In "old Shack" we would use the Weekend Discussion post as a platform for the editors at Shacknews to discuss what games they would be enjoying over the weekend. As outlined in this Chatty post, that doesn't really work with the new format.
What we've decided to do is to bring the conversation here, to a frontpage post. This allows us to highlight Chatty on the frontpage as it was in the past and--with the link between comments on the frontpage and in Chatty--give our users a place to share their current gaming experiences.
Many of us are preparing to fly off to San Francisco for GDC 2011, which kicks off early next week. We've got a packed scheduled with plenty of previews and hands-on features on the horizon. Check Chatty regularly for the opportunity to ask developers your questions for the slate of upcoming games.
In the meantime: What are you playing? (Click any editor's name to visit their Twitter page. Follow Shacknews on Twitter for regular updates and contests.)
- Garnett Lee: Getting ready to head to GDC with fun games such as ‘Call of Laundry’ but with what time I have I’ll be continuing my journey in The Witcher, supplemented with some PixelJunk Shooter 2 and Fight Night Champion.
- Alice O'Connor: I have absolutely no idea, and I quite like that.
- Xav de Matos: Wrapping up Bulletstorm for our review (we got it late), finalizing the GDC schedule for the crew, and doing my taxes. Fun will be had by all.
- Jeff Mattas: I may try to track down a copy of Bulletstorm this weekend. Probably play some more of The Witcher and my second Mass Effect playthrough too. Then, I’m off to GDC!
- Steve Watts: Looks like a busy weekend, what with birthday parties and concerts and Oscars. As a result, most of my gaming will be of the portable variety: Tactics Ogre, Dragon Quest IX, Valkyria Chronicles 2, maybe even some Pokemon. Here's hoping I can get a bit of Bulletstorm time in too.
- Ozzie Mejia: Machines are taking over our world. First, it's Watson, now it's Sentinel. I'm popping in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 this weekend. For the good of humanity!