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WRUP: Der Gamescom, Die Gamescom? Das Gamescom?


Gamescom, the largest video game convention on the planet, is still going strong in Germany through the weekend. We've already heard and seen plenty, with more to come. There was also a healthy amount of stuff from GDC Europe, which took place prior to Gamescom in Cologne.

What's everyone playing?

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  • Alexander Sliwinski (@XanderSliwinski): Recovering from Gamescom by writing Gamescom previews, which includes stuff like Anno 2070, Lollipop Chainsaw and more when I look through my notes. Won't be home until Sunday, so I won't be playing much of anything this weekend.
  • Ben Gilbert (@BigBossBgilbert): Uhhhhh ... man, what aren't I playing? You already know about Modern Warfare 3 and Escape Plan, but I also spent time this week with Anarchy Reigns and Resistance: Burning Skies. Also playing, "Buy so, so many Haribo gummibears."
  • Christopher Grant (@ChrisGrant): Last weekend was dedicated to BioShock 2's Minerva's Den DLC which, if you haven't played it, is excellent. Now I'm playing Duke Nukem Forever since my 16-year-old self insists on it. It's ... not so excellent.
  • David Hinkle (@DaveHinkle): I'll be playing a bit of Child of Eden and attempting to wrap up these Summer of Arcade XBLA titles.
  • Griffin McElroy (@griffinmcelroy): Madden NFL 12. THIS IS WHO I AM NOW.
  • JC Fletcher (@jcfletcher): I'm playing Bloodrayne Betrayal, a game with a title to which only Nathan Explosion can do justice.
  • Jess Conditt (@JessConditt): School started this week, so I'll release some aggression with Black Ops. And maybe laser tag.
  • Jordan Mallory (@Jordan_Mallory): They were all out of Road Boxer Triple Punch, so I had to get Street Fighter Third Strike.
  • Justin McElroy (@JustinMcElroy): I tried playing El Shaddai, but I ... didn't care for it. I don't know, maybe more Toy Soldiers: Cold War?
  • Ludwig Kietzmann (@LudwigK): I'll be yelling at my wretched DSL connection until I'm hoarse. Oh, and I'm playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
  • Mike Schramm (@MikeSchramm): I'm trying to slog through disc 3 of LA Noire just so I can finish it.
  • Richard Mitchell (@SenseiRAM): I gotsa finish Bastion. Maybe throw in a round of League of Legends and hopefully some more (real life) Carcassonne.
  • Steven Wong: Bastion this weekend.

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