What We Played for Week Ending June 3

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.

Jeff: It’s been a Shinji Mikami week. I finished up a few chapters in Resident Evil 4, worked about 1/4th into Resident Evil 2‘s first disc, and wrapped up the week with Vanquish, Platinum Games’ crazy sci-fi shooter, which put to rest any doubts that the studio can deliver a great game in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. At least, so long as Kojima Productions stays in charge of the plot.

Jen: Got the urge to play Saints Row the Third again. I didn’t do much, save for grabbing all of the collectibles and started to work on a few side missions. I love that game! Played a little bit of Audio Surf via Steam. Great music game, cheap too! Then there’s the usual SWTOR play.

Charles: Being the huge PC gamer that I am, I had Max Payne 3 pe-ordered so it’s been taking up a crap load of my time. The story is phenomenal; I’m a sucker for good storylines. Speaking of good storylines, I also FINALLY got LA Noire to work on my PC (updated graphics card woes), having beat it on PS3 I’m excited to play it through on my PC with all the DLC’s. Didn’t get to play with Phelps too much though as Max Payne still has all ma heartz. OMGWTFE3YAY

William: League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth, Diablo 3, Legend of Dragoon and Draw Something were my games this weekend.

League and HoN are as good as ever. I’ve settled in to Tristana as my go to AD Carry, and had a few decent games with Udyr top lane. In HoN I’ve really grown to like Armadon and Puppetmaster.

Diablo 3 is actually starting to lose its ability to hold my attention. Upon reaching Hell difficulty, I find my Monk completely incapable of dealing with most elite packs, and playing the public games that consist of nothing but Demon Hunters and Wizards, I see my damage output is several, -several-, times lower in comparison. With equal or better gear. For a melee class that has no disengaging abilities this is very confusing. The lack of class balance is jarring compared to how well Blizzard usually executes their games.

Legend of Dragoon sees me dying over and over to the Eternal Dragon… I’ll have to grind for that one I think, and Draw Something, I have learned, is -way- more fun when everyone is in the same room. Then again, it’s essentially Pictionary with imposed constraints on colors, and all the drawings extra bad because of how difficult using your thumb to draw is. Good times.

Logan: Trying to get through the STALKER series. Stopped in the first game due to it scaring me and I had the urge to get back into it and try again! Still getting through Shadow of Chernobyl, slowly but surely. A little bit of  Starhawk and Firefall here and there as well. Getting excited for the next Guild Wars 2 weekend coming up!

Greg: Still playing Fallout: New Vegas, getting towards the end, starting the DLC now. Still a great game. Been really enjoying exploring the Mojave Wasteland, and shooting a bunch of bad guys.

Slowly making my way though Diablo 3. Mid-way through Act 2 NM with my Demon Hunter. I find the game hard to play solo, but is it really fun with a group. Looking forward to continuing on with my friends.

Started Mass Effect 1 again, this time as a Adept (never played before). I’m going for the full Trilogy run, so I have quite a few hours ahead of me. Something I’ve wanted to do since I finished Mass Effect 3 the first time, so let’s see how it goes.

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