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Now that the G4tv.com crew has decompressed from the Comic-Con 09 madness, the gang can get back to "normal" video-game schedules. On tap for this weekend is a wide variety of excellent titles, including Fat Princess, Final Fantasy Dissidia, Battlefield 1943, and more. Read on to see what your favorite G4 editors are playing. When you're done, leave a comment and let the G4 community know what you're playing this weekend.
Sterling McGarvey: Yeah, I downloaded Fat Princess, and I want to play it, but it sounds like there’s a lot of performance issues. I’ll probably stick to my weird experiments with my PSP. I have no idea why, but I got a sudden craving for some Street Fighter Alpha the other night, so I decided to buy Alpha 2 from the PlayStation Store. In between that and fate/unlimited codes, I’ve been trying to tax my PSP D-pad. The results? Still can’t hit a Dragon Punch, but so far, not too bad for fate, Capcom’s upcoming download-only fighter. Expect a preview next week for that one. On this week’s The Feed Nightcap, I said that the future of handheld gaming isn’t going to come down to iPhone vs. PSP vs. DSi. It’s going to come down to how you buy your games.
Stephen Johnson: I’m deep in pre-production for my next short horror film masterpiece this weekend (shameless plug: Check out my first film here!), so I'm not going to be doing a ton of gaming, but the few spare gaming minutes I do have will be devoted to Nethack. Nethack has been in constant development since 1987, and it may be the deepest, most intricate video game ever made. It's endlessly fascinating and no two games are the same, or even similar. Plus, it's hard. Like old-school hard, before games held your hand every second like you're a worthless feeb. You'll die countless times in Nethack and no one will care... and when you die, it's over -- no sissy crap like restarting from a convienient save point. Nethack is proof that games don't need flashy graphics (it doesn't have any graphics at all) and/or special effects to be engaging and awesome. Plus, it's totally free.
Andrew Pfister: Well, I was going to get back into my Steam catalog this weekend, but my hard drive had other ideas. It showed the first signs of an impending SMART failure earlier this week, and the whole process has been a real S.O.B. trying to clone it to my new replacement drive. So after deciding not to drop the whole thing off the roof of my apartment building or take a baseball bat to the case (I did this once in college), I’m going to cool off with alternating sessions of Battlefield 1943 and Fat Princess. If you see me online, please let me win.
Raymond Padilla: I'm suffering through some mysterious and painful knee issues at the moment. This weekend, I'll try to move as little as possible (though I'm stubborn and stupid enough to move more than I ought to). With that in mind, it's going to be all about Final Fantasy Dissidia for me. Some gamers and critics call the game pure fan service, but that's totally fine with me. Having one game with Cecil, Cloud, Zidane, Tidus, and others fighting to save the world is just brilliant. Dissidia, ice packs, and Aleve -- that's my weekend in a nutshell.