TheFeed's Weekend Playlist: Scribblenauts, Fight Night, iPhone Games, And More


Posted September 18, 2009 - By r_pad

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Tokyo Game Show is nearly here, which leaves the G4tv.com split on opposite sides of the Earth. Some of the boys are getting their portable-gaming groove on as they make the 10-hour flight to Japan, while the home team will be chilling out in sunny Los Angeles. What games will the G4tv.com be playing as they're divided? Read on to find out! When you're done, let everyone know what you're playing over the weekend.


Brian Leahy: As I’ll be spending quite a bit of time on a plane to Japan, I’ll be playing Scribblenauts and assorted iPhone games: Peggle, Doom Resurrection, Civilization Revolution, and Madden NFL 10. Sadly, I’ll have to wait until I return to play Halo 3: ODST. I could bring my copy to Japan, but I’ve heard there aren’t actually any Xbox 360s in Japan.

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Raymond Padilla: A bunch of the G4tv.com boys (and one girl) are heading to Japan tomorrow and I know they'll kick all sorts of ass at Tokyo Game Show 2009. I don't leave for Japan until next week, so I'll miss them. I was planning to spend the weekend in the office, rearranging their desks and leaving all kinds of Post-It notes for them. I probably won't get to that, so I'll be playing Fight Night Round 4 to get in the mood for Saturday's fight between Floyd "Needs Money" Mayweather and Juan Manual Marquez. JMM is one of my favorite fighters and Mayweather is one of the most gifted I've ever seen (as well as a royal prick) -- it's one of the biggest fights of the year, but I don't think it's much of a contest. As awesome as JMM is, 144 pounds is just too much for him. I expect Mayweather -- the bigger, stronger, faster, and more skilled fighter -- to win easily. This will upset me, so I'll play more Fight Night to make things right in the boxing world (in my head, anyway).

Gran Turismo on the PSP

Billy Berghammer: As I pack for the Tokyo Game Show, there are two portable games that I can guarantee will be keeping me busy while I'm in the air. I was fortunate enough to get an early download of Gran Turismo PSP, so it’s time to start the car collection early to get ready to transfer over to Gran Turismo 5. The next game I’ll swap in will be The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. I’m probably about a quarter of the way through the game and my goal is to polish it off so I’m ready for Spirit Tracks when it drops on December 7th.

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Patrick Klepek: Even though I always pack a handful of video games to play when I travel (hello, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia!), I almost never play them. There are very few instances where I find myself with an extended period of free time primed for reading and I try to make the most of that time when I'm on a flight. The last time I flew internationally, I pushed through the extended edition of Stephen King's The Stand, which is more than 1,000 pages long. There's no way I'd have polished that one off without a dozen hours in an airplane each way. Facing a similar situation with Tokyo, I'm hoping to read most, if not all, of Nixonland, which chronicles the rise of the modern conservative moment in politics. Like The Stand, it's also 1,000+ pages, but I received Nixonland last Christmas. It'd be sad if I couldn't finish it before, erm, next Christmas. Wish me luck!

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Jake Gaskill: For whatever reason, I missed out on playing Dead Space when it came out, and I just never got around to playing it. So I got my hands on a copy earlier in the week, and I’m currently about halfway through it. So far, I’m finding it very satisfying and appreciatively gory and intense, and I look forward to wrapping it up this weekend. (Quick aside: Not once during the hours that I’ve sunk into the game did I say to myself, “You know, this isn’t nearly as scary as it would be if I couldn’t walk and shoot.” I’m just saying.)

I also just bought The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition for $5 on Steam (a crazy good deal by the way), so I plan on spending some quality time reveling in the game’s quirky brilliance, as well as laughing my ass off (Come on: “Serving your rubber-chicken-with-a-pulley-in-the-middle needs for over 50 years.” That kind of funny is just unfair.)

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Stephen Johnson: The release of The Beatles: Rock Band has re-ignited my love for music games, so I’ll be playing Beatles: Rock Band, Guitar Hero 5, and Rock Band 2 with every spare moment I get this weekend. I’m hoping to get it all “out of my system” by the Monday, then packing the plastic instruments into the garage and forgetting about music games… until Rock Band 3 hits, and the entire thing starts over again.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Sterling McGarvey: I’m having a dreadful time choosing between games to play on the flight to Tokyo. Why? Ten hour flights are the sort of thing in which you juggle several choices at once. Do you sleep a few hours to combat the jet lag? If you’re lucky enough to get a flight with in-seat screens, what movie do you watch to bide the time? Shouldn’t you finish that book you’ve been meaning to wrap up? I could use my iPhone to become a long-delayed Peggle Master, or I could download some books for my Kindle app to read on the flight.

Knowing myself, I’ll bring GTA: Chinatown Wars DS, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story and a small case of UMDs. But then I’ll end up sleeping six or seven hours, waking up, watching a movie, reading a e-book, and finally, I’ll have to turn everything off in time to land at Narita Airport. I’m a chronic over-preparer and under-user.

TheFeed's Weekend Playlist: Scribblenauts, Fight Night, iPhone Games, And More


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