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WRUP: space dismemberment edition


Welcome, once again, to another exciting edition of What Are You Playing. This week, we're going to do something a little different. Rather than simply asking our community what it's playing, we're going to extend to the question to our staff as well. This will give everyone out there a chance to see not only what we're playing, but also what we think of it. Assuming any of you care about our opinions, it should be highly informative! Don't forget to tell us what you're playing this weekend as well.

Xav de Matos (Snypz): It seems that Dead Space is the only thing spinning in my Xbox this week. 6 1/2 hours in I just found myself in Chapter 9 and I'm really enjoying it. There are some frustrating annoyances (Sup, turret?) but, other than that it has been hella fun. I've spent some time with the Call of Duty: World at War beta but not just enough to make a judgement on it. Expect a full X3F style impressions of the beta very soon

Dustin Burg (SuperDunners): After last weekend's Dead Space gaming marathon, I think I'll be going back to my traditional gaming roots. Lots of Halo 3 gaming. And, if time permits, I should really give the Call of Duty: World at War beta a test drive. That's only if time permits, because there's lots of Halo 3 gaming that is required. Emphasis on "required."

Richard Mitchell (SenseiRAM): Three words: Age of Booty. That game is one of the nicest surprises to come out of Xbox Live Arcade in quite a while. If you like RTS games, board games, or pirates, definitely give it a try. The trial version comes with two days of online play! Beyond that I don't have nearly as much time for Silent Hill: Homecoming as I would like. I've also been dipping into the world of homebrew games on my DS. Pocket Physics is something everyone needs to experience. I'm also playing one other game, but I can't tell you about it. Stay tuned.


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WRUP: We have Dead Space edition


Reading the headline, it's fair to assume that we're trying to make the general gaming public jealous. To a certain extent, that's true. As an entity, X3F does have Dead Space already. On a person by person basis, only one of our three writers can make the same claim. That writer is Dustin Burg. We suggest you direct your (well justified) anger toward him. Take some comfort in this though: we've got a lot of Dead Space related fun planned for next week.

Once you chew back your envy, try to regain your composure and tell us what you're playing this weekend.

Leaderboards:
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard Mk. II

X3F Gamertags:
Richard Mitchell -- SenseiRAM
Dustin Burg -- SuperDunners
Xav de Matos -- Snypz

What were you playing? (WRUP archive)

WRUP: Coming home edition


It's been a long time since we've had a decent survival horror game to play on the Xbox 360, so we welcome the arrival of Silent Hill: Homecoming this week. Yes, Alone in the Dark was essentially a survival horror game, but not in the "OMG, what was that?!" crap-your-pants-in-terror kind of way. We're not quite far enough into Homecoming to know if it will come anywhere close to its better predecessors, but we're hopeful. What can we say, we're optimistic people.

But what about you? What will you be playing this weekend?


Leaderboards:
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard Mk. II

X3F Gamertags:
Richard Mitchell -- SenseiRAM
Dustin Burg -- SuperDunners
Xav de Matos -- Snypz

What were you playing? (WRUP archive)

WRUP: Happy birthday edition


This week marked the first birthday of Halo 3 and Bungie decided to celebrate by throwing a whole mess of new achievements into the game. Of course, they also decided to debut a new teaser trailer (analysis here) for the upcoming expansion to Halo 3, which is currently known only as "Keep It Clean." As such, we figure plenty of folks out there might be dusting off their copies of Halo 3 (and perhaps Halo 2) to recapture some of that Bungie magic. Then again, there are plenty of people who never stopped playing in the first place. Whether or not you choose to fire up some Halo this weekend, we must ask, as always, what will you be playing this weekend?

Leaderboards:
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard Mk. II

X3F Gamertags:
Richard Mitchell -- SenseiRAM
Dustin Burg -- SuperDunners
Xav de Matos -- Snypz

What were you playing? (WRUP archive)

WRUP: Fall cleaning edition


With the holiday video game deluge nearly upon us -- seems like it comes sooner every year -- we've realized it's time to start actually finishing some games. Within weeks, a tidal wave of brand new titles will come crashing down, so it's time to strap it down and complete what we have. With this in mind, we're cracking into all those games that we just couldn't bring ourselves to finish (I'm looking at you GTAIV). In addition to asking everyone what they're playing this weekend, we have an additional question for you: what games do you still need to finish? Furthermore, do you think you will actually try to finish them before the holiday games start dropping?

