What we’re playing: 2008 games!

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Can you believe how fast January came and went? With 2008 kicking into gear, I’m seeing less Mass Effect and The Orange Box and more Rez HD, Poker Smash!, No More Heroes, and Advance Wars: Days of Ruin. Of course, not everyone has moved on. Take Associate Producer Tim Lamb — I did some checking, and it looks like you have to go back to late October to find the last time he wasn’t gung ho for Call of Duty 4.

Here’s what Tim and the rest of the gang are playing over the weekend…

Craig “I Jinxed the Patriots” Lafferty, Producer: Culdcept Saga, Devil May Cry, 4, Poker Smash!, Rez HD, Advance Wars: Days of Ruin DS – yeah, for like 15 minutes each.

Jenna Noland, QA:
No More Heroes.

Gavin Carter, Producer: Nursing my Advance Wars: Days of Ruin addiction. Continuing the slog towards my A-class license in Burnout. Fighting the Tax Man and trying to get the lowest score possible.

Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: Finishing up Uncharted, addicted to Poker Smash!, some Fallout and Rez HD, too.

Mike Dulany, Programmer: Rez HD, No More Heroes, Advanced Wars: Days of Ruin

Erin Losi: Maybe i’ll just spend the whole weekend trying to get the GTA IV website to load.

Ryan Sears, World Artist: Assassin’s Creed, Rez HD, Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, and wishing I had my copy of Culdcept Saga.

Fred Zeleny, Birthday Boy: A little old-school shooting with Contra 4, a lot of celebratory rocking with Rock Band, and a bit more work playing and working on Fallout 3.

Nate Purkeypile, Triangle Mover: TF2, Super Mario Galaxy, DMC4, random demos I’ve missed.

Ryan Salvatore, Art Intern: Bioshock, probably some TF2, and maybe a little Guitar Hero 2.

Mike Lipari: Mario Galaxy, Guitar Hero 3, Fallout 3

Pete Hines: Finally (!) finished Jeanne D’Arc, playing Assassin’s Creed, skate, Fairway Solitaire, Pro Evo (DS), and Peggle

Matt Weil, QA: Sins of a Solar Empire has devoured most of my nights this week and shows no sign of stopping.

Shannon Bailey, Programmer: Xenosaga II, Rez HD, Super Mario Galaxy, Trauma Center: Under the Knife, Hotel Dusk

Michael Wagner, Marketing: Guitar Hero, Blacksite: Area 51

Nghi Huynh, QA: Fallout 2

Orin Tresnjak, Shader Crusader: Jeanne D’Arc, Burnout Paradise, Ratchet & Clank Future

Dan Lee, Environment Artist: Trying to finally finish Pokémon Diamond (DS), playing some No More Heroes (Wii), and for some reason, Burnout 2: Point of Impact (GC).

Jon Paul Duvall, Designer: Bioshock. Rez HD. Various games on my new DS (a new excuse to blame my insomnia on). Geeky board games.

Daryl Brigner, Level Designer: Burnout: Paradise, Mass Effect, Rez HD, and the Experience 112 demo a second time.

Todd “Giants Fans Can Thank Me” Howard: Fallout 3

Mike Lattanzia, QA: Hellgate: London, Rock Band, Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness, maybe some Patapon if I can find the pre-order demo

Aaron Mitschelen, QA: LotRO, Rez HD, Disgaea 3 import

Chris Esko, Systems Programmer: Poker Smash! and Rez HD, Magic: the Gathering, finishing Assassin’s Creed, maybe moving on to Devil May Cry.

Ashley Cheng, Producer: Madden 2008, Scrabulous

Tim “Visor” Lamb, Associate Producer: Making my way through Prestige 7.

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