Weekend Gaming – 2/1/2013

Posted by: 2/1/2013

Every Friday we’ll post Weekend Gaming, which will by a summary of some of the new releases you should be paying attention to, along with games that we plan on playing this weekend. 

New Releases

Antichamber (PC) - This non-euclidean puzzle game from Alexander Bruce will make you question what is around every corner, and your patience with puzzle solving. Saying it will test will your patience may sound like a bad thing, but that is what makes Antichamber so great. While it has a Portal-esque feel to the game, it takes the idea of puzzle solving to a whole other dimension. The game is currently available on Steam.

Ni No Kuni (PS3) - For Japanese RPG fans, this is a must play. Released for the PlayStation 3 last week, it follows the story of Oliver. After a traumatic event in Oliver’s life, he gets visited by a fairy who introduces him to a magic book, Oliver learns of his ability to travel to Ni No Kuni. It is developed by Level-5, so you know it will be good.

The Cave (XBLA, PSN, PC) - We covered The Cave extensively in my review, both written and video, that you can see here. You should play The Cave for multiple reasons, but the main reason would be to explore this vast, gorgeous cave that presents some challenging puzzles to the player. It is a new game from Double Fine, who has a good track record of making quality games.

DmC: Devil May Cry (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) - The popular shooter / hack and slash got a reboot recently with a re-imagined Dante. It features the same high octane action and amazing boss battles as previous games, while telling a new story. Check out Andreas’ review of the game.

Brandon’s Weekend Gaming 

Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Beta (PC) - This is a mod that has been in the works for a while now. It adds a multiplayer component to Just Cause 2.  This allows for thousands of players to cause mayhem simultaneously in the giant Just Cause 2 world. Every so often the beta will be open on a weekend for players to check out progress on the mod. Details about the beta and the mod can be found here.

Sleeping Dogs (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) - The popular open world action game set in Hong Kong surprised a lot of folk when it was released. It is easy to call it a Grand Theft Auto knockoff, but there are many things that it does better than GTA.  If you are a fan of open world action games, do yourself a favor and play this game.

Spycraft: The Great Game (PC) - I played this game for hours as a child, and recently found out it was available on GOG.com. You play as a CIA agent trying to stop the world from ending, basically. It was designed by former members of the CIA and KGB, and is a lot of fun, if you can get used to the 1996 UI.

What are you playing this weekend? Let us know in the comments.

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