What're you playing?
Written by Mad Mags on July 06 2012 07:18 PM
The big release this week is Funcom’s The Secret World which is an MMORPG with a difference. No classes, no levelling and loads of swearing and women in leather (my kind of game!). I had the pleasure of playing a bit of the beta and found its approach to be a refreshing take on the genre.

I haven’t personally bought it because I don’t have the time to invest in an MMO game at the moment (or the cash) but I did thoroughly enjoy the play time I got in the beta.

Also out this week is Dead Island GOTY edition. A game I am sad to say I haven’t played but have heard good things about. Let’s face it you can’t beat a good zombie game (unless you use a sledgehammer to bash its brain in).

I also feel I should mention Tour De France 2012 which is also out this week. I personally would think that pretending to be a shaved man in lycra pedalling up a few big hills in France may well be as tedious as watching a load of shaved men in lycra pedalling up a few big hills in France. Unless of course shaved men in lycra is your thing in which case I say good on you and always be safe.

Also out this week (I am contractually obliged to add this bit as a lot was written by McNandy):

The 360 sees the Arcade release of Spelunky - a platformer in which you go ... well, spelunking! The difference in this spelunking? Maps are procedurally generated so you can constantly have a new level to play through, provided you die.

The 3DS has Theatrythm Final Fantasy released for it, which I must admit appears to be a rip-off of Elite Beat Agents but with better music, 'cause it's the music from the Final Fantasy series. Will this be the game to make me finally pick my 3DS up? Probably not, no... because it doesn't look as good as Elite Beat Agents.

So to the point of my general rambling.

Me, McNandy and Jurassic will be continuing our obsession with finding tins of beans and calling things by their proper geographical names (i.e Christmas Tree, Island thing) on Day Z and I will probably intesperse that with some 2012 London Olympics as I endeavour to get back some world records from my step-son (the little get).

What game(s) will you be playing this weekend? Tell us below!
SlayersApprentice July 09 2012 02:32 PM
i just picked up lollipop chainsaw a couple of days ago and its incredible. i recommend it to anyone.
TeldurUK July 08 2012 04:42 PM
Once I've caught up on a weeks worth of work I shall delve a bit more into LEGO Batman 2, and I'm also tempted to get Battlefield 3 on the PC, based on all my friends suddenely buying it (and enjoying it) on the PC
Rass July 07 2012 10:46 PM
Tried dead island for the first time, that's quite cool and I'm going to get some more done on Xenoblade chronicles too.

mrmightymyth July 07 2012 06:01 PM
I'm still trying to get all the cheevos in Akai Katana. That game gets pretty relentless.
obliviousowl July 06 2012 10:05 PM
Dawnguard... nuff said.
JurassicJunkie July 06 2012 09:06 PM
Sadly I am now working on nights, so will be missing out on a few nights of DayZ, but I cant wait to get in at 7am, spawn back in to see if I can get out of the mess MadMags left me in ;)
Mad Mags July 07 2012 04:21 PM
Unfair! I lured at least 20 zombies away from you by firing my gun in a randomly stupid manner.
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