What we’re playing this week returns this week — without controllers! With the release of Kinect on Xbox 360, many of developers are spending time jumping and dancing like a fool in front of their TV. The BGS team can consider themselves lucky I wasn’t equipped with a camera when I passed through a Dance Central session on Thursday.
With no videos to share from the office, we’ll have to share this Best Buy employee video. He’s truly the mayor of Funkytown.
Have you tried out Kinect? If so, let us know what you think. And if you’re still using controllers, mouse + keyboard, touch screen, or anything else… that’s okay too.
Orin Tresnjak: Minecraft, Dance Central, Super Scribblenauts, and Super Meat Boy.
Gary Powell: Fallout: New Vegas, Fist Of The North Star: Ken’s Rage, and Game Dev Story.
Shane Liesegang: Fallout: New Vegas, Fable 3, and maybe one more turn of Civ 5.
Joe Mueller: Kicking back with some Force Unleashed 2 and probably getting a group together for Halo: Reach. Definitely want to play some Kinect though!
Sam Bernstein: My Area 51 Arcade machine now that I’ve recalibrated the guns.
Dan Ross: Rage for iOS, Desktop Defender on Facebook and Vanquish if I have time to go pick it up.
Patrick Coleman: FNV (cause I just can’t quit), Batman Arkham Asylum, and Left 4 Dead 2.
Andrew Scharf: FFXIII, Vanquish, and Persona 3 PSP.
Liam Wade: Fallout: New Vegas, and Divinity 2: Ego Draconis.
Nicholas Heller: Fallout: New Vegas and F1 2010.
Caedmon Somers: Fallout: New Vegas.
Max Cameron: Halo: Reach and Recetear: An Item Shops Tale.
Scott Seidenwand: Fallout: New Vegas and Axis & Allies.
Alistair Hatch: I’m playing – “put everything in a van and move home” – available globally now.
Eric Correll: Medal of Honor MP, Deathspank TOV, Fragger (iPhone), Alan Wake, and Dead Rising 2.
Jeff Senita: StarCraft 2 & Fallout: New Vegas.
Marisa Lyon: Fable 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and watching Chris Krietz accidentally burn his Minecraft forest down.
Matthew Ponton, Jr.: Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo (Been getting my new arcade cab restored:)).
Dan “Fancypants” Geske: Red Dead Redemption, NCAA Football 08 (with possibly some ’10 thrown in), and my favorite pastime this time of year: “Watch the football, drink the beer!” As always, I shall strive for the high score.
Michael Wagner: Halo: Reach, and some Batman: Arkham Asylum.
Bruce Nesmith: Forza Motorsport 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.
Kurt Weaver: Fallout: New Vegas & the GECK. Goldeneye.
Trey Sharp: EA Sports MMA and Fallout: New Vegas
Peter Sokal: Fallout: New Vegas, NHL 11, and Vanquish
John Pisano: Vanquish, Rock Band 3, and Super Meat Boy.
Greg Hounsom: Fallout: New Vegas.
Matt Daniels: Final Fantasy XI (the online one)
Laffy Taylor: Undead Nightmare and Angry Birds Halloween.
Jon DeVriendt: StarCraft II and Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
Jürgen Stirnweis: Halo: Reach, Fallout: New Vegas, and World of Warcraft.
Jordan Ziegler: Fallout: New Vegas, NCAA Football 11, NHL 11, and Lost Odyssey.
Alex Fundora: Team Fortress 2 and League of Legends.
Mike Lipari: Professor Layton, Puzzle Quest 2, and Costume Quest.
Daryl Brigner: Minecraft, Castlevania, and giving Brutal Legend another chance.
Nick Breckon: StarCraft II, Fallout: New Vegas, and Rock Band 3.
Nate Purkeypile: TF2 Halloween update, Dead Rising 2, and Enslaved
Chris Zdana: Minecraft, TF2, Diablo2
Marcel Jung: Saving the world as James Bond in Bloodstone
Jen Tonon: Fable 3 (R.I.P. John Cleese’s voiceover…), Fallout: New Vegas, World of Warcraft, and DeathSpank: T.O.V.
Andrew Poff: Fable 3, Blur, Medal of Honor, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
James Smith: The G.E.C.K. (I know it’s not a game but it is the closest thing for me as of late).
Michael Lattanzia: Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs Darkdeath Evilman, Fable 3, Lord of the Rings Online, and maybe some Civ 5 or Dead Rising 2. Also painting miniatures to use on the new gaming table I built.
David Clayman: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Fallout: New Vegas, Peggle iPhone, Morrowind (again!), and Sonic 4 Episode 1.
Dennis Mejilones: Little Big Planet 2 beta courtesy of certain very cool individual…. And it is awesome
Adam Adamowicz: Build Custom Brush 3000
Justin Schram: Fable III and Fallout: New Vegas
Cody Wharton: Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, Dead Rising 2, and NBA 2K11.
Aaron Mitschelen: Disgaea 3, Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman, Vanquish, Recettear
Frank Matzke: FNV and 007: Bloodstone.
Sam Papke: Fallout: New Vegas, FIFA 11, and Super Meat Boy.
Andrew Boswell: FIFA 11, Halo Reach, FNV, and Fable 3.
Jason Bergman: Costume Quest and Rock Band 3.
Matt Grandstaff: NBA 2K11, Super Meat Boy, Kinect games, Fallout: New Vegas, and Vanquish.