The Geekend Update: 5/16/14

Weekends are meant to be used strictly for gaming; at least that’s what we think anyways.  So here is where you can find out all of our crazy plans for the upcoming weekend!  Are you playing any of the games we are?

Courtney Osborn, Founder & Editor in Chief:


Tonight I will be streaming Child of Light for a few hours and then moving on to streaming Outlast’s Whistleblower DLC.  So be sure to check in and watch!  But for the rest of the weekend? Who knows.  It is my first official weekend of Summer so I will have to find a backlog game to start working on! Maybe I will start Conception II on my Vita?

Chad Waller, Editor:


Well, since I already uninstalled Bound by Flame I suppose the only thing I’ll bother with this weekend is Earth Defense Force. I’m in the middle of my second playthrough now, and holy hell is this game hard on “VERY HARD” difficulty. Might play through Darksiders again since I’m in the mood for some good hack-n-slash dungeon crawling.

Shawn Richards, Editor:


I will be unpacking and getting nice and comfy at home, playing Stick it to the Man and some Uncharted: Golden Abyss while being nice and snug. Not much else is going to be done this weekend, but if it is, I will be tweeting it @LittleBigHamm.

Mark Merville, PC Editor:


Continuing on from last week, I will be re-rolling a character for Path of Exile for their 2-week charity race.  Unfortunately, my 49 Ranger died earlier this week due to desync, and earlier today my 39 Marauder ate it due to a combination of poor planning and a spot of lag.  Aside from that, I’ll also be continuing along testing out the crazy world of Wildstar, where I will be playing on the Pergo PvP server as an exile by the name of OrangeDrink.  

Brett Medlock, Editor:


One game to rule them all… ANIMAL CROSSING. My God, I am way to addicted to this game. New Leaf to be exact. Aside from that I’ve been dying to play The Last of Us story again, but I’m saving that for the Remastered (PS4) version. So I’ve just been playing TLOU multiplayer and getting destroyed in it. Still fun though! So yea, just playing Animal Crossing and The Last of Us, two games that are the EXACT same 😉

Twitter / PSN = brettnll

Ryan Latuso, Editor:


Since I just moved this past week my setup is a little messed up right now. My PC is not hooked up and my Wii U is hooked up but I don’t know which box my games are in. I might play some Super Stardust on the PS3, but most of my time will be playing Bravely Default on my 3DS.

Dustin LaRoe, Editor:

I will be working on Super Time Force, Trials Fusion, and Kerbal Space Program. I’ll stream Super Time Force and Trials Fusion as usual. Look for me at Guy105 on Twitch. Friend me on Xbox Live at Guy 105 as well. I need to beef up my friends list.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot: I will spend an unhealthy amount of time playing Mario Golf World Tour. That game is super fun. I’m burning through all the challenges right now. Too much fun.

Benjamin Luthi, Editor:


If it rains this weekend as predicted, I will play Mario Golf. If the weather is nice, I’ll play real golf and Mario Golf. I’m good at one of them. I’ll also probably play some online Wii and DS games since it’s the last weekend before the servers shut down. I might also fire up the ol’ PC and try to burn through my backlog that Steam sales and Humble Bundles have created. First world problems, amirite?

Myles Farrington, Editor:


I am still broke. My weekend will consist of me doing every good luck ritual there is in hopes that my applications earn some attentions and I get call-backs for interviews or hired. On top of that? I’m feeling like a druggie at the moment while waiting for Watch_Dogs. I totally need my fix, man. I’m fitzing!

Steven Shearer, Editor:


I have finally managed to get a friend to play co-op with my on Dead Rising 3.So that will hopefully be completed by the weekend!

Colin Conroy, Editor:


Although I’ll be away from home until Sunday, this will be the first weekend in a while that I’ll actually be able to get some solid gaming done. I’ll probably focus on trying to make a dent in my backlog. I plan to start by finishing GTA V before shifting my attention to starting Infamous: Second Son. Overall, this weekend looks like it’s going to be a good one. If anyone is looking to play together, feel free to add me on PSN and Steam at Saratoga77.

Aaron Dobbe, Editor:


My primary plan this weekend is to catch up on some sleep, haha. I expect to continue working through Conception II and maybe some Kirby Triple Deluxe. Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate on PS3 definitely has me hooked right now, so I’ll be doing some of that too. Add me on PSN at Eclns if you’re up for a fight, our find me on Miiverse at Lavos5 if you want to see a bunch of screenshots and mediocre drawings.

Mike Morrissette, Editor:


So, this wonderful yet horrible thing happened to me earlier this week. I was accepted into one of the leading raid progression groups in FFXIV. So this weekend will be filled with me attempting to keep up with these insanely hardcore players. I’m probably going to cry. Oh, did I mention that they only speak French? This is going to be a rough weekend on the gaming front. So much Ben and Jerry’s is about to be consumed.

Follow me on Twitter @boredincollege or friend me on PSN: HaughtyPride

Jess Guilbeaux, Editor:


Now that finals are over (praise the heavens). I can actually breathe, grab some cotton candy, and play video games. I plan on beating the new free for gold game and maybe clearing up some of my backlog for Xbox 360 games. I may or may not be recording my playing of the new free for gold game and posting it sometime next week! Guess you’ll have to check back and see if I do!

Follow me on twitter @Jesslayica. Strike up some interesting dialogue or just twitter-stalk me. Either one works.

Jordyn Cox, Editor:


After what was probably the busiest semester of my life, I’m looking forward to a little break. My goal is to have Fallout: New Vegas platinumed soon (only six trophies to go! I hate Caravan.), and then to start building my first proper gaming rig so I can finally play my backlog of Steam games.

Also, I’d love it if you’d follow me on Twitter @_JordynCox. I always love talking with people!

Landon Luthi, Editor:


I have been punishing myself with Dark Souls 2 for the entire week, getting nowhere fast.  Started Bravely Default about ten days ago.  Back to Dark Souls 2 again after ten minutes of walking around.  Why did SquareEnix name it Bravely Default, and not Final Fantasty 3DS?  Still, what an amazing game it is.  Ugh!  Why do I keep going back to Dark Souls 2?  I swore to myself some time ago that I would beat this abomination during the summer.  Reminds me of the joys of trying the same thing back in the day with Adventure Island or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the NES.  Like a quote from Cleveland Brown: “You don’t win.  You just do a little better each time.”

That’s it for all of us!  What will YOU be playing this weekend?

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