Weekend Playlist, 9/25/2009
Jason McMaster: I'm still knee deep in Demon's Souls. I've made a second character so I can play with Gus. I'm trying to level him up while still breaking bad all over demons with my original guy. It's also a close friend's bachelor party this weekend, and we're all addicted to League of Legends, so I imagine a lot of that will be going on. I know, we're really cool guys. Other than that, I'm trying to learn Japanese, so I'm slowly playing Dragon Quest IX on the DSi. Very, very slowly.
James Fudge: This week I'm playing Champions Online. Now that I'm done with the review, I'm just trying to enjoy the game despite some of the horrible patches Cryptic has rolled out this week. I still think there should be a one-month moratorium on reviews of MMOs. I say this because the last smooth launch of an MMO that I can remember is Dark Age of Camelot. I'd also like to be playing Demon's Souls, but Atlus has decided not to send me a copy, or is playing hard to get. What's up with the title, anyway? Who is this demon who apparently has laid claim to everyone's souls? And if not everyone's souls, who are these souls that he seems to own?
William Abner: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 and 3rd Edition Space Hulk.
Gus Mastrapa: I'm so jealous, Abner. I watched a couple cats play Space Hulk at PAX. It was a weird scene -- me and Dennis Dyack leaning over the guys' shoulders as they played. I'm tempted to go grab it before it sells out.
I'll be playing more Demon's Souls with Jason. I had my first multiplayer experience in the game yesterday -- kinda nifty. I should be diving into Dead Space Extraction at some point this weekend. Otherwise I'll spend much of my online time playing Firefight and getting psyched for the new Crash Course DLC for Left 4 Dead.
William Abner: It is, without question, the best-looking board game I have ever seen. It?s a gorgeous production. But yes, buy it soon because they are being gobbled up fast, and when they're gone the already-insane price of $100 will double.
Still, I?ll get more out of this $100 purchase than I will with a lot of $60 360 games I buy ? of that I am certain.
Harold Goldberg: Ken Levine got Space Hulk for his birthday last week. I do wanna play. Maybe I can trade in my Halo board game for Space Hulk.
One of the founding members of seminal punk band Alice Donut is coming over with his wife to play Beatles: Rock Band on Friday. Should be a hoot to see what he thinks. I'm going to crack open Demon's Souls and ODST, finally. And I'll play a little of Battle of Giants: Dragons, too.
Chris Buecheler: Amazing! I finally finished the main Fallout 3 campaign and have moved on to Broken Steel. Actually, by this weekend I'll probably be done with it. Next up, I'm planning on splitting my gaming time between Shadow Complex and Fable II. I've had enough of sitting at the PC for a while.
Need to pick up the new Professor Layton, too. The first one was terrific and I'm eager to play through the second.
Steve Steinberg: Autumn -- when a young man's fancy turns to the occult and killing Nazis. Wolfenstein.
Russ Fischer: Probably not much gaming for me this weekend; I've got the ol' birthday to contend with. Maybe I'll pop for a copy of Space Hulk, though. It's been a LONG time since I dug into any of the Games Workshop stuff along those lines, so it's really tempting.
Marc Saltzman: Ah, videogames. How I love thee so. And there's a lot of good stuff out now. If I get a chance to play, between all the family stuff this weekend, it'll be some more Firefight in Halo 3: ODST, some time with Nate in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and maybe some Dead Space Extraction, though I'm not a fan of rail shooters.
Ryan Kuo: Gears of War just came in the mail from a coworker. We played some Horde in Gears 2 last week and had a blast. I'll be playing through the first one this weekend to prep for Gears 2 co-op and more Horde. (Seriously, what a great, hardcore multiplayer game. It really brings out my inner hick.)
I'm also still getting put inside a tin can and shaken vigorously, with no remorse, by GeoDefense Swarm.
Kyle Orland: I'm putting my inner hick far, far away as I travel to Philly for round two of the Jewish high holidays. Besides the usual recent triumvirate of DS titles (Layton, Scribblenauts, Mario & Luigi), I might drag along my PSP for some Gran Turismo or possibly Persona.
Also, my mother-in-law has requested an audience with Beatles: Rock Band, so I suppose I'll be dragging my big box o' plastic instruments along for the ride. It'll be interesting to see if it takes.
Elise Vogel: I'm playing Scott Jones' discarded copy of Fallout 3 again, after watching my brother-in-law play it his way. I have been taking the spread-the-love approach to leveling up, assigning a few points here and there and slowly evolving. He has been focused on becoming a fearsome Raider-killing melee machine. With a bat. I think it's time for me to tinker.
And for complete contrast, I just downloaded 'Splosion Man!
David Thomas: I'm going to play the new Pro Bass Fishing game, because it comes with a giant fishing-pole controller. And you know how I likes me a big plastic controller.
Evan Narcisse: I've been so uninterested -- Jones' piece pegged a lot of my longtime gripes -- in ODST that I haven't opened it yet. That happens this weekend. On the other hand, Gus' BioWare interview has got me thinking about revisiting Mass Effect, too. I've also got Need for Speed SHIFT and Forza Motorsport 3 on hand, so if Sunday's as gloomy as it's supposed to be, then I may stay home and go driving.
What's on your own playlist this weekend? Inquiring Game Trusters want to know. Leave a comment below.