Warpback: What We Played in September 2013

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This has been an amazing month for gaming – at least it has been for us here at Warp Zoned! We’ve been playing games that are all over the map, but it seems we’ve all especially been pretty attached to the console release of Diablo III. Read on to find out what else has been taking up all of our free time!

John Scalzo
Editor-In-Chief
I sold my soul to the devil in September as the only game I played was the PS3 version of Diablo III. I never got into the PC version as I’m not much of a PC gamer (and my computer would probably explode if I tried to install it anyway), but the game is great to play with a DualShock 3 in my hands. Blizzard hemmed and hawed over whether Diablo III would ever be released for consoles because they wanted it to be perfect. But I definitely think they nailed it.

Wait, I guess I played one other game. I acquired and installed Grand Theft Auto V the day it was released, but I’ve been so enthralled by Blizzard’s console conversion that I’ve only fired it up once and only played for an hour before going back to play through Diablo III a second time.

Nicole Kline
Senior Editor
Wow, what a month this has been! It started with PAX Prime, where I played a million games, and ended with… me still playing a million games. Ha!

When I got home from PAX, I immediately played Bastion from start to finish. After playing Transistor, I couldn’t help myself! On my 3DS this month, I played and beat Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and Professor Layton and the Curious Village. I also started Diablo III on PS3 (an amazing experience!), InFamous 2, Mark of the Ninja, and Teleglitch: Die More Edition. In the mobile game department, I finally downloaded Penny Arcade: Gamers vs. Evil on my iPad, which I play constantly – that is, when I’m not playing Ascension, which just got a new set of promo cards released digitally.

I also played the Beyond: Two Souls demo, which was amazing. I’ll have more for you on that soon!

Andrew Rainnie
UK Correspondent
I started the month doing battle with The Wonderful 101, which actually opens up on the second playthrough. My last week has been divided between Far Cry 3 which I finally started on the PS3, and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. When I’ve been out of the house I’ve been playing the first Kickstarter game I ever contributed to, Brave Bit, which is a frustratingly hard and yet addictive platformer for mobiles.

Mike Ryan
Staff Writer
This month I’ve been an emotional wreck, all thanks to Telltales’ The Walking Dead game. I finished all five chapters in a week, and what a ride. I’ve never been so attached to video game characters before, and the desolation of this game makes that attachment all the more tragic. I truly can’t wait for season two. My OCD is still in full force with Animal Crossing: New Leaf, as I’m still devoting about a half hour a day to walking around Persei 8 collecting fossils and making new friends. My son’s first-person skills, honed due to Minecraft, were put to the test this month when we played some co-op missions in Halo: Reach, and it really reminded me of how much fun couch co-op is.

The remainder of my month was dedicated to Diablo III. Having never played a game in the series (don’t hurt me!), I was kind of cautious about getting into it. But I must say, I’m glad I did. I can’t recommend this game enough. Runnin’, killin’, lootin’ – this game has it all. And hell, it’s a perfect fit for Halloween season…

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