It may not have co-op, but XCOM is one of the most addictive games released this Fall. Several of the staffers are addicted to the turn based strategy game from Firaxis. In fact, my entire squad in the game is named after several staff members - and while some may have fallen, RIP Mike, Tally and Paul - several soldier on to defeat the alien menace.
But bigger news than that, it's Extra Life 2012. Be sure to check our page, watch our staff, and donate to a great cause!
Also - this is your weekly reminder to download (rate and purchase too) SCHAR: Blue Shield Alliance on Xbox Live Indie Games or on PC at Desura!
Nick "bapenguin" Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Can't get enough XCOM, but I'll also be diving into the new Painkiller and maybe some Borderlands 2."
Andrew "Cubninja" Gaskill (@cubninja) - "We'll be fighting raid bosses in Borderlands 2. "
Mike "Pheriannath" Katsufrakis (@Pheriannath) - "Looking to put the wraps on Silent Hill: Book of Memories while hopefully finding time to play more Dishonored (sans-extraneous vowels, thank you very much) and catching up on The Walking Dead."
Marc "DjinniMan" Allie (@DjinniMan) - "Skylanders, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, Lost Planet 2, and many varieties of Halo will be on our agenda, for starters. Check out the live stream tomorrow!"
Jason "OrigamiPanther" Love (@JLove55) - "Another board games' weekend for me as I celebrate my mom's birthday. I will definitely be tuning into watch Eric, Marc, Chris, and the rest of the fantastic Co-Optimus community for the Extra Life game-a-thon. Good luck everyone and thanks!"
Paul "EastX" Acevedo (@SegaCon) - "I'll be playing Dance Central 3, Zombie Driver HD, You Don't Know Jack, and maybe Fable: The Journey this weekend."
Eric "smurphster" Murphy (@smurph_em)- "Extra Life begins bright and early tomorrow! You're all welcome to join my games all day and night."
Sam "Samoza" Tyler (@reelsamtyler) - "I planning to finish spelling things correctly and being dishonourable in Dishonored, whilst also opening a can of Worms Revolution for review."
Locke Vincent (@LockeVincent) - "Anyone looking for Sectoid corpses? I've got a surplus of them and I need some credits for a couple satellites. XCOM has its hooks in me, but I may need to hit up Retro City Rampage to cleanse the aliens from my palette. "
Tally "xelissa" Callahan - "On a pretty huge GW2 kick, so a lot of my spare time this weekend will be split between that and watching the Dota 2 Starladder tournament."
Chris "The Lemko" Metz (@The_Lemko) - "I'm going to wake myself bright and early to begin the 24 hour gaming journey known as Extra Life 2012. Anyone is more than welcome to join me in Borderlands 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Gears of War 3, or Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition games throughout the day. Be sure to watch my live stream on Twitch starting at 9 A.M. EST! http://www.twitch.tv/the_lemko"
What are you going to be playing?