WRUP: Assimilation Edition

Normally, we try to avoid overtly bragging when we get an early game (usually it's more subtle, like within the text of this weekly feature where no one reads it), but we couldn't avoid lining up half of the Joystiq staff as they appear in the New Xbox Experience. Brownie points for who can identify the lineup.
  • Alexander Sliwinski: I'll be playing Resistance 2 as soon as it arrives. Wasn't a fan of the first, but have been told this one's much better. Also, Mercenaries 2 as soon as it arrives from GameFly. I want the Palin DLC!!!
  • Christopher Grant: I'm hoping to tear through Gears of War 2, and finally free up some gaming room for some of this year's slow-burn, F-titled sequels: Fable 2, Fallout 3, or Far Cry 2.
  • Griffin McElroy: After about 30 hours of play time, I finally wrapped up Fallout 3 -- only to discover that I'd only visited about 10 percent of the Capital Wasteland's post-apocalyptic locales. Looks like I'll be spending most of the weekend rectifying that oversight.
  • Kevin Kelly: I can't stop playing the Horde mode on Gears of War 2. Literally. I'm playing it as I type this. Once you get to level 7, the poop really starts hitting the fan.
  • James Ransom-Wiley: Aliens, mutants, whatever ... They're gettin' fragged: Gears of Resistance 2.
  • Jason Dobson: This weekend will see yours truly being ventilated by his fellow bloggers on the front lines of Gears 2. And loving every minute of it.
  • Justin McElroy: I'm playing "It's My Birthday" tomorrow. The only achievement? I didn't die for 365 days.
  • Ludwig Kietzmann: Twenty hours in and I'm still utterly in love with Far Cry 2. I find the thought of playing anything else (with the exception of some Gears of War 2 here and there) disturbing and disgusting.
  • Randy Nelson: I have some loose ends to tie up in Fable 2 ... You know, the oodles of quests that remain even after you "finish" the game. I'm mainly focused on bringing the pain to muties in Fallout 3 -- that is if I can pull myself away from Gears 2 Horde mode. Damn you, holiday season! (Much love!)
  • Ross Miller: I was planning this week to be my bye week (or rather, my "not buy" week) for games, but Jason really wanted a staff-wide Gears 2 session, so I shall be rushing through that on my way to, pretty much exactly like Chris, returning to the F-titled sequels I need to finish.

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