No Rest For The Nerdy – Vol. 7

We're playing de Blob 2, Red Dead, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and more this weekend!

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No Rest For The Nerdy - Vol. 7

We never stop playing video games. That’s a fact. Even after we call it quits for the week we still look forward to getting home and continuing our digital conquests. It’s our life blood. So we thought it would be fun to share with everyone what our gaming intentions are for the weekend so you guys can get a sense of what we’re playing and enjoying on a weekly, non-formal basis. Yes, this concept isn’t new to the internet. But hey, we kind of want to join in on the fun. Can you blame us for that? So without further ado, here’s what we’re playing this weekend that will forfeit any semblance of rest…

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alexAlex Keen: Man, with school in full swing my weekends have changed quite a bit.  Instead of spending the weekend killing NPCs, I’m reading books (gross) and thinking real hard.  The reality is that I’ll be spending more time with short casual games rather than 4 hour slogs in Borderlands.

With that said, I will be playing de Blob 2 for review and look forward to that experience.  I’ve never played de Blob; but, I’ve heard some great things about the original. In between readings this will take up a majority of my time.

As with normal days, I’ll be sneaking in Words with Friends on my iPod, Plants vs. Zombies on the Xbox, and perhaps some more Pong.  Yup, that’s right, I spent some of my time on Valentine’s Day playing two-player Pong with my wife.  What can I say, we’re nerds.

mikeMike White: I’ve got some pretty big things going on this weekend. For starters we’re rearranging our apartment after our other two roommates left. This will be the first time I’ve lived without roommates in six years and it is so liberating.

The Darkspore Beta starts Friday at 3pm Eastern so I know I’ll be spending a few hours checking out what Maxis has to offer without Will Wright. For this title they’ve abandoned the simulation model in favor of a Diablo/Torchlight-type action-rpg.

Rift’s open beta started this Tuesday and continues into the weekend. I feel obligated to log in and complain about how under-powered my Justicar is compared to other class builds. I’m still on the fence as to whether or not I’ll purchase the game when it releases. There are too many games that aren’t subscription based that have caught my eye. Plus there is always SWOTR which I know is worth holding out for.

joeyJoey Davidson: It’s all Red Dead Redemption, Call of Duty and, possibly, Borderlands for me this weekend. Been playing a ton of Red Dead with Mike recently, which has translated to me thinking about the game… constantly. Such a great title, and I find myself singing its praises almost constantly while playing it. “God damnit, look at how awesome that sunset is.” Stuff like that.

And, yep, Borderlands. Mike is looking to venture into the land of loot and such after leaving the WoW space. I’ve already picked the game up and am waiting for that tool to activate his Gold account on LIVE for real.

Too bad he’s suck in the land of Beta.

erikErik Norris: This weekend it’s all about Marvel vs. Capcom 3, baby! I need to put in some serious time with the game in order to get a review pushed out my womb (yes, I have a womb) by early next week. If the stars align, expect a review on Monday (fingers crossed). Therefore, I’m not going to do a lot of elaborating on my thoughts on the game here — you’ll get that in the review, dummy — but I will say it’s an overall good, seizure inducing time. But gameplay options are limited, sadly.

If I do find time to game outside Marvel vs. Capcom 3, I plan to play some Call of Duty: Black Ops. Joey’s been pestering me lately to hop on and frag with him, but I’ve never made time for the big oaf. That changes this weekend, hopefully. He’s soaring somewhere around his first Prestige, I’m still stuck at level 20. Shows how much I play Black Ops now. But those are pretty much my only gaming plans this weekend, unless something unexpected arrives in the mailbox.