What we are playing: June 10
What we are playing is a weekly column published on Sunday. Select members of the team talk about the games they’ve been playing over the past week and which they’re most looking forward to.
Christine Mitchell – Been playing a load of [easyazon-link asin=”B0044SA70M” locale=”us”]Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning[/easyazon-link]. Can’t believe the studio went bust, I’m really enjoying it so far.
Nick Santangelo – Like most gamers I’ve long wanted to attend E3. I finally did so for the first time this past week, and it was great. The Big Three conferences were mostly disappointing, but I played a ton of fun game demos, like Hell Yeah!, Pid, Borderlands 2, Happy Wars, Hybrid, Quantum Conundrum and Ascend: New Gods. I also played a few that I was less enamored with, such as Resident Evil 6, Hitman Absolution and RAW.
Perry Jackson – Humble Indie Bundle V for me mostly this week. Sworcery and Lone Survivor made it definitely worth the price of admission to get 6 other solid games with it. Oh yeah, that E3 thing happened. It looked pretty cool.
Steve Melton – So close to getting 200/200 on Joy Ride Turbo. What a fun game. Unlock system could have been a bit kinder, though. Other than that I dusted off my Kinect for some Fruit Ninja and [easyazon-link asin=”B002I0HCNI” locale=”us”]Kinect Star Wars[/easyazon-link].
Matt Liparota – Been a good couple of weeks for gaming for me – I’ve been playing a TON of [easyazon-link asin=”B00178630A” locale=”us”]Diablo III[/easyazon-link] and [easyazon-link asin=”B0022TNO7S” locale=”us”]Max Payne 3[/easyazon-link], and I finally got around to picking up and playing Bastion. This past week I dove back into [easyazon-link asin=”B002I0JAVK” locale=”us”]Batman: Arkham City[/easyazon-link] with the Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC and enjoyed playing as Robin a heck of a lot more than I thought I would. In the coming week I’m hoping to wrap up Max Payne and my first playthrough of Diablo.
Mark Seymour – Only just recovering from a stupor brought on by the most embarrassing trio of E3 conferences in memory; buoyed by reports that there were some exciting games on the floor though. High hopes for Lollipop Chainsaw this week too.