What we’re playing

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This week Splinter Cell: Conviction appears to be the clear cut favorite game folks are playing at the office. Congrats to Ubisoft Montreal on the release of the game. In addition to the latest Sam Fisher adventure, God of War III, Bad Company 2, and Just Cause 2 are getting plenty of playtime with our teams.

Let us know what games are striking your fancy these days…

Deven Winters: Just Cause 2, Splinter Cell: Conviction 360, and Heavy Rain PS3.

Ken Barner: When I’m not too busy for videogames: Morrowind, Icewind Dale, Modern Warfare 2, and FPS co-op campaigns.

Matt Ponton: Splinter Cell: Conviction.

Ryan Salvatore: World of Warcraft, Uncharted, and some other PSN games on my new PS3!

Alistair Hatch: I’m playing “Escape from Europe 3: Dust of Iceland” and also “We wanted cash, not ash.” I hope to finish both.

Nick B: Neptune’s Pride, God of War III, Splinter Cell: Conviction, and StarCraft II.

Caedmon Somers: Batman: Arkham Asylum and NHL 10

Pete Hines: God of War III, Madden 10, and Mass Effect 2.

Louis Riley: MGS 4, God of War 3, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Final Fantasy XIII, and Fat Princess.

Greg Baverstock: Sega Allstar Racing (XB360), Football Manager 2010 (PSP), Battlefield Bad Company 2 (PS3), and Bejeweled 2 (iPod).

Michael Lattanzia: Monster Hunter Tri demo (in preparation for Tuesday! Can’t wait!), Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Lord of the Rings Online, and thinking about playing Monster Hunter Tri on Tuesday.

Todd Vaughn: Bad Company 2.

Shannon Bailey: Lots and lots of music.

Greg Hounson: God of War 3 and Battlefield BC 2

Terry Dunn, Jr.: Dawn of Discovery: Venice.

Rob Bartholomew: Just Cause 2 and WoW… again.

Zack Quarles: Uncharted 2 and the original God of War Collection (yea for finally picking up a PS3!)

George Churchhill: Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Final Fantasy XIII, and Splinter Cell: Conviction.

Peter Sokal: Chaos Rising.

Orin Tresnjak: WarioWare DIY and Just Cause 2.

Nate Purkeypile: Metro 2033 and Team Fortress 2.

Jen Tonon: Splinter Cell: Conviction (sneakysneakySTABYOURFACE) and World of Warcraft (no, I didn’t buy that mount.)

Dan Ross: Final Fantasy XIII, God of War 3, Lord of Ultima beta, and checking out Neptune’s Pride.

Aaron Mitschelen: LotRO, Borderlands, Sakura Wars: So Long, and My Love.

Ryan Lea: Diablo 2!

Ryan Jenkins: Starting up Splinter Cell: Conviction this weekend.

Dan Lee: Pokemon SoulSilver and Mass Effect 2.

Matt Grandstaff: Geometry Wars (iPad), Phantom Hourglass, and Assassin’s Creed 2.

Reader Comments

  1. I bought the desktop version of Bejeweled Blitz, the Facebook app. If you ever want an answer to the question “is implementation worth more than the idea?”, this is the definitive response. I’ve seen a gazillion jewel-matching games, but this is the first I’d call “perfect”.

    I was pretty sceptical about buying a game I could play for free online, but about 10 minutes into the demo, I knew they’d made a sale.

    I also reinstalled Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines. It really is just absolutely charming – the atmosphere, level design, gameplay. It does such a great job of making you feel like you’re in a real place, and the music and characters are just spot on.

  2. [I also reinstalled Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines. It really is just absolutely charming – the atmosphere, level design, gameplay. It does such a great job of making you feel like you’re in a real place, and the music and characters are just spot on.

    Left by Princess Stomper on April 20th, 2010 ]

    Yes i have to see about picking up VAMPIRE THE MASQUERADE: BLOODLINES one of these days. So many people have suggested i play it over the years its not funny my lack of neglect not having done so already :>

    [Ken Barner: When I’m not too busy for videogames: Morrowind, Icewind Dale, Modern Warfare 2, and FPS co-op campaigns.]

    I just picked up THE ULTIMATE ICEWIND DALE COLLECTION about a week ago having never played it and i was amazed at how detailed yet easy it is to get into. It has that commonsense approach of avoiding feature creep while giving the player just enough to enjoy which is quite alot. Kind of like MORROWIND and OBLIVION do. It plays alot like a slower zoomed out version of DRAGON AGE ORIGINS with some great voice acting though some of it does get a bit tongue in cheek at times.

    [Shannon Bailey: Lots and lots of music.]

    I just brought lots and lots of horror movies and japanese anime so i know the feeling. Plenty to indulge in to say the least :D Truly SLITHER translates to dvd perfectly in all its slimey grossness.

    What am playing at the moment:

    DRAGON AGE ORIGINS and the AWAKENING expansion.

    SUPREME COMMANDER 2- real happy i gave this game another try. They’re really on spot with patches too releasing two of them on the same day!

    ICEWIND DALE 2

    MORROWIND heavily modded

    OBLIVION with the mods W.A.C. by Waalx and OSCURO’S OBLIVION OVERHAUL by Sotobrastos

    FALLOUT 3 finally getting some time in the wasteland again with the fantastic FOOK 2 and its recently released 1.1 patch. Most balanced full of surprises version of FOOK 2 yet. Am surprised they didnt call it FOOK 3.

  3. -Fallout 3: I cant stop playing when mods are in :D
    -Metro 2033: Just found out this game is amazing
    -Left 4 Dead 2: Bought it this weekend

    That’s it.

  4. Back to Fallout 3, playing as an inherently evil character. Blew up Megaton, completed “Strictly Business” and still enslaving people mostly raiders and a couple citizens at in Rivet City,collecting ears. Next move is to blow up the Citadel. Oh and I’m killing every single wastelander I find on my travels :) (minus settlers). This should keep me busy until Red Dead Redemption.

  5. Probably finish off The Saboteur (Great game, underrated) this week, a little Battlefield 2, some Dawn of War, Oblivion, and a few days spent in a dark dungeon with the Construction Set, very ideal.

  6. Playing Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening. Then I’ll have lull in playing RPGs and will start playing GTAIV while I wait for Alpha Protocol.

    I didn’t buy it at the time of release and waited until the DLC were available for PC.

  7. Love vampire masquerade. I’ve been playing tons of iPod touch games, because of a school trip. But I may play through vampire masqourade for the third time now.

  8. I’ve been replaying Oblivion since about a few weeks ago. I also replayed and finally finished Quake 4 and played a lot of Prince of Persia (2009) since I found that game for $10 (Canadian).

    I got my eye on Metro 2033, Borderlands, Divinity II and Risen.

  9. [I got my eye on Metro 2033, Borderlands, Divinity II and Risen.

    Left by Doom_Dude on April 21st, 2010 ]

    Divinity II Ego Draconis is one of the most exciting easy to get into rpgs i have played in ages next to Bethesda’s work. Fantastic music. Fantastic graphics. Immersive gameplay. I hope they make a ton of money and make a sequel.

    Metro 2033 is also amazing with thick authentic exacting detail of another world that could have existed. The excruciating Morrowind like detail in another setting.

  10. I loved Splinter Cell, the one down side to the game was that is was short. I recently just started playing Mass Effect 2, I did not finish the first game, I would have to say that the story and the game play have kept me interested in finishing the game.