TGIF…another week goes by, and our developers can get back to doing what they love best…playing games. It’s funny when I send out an e-mail to these guys because 5 minutes after I hit send, I can look in my inbox and see that 50 people have already submitted something.
Jay Woodward, AI Programmer: the UNN Nightwalker campaign for System Shock 2,
Cory Edwards, World Artist: Beat Metroid Prime 3, now playing Bioshock.
Jeff Browne, Level Designer: Red Orchestra, FO3, maybe Bioshock, but most of the weekend will be spent fishing and getting outdoors.
Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing: NCAA Football 2008 (Go Wake!) and Bioshock
Mike McGinn, QA: Fifth stratum in Etrian Odyssey, case three in Phoenix Wright, and trying to finish up Dotstream and Orbital.
Ryan Salvatore, QA Tester: Camping and River Rafting in Pennsylvania Cobra Triangle style.
Jared Angus, QA Tester: DotA and WoW Arena custom maps for Warcraft 3
Tony Greco, artiste: Looking forward to trying Knytt Stories, Viva Pinata, and Halo 2 to prepare for Megatonz day.
Hal Jenkins: Tabula Rasa Beta
Nghi Huynh, QA: Playing Heavenly Sword, Metroid Prime 3. Poor Michigan, we hardly knew thee.
Jonathan Bilodeau, Graphics Programmer: Blue Dragon and Two Worlds.
Ryan Ashford (QA): Bioshock, Ico
Dan Ross, QA: Guitar Hero 2, Rise of Nations, Checkers – the boardgame one. No, really!
Shannon Bailey, Associate Programmer: Still trudging through Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne.
Gary Noonan, Character Animator: The 12 Hour Sleepening (Saturday and Sunday expansions)
Matt Ouzounian, QA: Star Trek Conquest (work counts, right?), finishing Arcanum, City of Heroes, praying Michigan State loses big, and watching 3:10 to Yuma.
Garrett Maloney, QA: NCAA 08
Tim Lamb, Golf God: Skate, COD4 Beta, Tiger Woods 08
Gavin Carter, Producer: Getting murdered by Tim Lamb in the Call of Duty 4 beta, fighting the urge to throw Blue Dragon out of a window, and vainly striving for more Puzzle Fighter achievements.
Megan Sawyer, Environment Artist: playing Rune Factory for the DS
Todd Howard, Executive Producer: CoD4 Beta and reliving my NCAA Football win over Gstaff (too bad the real game will not work out as well).
Nate Purkeypile, World Artist: Playing the COD4 Beta and Quake Wars to pass time until the TF2 beta.
Fred Zeleny, Wordwright: Touch Detective, Odin’s Sphere, whatever I happen to find on playthisthing.com while drinking beer and cheering for the Steelers.
Justin Sweeney, QA Tester: Playing Bioshock, Ultimate Alliance, Gears of War multiplayer, and trying for that final achievement in Streets of Rage 2.
Andrew Barron, Artist: COD 4 beta, Blue Dragon.
Dan “Dancing Bear” Geske, QA: Guitar Hero 80s; Chips, Beer, and Football starring The Couch and 82 Inch Wide Screen Projector TV.
Craig Lafferty Producer: Skate, Stranglehold, Tiger Woods 08, Madden 08 and maybe some Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on Live Arcade.
Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: Finishing Bioshock, starting Stranglehold, praying that Michigan beats Notre Dame so I don’t have to sing the fight song to Todd.
Nate Ellis, QA: Bioshock, Hotel Dusk, WoW (as usual), and maybe Metroid Prime 3 if I feel like I have the time/extra cash.
Ricardo Gonzalez, Keeper of the HUD: Oblivion ( time to finally finish that main quest line )
Ben Barreras: QA: Twilight Princess, Neverwinter Nights 2, Beer Pong
Ryan Lea, QA: Getting every ounce of RE4 story by finishing Separate Ways…After that I’m not sure.
Cory Dornbusch, QA Intern: Fallout 1 and 2 (Found my Jewel Case copy in storage!), and Battlefield Apocalypse (Battlefield 2 MOD).
Nathan McDyer, Associate Producer: Buying Skate, making sure Tim Lamb doesn’t top my kill streak in the Call of Duty 4 Beta
Terry Dunn, QA Intern: WoW, Classic Black and White LAN, Counterstrike LAN.
Ryan Sears, World Artist: Finishing The Darkness, Call of Duty 4 Beta, The Lord of the Rings Online, Picross DS.
Orin Tresnjak, Graphics Programmer: Painting some Warhammer figures (Black Orcs and Necron Warriors at the moment). Finishing Bioshock.
Mike Dulany, Programmer: Bioshock, Metroid Prime 3, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
Louis Riley, QA Tester: Playing Jeanne D’Arc over a 7.5 hour flight
Steve Fraden, QA: Tabula Rasa
Noah Berry, Artist: PC - Ultima VII: The Black Gate, Redguard, Fallout, Death Gate, Thief: The Dark Project/Gold 360 – Call of Duty 3, Guitar Hero II
Mike Lattanzia, QA: Monster Hunter Freedom 2, Skate maybe if I pick it up
Aaron Mitschelen, QA: Persona 3, LotRO, Civilization 4, WoW
John Pisano, QA: Tabula Rasa Beta, Incursion, Dwarf Fortress, Odin Sphere, Persona 3