As many have noticed, we definitely have plenty of folks that take Team Fortress 2 very seriously. In matches against developers from other companies, the Vault 101 Dwellers have amassed a record of 3-0 — beating the likes of Breakaway, Retro and Bioware. Tonight, the boys from Bethesda are aiming their sites on another win, this time against EA Mythic (makers of Dark Age of Camelot). Rumor has it a match against Blizzard…err…Activision Blizzard is being negotiated by Don King…keep an eye out for that.
So will the office team move to 4-0, or will this blog post serve as a jinx? Stay tuned!
Here’s what the Vault 101 Dwellers and everyone else are playing this weekend…
Cory Dornbusch, An Unwashed Villager… err QA Tester: The Witcher, and TF2 – Bethsoft vs. Mythic Friday night…place your bets!
Nate Purkeypile, Uber Pyro: TF2 match against Mythic to hopefully maintain our undefeated streak, Mario Galaxy and sending back my busted Rock Band drums and guitar.
Mike Lattanzia, QA: Hellgate: London (testing out new Blademaster builds), Rock Band, Team Fortress 2, Call of Duty 4 (I finally gave in), Savage 2, Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (getting close to finishing the main story!), Super Mario Galaxy; way too many games right now, I’m almost glad that Smash Bros was delayed.
Matt Ouzounian, Medic: Team Fortress 2 against EA Mythic, and then probably nothing.
Fred Zeleny, Game Designer: TF2, WoW, and more world-touring with my Rock Band Hall of Fame group, “Dogmeat”
Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: Ratchet and Clank Future, Rock Band, possibly Fallout if I can ever get a new mail key.
Adam Adamowicz: Still playing Oblivion, like, 2 years later…
Tim “Visor” Lamb, Associate Producer: COD4.
Jeff Gardiner, Producer: The Witcher, Crackdown.
Orin Tresnjak, GPU Jockey: Geometry Wars Galaxies, Super Mario Galaxy, Assassin’s Creed
Ryan Lea: World of Warcraft, Super Mario Galaxy, Half-Life 2, Snow
Michael Wagner, Marketing: Assassin’s Creed, Metroid Prime: Corruption
Dane Olds, Artist: Mass Effect, Contra 4, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Jason Hammett, QA Engineer: Metroid Prime 3, Twilight Princess, Wolfenstein Enemy Territory
Dan Ross, QA: Fallout 2, possibly some Call of Duty 4 if I can get out to a game store and pick it up.
Joel Burgess, Extreme LD: Dusting off the PS2 w/Culdcept, Shadow of the Colossus.
Shannon Bailey, Programmer: Rock Band, Xenosaga
Nghi Huynh, QA: Super StarDust HD, watching the Packers dominate both sides of the ball.
Pete Hines: World of Warcraft, The Witcher, Crysis, Jeanne D’Arc, Company of Heroes
Mike McGinn, QA: Espgaluda. Espgaluda. And some more Espgaluda. All glory to Cave.
Gary Noonan, Character Animator: Assassin’s Creed, Final Fantasy IX
Jesse Tucker, Level Design: Rock Band, UT, Hexic
Aaron Mitschelen, QA: LotRO, Soul Nomad and the World Eaters.
Ashley Cheng, Producer: Rock Band, NCAA March Madness 2008, World Golf Tour
Angela Browder, Associate Producer: LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Craig Lafferty, Producer: Flatout: Ultimate Carnage, Pinball F/X, Madden 08
Ricardo Gonzalez, HUDologist: WoW and Rock Band. Again. And again. Don’t cry for me; I’m already dead inside…
Nate Ellis, Design Intern: Rock Band, WoW and Lux Delux.