While there are plenty of games out there to be played, Gears of War 2 is getting a lot of talk around the office — particularly for its incredibly addictive Horde mode. This week I lost a fair amount of sleep time battling the horde late into the night with fellow co-workers.
In addition to Gears 2, many are preparing to be zombified by Left 4 Dead — playing the demo over and over. Coming from Valve, this game could become the biggest craze at the office since Team Fortress 2.
Here’s the full rundown of what we’re playing…
Ryan Lea: Fallout 3 or Gears of War 2.
Chris Esko, Gameplay Programmer: Fallout 3, Gears of War 2, Castle Crashers, Dead Rising, Wii Sports.
Fred Zeleny, Dogmeat Wrangler: Enjoying Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, Rock Band 2, Left 4 Dead demo, but somehow finding all of my time going into Incredibots.
Ryan Salvatore, Associate Artist: Civilization IV, WoW (non-Wrath), and Left 4 Dead
Matt Weil: Left 4 Dead, Call of Duty 4.
Craig Lafferty, Producer: Gears of War 2, Resistance 2, Far Cry 2 – it’s 2 week.
Daryl Brigner, Level Designer: Left 4 Dead Demo (PC), and Call of Duty: World at War (PC).
Dan Ross, QA: LittleBigPlanet, Pokemon Emerald/Colosseum, Company of Heroes.
Brent Krische, QA Tester: Lego Batman, Gears of War 2, and PAIN.
Michael Lattanzia, QA: LittleBigPlanet (finally 100% and aced all the levels so it’s time to start creating!), Warhammer Online, Monster Hunter Freedom 2.
Pete Hines: Fallout 3, something else out of the giant pile waiting to be played.
Ashley Cheng, Producer: Gears of War 2, Fable 2, Mirror’s Edge
Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: Gears of War 2, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2, Call of Duty: World at War.