What are you playing: Heat wave

Hey, you! Yes, you. What are you playing this weekend? Check-in with Team Shack and see what we are up to!

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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.

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    June 22, 2012 9:00 AM

    Tyler J. Smith posted a new article, What are you playing: Heat wave.

    Hey, you! Yes, you. What are you playing this weekend? Check-in with Team Shack and see what we are up to!

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      June 22, 2012 9:27 AM

      I need to finish up Man vs. Wild on the 360} for another easy gamerscore completion, as well as Hulk Hogan's Main Event. I'll probably also bust out some Fling on the Windows Phone.

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      June 22, 2012 9:30 AM

      The Double Ds: Day Z and Diablo 3.

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      June 22, 2012 9:33 AM

      Diablo 3 and trophy-hunting in Lollipop Chainsaw

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      June 22, 2012 9:34 AM

      I just completed Portal 2, so I'm letting my mind rest with two shooters, "Bulletstorm" and "Operation Racoon City".

      And on the handheld front I'm still grinding through Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey for the DS

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        June 22, 2012 9:36 AM

        How is Raccoon City? I heard it was not so great.

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          June 22, 2012 10:32 AM

          I'm actually enjoying it quite a bit. It's not a game of the year contender, but for a fun summer game, I can't complain. It's not a typical resident evil, more a cover based shooter, but there are tie ins to the Resident Evil history. You choose a squad of four ( there are eight members total you can choose from). Each has their own active/passive abilities, and you can unlock weapons and upgrade abilties based on your experience.

          I haven't tried the online yet,.

          I was able to find it at Best Buy for only $20, so I figured for that price it's worth a try.

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        June 22, 2012 11:19 AM

        Bulletstorm is a masterpiece.

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      June 22, 2012 9:35 AM

      I had this written out before I reached out to the Shackers for opinions, but you guys have also convinced me to toss in Lego Batman 2 at some point. Thanks, everyone!

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      June 22, 2012 9:36 AM

      i'm on level 1-11 in Bit Trip Runner and i think i'm just going to give up. restarting to the beginning of the level after making the slightest error is stupid and unnecessary. this could've been a really fun game

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        June 22, 2012 10:08 AM

        Ugh, that game was an exercise in frustration. Worse than Super Meat Boy.

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        June 22, 2012 10:12 AM

        Do you think it could benefit from a Forza/SSX style rewind mechanic?

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          June 22, 2012 10:58 AM

          definitely. i think that would totally fix the game

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      June 22, 2012 9:49 AM

      You live in Pittsburgh? Awesome! :D

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      June 22, 2012 9:50 AM

      Box Mover 2012. it is not a fun game. :(

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        June 22, 2012 11:21 AM

        Oh, I just beat that game. I got the bonus level : Bag Mover DX.

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      June 22, 2012 9:51 AM

      My computer is working again, blew up shortly after DIII was released, so I'm going to play everything.

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      June 22, 2012 10:07 AM

      I'll be finishing up some Borderlands DLC and hopefully completing Amnesia. I'm just finishing up the area after the water sections, but I'm not sure how much longer I have to go.

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      June 22, 2012 10:17 AM

      I haven't played Diablo 3 in 2 days and it's kinda making me twitch and stuff. Gonna play the fuck out of it tonight though!

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      June 22, 2012 10:54 AM

      Resonance. Really awesome adventure game. Go check out the quicklook Giant Bomb made for it

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      June 22, 2012 11:02 AM

      Probably some Planeswalker 2013, maybe some D3 but Hell is just breaking my spirit. I might start over a new character. Maybe Endless Space? Maybe Civ 5? Maybe OOTP13?

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      June 22, 2012 11:08 AM

      DayZ, CIV V, D3 and some Legend of Grimrock.

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      June 22, 2012 11:19 AM

      Probably more Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, TF2, FNV, abd Crackdown, or some similar coop game

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      June 22, 2012 11:38 AM

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      June 22, 2012 11:39 AM

      YouTube videos, mostly.

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      June 22, 2012 11:50 AM

      I'm gonna play fucking ghost master. I don't know what it is but I bought it so it must have been cheap and now I'm gonna play it.

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      June 22, 2012 11:54 AM

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