What we’re playing: OK, Now it’s raining


Looks like my admission that last weekend’s weather was going to be nice (and it was!) brought a curse to the area this weekend. Yeah, that’s it…a Halloween Curse. Anyhow, it’s been raining non-stop for about three days and signs indicate that it won’t be getting better over the weekend. So now everyone has an excuse to play plenty of games, as if we wouldn’t anyways!

Have a good weekend everyone…rain or shine!

Ricardo Gonzalez, PipBoy Polisher: Fallout 2, Puzzle Quest, and Psychonauts ( finally! Best B-Day present ever! )

Ryan Lea QA: Z-Dub and Phantom Hourglass

Orin Tresnjak, Graphics Programmer: Quake Wars—which, by the way, is a phenomenal game that is not getting the attention it deserves! Go play it! Also Warhammer Fantasy vs. my roommate, my orcs against his dwarves.

Chris Steidel, QA tester: Orange Box, World of Warcraft, Unreal Tournament 3 demo, Hellgate London demo

Phil Nelson, Professional Jump-Kick Superstar: Beautiful Katamari, TF2, HL2

Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: Everyday Shooter, Halo 3, Portal, Half-Life 2, maybe I’ll pick up the new Ratchet and Clank game.

Dane “Fancy Pants” Olds, Artist: Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Orange Boxiness, Metroid Prime 3, Metal Slug Anthology, Wii VC stuff.

Angela Browder, Associate Producer: Puzzle Quest, Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Portal

Gary Noonan, Character Animator: Oblivion: Shivering Isles, DiRT

Ryan Salvatore, World Art Intern: Oblivion, Unreal Tournament 3 Beta, Crysis Beta. Should be a good-looking weekend.

Nate “The Greaterest Great that ever Greated the Pansy Blue Team” Purkeypile, Kit Logic Enforcer: TF2 (stabbing pesky blue engineers in the back) and PGR4

Fred Zeleny, Some Sort of Writer-Man: finishing Phantom Hourglass, healing grunts in Team Fortress 2, and making a fool of myself at Halloween parties.

Todd Howard: Even more Orange Box.

Craig Lafferty, Producer: Deal of the Century (Orange Box), Madden 08, Sega Rally Revo

Jonah Lobe, Character Artist: Red Orchestra, Portal, Team Fortress 2

Mike Lipari: Phantom Hourglass, when I can get it away from the wife.

Matt Ouzounian, Quipped Attire: Team Fortress 2, Halo 3, finally getting to watch College Football in HD (thanks Comcast!), and playing dress-up in DC.

Rich Lambert, Producer: WoW, WoW and more WoW. Maybe a few rounds of Smash Brothers with my 4-year-old, who soundly trounces me everytime 🙁

Michael Lattanzia, QA: Monster Hunter Freedom 2

“The Crashman” Dan Geske, QA: Lords of the Realm

Matt Weil, QA: Team Fortress 2, Minerva, Fallout 2

Emil Pagliarulo: Conan (Xbox 360), Oblivion (Xbox 360), Team Fortress 2 (PC), Lord of the Rings Online (PC)

Megan Sawyer, Artist!: Guitar Hero III demo & The Simpsons game demo. Also watching lots and lots of horror movies, yay. 🙂

Tony Greco, Awesome Control: Halo 3, specifically forge and gametype invention.

Mike Dulany, Programmer: Guitar Hero 3, Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Ashley Cheng, Producer: Stranglehold, NCAA Football, Orange Box

Mark Lampert, Sound Engineer: Portal

William Killeen, Design Intern: Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, Team Fortress 2

Tim “Vizah!” Lamb, Associate Producer: Orange Box, Puzzle Quest.

Erik J. Caponi, The Drunken Ghost of Halloween Past: This weekend, I will playing the “call Microsoft and scream at them about my second red-ringed 360” game. And then I’ll be playing Halo 3 at other peoples’ houses.

Ryan Sears, World Artist: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Stuntman: Ignition, sleeping.

Larry Waldman, QA: Finish Half-Life, Play in The Darkness, Play with Clive Barker’s Jericho, and continue playing Real-Life (if I have time).

Tim “Vizah!” Lamb, Associate Producer: Orange Box, Puzzle Quest.

Reader Comments

  1. A lot of orange boxiness up in this hizzle, fo’ rizzle. lol

    Seriously though, how did some of you get your hands on amazing betas like crysis and UT3?

  2. I was reading the thing about the design of the Pip-Boy 3000 for Fallout 3 and I though instead of
    having a UI object pop-up showing the Rad. Just make
    a little ticking sound similar to real radiation gauges.

  3. Nate “The Greaterest Great that ever Greated the Pansy Blue Team” Purkeypile, Kit Logic Enforcer: TF2 (stabbing pesky blue engineers in the back) and PGR4
    Im throwing down the gauntlet engineers are my fav class. Gamertag is Fallout1982.

  4. Orange box seems to be the game-of-choice…You do get a ton’o’content. I’m still wailin’ away at Bioshock, Halo 3, and Forza 2 on the Xbox360, and NWN 2 (plus Mask expansion) on PC. Sure could use some of that rain in San Diego right about now…:)