What we’re playing

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Surprise! With the release of Halo: Reach this week, many of our employees are checking out Bungie’s swan song to the series. In addition to Halo, popular picks include Minecraft, Recettear, and NCAA Football 11.

Let us know the games you’re playing this week. And who knows, maybe we’ll run into you while playing Reach.

Alistair Hatch: Halo: Reach.

Dan “Fancypants” Geske, QA: NCAA Football 11, if I can get my hands on a copy.

Jeff Senita: StarCraft 2!

Greg Baverstock: Halo: Reach, Football Manager 2010, DiRT 2, and Mafia II.

Jordan Ziegler: NCAA Football 11 and Borderlands.

Aaron Mitschelen: Recettear. Which is what you ALL should be playing.

Andrew Poff: Halo: Reach and Mass Effect 2.

Daryl Brigner: Minecraft, Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale (try the demo on Steam), and maybe Borderlands.

Brent Krische: Trying to get the Chaudown trophy in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and going after the Raider Matron in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. May also play episode 1 of Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse if time permits.

Craig Lafferty: Halo: Reach and GTA: Chinatown Wars on iPad.

Ryan Ashford: MINECRAFT.

Ricardo Graham: I am playing Halo: Reach, Final Fantasy XIV, Red Dead Redemption, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Pokémon Ruby, and the original Super Mario Brothers for Nintendo.

Jeremy Bryant: Reach, Limbo, and Darksiders.

Mike Onufrak: Sonic Adventure 2 Battle (I re-introduced my girlfriend to the chao-garden….), Team Fortress 2, Puzzle Fighter Turbo, and hopefully Limbo if I get around to it.

Liam Wade: Halo: Reach all weekend long!!

Erin Losi: Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Max Cameron: Halo: Reach and Monday Night Combat.

Greg Ruddick: Batman: Arkham Asylum and Just Cause 2 — both on my new GeForce GTX 460.

Michael Musick: Halo: Reach, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, and Mafia II.

Andrew Buscaglio: Halo: Reach

Rob Bartholomew: Halo: Reach, The Club (most unappreciated game ever), and Tales of Vesperia.

Jeff Gardiner: Warhammer Fantasy Battle: High Elves and Warhammer 40K: Chaos Space Marines.

Louis Riley: Alpha Protocol, Fallout 3, and Rogue Warrior.

Michael Lattanzia: Lord of the Rings Online, Monster Hunter Tri, Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale, and drooling over previews of Civilization V. Oh, and more Malifaux miniatures painting.

Marisa Lyon: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Brink, and a dash of Rogue Warrior.

Dan Ross: Fallout: New Vegas, Starcraft II and Lord of the Rings Online.

Ashley Cheng: Halo: Reach, NCAA Football 11, and Carcassonne iPhone/iPad.

Shane Liesegang: Oblivion: Nehrim mod and finally returning to Dragon Age.

Peter Sokal: Halo: Reach and NHL 11.

Nate Purkeypile: TF2, Warhammer 40k tabletop, and staring at the icon on my desktop for Civ 5.

Mark Lampert: Minecraft

Matt Grandstaff: Halo: Reach, Shank, and Metroid: Other M.

I am playing Halo: Reach, Final Fantasy XIV, Red Dead Redemption, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Pokémon Ruby, and the original Super Mario Brothers for Nintendo.

Reader Comments

  1. [Shane Liesegang: Oblivion: Nehrim mod]

    Yes a fantastic work with mind shattering professional quality craftmanship. If ever someone should be hired to do an expansion for TES V these people would qualify big time.

    Am also playing-

    ELEMENTAL WAR OF MAGIC- with the just released 1.08 patch.
    STARCRAFT 2
    FALLOUT 3 GOTY
    OBLIVION GOTY
    MORROWIND GOTY
    ELVEN LEGACY
    SACRED 2

    Looking forward to playing CIVILIZATION V as the release date draws near.

  2. I think I’ve played myself into a corner with Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines. I have a werewolf attacking me that I cannot harm, but it’s taking loads of my health, so I’m having a miserable time trying to outrun it while having to reload constantly when it kills me. :(

    I’m taking a pause to actually do some modding for once, and then will put VTMB on the backburner for a while and check out the Nehrim mod, along with DLCs for ME2 and Dragon Age: Origins.

