Chief/Brute
This week my main goal is to wrap up Heavenly Sword.  I finally managed to get passed Whiptail this week and I think with a little effort I can finish off Kai and Naraku's Excellent Adventure.  I'll probably also spend more time setting up defenses in the basement of 2Fort in Team Fortress 2 as well.