Guitar Hero is back, and it looks like quite a few people are ready to rock some more. I myself picked up the game this week on 360 with the new Les Paul guitar controller. It’s so choice…if you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up. As for the guy above, I have no idea who he is, but he’s on the blog now.
Here’s what the rest of the guys are playing. We’ll start with our departing design intern, William Killeen…the Company of Heroes crew will miss you!
William Killeen, Design Intern: Team Fortress 2, Company of Heroes, and… um… Boggle… with… lasers…
Gavin Carter, Producer: Going to finish up watching…, I mean playing, Eternal Sonata. Guitar Hero 3 after that as soon as I find the stupid breakaway cable from the end of my guitar controller. Pretty sure my cat got it and hid it somewhere. She can be a jerk like that.
Dane “I got nothing this week” Olds, Artist: Hellgate London, Crysis Single Player Demo, Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles, The Legend of Zelda the Phantom Hourglass, TF21
Ruben Brown, QA Lead: WoW
Pete Hines: Halo 3, Guitar Hero 3, Jeanne D’Arc, Picross
Ricardo Gonzalez, Assistant Regional Manager of ROCK!: Guitar Hero 3, Psychonauts
Angela Browder, Associate Producer: Guitar Hero 3, Puzzle Quest, Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Aaron Mitschelen, QA: Soul Nomad and the World Eaters, LotRO, Hellgate: London, Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness, Jean d’Arc, GrimGrimoire, World in Conflict, Guild Wars, Persona 3, Eye of Judgment (how’d a PS3 game get in here?).
Orin Tresnjak, Graphics Programmer: Traveling this weekend. I’ll probably be playing Phantom Hourglass or Puzzle Quest on the plane.
Craig Lafferty, Producer: Guitar Hero 3, Virtua Fighter 5, Madden 08
Todd Howard: Finishing Orange Box before CoD4 comes out.
Ryan Lea QA: Frolf, Phantom Hourglass, Zack and Wiki
Jabarie “Kaboom Boom!” Brown, Quality Assurance: Team Fortress 2 (Medic! Someone please play a flippin’ Medic!), Portal (Advanced Levels…give me my cakes already!), Halo 3 (Come on Call of Duty 4…), World of Warcraft (They tried to make me go to rehab…I said no, no, no).
Dan Ross, QA Tester: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade, Neverwinter Nights 2, comtemplating Hellgate: London but I think I may have closed enough Oblivi- er “hell gates” for my taste already.
Matt Ouzounian, Quarreling Antagonist: Team Fortress 2 (forget about the rest of the Orange Box), City of Heroes
Ashley Cheng, Production Director: Orange Box
Fred Zeleny, aka Frodo Teabaggins: After kicking some butt in TF2, I’m returning to some classics: playing mind games with The Fool’s Journey, and attempting the full pacifism playthrough in the original Fallout.
Alan Nanes, Designer: Guitar Hero 3 (Xbox360), World of Warcraft (PC), Folklore (PS3)
Nate “Fluffy Bunny” Purkeypile, Astronaut Magician: TF2 and PGR4.
Megan Sawyer, Rockstar: Guitar Hero 3
Larry Waldman, QA: The Darkness (PS3). Maybe a little of Portal (PC), Blue Shift (PC) and Stranglehold (PS3).
Daryl Brigner, Level Designer: Guitar Hero 3, HL2 Coop (Synergy Mod), Crysis SP Demo, Red Orchestra, and Team Fortress 2.
Michael Wagner, Marketing: Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Halo 3 multiplayer
Shannon Bailey, Programmer: Eternal Sonata, Viva Pinata
Nghi Huynh. QA: Gran Turismo 5: Prologue Demo, Ratchet and Clank: FTOD.
Ryan “KA-BOOOM” Ashford, QA: Team Fortress 2
Michael Lattanzia, QA: Hellgate: London
Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: Guitar Hero 3, Half-Life 2.