What are you playing: Heat wave

After watching the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Minnesota Twins at PNC Park Wednesday night, I'm not sure I will ever complain about the price of DLC again. $2.45 for a 20-ounce Diet Pepsi? $7.75 for a small basket of french fries with a tiny tub of cheese? Figure in the $15 for parking in the middle of nowhere, and that's enough to pick up Dawnguard for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim this Tuesday.

That said, I can't imagine what the prices would be if the Pirates consistently played well. Sure, they have a winning record. Talk to me after the All-Star break once the collapse starts. At least my french fries stayed warm since, you know, heat wave. Nothing makes my stomach curdle more than cold french fries.

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  • Garnett Lee: Though there’s hardly been any letup since E3, I’ve managed to get my Demon Hunter started in Diablo III and as I near the end of Act I acquired my first piece of legendary gear. I’ve also gotten completely caught up in my fledgling air empire in Pocket Planes. Join our #weekendconfirmd flight crew!

  • John Keefer: I’m still pounding through Diablo III. I’m in Act III on Hell difficulty with my monk. But I also just started a demon hunter. Getting a bit tired of the repetition and farming, so come next week, I will probably have moved on. We’ll see.

  • Andrew Yoon: I just started playing Resistance: Burning Skies for Vita. And... so far, it is not so good. But, it's an easy Platinum trophy, so hopefully it'll get better as it goes on.

  • Alice O'Connor: I really must play some Dota 2 with my brother, but other than that I'll be out in London's glorious parks, playing cricket and dancing poorly.

  • Jeff Mattas: This week, I’m trying to catch up on some Diablo III time, but it’s got some competition in the form of Magic: The Gathering Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, which I’m really enjoying on iPad. Rainslick Precipice of Darkness 3 and a bit of Lollipop Chainsaw round out my eclectic gaming soup this week.

  • Steve Watts: Thanks to PlayStation Plus, Hard Corps: Uprising has gotten its hooks in me. I'm also starting to crack into Pokemon Conquest and Gravity Rush when I'm not playing a game on the big screen.

  • Ozzie Mejia: My non-gamer girlfriend has asked to play something with me, so I'm introducing her to the world of Portal 2 co-op. Also hitting up a local barcade before catching Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer's Double Jump this Saturday night.

  • Tyler J. Smith: Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion currently has its spacey tethers into my face. What would the weekend be for if not imposing my will on other species? Oh what's that? Jealous of my Ragnarov-class Titan? I bet you are, Vasari scum.