What Are You Playing This Weekend?

I’ll be flying back from Las Vegas tonight after another outstanding DICE Summit. I have tons of thoughts on the show’s programming and some (hopefully interesting) observations on the vibe of the videogame industry. All that aside, I’m really looking forward to firing up my PlayStation 3 for some more Final Fantasy XIII-2. I actually made a slight tactical error before DICE by playing the game through the night instead of sleeping. As incredible as the show was, I kind of miss adventuring with Serah, Noel, and Mog.

How about you? What’s on your weekend playlist?

Author: RPadTV

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  • Thundercracker

    more modern warfare 3, i just got the official ps3 7.1 headset, so lets see if that gives me any kind of advantage

  • N8R

    Mortal Kombat with Big Blak.

    (yeah, right)

    • BigBlak

      I'm down. I've been ready!!!!

    • lceman

      O.K., seriously, why aren't you guys fighting now? You've called him out, he's said that he's ready and has called you out. Can you guys just settle on some date and time and have at it already? This is getting to be a "Duke Nukem Forever" level of crazy.

      -M

      • N8R

        Well… I have nothing to prove. I already beat him and then rightfully claimed the RPad.tv championship while he was distracted. The ends justify the means, and he has been beaten so badly already, Sgt. Smartguy is about to pass him up and he wants me to play a game I sold months ago at the moment.

        At this point, I just feel sorry for him and fear for his safety when I school him again.

  • Smartguy

    I disagree with Jaffe here on some level. I think games that have compelling characters tell a very good story. Now good and bad is definitely relative granted.
    http://games.ign.com/articles/121/1218451p1.html

    I don't see how this is that much different than the movie industry that he is comparing it to. There are a lot of crap movies, especially during their summer season, than good movies. For example, that shit piece called "Torque" was a summer release.

    Personally I think he is just doing some buttressing for Twisted Metal. I won't lie, I have always hated this series and think him a hypocrite for revisiting the franchise. TM has never been known for a story more complex than that of Torque. Honestly American Ninja is a better story.

  • Lunias

    This weekend, I'm playing Restless. You've never heard of it, because it's a piece of music, not a game. Ah, see what I did there? Yeah, I didn't think it was very funny either.

    I'll be on Minecraft most of my free time. I cannot afford new games anyway.

    • Lunias

      Okay, I actually got a chance to demo the PS Vita today. It's pretty nice, but I wish it didn't require the staff guy to update the system when he tried to demo the game…

      • Smartguy

        Sony can go fly a kite when it comes to me buying another system of theirs. The updates take too long and then unreasonably long to be applied. Pretty sure this is regional though.

      • Lunias

        8 minutes for an update on a portable system connected to a bad internet connection is pretty darn good, I'd say. With my home internet speed, I'm looking at 4, maybe 5 minutes.

      • Smartguy

        With my home connection of 35down 4 up it takes an hour to pull down 90-100mb update on PSN. I'll pass.

      • Lunias

        Yikes. That sounds bad. At least you could update your portable while out and about, and not worry about updating at your house. That would fix the speed issues, unless your buddies don't have good internet either.

      • Smartguy

        My internet is great. That isnt the problem. No matter the ISP the PSN sucks in my area.

      • Thundercracker

        yeah i noticed you havent been on psn in 8 months

      • Smartguy

        Recently beat Uncharted 3 though! Well worth the $30 I paid on Black Friday.

      • Lunias

        Aw, that's too bad. Hey, do you think they'll put updates on the cartridges like they did with UMDs? Because then you wouldn't have to update via the internet!

      • Smartguy

        Patches still need to be pulled down. Example the Uncharted 3 update.Sent from my iPhone 4

      • Lunias

        I mean for the Vita. The PS3 will always have bad update speeds.

      • Lunias

        Got a better demo session today at a local Gamestop. Uncharted looks and plays great, FIFA 12 is really fun (as usual), Gravity Rush is possibly my new favorite platform adventure game, Little Deviants has a fun AR shooting game (or, it would be fun IF the system wasn't tethered by a cord), and WipEout's loading times are crap.

    • BigBlak

      HAHA that was pretty bad.

      • Lunias

        Good thing is, even with a bad internet connection the update was finished in under 8 minutes. He had a second Vita, too, so everything worked out. They only had Little Deviants, though.

  • tokz21

    Swtor, la noire ( I just finished 3 cases on vice) and nba2k12 (the my player option is very addicting)

    • bsukenyan

      Between working and celebrating Valentine's day on Sunday/Tuesday during the day I will probably be playing nba 2k12 also. I can attest to the My Player option being addicting. Overall I like this version of the game better than the 2k8 version that my wife and I are used to playing. The only things I don't like so far are that (as far as I can tell) you cannot choose any two teams you want to go head to head, and there is nothing that tells me whether I am releasing my shots early or late when I miss. The former would be nice when two people are playing, and the latter would be great in order to learn individual player styles or just to be able to not suck it up when playing with an unfamiliar team. In 2k8 being told you were releasing your shots late/early was really helpful with adjusting to new players. These options might be around, but I haven't really seen them easily yet.

      • tokz21

        Idk how to set up a two player game only an online game but it should be just moving the cursor down to the home or away team and pushing the LB or RB buttons or the RT or LT ones. I agree with getting feedback on the shots even if it's after the game. My issue with it mainly is that when ur playing against someone online you have to choose a player to be, i.e. if you choose the bulls and choose to be Derrick Rose that whole game your Rose. You can't switch off to other players on ur team.

      • bsukenyan

        I didn't know that about the online play, I will add that to a list of things I don't like about the game. That basically just means I'll be choosing Derrick Rose, LBJ, etc. each time I play an online game then.

        Also, the two player thing was mostly just me not messing around with the game enough. Knowing whether I am releasing early or late on my shots is still the most advantageous way of learning how to get better in the game and I haven't been doing too well early on because of that not being an option.

  • SWTOR & SoulCalibur V. I had been playing NHL 12, but I just popped it back in the envelope to send back to Gamefly.

    The wife is playing Skylanders and Final Fantasy XIII-2.

  • SlickyFats

    I have been trying to play Gotham City Imposters but the PSN was down all day, not sure if it is back yet. Still can't get StarHawk to work because the updates fail.

    Playing Darkness 2. Story has gotten crazy, hoping it ends well

  • BigBlak

    I'm trying to borrow Dead Island from a friend so I can give it a whirl.

  • BigBlak

    It's official, I now have Dead Island. Anyone but N8R want to play?

    • tokz21

      I would but I don't own the game. What level are you?

      • BigBlak

        I got to level 10 last night only because The Walking Dead was on.

      • tokz21

        Are u on the beach house?

      • BigBlak

        Not anymore, we set up shop at some compound and on top of a mountain.

      • tokz21

        Oh ok. Well let me look into getting the game. I'd have to start a new character because I'm at the end and there's no going back for me with that character

  • lceman

    I hear that Gotham City Imposters is pretty much a poor-man's Team Fortress 2 with a Batman coat of paint.

    -M

  • BigBlak

    Finally, Minecraft pocket edition now has survival mode!