This has been a strange week at G4: A lot of TheFeed's crew have been laid out by various nerd-related diseases, and everyone else is traveling, or just listless with post-PAX letdown disorder. We're all using the weekend to recharge our mental and physical batteries, mostly with the help of the Fab Four! 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: I will spend this weekend the way I’ve spent the last few sleep-deprived evenings: Beatle-ing. Yeah, Guitar Hero 5 is probably the best in the series since Harmonix was working on the games, but GH5 also doesn’t have “I Am the Walrus,” which is both the trippiest background video and the most fun track to play on guitar so far. It doesn’t hurt that the PS3 version of The Beatles: Rock Band supports SingStar mics, so now I can host six people, and everyone can participate in the game. That’s a lot of players. That said, I’m really happy with what I’ve been playing, and as someone who grew up listening to other bands and artists, it’s a great introduction to Beatles songs that I might’ve missed over the years. And if that’s me, a guy in my early thirties, saying that, then I know there’s a lot of younger Rock Band players who are going to be exposed to some great songs. It’s a win-win situation.
Jake Gaskill: This weekend will be all about indie gaming for me, specifically the (sadly) under the radar title, The Beatles: Rock Band. Haven’t heard too much about it, but I’m always willing to give smaller games a chance. Plus, I’m also a fan of supporting up-and-coming bands, because after all, we all have to start somewhere.
In all honesty though, most of my time this weekend will be spent with Media Molecule’s LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition. I absolutely adored LBP, and I can’t wait to get back into the game in a serious way. I’m also excited to check out all of the new content as well as the user created levels that were selected to appear in the game, since I’m sure they’re a blast. And hopefully I’ll have enough time to fully realize my Bioshock-themed level. I’m pretty sure I have the schematics around here somewhere…
Patrick Klepek: My brain's in for a workout this weekend, as a boxed version of Scribblenauts showed up at my desk this week. I haven't spent more than a few minutes with Scribblenauts before this, but it's a game I've been anxiously awaiting. Of course, attempting to rush through puzzles isn't the easiest thing in the world… In any case, you'll have to wait until next week to hear how the finished product turned out, but any requests for objects I should test out in the game?
Stephen Johnson: I'd love to say I'm going to be playing some legendary, Japan-only, super-special Japanese RPG on the Dreamcast this weekend, but it's not true. Like the rest of the gaming world, I will be playing The Beatles: Rock Band. But I'm also going to compare it with Guitar Hero 5, just to get an idea of how the rival music games of the season stack up against each other.