What we’re playing

Back with another edition of What We’re Playing. One month into the year, there’s plenty of terrific new games like Dead Space 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, and DC Universe Online. But the game I’ve heard the most people talking about is Magicka. Like the name suggests, it’s all about using magic — casting spells, making traps with spells, crossing the streams with spells — you name it. It’s also a great 4-player co-op game with hilarious friendly fire.

Here’s the rundown of the games we’re playing. Let us know what’s striking your fancy.

Emil Pagliarulo: DC Universe Online (PC), Dead Space (yes, the first one, on 360), and Two Worlds 2 (360).

Michael Aubuchon: Magicka, Crysis 2 MP demo, TF2, and Dead Space 2.

Joel Burgess: Destroying friendships in Magicka, three at a time.

Craig Lafferty: Dead Space 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, and finally finishing Red Dead Redemption.

Jason Bergman: DC Universe Online and Mass Effect (1).

Harvey Smith: Fallout: New Vegas. Still need to get around to RDR undead DLC and now I’m itching to try Dead Space 2, since friends worked on it.

Jurgen Stirnweis: World of Warcraft, Battle for Wesnoth (ipad) and Dead Rising Case Zero.

Drew Langlois: Minecraft, Magicka, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Morrowind, and Dungeon Overlord.

Dane Olds: Dead Space 2, Dead Space for iphone, Super Meat Boy, and Cthulu saves the world.

Ryan Ashford: MAGICKA! Also finishing up Mass Effect 2and Puzzle Quest 2.

Gary Noonan: Fallout: New Vegas.

Matt Grandstaff: Finished Enslaved and now playing more Fallout: New Vegas, Super Meat Boy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, and Dead Space 2.

Andy Chang: Dead Space Ignition, Dead Space 2, and LittleBigPlanet 2.

Sharew Hailu: GTA: San Andreas.

Ricardo Gonzalez, Ripped-Off-Face Programmer: Dead Space 2 at night, Face Door with a Baseball Bat the rest of the day.

Greg Hounsom: Mass Effect 2,Gran Turismo 5, and LittleBigPlanet 2.

Jeff Senita: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and StarCraft 2.

Nick Breckon: Magicka.

Phil Nelson: Magicka and League Of Legends.

Frank Matzke: CoD: Black Ops (PS3), DIRT 2 (PSP), and Angry Birds (iPhone).

Matt Daniels: Video Game: Minecraft; Tabletop RPG: A Star Wars Saga-edition Old Republic campaign.

Eric Correll: CoD Black Ops MP, BFBC Vietnam, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay.

Jon Paul Duvall: Minecraft and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.

Dennis Mejillones: LittleBigPlanet 2 which is amazing, Dead Nation, Dead Space 2, Mass Effect 1, and oh yeah, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim :)

Mark Lampert: UnReal World.

Peter Sokal: DC Universe Online, Magicka, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.

Ryan Lea: LittleBigPlanet 2 and Epic Mickey.

Reader Comments

  1. Ah, I love Magicka – I feel like it has really succeeded in this whole “combine basic magical energies to create your spells”-thing. And of course the humor, and their Swedish chef-like language.. Wonderful.

  2. I recently finished Fallout 3 again, and now I’m going through Dragon Age origins again trying to get the achievements for killing 500 then 1000 darkspawn. It sucks because not only is it a grind, it also only counts towards the achievement if your main character does the kill.

    Also, for the new poll you have up I voted Sounds of Skyrim. I have a personal interest in sound design so I enjoyed it on that level, and Mark Lampert just seems like a awesome guy. Gstaff! Get him on the podcast as a guest soon! I demand it.

  3. FALLOUT NEW VEGAS- enjoying the 1950s mystery/horror style music in the wasteland.
    FALLOUT 3- with a ton of graphic and audio mods along with plenty of b-movie soundtracks
    SUPREME COMMANDER 2- Darn that ai is tough even on easy mode :D
    STARCRAFT 2- Stinking Zerg and their roaches!
    OBLIVION- The never ending rpg
    MORROWIND- The never ending rpg
    DAGGERFALL- The never ending rpg
    CIVILIZATION 4 THE COMPLETE EDITION- It has an end..boo hoo.

  4. Fallout new vegas and blackops allll day!!!
    The I go to sleep and dream of skyrim till I wake up and know its a dream….. then I cry:(