What We Played for Week Ending April 29

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.

Chris: My gaming has been very much all over the place.

Started a Crash Bandicoot game, the graphics haven’t aged well, but man, the platforming is still on point.

Tried tackling Skullgirls. This game is no joke. Very impressive fighter despite the silly characters and animations. Almost a Dark Stalkers meets Blazblue but only has sexy chicks kind of hybrid. Combofest of a game, also falls into the realm of “easy to play, super difficult to master”.

Also since the NFL draft was happening this weekend and the recent announcement of Megatron gracing Madden 13‘s cover, figured that was enough to mess with Madden 12 for a couple games.

Rose kicks ass

William: Been playing the SHIT out of Legend of Dragoon. This game is awesome. Why don’t more RPGs have characters like Rose, that aren’t emo, and literally give zero fucks about character relationships? She just understands that to save the world, some ass kickery must be had, and she’s there to dole it out.

Still running through Gold Challenges in ME3. They FINALLY ALLOWED EVENTS ON THE PS3. The gameplay doesn’t actually change, but it feels cooler knowing that we’re contributing to killing a million phantoms.

Also popped in some League of Legends for a few matches. Katarina is too good man. Too good. Also on the PC I’m trying Tribes: Ascend out today. So… lets see how that goes.

Greg: I have been playing around with Fallout New Vegas on PC again. Messing around with mods, seeing what else I can put in there. Stuff like actual weather, dapper gecko’s, and deranged gnomes. Fun times. I have been enjoying exploring the wasteland, venturing off the beaten path.

Jeff: This week has been relatively light as far as games went. I played a few rounds of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, then finished off all 240 Riddles in my latest playthrough of Batman: Arkham Asylum, followed by marginal progress in Batman: Arkham City. Usually, I can sit and play those games for hours, but I’ve been more interested in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Halo 3. Sometimes I just have to trade the batarangs and smoke bombs for something a little more laser-y.

Ryan: Been finishing up Mortal Kombat mostly, just getting the last few achievements. Some of them are a bit ridiculous, but I love it. Working on getting ribbons and medals in Gears of War 3 as well. I have a feeling it’ll take me til the end of 2013 to be anywhere close to finished with Gears 3. All in all, a very productive gaming week.

Ben: I played through Shank 2 only because I forgot to cancel my free trial of PS+ and it was free on the service. Might as well take advantage of PS+ if I’m now paying for it, right? Anyway Shank 2 was just ok. If you like side scrolling beat ‘em ups you’ll like it much more than I did. Viewtiful Joe remains the only game in that genre for me to really enjoy.

Other than that I’ve been continuing through Mana Khemia and The Witcher.

Jen: Played a little bit of Rock Band 3 and Lips. I wanted to get a few achievements in Lips, but discovered that I need the main disc to do so. I gave up on that and the lag for that game is a tad annoying to endure, which is why I rather just play Rock Band. Got to level 47 in SWTOR, however my main toon is starting to become broke while crafting items to give to her companions to like her for the Legacy bonus.

Jake: Lots and lots of TERA online. With a bit of Diablo 3 and Mists of Pandaria.

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