A week later, folks at the office continue to battle through Halo 3 on both campaign and multiplayer modes. Earlier this week, I completed the game on Heroic, and now I look forward to some campaign co-op and some multiplayer with guys here at the office. I also got NBA2K8 and Zelda: Phantom Hourglass to check out before cheering on the Lions against the Redskins.
Outside of Halo 3, the buzz around the office seems to be Team Fortress 2, which is part of Half-Life 2′s uber pack, The Orange Box. A lot of guys are playing the beta and counting down the days until The Orange Box is released next week. I imagine the folks at Valve are pretty pumped about its release so they can go out and start playing Bioshock…poor guys.
Anyhow, here’s what the rest of the folks at the office are playing:
Gavin Carter, Producer: Halo 3, PGR4, On DosBox: Rise of the Dragon, Star Trek 25th Anniversary.
Dan Lee, Environment Artist: Persona 3, Picross DS, and perhaps some PokÃ©mon Diamond to continue the “games that start with the letter â€˜P’” trend.
Cory Dornbusch, Intern: Fallout 1 and 2, and Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts.
Ryan Lea, QA: Super Paper Mario, Dragon Blade, Super Mario Bros. 2 Lost Levels, Sin & Punishment.
Dan Ross, QA: Kingdom Hearts, Guitar Hero 2 and watching Heroes Season 1 on DVD.
Pete Hines: Halo 3, Joan D’Arc, watching Wake beat Duke, moving almost everything in my house from one room to some other room.
Nate Ellis, QA: God of War 2 (finally!), Dragon Blade, Halo? (I’m thinking of going back to the beginning), and WoW.
Phil Nelson, Handsome Philanthropist: Team Fortress 2, BioShock, Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night(200.1% and rising).
Orin Tresnjak, Graphics Programmer: Going for the rest of the gamer points in Oblivion. Maybe also some Phantom Hourglass if I get a chance to pick it up.
Craig Lafferty, Producer: PGR4, Halo3 MP, Zelda Phantom Hourglass DS, Tiger Woods 2008.
Megan Sawyer, Environment Artist: finishing up MySims for DS, playing “catch up on all the stuff I DVR’d this week.”
Will Noble, QA Team Lead: Advance Wars (DS), Dawn of War, World of Warcraft, Team Fortress 2 Beta.
Ricardo Gonzalez, UI Tamer: Fallout 1 (Kung Fu build), Fallout 2 (Badass Sniper build).
Daryl Brigner, Level Designer: Halo 3, Red Orchestra, Team Fortress 2, and finally finishing up Bioshock.
Tim Lamb, Associate Producer: Halo 3 multiplayer.
Matt Ouzounian, Quixotic Assessor: Halo 3 Multiplayer (if Halo and my Router play nice), City of Heroes, attending 3 birthday parties…of course, all of this is reliant on not getting called into work.
Michael Lattanzia, QA: Team Fortress 2, Hellgate:
Dane Olds: Team Fortress 2, Metroid Prime 3, Half-Life 2 Episode 1, Metroid Zero Mission, Super Mario Brothers 2 (Wii VC Japanese version).
Jabarie Brown, Quality Assurance: Halo 3 Multiplayer and Campaign (the Master Chief baby!).
Cory Edwards, World Artist: Team Fortress 2.
Joel Burgess, Lead LD: Halo 3, rooting for DC United, probably some TF2 & Peggle in anticipation of orange box next week.
Aaron Mitschelen, QA Tester: LotRO, Soul Nomad and the World Eaters, Persona 3, WoW, Race Against the Clock: Tax Extension Ediiton.
Jesse Tucker, Level Design: Guitar Hero 2 and UT2004, if I have any time.
Steve Fraden: Tabula Rasa & Ultima Online
Erik Caponi: I’ll be in the woods with my PSP playing Dungeons & Dragons Tactics and I don’t care what you think; I like the game. So there.