For a number of folks at the office, the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has been hugely anticipated. When a local GameStop got the game a little earlier than expected on Monday, I noticed plenty of guys fleeing from their desks at lunch. I hope they have plenty of time to play it this weekend, because with the holiday season in full gear, time is precious.
Here’s how we’re spending our weekend…
Tim “Visor” Lamb, Associate Producer: Call of Duty 4
Aaron Mitschelen, QA: LotRO, Soul Nomad and the World Eaters, World in Conflict, Jean d’Arc, Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness, GrimGrimoire, Persona 3, Hellgate: London
Michael Lattanzia, QA: Way too much Hellgate: London, Team Fortress 2â€¨
Dan Ross, QA: Civilization 4, Orange Box/Team Fortress 2, and lifting heavy things for friends.
Kurt Kuhlmann, Designer: Portal, HL2 (again), Company of Heroes (still)
Jonah Lobe, Character Artist: Team Fortress 2, Red Orchestra
Angela Browder, Associate Producer: Call of Duty 4, Puzzle Quest, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
Ryan Ashford, QA: Waiting for Super Mario Galaxy, TF2, Bioshock?
Jonathan Peake, QA: Call of Duty 4, Uncharted demo, Hellgate London, Crysis Demo
Matt Weil, QA: Team Fortress 2, Vampire: Bloodlines, EVE
Craig Lafferty: Call of Duty 4, The Simpson’s Game, Switchball
Ryan Sears, World Artist: Call of Duty 4, Orange Box (dying a lot in TF2), waiting for Super Mario Galaxy.
Fred Zeleny, Aesthematician: Frying fools in TF2, practicing pacifism in Fallout 1, and achieving art in SF0.
Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: Call of Duty 4, Uncharted demo (again!), Half-Life 2, Everyday Shooter
Todd Howard: CoD4. IW shoots…IW SCORES!
Ricardo Gonzalez, Fashionably Late As Usual: Hey, guys! I got The Orange Box; let’s play! Wait, what? Call of What 4?
Justin McSweeney, QA: Orange Box, Planescape: Torment
Michael Wagner, Marketing: Hellgate: London
Nate Ellis, Design Intern: Fallout and WoW (I need a macro that adds this to my what you’re playing list).
Larry Waldman, QA: Stranglehold (almost finished), Clive Barker’s Jericho, Witcher (if my copy shows up), Orange Box.
Dan Geske, QA: Maybe some NCAA Football ’08, but there’s too much normal football to be watched to expect much more.
Joel Burgess, Hall Monitor: Halo 3 co-op, Knytt Stories, TF2
Jennifer Noland, QA: Portal
Jared Angus, QA Tester: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Ryan Salvatore, World Art Intern: Team Fortress 2, Half-Life 2, Shadow of the Colossus
Jeff Sheiman, Graphics Programmer: Team Fortress 2 Practice (Getting ready to take on other game companies and eventually Valve!), Half-Life 2, Halo 3, Gears of War
Ruben Brown, QA Project Lead: More WoW, Hellgate London Demo
Chris Esko, Systems Programmer: Orange Box, Guitar Hero III, Mario Galaxy, board games
Jabarie “Shoryuuuuken” Brown, Quality Assurance: Call of Duty 4 (Xbox Lan party entree), Halo 3 (I AM the Aribiter), Team Fortress 2 (KaBOOM), World of Warcraft (I wish I knew how to quit you).