What We're NOT Playing (Sorry 'Gears of War 2,' The PSP)

In the industry's busiest release season, some games are just going to get left behind.

This week, Stephen is skipping out on an entire system, while I'm passing on a huge game release. Patrick is en route to San Francisco after a trip to L.A. so we can only guess that he's definitely not playing a console or computer game at the moment.

Anyway, here's our picks for this round, and why...

Stephen's Not Playing…


Why he's bringing this up yet again: Do they still make games for the PSP in America? What was the last big Sony release, "Secret Agent Clank"? That came out in the spring. Ok. That's unfair. There was an "NBA" game released in October. But, really, it's all about third parties, which are releasing such major PSP games this fall as…. well… there's "Midnight Club Los Angeles" and not much else. Very weird. I could use some PSP games, Sony. "Patapon 2" seems sooo far away.

Tracey's Not Playing...

"Gears of War 2" on Xbox 360

Why she's not playing the game that everyone else is playing: There's no specific reason. I know I'll get to "Gears 2" eventually, but I just don't have the time. With the "World of Warcraft" expansion coming out tonight, I'll be playing my new Death Knight, possibly named Chucknorris, and writing about my experiences in Northrend. Plus, on consoles, I'm looking forward to delving into "Fallout 3" and then "Left4Dead." So sorry Mr. Bleszinski, "Gears 2" will just have to take a backseat for now. Am I the only one who hasn't popped in "Gears 2" yet?