SpawnStaff’s May Playlist

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Once again, those of us here at SpawnFirst have been trying hard to knock out as many games as possible.  With June already upon us, we’ve all started the countdown to The Last of Us.  Check out what else we’re looking forward to this month, and be sure to tell us what you’ve been playing in the comments below!

photo (2)Nolan Alber, Staff Writer/Creative Director

What were you playing in May?

Aside from attaining a platinum on my much-loved copy of BioShock Infinite, the majority of my time this month has been wasted PlayStation Plus’s monthly offering, Sleeping Dogs.  Investing well over thirty hours netted another platinum trophy, but I was surprised at how fun those thirty hours were.  Square Enix should be proud of this overlooked title.

And, sadly, I am forcing myself to cross games off my backlog before I splurge on Injustice.  To cure the biting pang of wanting to play this game, I’ve been jumping in and out of NetherRealm’s other superb fighter, Mortal Kombat, and that backlog has been decreasing as well; I’ve finally started a title that’s been on my PS3 for a long time, the gorgeous platformer Outland.

What’s up for June?

Ah, the month I’ve been waiting for!  Four words; The Last of Us.  As an added bonus, High Moon’s Deadpool game will be arriving, making me geek out all over the place.

The more things change, though, the more they stay the same.  After a few Humble Bundles sucked my wallet dry, I’m left with four Double Fine titles to play and both Alan Wake games.  When will these games ever stop filling my library?!?

AlexAlex Layton, Staff Writer

What were you playing in May?

This month I picked up Halo 4 to see if it really was an improvement (late to finally play Halo 4, I know), but still, it’s pretty good! I’ve been jacking around on the new “Infinity”, which is basically just the online component to the game. Either way, while playing Halo 4, I am still battling my way through Tales of Symphonia for the GameCube. It may seem like I’ve been taking awhile, but considering the length of the game (60+ hours) I’ve been pretty efficient. See, when it comes to RPG’s I complete everything, open every chest, you name it. In about 30 hours game time I’ll finally be finished, and on my way to complete it again. Because Tales of Symphonia is just that damn good.

What’s up for June?

What will I be playing next month? Considering I own a PS3, you can probably guess… The Last of Us! After completing two of the three Uncharted games, I only want more from Naughty Dog, and The Last of Us looks like a refreshing change after hunting down pirates and collecting rare goodies as Nathan Drake. Besides that, I’ll probably take a step back to play some Tales of Abyss or Tales of Destiny, and then throw my life away with a free MMO of some sort. Oh, and League of Legends, can’t forget League of Legends!

mark hanrattycroppedMark Hanratty, News Writer

What were you playing in May?

I returned to my childhood, playing the original Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped and my all-time favourite game, Crash Team Racing. This occupied most of my gaming time throughout the month, although I found time to have my FIFA fix, playing career mode every now and again. Sadly, my slow ranking up on Black Ops 2 was thwarted by Xbox Live, as my gold membership ran out.

Strangely, I found myself addicted to Minesweeper (yes that annoying game). Although after beating the easy level in 7 seconds, the medium level in 37 seconds and the expert level in 3 minutes 27 seconds, I think it’s time for a break.

What’s up for June?

With my exams at the start of June, I won’t be playing much. However, afterwards is a different story. To kick off summer, Rock Band will be played many times with friends, as it always brings good times. I hope to get more gold membership to continue ranking up on Black Ops 2 and I’ll be playing Far Cry 3 (finally!)

Karam12Karam Elahi, Founder/Editor-in-Chief

What were you playing in May?

In May, I was fully immersed in the lore of Metro: Last Light. Traversing through the confines of abandoned subways, populated underground cities and surfacing to the irradiated and ruined city of Moscow (while watching my six for any mutants lurking around), had me on edge for a while last month. Last Light is one of the more original and engaging titles that I’ve played during the first part of 2013. Check out my review to see if Last Light is the game for you (trust me, it is).

What’s up for June?

In June, I’ll finally give myself the chance to enjoy some late May releases like Resident Evil Revelations, Grid 2, and Fuse. I’ll sprinkle in a little Remember Me by Capcom in between, if I can handle it. That should take up a decent part of early June. After that? The Last of Us all the way, baby! I plan to completely absorb myself into the story, the characters, and the world. I’ll check out game’s multiplayer component as well. Although we haven’t heard much about the title in regards to multiplayer, I’m sure it’s been honed to perfection, considering Naughty Dog (the creators of Uncharted 1-3) also developed the amazing multiplayer of Uncharted 2 and 3.