What We Played | June 25 – July 1

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.

Luis: I’ve mainly been revisiting old games. I’m playing some Close Quarters on Battlefield 3 and I love the Gun Master game mode. It’s basically the same as any other Gun Game type of mode, but 2 kills per weapon are required before advancing to the next one. The new weapons are pretty freakin’ sweet too. I’ve also resumed playing The Sims 3 for some unknown reason. Luis + The Sims 3 + Summer Break = Nonexistent Social Life. But I’m not complaining. And finally, I’m replaying Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception in an attempt to get a Platinum. If I play my cards right, this will be my 7th one. Still one of my favorite cinematic gaming experiences I’ve ever had. When I started the game over, I had my mom watching me play through it for a good hour and a half or so. She even asked me once “Are you playing right now?” she said it all felt like she was watching a movie.

Chris: Jumped into playing Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown. Been having a blast jumping back into this 3D fighter. Been winning more matches then I’m losing by poking people to death prang mantis style.

William: Lots of Diablo 3, and a real solid Smite session with Seth yesterday. Earned some new Gods. That game is pretty fun, there are a lot of ways in which it’s -really- good. Ymir man, Ymir too stronk. That’s -his- jungle. Also some more Legend of Dragoon and The World Ends With You. You can never go wrong with TWEWY…

Charles: Been playing Spec Ops: The Line. O-M-G. It’s such a good story, it had me hooked from beginning to end.

Jason: Have spent most of my time with The Amazing Spider-man game. I finished the main story and now have just been swinging around New York picking up collectibles. Finally hit level 60 on Diablo 3 and wow is that game hard on Inferno difficulty…especially as a squishy wizard. Also started early access for The Secret World. I’m enjoying it, but concerned that I (along with a lot of other people) might not be playing it anymore when Guild Wars 2 launches in August.

Seth: I’ve been playing Spec Ops: The Line as well. Very surprised with how it made me feel. I also played a bit of SMITE with William. I’ve spent a lot of time in EVE Online this week, as my corporation just started a new contract, which is loads of fun!

Jeff: Finally got a Wii this week, and I finally had a chance to finish Epic Mickey. I absolutely loved it, but now it’s time to look for a few more games. In the meantime, I’ll just work on finishing Super Mario 3D Land‘s secret level. Right after I watch Oswald The Lucky Rabbit In: Trolley Trouble one more time.

Matthew: Kingdom Rush on my iPhone. It’s a little tower defense game that’s absolutely awesome. It’s insanely simple, but incredibly hard to master. The levels get intense really fast. Best 99¢ I’ve ever spent on an iOS game.

Ben: The only game I played this past week was Quantum Conundrum. It gets a lot of comparisons to Portal and it deserves them. The game is a very fun puzzler in which you can change dimensions to alter the world around you. The different dimensions are a blast to use and combine to solve the many many puzzles. I’m enjoying it quite a bit. Expect a review very soon.

Jen: Played Mass Effect 3 to see the extended endings, where I only watched the “red” and green” ones. I was happy that they fixed the Master and Commander achievement, which means I only have two left to get now. Since I never owned a Sega CD and I’ve always wanted to play Sonic CD, I finally picked up that game via XBLA. Its a lot of fun! My Dark Jedi just hit level 40 in SWTOR last night and I played a little bit of Bejeweled 3 to pass the time. I also had the chance to try out the indie game Resonance, which I am also reviewing and should be up later today.

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