Warpback: What We Played in June 2013


June was a pretty great month for video game releases, as you can see by the eclectic mix of what we were playing here at Warp Zoned. We played a wide range of games across several systems – even one on the NES! Read on to find out just what we were doing the last 30 days…

John Scalzo
June, June, June. The Summer months are a weird time for video games and until we adopt the same “blockbuster” mentality found in Hollywood, it’s going to continue to be the start of the dry season (though not dry in the weather sense, am I right east coast people?).

In June I put the finishing touches on Injustice: Gods Among Us, though I don’t think it was as great at NetherRealm’s last game, the Mortal Kombat reboot. I also continued to push towards the final act of BattleBlock Theater. I haven’t finished it yet, but the suspense is killing me (quite literally, it’s a hard game). Finally this month, I tackled Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4. The monster trainer aspects are a bit too much of a departure for my taste, but so far, the game is a solid conclusion to the saga.

Nicole Kline
Senior Editor
June was a very busy gaming month for me! I played through Remember Me, Starship Damrey, and Thomas Was Alone, and I also finished up Pandora’s Tower, all of which I enjoyed. I also beat Borderlands 2 again, this time playing as Krieg the Psycho, and started going through the DLC again… that is, until I was interrupted by the latest DLC, “Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep.” It’s a mashup of two of my favorite things, Borderlands 2 and Dungeons & Dragons, so I am really loving it so far! Other than that, I started reading a great book called Doom: Scarydarkfast, which is an intense journey through the creation of Doom and beyond. June has been a super video games month!

Andrew Rainnie
UK Correspondent
Well, I finally finished Assassin’s Creed III on the Wii U. As always, I felt the ending to the Desmond section of the story was rushed over, but the epilogue with Conner was nicely done, and psyched me up for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and more action with the Kenway clan.

After that I started on The Last of Us Naughty Dog’s latest cinematic opus which is both amazing to play and moving to experience. I also purchased Super Metroid on the Wii U eShop for the humongous sum of 30p ($0.46). It is an awesome foray into the past of gaming, bringing back happy memories and also making me appreciate Retro’s Prime trilogy. And I just started ZombiU yesterday, and already died twice. Cheers Ubisoft!

Mike Ryan
Staff Writer
Most of my June was spent relaxing with Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Fishing, catching bugs, redecorating – I’m loving every bit of it. I also recently purchased Double Dragon Neon, and spent a bit of time playing that with my son. If you loved the silliness of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, then this one is right up your alley. Since this past weekend was CEO, I played a bit of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 with some buddies. Finally, I spent a small bit of free time playing DuckTales on my NES.

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