Warpback: What We Played in October 2013


While you probably spent last night gorging on candy and spooky movies, the month of October was a bit of a slow one for games. That’s because two new consoles are right around the corner. They’re getting closer and closer. You can almost feel them watching you. Waiting to report on your every movement to the men in dark suits and even darker sunglasses.

But enough about the Xbox One’s Kinect sensor, let’s take a look at what the Warp Zoned staff played in October 2013…

John Scalzo
The month of October felt like a complete blur to me. I can’t figure out why, but it definitely impacted my gaming. I took Grand Theft Auto V for a short spin, but I haven’t dedicated near as much time to the game as I’d like to and I’m almost scared to try out GTA Online. Both because of the widespread reports of bugs and because I’ll probably suck.

And while I haven’t played the PC/console version of Batman: Arkham Origins yet, I have fired up the free-to-play edition available through the iOS App Store. If you played the iOS/Android version of Injustice: Gods Among Us, you’ll know what to expect. But unlocking that glorious looking Batman Beyond suit has become my mission. Hey Rocksteady, I know which Bat-family member could use a gritty reboot next…

Andrew Rainnie
UK Correspondent
Well, October was my birthday month, so I knew Grand Theft Auto V would soon be bursting onto my PS3. However, before that happened, I managed to finally start the amazing NI No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. It is possibly one of my favourite RPGs, just behind Xenoblade Chronicles), if only for reason that like the Wii game, it has the most hilarious British accents for the English dub. The fairy speaks Welsh!

Despite the articles to the contrary, my Wii U has been seeing a lot of action as well, namely Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which I picked up a while ago. I will confess that this is in fact the second CoD game I have ever owned. Its fun, but I fail to see what the fuss is about. Perhaps its because I prefer single-player to multiplayer. I’m old school that way.

Mike Ryan
Staff Writer
October was a real spooky month for me. I played more Diablo III, and am still loving it. I also played more Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and engaged in some fun Halloween activities. Be it decorating my house with jack-o-lantern-themed furniture, collecting scary masks for trick-or-treating, or scaring my fellow villagers, the entire month of October was a blast in my home away from home. Lastly, I played The Walking Dead: 400 Days. Having just come off of playing the amazing first season of TWD in a matter of 10 days, I was extremely anxious to play this title. Unfortunately, it was not as impressive as the original. I know it’s only meant to bridge the gap between season one and season two, but it just felt, I don’t know, empty. But I’m not worried, I’m sure the next season will be just as good as the first, and I can’t wait.

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