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February 18, 2011

Weekend Watch – 2/18/2010

Posted by on Feb 18, 2011

Yup.  Just like that it’s the weekend all over again, and time for another Weekend Watch.  After what has been a hellish week for many of us, the chance to kick back and relax with some comics and video games could not come at a better time.  Read on to see what we are up to this weekend, and be sure to chime in with your own plans in the comments.


A couple of months ago I picked up a copy of Altitude on a whim, mainly due to the significant discount Steam was offering at the time. Fun and competitive online play coupled with pretty sweet plane/weapon/rank upgrade system fills the game with win.  And guess who just rediscovered it. That’s right, the guy with the thumbs. Keep ’em flying.


In addition to finishing Fables 2, which I discussed last week, I’m planning to rope Chris and some other friends into some long overdue Halo: Reach multiplayer action.  Say what you will about Modern Warfare or whatever other multiplayer games you’re playing these days, but I always end up returning to Halo.  Maybe it’s nostalgia for Friday afternoons in college, or maybe it’s slicing your friends in half with energy swords,  but whatever it is, I always enjoy it.


It’s probably going to be Dead Space 2 again. I’m still not sold on it… maybe my expectations were too high, or maybe the gameplay doesn’t seems as innovative the second time around. I don’t know. It’s certainly not bad, but I don’t get the burning desire to finish it, to see what happens next. We’ll see what happens. One thing I will say about Dead Space 2 is that it gives me crazy flashbacks to Max Payne 2 every time your character has a hallucination.


I just picked up Daytripper, the graphic novel by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, the Brazilian wonder-twin comics creators. I am only a chapter in, and I am already hooked. The art is gorgeous, and the story is both mundane and enchanting – more Marquez than Marvel, in a great sort of way. I highly recommend it, and I will spend all my free time this weekend reading it.