  3. [Princess Stomper wrote on September 19th, 2010

    I think I’ve played myself into a corner with Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines. I have a werewolf attacking me that I cannot harm, but it’s taking loads of my health, so I’m having a miserable time trying to outrun it while having to reload constantly when it kills me. ]

    Have you tried loading a save before you encounter the werewolf. My brother inlaw had a similar problem in HALF LIFE when facing the last boss whose health would not go down for anything. He finally reloaded a previous save which was before combat and he killed the last boss much more quicker.

  4. Finished Episodes from Liberty City. Ending of The Lost and Damned made me feel depressed, having no Motorclub and no clubhouse and the only place to sleep is a crack house. The protagonist is in a worse situation than in the beginning. Ending was more upbeat for the Balad of Gay Tony, but I hated the keyboard/mouse controls for the helicopter and there were alot of helicopter missions. Protagonist is at rouglhy the same situation as in the beginning, but there is more hope for the future. I really enjoyed seeing the common thread (the Diamonds) of the three stories from different perspectives, come together.

    Finally finished Batman Arkham Asylum, I didn’t play for several months because of the Killer Croc level. Great action-adventure.

    Reinstalled and started playing Gothic 3 again with community patch.

    And installed and played Metro 2033 demo.

  5. [Princess Stomper wrote on September 19th, 2010

    I think I’ve played myself into a corner with Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines. I have a werewolf attacking me that I cannot harm, but it’s taking loads of my health, so I’m having a miserable time trying to outrun it while having to reload constantly when it kills me. ]

    Actually all u have to do is to just keeping on running( I would recommend running in circles around the trees) till the tram arrives(probably 2 mins).

  6. Playing Deus Ex and Deus Ex: Invisible War in preparation for the third Deus Ex – Human Revolution! Can’t wait for that game!

    P.S. Halo: Reach is a total LAME!!! Basically, it’s a Halo 1 with updated graphics, gameplay and… jetpacks. That’s all about it.

  7. Actually, I’m currently playing an oldie (Fallout 2) at the moment, as I am waiting for the release of Fallout: New Vegas (I’m so excited to play New Vegas. The moment it was available for pre-order I immediately got online and ordered it, as well as the collector’s edition of the game guide). So now, I’ve been playing all of the Fallout games until I get my hands on New Vegas. ^.^ (I suppose if I finish off the series before New Vegas arrives, I may start a new game on TES: Oblivion (another all time favorite of mine) or Morrowind, if I end up getting through Oblivion, too.

    I’m a huge fan of both the Fallout Series and The Elder Scrolls Series, despite not being what most would consider an average gamer. (I used to be really into gaming when I was younger, but in the past 10+ years, I’ve not had much of an opportunity to game, unfortunately, as I’ve been seriously ill for a very long time and have been living in hospitals and hospices for a huge portion of my life (over 20 years, actually some of the first games I played were in the hospital, they had an old Nintendo set up in there for some of the patients to use to help get their mind off being sick all the time, but then I ended up getting too sick to get to the machine and stopped playing for a long time).

    Currently I’m living in a hospice and got into the Fallout and Elder Scrolls games to help get my mind off being in the state that I am (terminally ill, bedridden, reliant on many machines to keep me going, etc). I got back into gaming more often a while back, using my laptop that sits on my hospital bed table, and since then it’s been hard to stop, being re-united with an old passion and all. (Might I add, it helps me a -LOT.- God, I’m really grateful to you guys for making some amazing games and helping me get my mind off things.)

    I don’t want to sound all corny or anything, but I’ve often thought of sending in a “thank you” letter, just to let you guys at Bethesda know how much you’ve done for me, by creating these great games (My top two favorites being Fallout 3 and TES: Oblivion, although I imagine New Vegas may soon find it’s way to the top of my list). If only I knew the proper place to send that “thank you note” to…then again, maybe it’s a good thing for you that I don’t, haha! I can go on, as you might have already noticed.

    Anyways, my apologies for leaving such a long comment, but I just wished to let -someone- at Bethesda know how grateful I am of your work and what you’ve done for me (and so many others, of course).

    Thank you.