What we are playing: Week of July 17
What we are playing is a weekly column that appears each Sunday. Various staff members let the world know what games had them hooked the past week and which ones they look forward to.
Steve Melton – This week’s been sorta quiet for me. Got into Rock Band 3 for a short jam session and played through a few levels of Trenched. Fun game — I hope they include some DLC, especially a deathmatch mode.
Ross Adams – In between bouts of Half-Minute Hero I’ve been playing through Deadly Premonition, very odd but weirdly compelling game. Also tried out the Kill Team demo, was pretty impressed but then thoroughly disappointed by no online co-op!
James Heiger – I have been playing Boulder Dash XL and Ms. Splosion Man back and forth. Can’t decide which is tougher.
Jonathan Cole – While the Uncharted 3 Beta was an enjoyable distraction, most of my time has been spent rediscovering Team Fortress 2. After at least a year of not playing the game, many of the weapons, mechanics, and maps are really fantastic to discover for the first time. I’ve also been playing just a little bit of Killer 7 for the Idle Thumbs Game Club.
Andrew Crews – This week I’ve had the unfortunate task of re-completing MLB Bobblehead Pros with their recent DLC addition. But it’s not all bad. I’ve also been playing Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team for review and it’s been a very fun experience.
Nathan Bowring – Progressing through the desks in L.A. Noire. Also trying to do 2G1C mode in Ms. Splosion Man, but my thumbs are hating me for it. Can’t wait for the Summer of Arcade next week!
Damon Fillman – I’ve been ‘splodin while wearing a cute bow on my head. Not much else to say in that regard.
John Laster – I’ve spent the past week with Ms. Splosion Man and refusing to cheat on the game. Though I have been spacing out playthroughs with Warhammer 40K: Kill Team. Give that one a try, it’s actually really fun.
Todd Schlickbernd – Like many others I also picked up Ms. Splosion Man and Kill Team, but have been having a lot more fun with Kill Team. I don’t know what it is, and I certainly see the brilliance and experience it from time to time of either Splosion Man game, but after a level or two I’m just not interested in going on. Not a bad game by any means, just doesn’t appeal to me. Can’t wait for Bastion and From Dust though!