Between this week’s What We’re Playing and my Xbox LIVE friends’ list, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a game getting more playtime than last week’s big release from Rockstar — Red Dead Redemption. In the short list below, 23 guys guys are playing it, and as I look at my friends’ list on LIVE, 29 people are playing it at this minute.
On top of RDR, the past week has seen the release of several other popular titles — including Alan Wake, Split/Second, and Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Check out the full What We’re Playing list below…
Matt Ponton: Super Street Fighter IV and Mini Ninjas.
Matt Grandstaff: Splinter Cell: Conviction (just finished it), Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption, FIFA World Cup, and possibly Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Matt Weil: League of Legends, Neptune’s Pride, and Final Fantasy on my phone.
Matt Killmon: StarCraft II Beta (getting killed), Alan Wake (getting scared), and Final Fantasy XIII.
Daryl Brigner: Red Dead Redemption (Hint: If you park your horse over your prey you can skip the skinning animation.)
Gary Powell: Red Dead Redemption, Way Of The Samurai 3, and Halo: ODST.
Orin Tresnjak: 3D Dot Game Heroes, and checking out this Red Dead Redemption thing everyone on my friend list was playing last night.
Jon DeVriendt: StarCraft II, Red Dead Redemption, and Alan Wake.
Caedmon Somers: Yup, Red Dead Redemption.
Michael Aubuchon: Red Dead Redemption.
Jay Woodward: Red Dead Redemption.
Jeff Senita: Red Dead Redemption, & StarCraft 2 Beta.
Michael Musick: Red Dead.
Dan Silva, QA: Alan Wake.
Steve Cornett: Red Dead Redemption and Bioshock 2.
Pete Hines: God of War III and Mass Effect 2.
Craig Lafferty: That Cowboy Game and Split/Second.
Ryan Jenkins: Red Dead Redemption.
Ryan Lea: Red Dead Redemption, Alan Wake, and Diablo 2.
Jon Paul Duvall: Mount&Blade: Warband, and of course, Red Dead Redemption.
Paul Graber: Lost Planet 2 and Red Dead Redemption.
Ken Barner: I’m playing the drums and last night I played some waitress game on Adult Swim where you work in a prison.
Aaron Mitschelen: Alan Wake (too few people are playing this!), LotRO, and Red Dead Redemption.
Splinter Cell: Conviction, Bad Company 2, Red Dead Redemption, and Split/Second.
Joseph Mueller: This weekend I plan on playing Borderlands DLC with friends and Super Mario Galaxy 2 (hopefully), but I’m actually going to the Orioles vs Nats game tomorrow. (Not a fan of either, but I am a fan of the Nats’ stadiums’ margaritas)
Ian Rogers: Staying up way too late playing Mass Effect 2 and wishing I was playing Red Dead Redemption.
Jeff “Bronson Beau” Browne: Busting out every poker game I play in Red Dead Redemption.
Joel “ Hickory Dixon” Burgess: Observing the fauna in Red Dead Redemption, and then skinning it.
Andrew Scharf: Final Fantasy XIII and Splinter Cell: Conviction.
George Churchill: Left 4 Dead 2 and Red Dead Redemption.
Emil Pagliarulo: Red Dead Redemption, Alan Wake, Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper, and MLB 2K10 — all on 360.
Michael Lattanzia: Monster Hunter Tri (Beating things to death with a giant shark! Yes, I said WITH a giant shark as my weapon), Lord of the Rings Online, and Red Dead Redemption.
Shanes Liesegang: Red Dead Redemption (naturally), possibly some more 3D Dot Game Heroes, and paintball.