Leaderboards:

Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard Mk. II

X3F Gamertags:
Richard Mitchell -- SenseiRAM
Dustin Burg -- SuperDunners
Xav de Matos -- Snypz

What were you playing? (WRUP archive)

WRUP: desperately seeking 1337 edition


We have a confession to make, we're addicted to Too Human here at Fanboy Towers. After completing the campaign in Too Human -- to our great surprise -- we immediately started over again. It is the same feeling, we imagine, that drives World of Warcraft players to acquire whatever golden trinket they need to compliment their other golden trinkets. Too Human, thankfully, carries no monthly fee. We're searching for Elite items, you see. Highlighted in red and very expensive to craft, their glory cannot be underestimated. Or something.

Anyhway, that's what we're up to (well, not Dustin, but Xav and I are addicted). What will you be playing this weekend?

Leaderboards:
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard Mk. II

X3F Gamertags:
Richard Mitchell -- SenseiRAM
Dustin Burg -- SuperDunners
Xav de Matos -- Snypz

What were you playing? (WRUP archive)

WRUP: PAXing it up edition


Our boys Dustin Burg and Xav de Matos are at PAX this weekend and, frankly, those of us left behind (read: me) are jealous as all get out. Those two will be playing all kinds of lovely games. Perhaps most jealousy inducing is Left 4 Dead, but there will be plenty of other things to play like Gears of War 2 and Halo Wars. We'd like to blow off some steam with a little Castle Crashers on Xbox Live, but our attempts so far have met with disconnections and failure. So ... jealous ... must contain anger.

How about all of you out there? What will you be playing this weekend? Will you be attending PAX too, like the two jerks mentioned above?

Leaderboards:
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard Mk. II

X3F Gamertags:
Richard Mitchell -- SenseiRAM
Dustin Burg -- SuperDunners
Xav de Matos -- Snypz

What were you playing? (WRUP archive)

WRUP: Bionic safety edition


If you're planning on playing a lot of Bionic Commando Rearmed this weekend -- a course of action we heartily condone -- remember to be safe. Please, please resist the urge to craft your own grappling apparatus for use in real life. We realize it would probably shave a lot of time off of your commute, but trust us when we say it's not worth the risk. The last time we attempted to make a grappling gun, it didn't end well (that's not a joke, I was 12 at the time). So, take it easy out there bionic soldiers.

With that out of the way, what will you be playing this weekend?

Leaderboards:
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard Mk. II

X3F Gamertags:
Richard Mitchell -- SenseiRAM
Dustin Burg -- SuperDunners
Xav de Matos -- Snypz
Terrence Stasse -- EnlightenedApe

What were you playing? (WRUP archive)

WRUP: Get Braid edition


Braid is a wonderful game. We can't stop saying it, and we won't stop saying it either. Everyone should at least try the game. It's pretty, it has beautiful music, and the gameplay is clever and fresh. Okay, that's all. End of rant (for now). There are plenty of other games to play, after all, many of them good ones. Just what will you be playing this weekend, hmmm?

Leaderboards:
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard Mk. II

X3F Gamertags:
Richard Mitchell -- SenseiRAM
Dustin Burg -- SuperDunners
Xav de Matos -- Snypz
Terrence Stasse -- EnlightenedApe

What were you playing? (WRUP archive)

WRUP: Geometrical crack edition


Getting both Soul Calibur IV and Geometry Wars 2 this week seems something like an embarrassment of riches. Truth be told, we have been nearly incapable of pulling ourselves away from Geometry Wars 2. It has quite honestly impacted our work-flow around here. It is the sole reason why this edition of WRUP has arrived so late. Comparing an addicting game to crack is an overused metaphor to be sure, but we find ourselves with a single metaphor that's more apt. Geomery Wars 2 is a helluva drug.

What will your drug of choice be this weekend?

