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Weekend Spent: Oct 27-28 - Which games will be taking over your weekend?

Justin: I’m totally addicted to High Score runs on NiGHTS HD, currently just blitzing Spring Valley to the point where I’m top of the Xbox Live scoreboard with 848,740. Not sure I’ll be happy until I’ve cracked a solid one million (if it’s even possible). I’m also up to level 34 on Borderlands 2 with my girlfriend in co-op, which will probably take up a lot of this weekend too. I’ll also be playing something racing-shaped to prepare for some content next week, so look out for that…

Sterling: So, I suppose I can admit it now. I’ll be spending the weekend finally finishing off Assassin’s Creed III in time for Tuesday’s review. Here’s what I can tell you without violating any embargoes or spoiling the game for you: It takes place in Colonial America. I’ve killed the male population of Sheffield, England, circa 1774 at this point. And finally, I’ve taken lots of swan dives off of the roofs of tall buildings. I will be boosting those numbers even more ahead of my impending deadline.

Brian: This weekend will be spent burning rubber in the snowless, digital version of Colorado in Forza Horizon. There's something satisfying about doing crazy things, like weaving through cars at speeds over 100 mph, that you would normally think twice about doing in your actual car.

Ryan: Know what? I actually kind of enjoyed 2010's Medal of Honor--so, mediocrity be damned, I'm gonna slog through Warfighter no matter how uncomfortable I get by its creepily-rendered characters that have a tendency to stare at me through the screen. I'm also be finishing off some sort of Vita game that has assassins in it or something in time for Tuesday's review. So, yeah. This'll be quite the busy weekend for me.

Sophia: After spending a lovely week in Bath and London, visiting the fine folks from the other side of the pond, I am sooooo ready to return to my own bed. I brought my 3DS with me and about five games thinking I’d actually have time to play. My first order of business gaming wise when I get back is to try Dishonored again and hopefully not slaughter everyone that I come across.

Cooper: I’m reviewing Hitman: Absolution and recently got my hands on an early copy, so I’ll be spending my time in the shoes of the illustrious Agent 47 as he stealthily kills everyone in sight. That’s how I play Hitman games, by the way: Not like a shooter or anything, but as a ghost, killing everyon--OH GOD I JUST GOT MY COPY OF ASSASSIN'S CREED NEVERMIND I'M DOING THAT INSTEAD BYE.

Tom: This time of year, I fall into a bit of a hysteria. I look to my right, see Dishonored, and start screaming. I look to my left, see XCOM, and start screaming. I look straight ahead, see Halo 4, and start screaming. I look to my diagonal right, see Assassin's Creed 3, and start screaming. I look to my diagonal left, see Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and start screaming. I look to my right, see Dishonored, and start screaming. I look to my left...

Lucas: I honestly have no idea what to play this weekend, and it's scaring me. Perhaps in a frantic scramble to fulfill my personal gaming quota, I'll boot up animated adventure game Deponia. Maybe I'll find time to jump into Doom 3 BFG Edition, like I've been meaning to. Or maybe I'll just stay in bed and sleep all of Saturday and Sunday. The possibilities are endless!

Henry: Though I'm hoping to finally give Darksiders II a try this weekend, my time will mainly be spent wrapping up my review playthroughs of a couple games. You'll be seeing my review of WWE 13 Monday night, while the portable game I'm reviewing is still a ways off. If there's any time in-between those (hint: there won't be) I'll try to finally embrace Death in Darksiders.

So that's what we're doing. What are you playing this weekend? Will you be stricken with "choosing a game to play" anxiety like Tom?

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26 comments

  • Ectoman - October 28, 2012 6:01 a.m.

    Entering sneaky bastard mode in Dishonoured :)
  • ertywerty - October 27, 2012 11:54 p.m.

    Borderlands 2 and getting my daily hockey fix with NHL13
  • Meleedragon27 - October 27, 2012 7:52 p.m.

    I've still been in a Resident Evil fever since GR had their little Raccoon City jamboree prior to Resi 6 coming out, so I decided I'm finally gonna play Code: Veronica HD. I never played it before, and it's been years since I've played a "classic" RE game, but I'm hoping it'll invoke lots of good feelings like the other RE games. Once I finish it, the only "classic" game I'll have left to play is RE2. Hope I'll still be interested in the franchise by then...
  • t_skwerl - October 27, 2012 4:46 p.m.

    Eight months after release, still playing Mass Effect 3's Multiplayer. For a simpe horde mode PVE, it's surprisingly deep and fun. So many options. Also, going through single player again in anticipation of the Mass Effect Trilogy. I'll finally be able to play part one on my PS3 and tailor the decisions for a perfect save from the very beginning. Dat Ash. ;)
  • winner2 - October 27, 2012 3:31 p.m.

    Studying for one last midterm next week. Can't wait to get home for thanksgiving and get my hands on AC3 that my dad pre ordered for me. Also going to continue my second dishonored play through (much more painstakingly and less chaotic this time).
  • AbleAmazing - October 27, 2012 9:14 a.m.

    I'll be splitting time between Borderlands 2 and NBA 2K13.
  • BladedFalcon - October 27, 2012 8:34 a.m.

    It's been years coming, but I've decided to FINALLY play Valkyria Chronicles for the PS3, mainly because I've been yet unable to find Dishonored. And man I had been missing out, the games is incredibly gorgeous even years after is has come out, the hand drawn anime style is pretty much timeless. And the game-play is refreshingly unique and flexible.
  • Clovin64 - October 27, 2012 4:20 a.m.

    I'll be ploughing through Borderlands 2 instead of doing important coursework for Uni. I spent 7.99 on the Premiere Club DLC to get the Mechromancer class... then later discovered I had a free download code in the box. GRRRRRRRRR!!!
  • samsneeze - October 27, 2012 2:12 a.m.

    Update on Resonance of Fate: FUCK! This game is awesome.
  • Zeos - October 26, 2012 10:32 p.m.

    Resident Evil 6...still...been playing it everyday since it's launch so far. I 'effing love it,
  • shawksta - October 26, 2012 9:30 p.m.

    Still with Stacking, as well as going to start borderlands 2 but with gaige the mechromancer while my bro uses Zero, and finishing off Kingdom Hearts DDD during the period im supposed to be sleeping
  • BaraChat - October 26, 2012 9:19 p.m.

    I'm not sure yet. I'm still going for the Borderlands 2 platinum (now level 38, going for lvl 50 and Terramorphus) so I might do that. Other than that either I'll start Ghost Recon Future Soldier or continue Mass Effect 3. Or both.
  • samsneeze - October 26, 2012 9:02 p.m.

    I finally got a hold on Resonance of Fate, so I'll be playing that delightful little gem all weekend. tri-Ace makes the best nontraditional JRPG games.
  • BladedFalcon - October 27, 2012 8:31 a.m.

    What system is it for?
  • samsneeze - October 27, 2012 11:44 a.m.

    Xbox 360 and Playstation 3
  • BladedFalcon - October 27, 2012 3:12 p.m.

    ...Huh I don't remember hearing abo- o.O Holy shit! I'd forgotten about this game! i remember being interested about it when it was announced, but i never actually knew it had already come out ._. Hmm, well, it'll be impossible to find it here in Mexico, but maybe I can find it on my trip to the US...
  • obviouslyadouche - October 26, 2012 8:55 p.m.

    mass effect 3. Yep I'm still playing it.

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