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WRUP: Grand Theft Auto V does exist edition

Eliot Lefebvre

So, Grand Theft Auto V. It's a thing. You can ride bikes and shoot at people, you can cause mayhem, there's criminal stuff going on. I guess that's a thing? I mean, the gameplay is more refined than ever, but I've been pulling people out of cars and then driving those cars on the sidewalk since back in 2001. People love it and I don't know how to muster much more than shrugging acknowledgement. Maybe Saints Row IV spoiled me on the promise of mayhem without a dubstep gun and superpowers, I don't know.

Statistically speaking, you are probably playing Grand Theft Auto V right now, so you probably don't care what I have to say. That's fine; WRUP is about the entire staff of Massively and what we're playing for the weekend. Check it out past the break, and let us know what you'll be up to down in the comments.

Beau Hindman, F2P and Mobile Columnist
@Beau_Hindman: I'm not sure what I will be moving on to for Rise and Shiny, but it will likely be something weird. I'm really struggling to find an MMO that is not only fresh but workable; so many indies and other games have trouble even running half of the time. I know I'm going to be playing around in Steam, especially with Memoria and some shooters that were dirt cheap.

Brendan Drain, EVE Columnist and Contributing Editor
@nyphur: I'll be digging through all the recently revealed information on EVE Online's upcoming Rubicon expansion and possibly making some evil plans in preparation. I'm pretty excited for the new deployable structures, and the warp acceleration fix will finally make small ships awesome for warp guerilla-style warfare.

Eliot Lefebvre, Columnist Extraordinaire and Senior Contributing Editor
@Eliot_Lefebvre: I've been pretty boringly predictable for the past few weeks, but I still haven't gotten nearly enough of Final Fantasy XIV. I got lucky and scored two Ifrit weapons for my tank classes, so I suppose I should really knuckle down and start filling out my Darklight sets before going back to leveling Arcanist.

Jasmine Hruschak, Multimedia Contributor
@irljasmine: This weekend is all about crafting in Final Fantasy XIV. I've hit level 50 on my Scholar which means it's time to grab my rusty needle and start weaving. Just a heads up to our readers, the class title is sort of misleading. Right now I'm a level 16 Weaver and I have yet to craft a single weave.

Justin Olivetti, Columnist Extraordinaire and Senior Contributing Editor
@Sypster: I wish I had stunningly awesome plans, but right now, I don't. I might putter around in Neverwinter a bit with my honey badger Dwight, but chances are I'll be splitting my time between Lord of the Rings Online, Guild Wars 2, and The Secret World. EverQuest II is tempting me as of late, but do I really need another fantasy MMO on my plate?

Mike Foster, Contributing Editor
@MikedotFoster: I just purchased Guild Wars 2, so I'll be playing Guild Wars 2. I may also tag in on some Dota 2, but time gets so precious once football season starts.

MJ Guthrie, Columnist Extraordinaire and Contributing Editor
@MJ_Guthrie: Seeing as this is my first weekend in a long while that I really have time to game, I am going to make the most of it! I will be spending plenty of time in The Secret World clearing the Filth from Agartha and collecting as much event currency as I can (bee pants! pet!). Of course, with so many friends in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, I'll be spending a chunk of time there working up a second class as well as some weaving and botany skills. And then there are the Massively Minions in EverQuest II -- the guild needs status and the lair needs decorations! And hopefully I will squeeze in some time to enjoy more of the anniversary events in Aion so I can get enough feathers to get the wings on all my characters, even my baby Asmo.

Eating is optional. So is sleep. This weekend will be fun! Who's with me?

Patrick Mackey, League of Legends and Age of Wushu Columnist
@mackeypb: I'll probably be playing League of Legends! Big surprise there. I'm playing a lot more ranked games, and I'm doing really well thus far. It's actually sort of impressive that I have seen mostly polite people (at least, not caustic people) in ranked matches, which is a pretty new experience. I'm also playing Smashmuck Champions, which is fun, and I'm doing my usual gathering/selling in Age of Wushu. Pretty normal stuff for me this week. It's good to finally have my gaming PC back!

Richie Procopio, Multimedia Contributor
@RichieProcopio: It's more Guild Wars 2 for me this weekend. I need four more Super Adventure Box achievements to satisfy the meta-achievement and get my yellow backpack, so it looks like more 8-bit jumping awaits me. I'll also be playing Skylanders Giants with my kids as they ramp up their excitement for Swap Force, which is coming out soon.

At the start of every weekend, we catch up with the Massively staff members and ask them, "What are you playing this week?" (Otherwise known as: WRUP!) Join us to see what we're up to in and out of game -- and catch us in the comments to let us know what you're playing, too!

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