No Rest for the Nerdy – Vol. 23

Our weekend is comprised of Team Fortress 2, Shadows of the Damned, F.E.A.R. 3 and, of course... Minecraft.

Erik, Joey, Mike & Alexby Erik, Joey, Mike & Alex


We never stop playing video games. That’s a fact. Even after we call it quits for the week we still look forward to getting home and continuing our digital conquests. It’s our life blood. So we thought it would be fun to share with everyone what our gaming intentions are for the weekend so you guys can get a sense of what we're playing and enjoying on a weekly, non-formal basis. Yes, this concept isn't new to the internet. But hey, we kind of want to join in on the fun. Can you blame us for that? So without further ado, here’s what we’re playing this weekend that will forfeit any semblance of rest…

Also, since we've caught up with the rest of the internet and now feature a comment section, sound off below to let us know what your gaming plans are this weekend.

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mikeMike White: I’ve been fighting off the urge to check out Rift’s latest patch all week. I wasn’t a fan of the decision to allow add-ons to the game but I guess enough of the player base wanted it. It will be interesting to see what users can create knowing that so many Rift players came from World of Warcraft.

As many problems as I’ve had in the past with the Steam client, I can’t pass up playing Team Fortress 2 for free. I had the Orange Box for my 360 but I’m much more comfortable blowing shit up on my PC. TF2 will be a welcome break from the anxiety of starting another MMO. Games like TF2 and League of Legends fit my current work schedule where I only have small amounts of time to play. Get in, get out, get killing blows.

erikErik Norris: Shadows of the Damned showed up on my doorstep midway through the week. So I’ll be diving head first into that in order to produce a review in a timely fashion. I haven’t played much of the game, but I dig what I’ve seen thus far. The best thing about it, thus far, is its humor and I-don’t-give-a-damn style. 

In addition, I picked up Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time last weekend on the cheap and have been loving that game. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get around to playing it. As many people have told me before, it truly is an interactive Pixar flick. I plan to log some more hours into it if I can find time to break away from Shadows of the Damned

There’s also that business about Team Fortress 2 going free-to-play on PC and Mac. I think a download of that is in order…

alexAlex Keen: Finally, I can stop writing about Borderlands.  After nearly 24 hours of playing, I can now say that I have killed the great vagina dentata and defeated Borderlands.  Sure, there are tons of extra quests and side missions I haven’t completed.  But, for now, I need a breather from the Borderlands.

In its stead, I have picked up our review copy of Fear 3.  We had a blast playing this game at PAX East and my experience so far has been more of the same.  Erik and I have been discussing taping us playing this game in co-op and I am very much looking forward to that opportunity.

Besides Fear 3, I picked up Heavy Weapon and Feeding Frenzy 2 on sale for the Xbox 360.  I have been waiting for Heavy Weapon to drop in price for ages and was glad to finally give it another crack.  Feeding Frenzy 2 is more there as a way to eat up time while I wait for the sun to collapse into the Earth.  Have a great weekend!

joeyJoey Davidson: I’m considering buying Trenched. I played it at PAX East, dug it, and have since thought about it quite a bit. It’s Double Fine, right? I’d like to assist in their quest for world domination by supporting their development process with my dollars. That, and I love the fact that each of their downloadable games has been wildly unique. How is Trenched like Costume Quest? It isn’t. And I love that.

I also plan to play some L.A. Noire this weekend. I’ve got the new DLC and have yet to boot it up and give it a go. I’ve been hankering for more of that gumshoe storyline, so hopefully the Nicholson Electroplating DLC is as explosive as advertised… heh.

And then, of course, Minecraft. Don’t try to make me feel bad for loving the mundane process of exploring an endless world and construction a full scale replica of the house from The Jetsons. It’s not my fault. It’s like crack.