The Geekend Update: 8/1/14

Weekends are meant strictly for gaming; at least that’s what we think. Here is where you can find out all of our crazy plans for the upcoming weekend!

Courtney Osborn, Founder & Editor in Chief:

I will be playing a LOT of The Last of Us: Remastered!  I plan to play enough to get most of the single player trophies (minus the difficulty ones) and as many multiplayer trophies as possible.  Factions mode is so much fun! Be sure and add me on PSN (osborn2009) if you wanna team up this weekend!

Besides that, I will probably sneak in a little Mario Kart 8 and some Conception II when I need a change of scenery.  


Lou Contaldi, Executive Editor:

I’ve officially given up on Oddworld: New n’ Tastyit is a fantastic game that I’m just not good at. Expect a very eclectic review today or tomorrow.

That said, this weekend belongs to my Vita: Rogue Legacy and Metrico are my games of the week. I want to spend a lot of time with Metrico, but the Rogue Legacy addiction is just way too strong. If you haven’t gotten it yet, I would beg you to reconsider.


Myles Farrington, Senior Editor:

I have got the whole weekend off! Without having to be sick! Yes! I plan to inrun off to the movie theaters, watch Guardians of the Galaxy, get some family time in, and generally be free and without body pain for a couple of days! Celebrate with me!


Shawn Richards, Associate Editor:

I am attempting to platinum inFAMOUS: Second Son. All that I need to do is finish the evil playthrough and do some evil stuff. I might be playing some Vita stuff. After that, I might play The Last of Us for the first time, but I sincerely doubt it. I might sneak in some Far Cry 3 or some Blood Dragon while I’m at it. Ahhh… it’s a beautiful life for a gamer.


Jesse Webster, Senior Writer:

I just beaten Rogue Legacy. I’m likely to go back playing, but not make a mad dash as I did for the review. I am going to jump right into Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate once I know how to make Bomb Casings so I can make a tranquilizer.


Aaron Dobbe, Associate Writer:

Just like the past few weeks, I’ll be trying to play Persona 3 FES as much as I can. However, Mega Man Battle Network just dropped on the Wii U Virtual Console, so I’ll probably give that a spin at some point – I’ve been looking forward to replaying that one for a while!


Andrew Lee, Associate Writer:

Playing Phantom Breaker Battlegrounds (PS Vita) and continuing my adventures with the Straw Hats in One Piece Unlimited World Red.


Benjamin Luthi, Associate Writer:

Gonna have family in town this weekend. Luckily, they also like gaming, so it’ll be Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. for all! Then, when the kids go to bed, we’ll probably do a little DayZ and Trials Fusion. Should be a good time.


Chad Waller, Associate Writer:

My answer to this question literally hasn’t changed in two months. Possibly more. Weekends are for Halo 4, and my other gaming bouts are stolen by Earth Defense Force: 2025, which as it turns out, is really, really hard near the end when you’re playing support classes.


Darwin Leuba, Associate Writer:

I met with Jose Otero from IGN on Thursday, and he reminded me that I haven’t been doing a lot of gaming recently. Hopefully, I’ll use this weekend to settle some unfinished business between Super Mario 3D Land and I.


Dustin LaRoe, Associate Writer:

I will be playing Evolve as long as I have access this weekend.


Harry Loizides, Associate Writer:

I will be working on finding all the secrets in LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids and Siesta Fiesta. Aside from the videogames, I want to make sure I check out Guardians of the Galaxy (like everyone else). And yes, I’m super jealous of Darwin for going to IGN and meeting Jose Otero, Greg Miller, and others  -____-


Jake Dekker, Associate Writer:

Even though I am out of the country and away from my consoles I plan on sinking my teeth into some PlayStation Vita games I haven’t got around to playing like The Jak and Daxter Collection, Muramasa’s Rebirth, and Stealth Inc! Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Mike Morrissette, Associate Writer:

This weekend I’m moving out of my apartment and into a new one, so I won’t be able to game too much this weekend sadly. I might try and log onto FFXIV if I get the chance, but I still have so many boxes left unpacked!


Patrick Garrity, Associate Writer:

I will be participating in the Evolve Alpha and finishing The Last of Us, maybe some MP there too idk.  I believe there is a party in my weekend activities too.  Also mad grinding away at Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited look for a review soon.  Everyone be safe and have a great weekend!!


Ryan Latuso, Associate Writer:

The Last of Us for my 3rd playthrough, trying to get the collectables this time. I also discovered The Last of Us Multiplayer recently, and discovered how bad at it I am. I’m also playing Festival of Blood and FFX Remaster.


Scott Deisner, Associate Writer:  

I miss the Destiny beta D: …Lol, if I’m not killing some time with Xcom: Enemy Within, MineCraft PS3, or some StarCraft 2 matches I’ll likely be working on a special project that I might be able to share with anyone and everyone on the site!


Tyler Bartlemus, Associate Writer:

I actually got to see Guardians of the Galaxy last night at the premiere and let me tell you, it was definitely worth the wait. If you are lucky enough to have the chance to go see it this weekend, you should absolutely go.

Anyway, as a result, I will probably be continuing through the campaign of Fire Emblem: Awakening once again this weekend. I might possibly be getting a copy of The Last of Us: Remastered as well. We’ll see if my wallet can take the abuse from getting all these new games.

If anyone wants to join me in some gaming, feel free to add me on PSN! (TJBartlemus) Have a nice weekend everyone!



What games are you playing this weekend?

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