So because nearly everyone in the ZeniMax family is playing Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2, and I already mentioned it this week, I thought I’d share a little game Nick introduced me to last week that I’ve become obsessed with. It’s called Basketball, and it’s available to play for here…for free!
Now I’m already a basketball fan — my cat’s name is Chauncey Billups and I tried to name another Tayshauna Princess — but I’m pretty sure anyone out there will enjoy this game. The point-and-click shooting method offers quite the challenge, but it’s quite rewarding when you get good — especially since you can compete against hundreds of other players every three minutes. As I was writing this, I decided to play around and was giddy about making my first 10 shots in a row. Thanks Nick…I’m obsessed.
When you need a break from Mass Effect or whatever you’re playing, give it a shot. And now, the rest of the games we’re playing…
Nate Purkeypile: Mass Effect 2. I have Space Fever.
Megan Sawyer: Star Trek Online and Mass Effect 2.
Jay Woodward: Mass Effect 2.
Amber Hinden: Mass Effect 2, Bayonetta, Dragon Age, and Darksiders.
Steve Perkins: Borderlands, Torchlight, Machinarium, Ponzi Inc. (Facebook), Battleship (iPhone), and The Horrible Vikings (iPhone).
Josh Mosby: Online Games: Basketball — with a high rank of 135!
Matt Weil: Bad Company 2, Global Agenda, Torchlight, Killing Floor and Civilization 4
Robert Memmott: Retro Week! Master of Orion 2, Civ 4 (Fall from Heaven mod), Dwarf Fortress, and Wizardry 7.
Dave Ratti: Assassin’s Creed 2, Disgaea 3, and Super Street Fighter II HD Remix.
Caedmon Somers: Modern Warfare 2.
Peter Sokal: Mass Effect 2 and the Bad Company 2 Beta.
Craig Lafferty: Mass Effect 2, Swords & Poker (iPhone).
Pete Hines: Modern Warfare 2, Madden 10, Professor Layton, and Uncharted 2.
Rob Bartholomew: World of Warcraft, Bayonetta and hopefully a the end of Mass Effect before I pick up 2.
Brett Douville, Keeper of the Frame: Dragon Age, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, perhaps some Spirit Tracks… and definitely some more Dominion.
Michael Wagner: Dragon Age. Mass Effect will have to wait.
Ala Diaz: Dragon Age, WoW, and Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time.
Jason Bergman: Mass Effect 2 and Rock Band 2.
Michael Lattanzia, QA: Entropia Universe, Monster Hunter Freedom 2, eagerly awaiting White Knight Chronicles, and painting miniatures so I can play Malifaux.
Henning Seljenes: FIFA 10, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass while on the metro, Mass Effect 1 to prepare for 2, Dragon Age: Origins, and Assassin’s Creed II.
Ryan Lea: Uncharted 2.
Greg Ruddick: Mass Effect 2, Worms: Armageddon 2, and Fallout 3.
Shane Liesegang: Star Trek Online and Mass Effect.
Ashley Cheng: Mass Effect 2, Sword and Poker, The Quest (aka Daggerfall on my iPhone!), and Madden 10.
Dane Olds: Mass Effect 2.
Tihana Tresnjak-Smith: Demon’s Souls, obsessively.
Mark Lampert, Audio Director: Mass Effect 2 and Agricola.
Orin Tresnjak: World of Warcraft has sunk its hooks into me yet again. Thank goodness I have a really short attention span.
Ryan Jenkins: Mass Effect 2 and King’s Bounty.
Aaron Mitschelen: Mass Effect 2.
Matt Grandstaff: Basketball, Mass Effect, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and Madden 10.
Andrew Scharf: Finishing up Uncharted 2, Mass Effect 2, Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story, and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.
Alistair Hatch: Just finished Assassin’s Creed 2. Thought it was great with good improvements on the original. Can’t stop playing Trials HD at the moment.
Devin Winters: Assassins Creed II, MW2, Uncharted2, and now I’ve started playing Kameo.
Greg Baverstock: Football Manager 2010 (PC & PSP); Broken Sword Directors Cut (NDS); Bayonetta (XB360) and Crazy Taxi (Dreamcast). Yes, a retro moment.