With Christmas being early next week, folks at the office have a little extra time to play some games. For those with plenty of vacation time (including folks who already left for the remainder of the year….BTW, I’m jealous), it’s the perfect time to catch up on all the year’s best games.
Since I’m heading out to Las Vegas tonight, I’ll be playing Phantom Hourglass on the plane. After that, I’ll be playing plenty of games, but not ones that require a console. C’mon big money!
Here’s what other folks will be playing…
Rafael Vargas: This week I am playing Mass Effect
Ricardo Gonzalez, Hollow Shell of a Programmer: WoW for now. They say I’ll have to stop to attend Christmas Eve, but I’m working on that. Just a few more feet of extension cord…
Angela Browder, Associate Producer: The Last Express, Golden Compass, Conan, CSI: Hard Evidence, Sam & Max Season One: Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die!
Shannon Bailey, Programmer: Persona 3, Eternal Sonata, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Nate Purkeypile, Rust Expert: Mass Effect, Rock Band, Super Mario Galaxy, PGR4 and honing my skills at backstabbing entire teams in TF2.
Orin Tresnjak, Graphics Programmer: Crysis, Orcs & Elves
Nate Ellis, Design Intern: I’ll be on vacation so it’s all DS, all the time… Puzzle Quest and Brain Age are definitely going to get played. I’m considering picking up Dementium, Geometry Wars: Galaxies, or maybe Lego Star Wars.
Michael Wagner, Marketing: Mass Effect, Hellgate: London
Jesse Tucker, Level Design: Rock Band, UT2k4 (TAM, iCTF), Assassin’s Creed, UT3
Gary Noonan, Character Animator: Not really playing anything, but downloading mod after mod after mod (rinse and repeat) for Oblivion and checking them out so I can steal ideas from fans to make my next billion dollar game. There are some insanely awesome mods out there. TES has the BEST mod-base community ever! You guys and gals rule!
Emil Pagliarulo: Tabula Rasa, World of Warcraft, and the Golden Compass with the kiddies. Remember when I said I swore off MMOs? I lied.
Erin Losi, Marketing: Portal, Half-Life 2
Jared Angus, QA Tester: Mario 64 DS
Aaron Mitschelen, QA: LotRO, Folklore, UT3, Eye of Judgement (WHY is the AI so #$%&@! HARD?!)
Pete Hines: Since I’ll be away from my PC and 360…Picross, Final Fantasy Tactics, Jeanne D’Arc
Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: Phantom Hourglass, Wheel of Fortune, Blackjack, other slots, Uncharted when I get home (so far, it’s fantastic!)
Jason Little: PacMan CE, Zuma, Halo 3, Monolpoly Board Game(Holiday Tradition), Uno
Nathan McDyer, Associate Producer: Rock Band, Neo Geo Battle Coliseum
Craig Lafferty, Producer: Flatout: Ultimate Carnage, The Witcher, The Simpsons Game, Gametap
Matt Ouzounian, Quick Acclamation: Team Fortress 2, Mass Effect… but most of my weekend will not involve gaming.
Dan Geske, QA: If I have a spare moment this weekend, it will probably be something easy and quick to start/ can be dropped at a minute’s notice, like WoW (gringing to 70 with a holy priest ain’t all it’s cracked up to be) or Battle for Middle Earth.