What We Played | June 18 – 24

This is a weekly segment where we share what games we are currently playing for our readers to get to know us a bit better. Said games can range from retro to current and from casual to FPS games. If we’re playing it, we’ll share it. Please feel free to comment with what you’re playing or your opinions on the games that we’re involved with.

Jen: The game that I played the most this week was Star Wars: The Old Republic. Finally got some ground covered with my Smuggler. However I still wonder why I got a level 45 companion mish when my character is only at level 31. I took some time to play some Civ V thanks to the Gods & Kings expansion that was just released, which I reviewed here. The steam-punk scenario is a lot of fun. Out of the blue I started to play some Rock Band 3 again as well as some Skyrim. I have all of the achievements for Oblivion, so I plan on getting them all for Skyrim, eventually. I also played a little bit of Bejeweled 3.

Greg: Been playing Mass Effect 1, working on my Vanguard. Curious about the extended ending for 3 this week. Other than that, not much. Buddy and I finally got tired of Diablo 3, so we started playing The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile on XBLA. Great, great game. Akin to a 2D Devil May Cry or Ninja Gaiden. Great co-op, lots of weapons moves and over the top stylish action.

Seth: I’ve been playing a lot of DayZ and EVE Online. That’s been may two major sources of game time this week, really.

Jeff: This week I got more time with the Wii. Working co-op, I made it about halfway through New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and then played around with Wii Sports Resort. The highlight was, once again, playing Epic Mickey, one of my favorite platformers of this generation.

Charles: Been playing Civ V, the new expansion pack of course. Loving it, it adds a very interesting mix to an already awesome game. Got to watch Seth play the ARMA II mod, Day Z, looks crazy intense, might pick that up soon. Other than that my week was very sparse gaming-wise.

Jason: Just about six levels shy of level 60 in Diablo 3 and then onto Inferno difficulty (where I will farm high level items and sell them for MONIES). Also been working on getting 100% completion in Batman: Arkham City. Popped into The Secret World beta a couple of times this weekend, but I’m over beta testing it, just going to wait for launch at this point. I definitely want to get Arma II for Day Z after watching Seth’s stream. Other than that, just waiting patiently for the Amazing Spider-Man to drop on Tuesday so I can review the hell out of it.

Brittany: I’ve been playing Awesomenauts and MW3. That’s about it… Oh and Drawsomething on my phone.

William: Got back in to Legend of Dragoon, completing the Divine Dragon encounter. Pretty good. Rose Storm is way too good of an ability to be reasonable.

I’ve also been putting in time with Smite. I find myself really enjoying Artemis. Though Ra is also interesting. It’s really interesting how the point of view shift changes the actual gameplay. It’s much more challenging to evade ganks due to the fact that when you’re trying to farm creep score… you’re only looking down the lane, and one see anyone sneaking up on you.

League of Legends and Diablo as well, per the norm. Diablo is much more fun with the DH over the Monk. Monk is either can or can’t. Demon Hunter allows you to be creative and skillful. League has been just awful. Bad teams, and some sloppy personal play as seen me losing all week. C’est la vie.

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