Week after week, folks at the office were picking up the latest “AAA” titles to play, and as a result, I’m guessing most everyone now has a pile of games to play. Luckily, most of the big releases are now out, so we can put away our wallets and focus on the games we’ve got.
Here’s what you’ll see our team playing over the weekend:
Daryl Brigner, Level Designer: Rock Band, Kane and Lynch, and Super Mario Galaxy
Megan Sawyer, Environment Artist: Rock Band, Catz 2, possibly breaking out some older DS games I haven’t played yet like Trace Memory.
Jay Woodward, Death, Shatterer of Worlds: Mass Effect, Star Trek: Conquest.
Pete Hines: Company of Heroes, Assassin’s Creed, Orange Box, Mass Effect
Craig Lafferty, Producer: Assassin’s Creed, Rock Band, Simpsons Game and Wii Sports Bowling with a bunch of kids. Good times.
Nate Purkeypile, Expert Door Creator: TF2, Rock Band, Mass Effect, Assassin’s Creed and Mario Galaxy.
Chris Esko, Systems Programmer: Orange Box, Rock Band, Mass Effect
Nate Ellis, Design Intern: Mass Effect, Assassin’s Creed, WoW and Lux (if you love Risk and haven’t played this drop whatever you’re doing right now and go download the trial).
Nathan “Whasian Sensation” McDyer, Associate Producer: COD4, Rock Band, and lots of Metal on the bass guitar.
Jon Paul Duvall, Designer: Assassins Creed, Rock Band, maybe a little Red Orchestra. Definitely some geeky boardgames.
Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: Orange Box, Super Mario Galaxy, Ratchet and Clank Future, Star Trek: Conquest, Halo 3
Orin Tresnjak, Graphics Programmer: Games I’ve been meaning to get back to: Half Life 2, Cave Story, maybe some Titan Quest.
Ryan Lea, QA: Super Mario Galaxy, WoW, and watching Mason basketball
James Costantino, QA Lead: NHL 08, Gears of War, CoD4
Jesse Tucker, Level Design: HL2 Episode 2, UT3
Jason Little, QA: Gears of War, SK8, Oblivion, Halo 3
Tim “Visor” Lamb, Associate Producer: Call of Duty 4 (in search of more Prestige), Rock Band
Dan Geske, QA: Probably some NCAA 2008, WOW: BC, and (if my new drive arrives in time) some Battle for Middle Earth 1 and 2.
Nghi Huynh, QA: My Xbox360 = dead (R.I.P launch unit), Assassin’s Creed (PS3)
Joel Burgess, Intrepid Scout: Mario Galaxy, Mass Effect, Assassin’s Creed, Rock Band, Bowling (sans wii), Trilby and the Art of Theft, TF2, Toribash
Jonathan Bilodeau, Graphics Programmer: Mass Effect
Gary Noonan, Character Animator: Morrowind GotY- Started on 360 but started over on PC. Using some mods and WOW there are some good ones. As well as some down right jaded/lurid ones that make me feel dirty.
Fred Zeleny, Keeps Going and Going: a little Super Mario Galaxy to relax, some subversive SF0.org social games for fun, and then I’ll be off to catch up on sleep â€“ the game I always win!
Ryan Ashford, QA: Crysis, TF2, Ico
Michael Lattanzia, QA: Rock Band, Hellgate: London, and maybe a little TF2 practice
Dan Ross, QA Tester: Orange Box, Orange Box, and maybe some Orange Box in between bouts of Orange Box.
Michael Wagner, Marketing: Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Hellgate: London
Aaron Mitschelen, QA monkey: LotRO, Orange Box (not Portal or TF2!), Crysis, Gears of War for Windows.
Ashley Cheng, Producer: Mass Effect
Shannon Bailey, Programmer: Persona 3, Mass Effect