Crispy Gamer

Weekend Playlist, 9/18/2009

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Jason McMaster: Halo 3: ODST for recording and review purposes, and still playing Demon's Souls. I'm really into this game at the moment, but I'm pretty sure it's a Stockholm syndrome kind of thing.

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Chris Buecheler: I know I'm sounding like a broken record, but there's just so damn much to do in Fallout 3 that I'm still playing it. I've only got like five map markers left (most of which are Metro Stations), and then I'll be able to wrap up the main quest. I have to say: The Broken Steel DLC makes things a lot tougher -- I think I've died more times since hitting level 20 and beginning to encounter Ghoul Reavers and Super Mutant Overlords than I did in my entire first playthrough of the game! The auto-leg-crippling dartgun is coming in really handy for long-distance attacks. Slows 'em down so I can keep peppering them from afar.

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William Abner: NHL 2K10 for review, Beatles with the new Stratocaster Replica guitar (beastly!), and I?d like to start Batman: Arkham Asylum.

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David Thomas: I'm going to try out Mini Ninjas. Why? Come on! They're ninjas, but they are mini!

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James Fudge: Playing a little bit of Champions Online and trying the new stuff that was added to City of Heroes this week. I also need to get a copy of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.

Oh, and I'm also playing a game called "Fight the Plague" sponsored by my son's school. Well, when I say game, I mean real life; and by sponsored, I mean the root cause. They may not have ruined my life, but they sure f***ked up my weekend. Thank you, public school, for your continued support of the over-the-counter cold medicine market. But I'm not bitter about it.

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Russ Fischer: Halo 3: ODST for me. Which, so far, is a big "eeehhhh." Yeah, that's a critical reaction. Feels like Halo trying to be like a whole bunch of other games, but not really being like a whole bunch of other games.

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Gus Mastrapa: Yeah. Halo 3: ODST here too. I was secretly hoping they'd step up and pull off a really great single-player campaign this time... But how about that Firefight? And as a grammar sidebar: I hate the way they use the word "anymore" in the game's opening scroll. I know some people consider that usage all right, but it really bugs me for some reason.

I plan to put some more time into Demon's Souls. Tried to hook up with McMaster, but the guy has power-leveled his soul. No way I'm catching up to him now.

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Troy Goodfellow: I'm playing Order of War, a WW2 RTS that has yet to really surprise me with much of anything. If Company of Heroes is a war movie, Order of War is a war movie where all the characters know it's a war movie.

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Ryan Kuo: I've recently fallen in love with 'Splosion Man, even though I am mediocre at platformers. And GeoDefense Swarm is finally out, except I can't handle even the first Medium level. I will probably just spend the weekend playing through Sam & Max Save the World.

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Kyle Orland: Heading down to Maryland to see family for the Jewish holidays and attend a decidedly non-Jewish wedding ("Who gets married over Rosh Hashanah?" was my mom's reaction, I believe). The current plan is for my wife and me to play Scribblenauts collaboratively as I drive, with me suggesting solutions and her describing craziness so I can watch the road. Layton and Mario & Luigi may also make appearances.

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Evan Narcisse: I'm thinking about cracking open Wolfenstein to see whether I agree more with Jones or with Chick. Scribblenauts will definitely have my attention for the bulk of the weekend, though. I may try and peck away at more Riddler Challenges in Arkham Asylum, too.

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Scott Jones: Off to Tokyo Game Show with Teti. I've got a shit-ton of games to play en route, depending on my mood swings. I'm ripshit because I couldn't find my copies of God of War: Chains of Olympus and Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2. RIP. SHIT. I also have GeoDefense Swarm. So woot to that. But I'll probably wind up playing Fieldrunners the whole way, as I always do. I also downloaded an entire season of "Intervention" to my iPhone. So should I grow weary of Bowser's Story or whatever, I can always watch people cry and try to get off crack.

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What's on your own playlist this weekend? Inquiring Game Trusters want to know. Leave a comment below.