Holiday Weekend Gaming

While it’s not quite yet the holiday season, the next week or so will definitely involve a lot of gaming around the buttonmashing household (two of the kids will be getting 3DS XLs, bringing the household total to four, plus there’s an outside chance dad buys the kids (read: himself) a Wii U). I assume if you’re reading this that gaming will be going on in your neck of the woods, too. Couple that with the evil Holiday Steam Sale (I already picked these up) that gaming is on everyone’s mind.

So what will you be playing this week(end)? I’m still in a loving relationship with Super Meat Boy, I simply can’t get enough. I also hope to get a little more Halo 4 in while the kids are away. When we travel home for the holidays, I’ll be taking my laptop along with me to work through my Steam list, including Monaco. It’s a good thing I have this rugged computer to tote around with me, but it hasn’t been the most “portable” of devices. I’ll be working up a post along the lines of my laptop-as-a-main-computer experience, as well. So I guess I’ll be adding “writing and blogging” to some of the gaming I’ll be doing this weekend.

I also picked myself up something a little special for my 3DS but I’m going to wait until the 25th to crack into it, since it’s the only gift I’ll be getting this year.

What about you? What are you holiday gaming plans?


  1. I’ll be getting a PS Vita this Christmas but, I’m still trying to determine which games I want to get.

    I’m leaning towards Dragon’s Crown, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royal, Muramas: Rebirth, Killzone: Mercenary, Guacamelee! (look it up!!), Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Soul Sacrifice, Etc., Etc. the list goes on. I’ll have some tough choices to make….

    • Yeah, you do have quite a laundry list of choices! I’ve heard good things about Guacamelee and Dragon’s Crown. I don’t think you’ll go wrong with whatever you decide.

  2. I’m hip deep in Fire Emblem:Awakening and Tomb Raider. These two create a nice balance, actually.

    FE:A truly lives up to the hype. I am a matchmaking tactician and LOVING IT! I’m a grown man and I never thought hooking characters up could be so much fun, a testament to the strength of the game’s writing. I’m trying to create as many odd couples as I can because the dialogs are a hoot – yes, a hoot. The more disparate the characters are the more gratifying it is for me to see their relationships improve. And the battles are cool and all, too.

    And Tomb Raider… I was not prepared for this. Good grief this game is gruesome. And for the most part the violence and constant sense of danger work well with enhancing Lara’s inexperience (the game being a prequel and all) – though sometimes I think the gore is a bit over the top. Still, it is a grand time incapacitating enemies with an arrow to the knee and then running up to clobber him in the face with a rock. I am a dirty fighter and LOVING IT!!!

    So, like I said, I’ve got a good balance in my gaming life right now. So unless the Steam Sale throws an attractive title in my face at an absurd discount (currently eyeballing Europa Universalis IV and Metro: Last Light – The Black Friday sale kind of dampened the excitement for the Winter Sale) I foresee my holiday being filled with babymaking and skullcrushing.

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