Because of the holidays, this was the first week back at the office for many folks, and boy, did it feel like a long week. This week’s “What we’re playing” is coming a little late, because as soon as I got home on Friday, all I wanted to do is relax and play games — finishing Dead Space and finally getting to Left 4 Dead.
Here’s this week’s rundown. Tell us what you’ve been playing this weekend.
Emil Pagliarulo, Fallout 3 Lead Designer & Writer: King’s Bounty (pictured above), Dead Space, World of Warcraft, Mount and Blade, and Tomb Raider: Underworld.
Craig Lafferty, Producer: Kings Bounty, LittleBigPlanet, Midnight Club: LA, iPhone.
Ryan Lea, Programmer: Valkaryia Chronicles!
Orin Tresnjak, Graphics Programmer: Ninja Gaiden 2, Red Alert 3, Prince of Persia.
Andrew Scharf: Fable 2, Beyond Good and Evil, and just started playing Persona 4… which will probably take up all of my time the next month or so.
Ashley Cheng, Producer: GTA IV, Prince of Persia, Fable 2.
Chris Esko, Gameplay Programmer: Banjo & Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, Left 4 Dead, Street Fighter 2 HD Turbo Remix, Hinterland.
Pete Hines: Gears of War 2, Left 4 Dead.
Sam Bernstein, QA Tester: Left 4 Dead, Braid, and Final Fantasy VII.
Adam Adamowicz: Fallout 3, baby.
Tim Lamb, Producer: COD4 mostly.
Brett Douville, Systems Code Wrangler: Left 4 Dead, Ivory Tiles (a great iPhone puzzle game), and the odd little bit of WoW.
Michael Lattanzia, QA: Fable 2, Warhammer Online, Animal Crossing: Wild World, Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (on my Japanese special edition Monster Hunter PSP), Rock Band 2, Gears of War 2, Sacred 2… Whew, I’m finally able to start catching up on games.
Brent Krische, QA Tester: Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Wii Fit, and various Xbox Live Arcade and Community game trials.
Matt Weil: Mount & Blade, X3: Terran Conflict, Left 4 Dead.
Rob Clark, QA: CoD:World at War, WoW, Left 4 Dead.
Gary Noonan, Animator: Will be stuck in the garage all weekend tearing down the engine on my VX…. no time for games.
Mark Lampert, Audio Director: Grand Theft Auto IV.
Matt Killmon, Video Producer: LittleBigPlanet, Prince of Persia, Fallout 3.
Nate Purkeypile, Panda Researcher: World of Goo, The Witcher and Call of Duty: World at War.
Dan Ross, QA: LittleBigPlanet, Civilization 4, Pokemon Emerald.