What we are playing: Week of September 11
What we are playing is a weekly column that appears each weekend. Various staff members let the world know what games had them hooked the past week and which ones they look forward to.
Perry Jackson – Played the trial for SkyDrift and it was a whole lot of fun! I expect to hopefully buy it and get some races in with some of the other writers. Other than that, finished Borderlands in preparation for the sequel next year but by the end of weekend, I will finish Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Ryan Reynolds – Resistance 3 and Dead Island! Soon to be playing Warhammer 40, 000: Space Marine and Crimson Alliance.
John Drawdy – Let’s see, I finished up Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon for a full 200/200, been working on getting all golds in Crimson Alliance for the final achievement. Other than that I have played a handful of Indie games, sadly enough though most not even even worth the trial.
Ross Adams – Been playing Bloodrayne Betrayal for review, need to read that to see what I thought. Also played a bit of Crimson Alliance, loving the wizard! Looking forward to playing more, especially some co-op.
Christine Mitchell – A successful week for me: I completed the Indie game Doom & Destiny and broke into the top 100 for “Rump Shaker” on Dance Central…good times.
Stephen Haberman – Jumped on the 360 and played a couple of levels of Crimson Alliance. Such a great game! I am excited to spend some more time with it and also continue to play through Campus Legend mode on NCAA Football 2012.
Todd Schlickbernd – After two weeks of Crimson Alliance, I’m finally getting to go back and finish Deus Ex: Human Revolution which I am loving to pieces. Also picked up SkyDrift and am waiting for the online to fill out, so far I haven’t come close to losing a race but the game is new and different so that might account for that.
Damon Fillman – Although most of the staff probably thinks I’m crazy, I’m still obsessed with the multiplayer in Crysis 2. I also picked up Warhammer 40, 000: Space Marine and Dead Island so I’ve been getting my fair share of digital pugilism. Dead Island is actually quite a good game if you’re into zombie survival horror. You really can’t go wrong there.
John Carson – What haven’t I been playing? Sadly, the answer to that question this week is XBLA. I’ve recently broken out my SNES and have been playing it day and night. In the past week I’ve finished Aladdin, Goof Troop, a 100% run of Mega Man X (including the Hadouken upgrade), and have reached the Dark World in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Speaking of the Dark World, I’ve been working my way through Disgaea 4 on PS3, as well as finally finishing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for my first time EVER. Star Fox 64 3D has occupied my weekend so far, but it’s only a matter of time until I break my XBLA drought by purchasing Crimson Alliance.
Nathan Bowring – It’s been a busy week, but I’ve still had time to play some matchmaking in Halo: Reach. Also been helping my sister play Banjo-Tooie. Still fun, but those first-person parts are a pain.
Jonathan Cole – Since I’ve been cash strapped, I’ve been on a quest to complete games in my backlog. I finally beat Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood after quite a long while of playing it. I also beat Infamous, whose save was sitting at about 95% complete for the longest time. Now I’m powering through the God of War Collection, which is yet another big undertaking to conquer.
James Heiger – Finally finished Gatling Gears. I bought BloodRayne: Betrayal and it is not disapointing. Anybody up for a few matches in Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition?
Nicholas DePetris – I’ve been revisiting some old favorites. Got a 200/200 on Bastion, inched close to the 200/200 on Super Meat Boy (95% complete!), and played a ton of Halo: Reach with some buddies.