Welcome back to another edition of What We’re Playing. This time around the most noticeable trend I saw is that plenty of folks are eagerly anticipating Mass Effect 2 (surprise!), which will be released a few hours from now. For many, this also means getting through the first game — either for the first time, perhaps for some, the fourth time.
In addition to Mass Effect, here’s the other games people are playing…
Ryan Sheppard Jenkins: Mass Effect 1 in anticipation of Mass Effect 2.
Aaron Mitschelen, QA: Mass Effect. Gotta finish that second play through before ME2 on Tuesday! (Maybe Prinny: Can I Really be the Hero? if I get off the couch for some reason.)
Peter Sokal: Uncharted 2 and Darksiders, attempting to beat both before Mass Effect 2 comes out and consumes me.
Justin Schram: Bayonetta this weekend and anticipating Mass Effect 2 on Tuesday!
Michael Musick: Finishing up Darksiders, replaying the original Mass Effect before picking up the sequel, and my new favorite casual game â€“ Critter Crunch.
Ashley Cheng: Borderlands, Madden 10, Poker and Swords, and waiting for Mass Effect 2!!!!!
Ricardo Gonzalez, Programmer…Innnnn Spaaaaace: Lots of Mass Effect, in preparation for even more Mass Effect 2 next week. Squee!
Orin Tresnjak: A little bit of World of Warcraft. Man, it’s changed a lot since I last played it. Also Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.
Caedmon Somers: Dirt 2 and Batman: Arkham Asylum.
Dan Ross: Getting back into some Company of Heroes, maybe some Burnout: Paradise, and hopefully some tabletop time with Malifaux.
Colin Doyle: Eternal Sonata, Assassin’s Creed, and Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers.
Emil Pagliarulo: Divinity 2: Eco Draconis (360), Star Trek Online Open Beta (PC), and Army of Two: the 40th Day (360).
Jon DeVriendt: Darksiders, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Quake Live, League of Legends, Company of Heroes, and Torchlight.
Brent Krische: Wolfenstein 3D (XBLA), Spear of Destiny (PC), Bookworm Adventures, Muscle March, and hopefully Zombie VS Ambulance over the weekend.
Dane Olds: Heavy Mach 2 on the iPhone. It’s a great little Mech RPG. I’ll also be working on my platinum trophy in Demon’s Souls. Just two more trophies to go!
Gary Noonan, Character Animator: Fallout3 GotY…. go figure.
Michael Lattanzia: Entropia Universe, Batman: Arkham Asylum (Finally), Champions Online, Lego Rock Band, and Malifaux (tabletop game).
Cory Dornbusch: All on the 360 Boarderlands Co-op, L4d2, Bioshock 1, and The Saboteur. No gaming graphics card is makes this PC gamer very sad on the couch.
Greg Hounsom: Mostly Left 4 Dead 2, but also playing Trails HD (trying nail expert level), Borderlands, and clan parties in MW 2.
Tom Lassanske: Empire: Total War (while waiting for “Napoleon: Total War”).
Sean Palomino: Assassin’s Creed 2, Bionic Commando, and Darksiders.
Shane Liesegang: Way too much Star Trek: Online, going back in time with some System Shock and Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
Mike Dulany: Bayonetta, Street Fighter IV, and probably some Spirit Tracks.
Alistair Hatch: I hope to finally finish Assassins Creed 2! Then plan to get back into Borderlands with some co-op play and also give some proper attention to Bayonetta.
Matt Ponton: Dead or Alive 2: Ultimate, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, and Fatal Frame IV.
Natalie Gausden: Fallout 3, and then when I get tired of the killing — Professor Layton.
Zack Quarles: Left 4 Dead 2, Deadspace (again), and Metroid Prime trilogy
Matt Grandstaff: Finished Borderlands and now moving to its DLC. Getting ready for the playoffs in our Madden 10 league (more on that later), Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time, and flirting with the idea of finally getting back to Mass Effect 1.