Leaderboards:
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard Mk. II

X3F Gamertags:
Richard Mitchell -- SenseiRAM
Dustin Burg -- SuperDunners
Xav de Matos -- Snypz
Terrence Stasse -- EnlightenedApe

What were you playing? (WRUP archive)

WRUP: Brain dead edition


As we mentioned in the Week in Review, things are a little hectic at Fanboy Towers these days. It's E3 time you see, so we are busy, like bih-zee. Scheduling time with games, interviews, and trying to make sure we have enough time to do less important things like, say, eating: it's enough to addle the brain. What will we be playing this weekend? Dustin and Richard (hey, that's me!) will be playing the packing and flying to LA game. Terrence and Xav? They'll be playing the prepare for a metric ton of press releases and assets game.

Don't worry if you feel left out, because you can play along at home next week. In the meantime, we must ask, what will you be playing this weekend?

Leaderboards:
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard Mk. II

X3F Gamertags:
Richard Mitchell -- SenseiRAM
Dustin Burg -- SuperDunners
Xav de Matos -- Snypz
Terrence Stasse -- EnlightenedApe

What were you playing? (WRUP archive)

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WRUP: Fireworks edition!


As you may have heard, it's the fourth of July. At this time we're thankful that this isn't some sort of futuristic audio blog, because chances are that a good number of our readers are now deaf from all the (possibly illegal) fireworks they've been setting off. Yes, Independence Day is a good thing, but Independence Day on a Friday? Now that's a recipe for legends. So go, fanboys and fangirls! Gather up the life stories that you will one day tell your children and grandchildren, the stories of how you spent the 4th of July weekend in 2008. Allow us to borrow from Apu Nahasapeemapetilon and suggest that you "Celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small part of it."

Speaking of how to spend the weekend, we are reminded that video games will likely be a part of everyone's glorious adventures over the next three days. We also realize that not all of our readers will be celebrating this particularly American holiday, but we'll be sure to set some fireworks off for you too, okay?

Please, share with us your gaming (or non-gaming plans) for this weekend.

Leaderboards:
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard Mk. II

X3F Gamertags:
Richard Mitchell -- SenseiRAM
Dustin Burg -- SuperDunners
Xav de Matos -- Snypz
Terrence Stasse -- EnlightenedApe

What were you playing? (WRUP archive)

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WRUP: All Alone edition


Have you ever played a game knowing full well that it's not all that great? We're not talking about just to grind achievements either. You may have heard that Alone in the Dark isn't exactly setting the world on fire with critics, which is ironic given how many things you can set on fire in the game. This weekend (assuming it shows up from GameFly) we'll be plunging into Alone in the Dark. Here's hoping it's greater than the sum of its parts. How about you, fanboys? What will you be playing this weekend?

Leaderboards:
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard Mk. II

X3F Gamertags:
Richard Mitchell -- SenseiRAM
Dustin Burg -- SuperDunners
Xav de Matos -- Snypz
Terrence Stasse -- EnlightenedApe

What were you playing? (WRUP archive)

WRUP: It's summer edition


With no games coming out this week and a somewhat random smattering the week before, it seems that summer -- and the accompanying drought of games -- may finally be here. Checking our calendar ... yep, it's officially summer today (at 11:59pm anyway). Imagine that. Still, the drought shouldn't last too long, as we are getting the (hopefully good) Alone in the Dark next week (and the Gears of War re-release, if you still don't have it). It's not like we don't need time to catch up anyway. With this in mind, we ask: what will you be playing this weekend.

Leaderboards:
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard Mk. II

X3F Gamertags:
Richard Mitchell -- SenseiRAM
Dustin Burg -- SuperDunners
Xav de Matos -- Snypz
Terrence Stasse -- EnlightenedApe

What were you playing? (WRUP archive)

WRUP: sudden variety edition


Wow, we went from a trickle of new releases to a veritable explosion of new, decent games. From Ninja Gaiden II to Roogoo to the Civilization Revolution demo (seriously, try it), there's something for everyone it seems. Hell, there's even a fishing game available. So many choices, so little time. The question to you is which choice will you make or, more precisely, what will you be playing this weekend?

Leaderboards:
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard
Xbox 360 Fanboy Leaderboard Mk. II

X3F Gamertags:
Richard Mitchell -- SenseiRAM
Dustin Burg -- SuperDunners
Xav de Matos -- Snypz
Terrence Stasse -- EnlightenedApe

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[Image credit: Yusuke Kawasaki (CC)]

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