This is the slow season for major new game releases. So what have you been playin? XBox just had the summer of arcade and all the gaming media types are talking about Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons comparing it to Braid and Journey (former indie game darlings). Also Steam just had it's annual Steam Sale. So what are you playing? Are you deep into your back catalog or just taking the summer off?
Besides hours of Borderlands 2, I've been playing two tower defense games, oddly enough not on the iPad but on the XBox and on Steam. On the 360 I'm playing Defense Grid. On Steam I'm playing Prime World: Defenders. Defense Grid is available on Steam but I got it for free with XBox Live Gold. I'm kinda stuck near the end of the first campaign on it but it seems cool enough and I purchased the Portal expansion (good work Microsoft giving away a free game and marketing DLC for it). Prime World: Defenders is a tower defense game with cards that you earn and can "buy" with coins you earn from playing. Shockingly there are no micro transactions in the game. You upgrade your towers by collecting and combining cards. It's a pretty good tower defense game. Speaking of collectable cards, the other game I'm playing is Magic the Gathering 2013 on the ipad. If you're hooked on that crack you know what I'm talking about.. Also various other iPad games not worth mentioning here. Oh, and I broke out Saints Row the Third on the XBox 360 today in anticipation of GTA V.