WRUP: Stabbing the Brotherhood

Oh my, an addictive bite from the stabby bug is the last thing we needed in this jam-packed Q4. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is a soufflé of a follow-up to one of our 2009 GOTY winners, with a rich multiplayer component that is quite savory -- a potential game changer for anyone who had started associating the term "online multiplayer" mainly with shooters. It is a fast-paced, yet methodical, tour de murder.

What's everyone playing?
  • Alexander Sliwinski (@XanderSliwinski): Stabbing away at Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's multiplayer. Trying to put more of a dent in Assassin's Creed 2 and then probably some Dance Central.
  • Andrew Yoon (@scxzor): [...stabbed]
  • Ben Gilbert (@BigBossBgilbert): I'm not sure how much longer I can resist the attraction of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's multiplayer, but as of right now, setting Borgia towers ablaze is still top priority. That is, when I'm not playing Create. And there's this copy of CoD: Blops on my desk and ... oh, right, it's Q4.
  • Chris Buffa (@ChrisBuffa): Need For Speed Hot Pursuit, followed by some Call of Duty: Black Ops!
  • Christopher Grant (@ChrisGrant): At the rate I'm going, I'll be playing Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for the rest of time. This is a generous game. I'll try to pull myself from that to spend some time with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.
  • David Hinkle (@DaveHinkle): [...stabbed]
  • Griffin McElroy (@griffinmcelroy): [...stabbed]
  • James Ransom-Wiley: [...stabbed]
  • JC Fletcher (@jcfletcher): My nerves are totally wrecked from trying to get through the super-hard Donkey Kong Country Returns before my deadline. I need to play something easy and mellow, like Bit. Trip Runner.
  • Justin McElroy (@JustinMcElroy): [...stabbed]
  • Ludwig Kietzmann (@LudwigK): I hope to unravel Kirby's Epic Yarn -- and then unravel mentally as I
    spend way too much time chasing times in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit ... Wait, what am I saying? It's going to be Pac-Man.
  • Mike Schramm (@MikeSchramm): Rock Band 3, Enslaved, and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.
  • Randy Nelson (@DangerPenguin): I'm spending an epic weekend with your friend and mine, Mickey Mouse. I'm sure he won't mind taking some time to play Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit online.
  • Richard Mitchell (@SenseiRAM) I'd love to get in on some Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood with the [JOY] clan, but I'm stuck with Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. It's hard doing this job sometimes.

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