What we’re playing: Playoffs!? Edition

The holidays have come and gone. Farewell egg nog, holiday parties, and wonderful time off. So what do folks have to look forward to now? Well, since the Redskins had a strong finish, plenty of folks around the office are jacked up for this weekend’s matchup against the Seahawks. Other than that, well…the weekend is always a good time to catch up with the latest games we’re playing…

Orin Tresnjak, Installshield Wrangler: Super Mario Galaxy, Geometry Wars Galaxies (Wii version), Crysis. Maybe breaking out Just Cause for 360 again (such a wonderful, underrated game).

Dan Lee, Environment Artist: Sonic Rush Adventure (DS), Crackdown (360), and Virtua Tennis 3 (360).

Gary Noonan, Character Animator: Was playing and enjoying Mass Effect, but sadly only took me 15 hours to beat. Sooooo, playing Bard’s Tale 360 for old time’s sake.

Craig Lafferty, Producer: Mass Effect, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Rock Band, Mario Party DS with the kids.

Ricardo Gonzalez, Programmer At-Large: Rock Band ( Vocals and Drums ), WoW ( Fire Mage and Holy Priest )

Aaron Mitschelen, QA: LotRO, Soul Nomad and the World Eaters, Bleach: The Blade of Fate (best handheld fighter since SNK vs. Capcom for the Neo Geo Pocket Color!)

Shannon Bailey, Programmer: Rock Band, Guitar Hero III, Xenosaga

Ryan Lea: World of Warcraft, Bioshock, and maybe Call of Duty 4

Mike McGinn, QA: My struggle through B20 in Etrian Odyssey continues dragging out since I am too stubborn to grind and level up. This will go on until I get tired of it and switch over to Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land, which is kind of the same thing but better. If the gods of international shipping have been kind then I will also have my own copy of Umihara Kawase Shun which is the best goddamn platformer ever.

Ashley Cheng, Producer: The Witcher, Mass Effect, Super Mario Galaxy

Ryan Ashford, QA: Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations, Team Fortress 2, Ico

Dan Ross, QA: Finishing Half-Life 2: Episode 1, a little Dawn of War: Dark Crusade, and if I have time maybe some Final Fantasy XII.

Michael Lattanzia, QA: Hellgate: London, Rockband, Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness, Monster Hunter Freedom 2, Team Fortress 2

Tim “Visor” Lamb, Associate Producer: COD4 still! Prestige is addictive.

Mike Dulany, Programmer: Contra 4, Rock Band

Jonathan Bilodeau, Graphics Programmer: Mass Effect (3rd play through)

Nate Ellis, Design Intern: Sim City (DS), Rock Band, and WoW.

Erin Losi, Marketing: Orange Box – still

Megan Sawyer, Artist: Clubhouse games on DS, Raving Rabbids 2, and lots of scrabble.

Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: Contra 4, Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Uncharted, Scene It

Daryl Brigner, Level Designer: Portal SDK, and The Witcher,

Fred Zeleny, Wasteland Scavenger: Rock Band, TF2, World of Warcraft, Fallout 1, and longing for Advance Wars: Days of Ruin.

Ryan Salvatore, World Art Intern: Finally got Bioshock, but I’ll probably also find time for Team Fortress 2 and Portal, and I might bust out the PS2 to give Odin Sphere a try.

Pete Hines: Bioshock, Jeanne D’ Arc, Picross, Crysis, The Witcher, CoH

Nate Purkeypile, Triangle Wrangler: Super Mario Galaxy, TF2 and Call of Duty 4.

Gavin Carter, Producer: Metal Slug 3 XBLA, and playing the Ocean King Temple yet again in Phantom Hourglass.

Dane “Brawny Man” Olds: Mass Effect, Contra 4, DOOM XBLA

Cory “Chief Medic of [V101]” Dornbusch, QA Tester: TF2 for the PC after work and then Dirt for the 360 with my new Racing wheel I got during the holiday. Yeah!

Todd Howard: That’s So Raven: Psychic on the Scene, Hannah Montana DS, The Cheetah Girls (GBA)…(he’s out of the office so we just guessed at what he might be playing)

Reader Comments

  1. An NFL team, in the play-offs. Don’t you watch the poll on the left-hand column?

    That was one crazy game, the Jags-Steelers one, and the Steelers lost by a fingernail (or a Ben fumble, whatever).

    Good game, tough loss