Weekend, what are you playing?

Oxtopus First weekend of 2012 and I hope you all had a great time during the holidays. What a year 2011 has been an amazing year for video games. I bet most of you still have 2011 games in the back burner, I know I do. So, what are you playing?

Migoy: Finally got my PSP-3000 analog stick replaced so now I can play PSP games on the feed again. Also got the much needed D-pad replaced on my DS Lite because the right button had been super hard to press for the longest time so the handhelds got a partial makeover in their internals. As for games, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is still getting a lot of attention from me even though I suck at the game and suck even more online (lag or not-as-much lag). Got to borrow Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 from a friend along with DiRT3 and since I also got some much needed component cables for Ziggy, I can actually read text on screen now. So aside from Naruto on the PS3, I have also been spending a lot of time with Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact on the PSP, that game grew on me. Last but not least, popped in Monster Hunter Tri. Also got Wii component cables some time ago and with Monster Hunter being so text heavy with all the stats and the equipment and the item fusing etc, yeah, not so fun to have to squint all the time. I may still be stuck in the Standard Definition past but the component cables are a GREAT help, I shoulda got them cables long ago. I do have another problem though, I still see video noise when I boot up the Wii, even with the new cables and from what I’ve read on the interwebs, it might be a burned graphics card or a burned motherboard so I gotta get that fixed up soon too. Oh hum.

Quash: Been playing Dota 2 this weekend. Got the beta access from Steam and so far..... its the same game with better graphics. Slight changes with items but the initial gameplay is exactly the same. No ETA on the release of Dota 2 but at its current state, it still needs time. Matchmaking still needs work, hero balancing and I'm curious to how the leveling in this game works. The feature is not working yet so I'm very curious on what you earn as you progress through the levels. It can be fun at times but some games can be a pain in the ass thanks to dumb players.