What we're playing this weekend

by: Chuck -
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Elliot Bonnie - Staff Writer
I am still exploring the galaxy in Mass Effect and I love it. I am also working on Need for Speed: Pro Street because I am a bit of a racing nut at times. I am sure I will be logging some hours on Call of Duty 4 too.

Sean Colleli - Staff Writer
I'm polishing out some work from Game Factory, specifically Code Lyoko for the Wii and another Strawberry Shortcake DS game (I think their PR guy is punishing me for being late with their last review ;)  This one's developed by the talented people at Shin'en, so it's actually pretty good.  The manual doesn't smell like strawberries this time but hey, you can't have everything.  I'm still battling valiantly against Trauma Center New Blood, which just keeps getting harder.  Bless those guys at Atlus--they know how to make a forehead-vein-popping game for the hardcore people. 

Randy Kalista - Staff Writer
I want to spin a couple discs that are Game of the Year contestants but have thus far eluded me:  Call of Duty 4 and Guitar Hero 3.  Admittedly, I'm a virgin to both franchises (gasp!) since I was tired of World War 2 before it was cool to be tired of World War 2; and my 9 to 5 has me clocking in with a bunch of rock snobs, so even pretending to mention the words "guitar" and "hero" in the same sentence is grounds for immediate dismissal.  Shh!

Kolby Kappes - Staff Writer
I'm playing around with the The Witcher on the PC, moving deeper into discovering just how screwed up the world (and the dialog) is for the player.  I'll also be grinding through Tabula Rasa – time to head for level 21!  One the 360 it's time for another collection of miserably crappy games like The Golden Compass, America’s Army and Avatar.

Dan Keener - Staff Writer
I will be finishing up Viva Piñata Party Animals for my review, and maybe cracking open an one of the 10 games sitting on my desk. BioShock on both PC and Xbox 360 specifically are taunting me...

Matt Mirkovich - Staff Writer
This week is some more time with that train wreck; Manhunt 2 (review coming reeeeeal soon). I've got Assassin's Creed in the XBox that demands completion, only problem is that I cannot stand to do more than one assassination at a time, and lepers keep botching my jobs for me! Rock Band is also in the XBox as I shoot for some of the leaderboard positions, I've got Time We Had in my sights. I'm also desperately trying to get through Phoenix Wright 2 so I can move on to Phoenix Wright 3.

Rachel Steiner - Staff Writer
I'm in the Scout Championship Finals in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker and still having tons of fun with it however my primary focus will be shifting from Dragon Quest to Final Fantasy XII: Revenent Wings which is also for the DS. I've been chomping at the bit to find out what happened to some of my favorite characters and now's my chance to find out.

Tyler Sager - Senior Staff Writer
This weekend begins the holiday rush for me, so my gaming time is going to be limited.  That said, I'm having a blast with Bioshock, and I just downloaded the beta for the latest GalCiv2 expansion, so I'll hopefully be able to give that a whirl. 

Charles Husemann - Editor in Chief
This weekend I'll be wrapping up Time Crisis 4 and Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance.  I'll also continue to work my way through Rock Band and maybe, just maybe I'll finally get a chance to fire up Mass Effect.

John Yan - Senior Hardware Editor
Well I am finishing up Rock Band so I can churn out a review for it and I'm going to try and get in some Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts as well. I've got some inspiration to add features to the site so I figure I better do that before I get lazy again.
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