There’s plenty of great new games to be played this week (Dawn of War II, Halo Wars, GTA IV: The Lost and Damned), but the office was certainly a buzz over the release of Street Fighter IV. Talking with others at the office, it definitely feels like an arcade experience when you’re playing against other guys online. As I type, I’m nursing some pretty severe thumb blisters.Here’s hoping we can generate some interest for an office tournament played within our theater. That would be amazing.
We hope you’re all having a great weekend. Let us know what games you’ve been playing…
Dan Lee, Artist: Retro Game Challenge (DS), Street Fighter IV (360), Rockband 2 (360), Valkyria Chronicles (PS3)
Joel Burgess: GTAIV, Gears of War 2, Morrowind.
Liz Beetem: Dawn of War 2 and House of the Dead: Overkill, which is awesome and anyone who likes horror anything should buy it! It is the Dead Alive of videogames.
Kurt Kuhlmann, Designer: Prince of Persia, Dawn of War II.
Chris Esko, Gameplay Programmer: Finishing up Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, Gear of War 2 – Horde mode, Fallout 3.
Mike Dulany, Programmer: Street Fighter IV, Flower
Mark Teare, Artist: Fallout 3, Monster Hunter Freedom 2, NHL 09, Skate 2, Mirrors Edge.
Dan Ross, QA: Left 4 Dead, Dawn of War II, LittleBigPlanet.
Fred Zeleny, Fancy Pants Writer-Guy: Burnout Paradise, Street Fighter IV, and counting the seconds until the release of Puzzle Quest: Galactrix.
Jay Woodward, AI Programmer: GTA: The Lost and Damned, and probably the Battlestar Galactica boardgame (frakkin’ toasters!).
Dane Olds, Artist: Dawn of War II, Street Fighter 4, Chrono Trigger DS.
Jeff Gardiner, Producer: Dawn of War 2, NWN 2: Mask of the Betrayer.
Shannon Bailey, Programmer: Shin Megami Tensei 2, Valkyria Chronicles.
Craig Lafferty, Producer: Street Fighter IV, F.E.A.R. 2, Dawn of War II, World of Warcraft.
Ryan Lea, Programmer: Deadly Creatures, Pokemon Fire Red.
Ben Carnow, Trog Wrangler: I’m playing Dawn of War 2, and House of the Dead: Overkill. If you have any love for the lightgun genre, exploitation films or things of quality you should purchase Overkill. A crazy-polished experience and some of the most condensed fun I’ve had with a game in ages.
Daryl Brigner, Level Designer: The Lost and Damned, Team Fortress 2 (PC), Left 4 Dead (PC), and Empire: Total War Demo.
Gary Noonan, Animator: The Witcher EE.
Michael Lattanzia, QA: Noby Noby Boy, Burnout Paradise, Rock Band 2, Monster Hunter Freedom 2… and more XNA programming!
Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: Street Fighter IV, Noby Noby Boy, The Lost and Damned, Fable 2, and Flower.