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WRUP: Reviewsplosion!


Sweet mercy, there's been a lot of reviews this week. Where were all these games in June? Clearly, the end of the year is upon us. Whatever games you think you can see coming out, there's another two waiting in the bushes, ready to pounce. Clever girl.

What's everyone playing? 'Cause you gotta be playing something.

  • Alexander Sliwinski (@XanderSliwinski): I can't stop playing Tropico 4. It shouldn't be that good, but it keeps pushing me forward. I also need to finish up Deus Ex.
  • Arthur Gies (@Aegies): I'll be Gears of War 3'ing all weekend for next week's review. When I'm not busy chainsawing things that would rather not be chainsawed, I might check out the Hard Reset demo and explore a little more Dead Island.
  • Ben Gilbert (@BigBossBgilbert): Like Justin, I'll be habitually moving refrigerators in Deus Ex as fast as I can. Unlike Justin, I'll be panicking before getting on the longest plane ride ever. Hold onto your butts, Japan.
  • Christopher Grant (@ChrisGrant): I'll be role-playing as a nap fetishist in Deus Ex: Human Revolution and, if I manage to wrap that up, this here copy of The Gunstringer oughta fill my time nicely!
  • David Hinkle (@DaveHinkle): I'll be hanging with the ex-Joystiq Canadian crashing on my couch, Xav Tomatoes, for most of the weekend, but I plan on getting some time in with Deus Ex and Dead Island at some point.
  • Griffin McElroy (@griffinmcelroy): It's sad, but whenever I'm playing Deus Ex, I'm kind of wishing that I'm playing Oblivion instead. So, um, that.
  • JC Fletcher (@jcfletcher): I'm going to do my best to take it Ys-y on this long plane ride.
  • Jess Conditt (@JessConditt): My phone was KIA, meaning Words with Friends is dead out. I haven't spent enough quality time with Catherine anyway.
  • Jordan Mallory (@Jordan_Mallory): What I'm playing this weekend is so old and it's so shameful that I haven't played it yet that I've disconnected my 360 from Live so people can't see what it is.
  • Justin McElroy (@JustinMcElroy): I'm going to try to put the finishing touches on Deus Ex. See where there was only one set of footprints in the sand? That's where I carried your refrigerator.
  • Ludwig Kietzmann (@LudwigK): I'm not going to Cape Town without my iPhone, so I'll sneak in a few (?) rounds of Jetpack Joyride and Quarrel when nobody's looking.
  • Mike Schramm (@MikeSchramm): "The kid loaded up Bastion on his Xbox 360, and played it all night on Friday. Because Saturday, he had to head out to Denver for 360iDev, and would only have Ascension and Jetpack Joyride on his iPhone."
  • Richard Mitchell (@SenseiRAM): With the League of Legends Mac client shut down, maybe (maybe) I'll stop playing it for a few minutes. If I can curb my addiction, I'll keep on augmentin' in Deus Ex and I just might have to buy Leedmees.
  • Steven Wong: I will be purging xenos and heretics as a Space Marine, while getting in some destructive time travel with Rock of Ages.

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