A busy seven days chasing around after my kid then jetting off to Sydney meant I didn't get to play as many games as usual. Still, I got to play some, and turns out this week was a case of quality over quantity.
I didn't think I'd be playing much of anything new last week, so I went and reinstalled the wonderful DarthMod for Empire Total War and imagined seven days spent conquering the world. Didn't happen! These games happened instead.
So, unless you were at PAX, or stuck at work, what did everybody play over the weekend?
I'm making this weekend a Demon's Souls weekend. Now that the holiday review season is dying down, it's time to play a little catch up.
This weekend will be nothing but zydeco and zombies as I rack up the hours playing Left 4 Dead 2 multiplayer, hopefully finding a few Survivors via Xbox Live to play with. What may muck with those plans?
We're going to make it rain bullets at Kotaku Towers West this weekend, playing through both Left 4 Dead 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, shooting (almost) everything in sight. It may the shootin'-est Saturday and Sunday ever!
If I play anything this weekend, you can be damn sure that I'll be playing a copy of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, earning double the virtual money. A complimentary copy of the PlayStation 3 game arrived while I was away.
Once again, I'll be taking various virtual cars for a spin this weekend, playing a little bit of Forza Motorsport 3, racing to get the review done before the game ships to North America.
This weekend, I'll be spinning my wheels with the review build of Forza Motorsport 3, a game I've had for some time, but have only recently found the opportunity to play for an upcoming review.
The fourth quarter game release onslaught has begun, meaning there's no lack of games to play at Kotaku Towers West this weekend. What will make the cut? Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection for one.
Don't tell Crecente, because I'm supposed to have a Gran Turismo PSP review readied for Monday, but it's more Phantasy Star Portable I'm looking forward to playing this weekend.
I'll confess, one reason I'm glad I moved to Oregon is that the onset of damp weather and gloomy skies means I can game all day and not feel like a slug for not having set foot outside.
Hell yeah! McMike is not around to pose the question, so it's up to me. As for what I'll be playing, looks like NHL 2K10 and Madden for the iPhone, as your resident sports lunkhead's work is never done.
Me? Still happily playing Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story for the Nintendo DS. I was hoping to have it completed for a Kotaku review this week, but it looks like life is preventing that from happening.
Should the stars align this weekend, I'll be playing Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. But that may turn out to be an unlikely scenario, so a few back up games here at Kotaku Towers West will have to suffice.
While I was away in Germany and the Netherlands, a copy of Rock Band 2 "special edition" was shipped to my house. I already have the original full band set up, but thought a second was a "good" idea.
Like thousands of Blizzcon and Gamescom attendees, I'll be playing a little Diablo III this weekend, abusing my press access to get to the front of the line at Blizzard's booth here in Germany.
I'll be eyeballs deep in Shadow Complex for Xbox Live Arcade this weekend, feverishly attempting to 100% the game before I depart for Germany and Gamescom on Sunday morning.
It's been a busy month, with moving, travel and a handful of guests staying at Kotaku Towers West. Not much time left for gaming... until now! That's why I'm finally breaking the seal on this copy of Raiden Fighters Aces.
If things work out the right way this weekend, I'll be playing a little Shadow Complex, just one of many still unreleased games I plan to dabble in during my free time. The others... I probably shouldn't say.