What we’re playing: Off to GDC!


Starting on Monday, the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) kicks off in San Francisco. The week-long event is a chance for game development industry to get together and attend meetings, panels and keynote speeches. Since a lot of guys in the biz know each other, it’s also an opportunity for catching up and having fun. Thus far, I know two of our Ryans, Ashford and Salvatore, will be attending the event…as you’ll see they’re already planning the DS games they’ll be packing. For more info on GDC, take a look at the official website.

On with the list…

Ryan Ashford, QA Engineer: Playing Phantom Hourglass on my flight to San Fran for GDC!

Ryan Salvatore, GDC-bound: Advance Wars DS, LoZ Phantom Hourglass, New Super Mario Bros.

Dane Olds, Artist: Mass Effect, Rez HD, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Patapon Demo.

Gavin Carter, Producer: Every minute I go without playing Advance Wars: Days of Ruin is a minute of my life spent on wasteful pursuits.

Craig Lafferty, Producer: Poker Smash, Culdcept Saga, Uncharted

Chris Esko, Systems Programmer: Picked up Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath for $5, so far it’s been pretty fun. Also No More Heroes, Poker Smash, Rock Band, TF2, and some boardgames.

Orin Tresnjak, Graphics Programmer: Burnout Paradise (holy crap, this game is great), Jeanne D’Arc, Loco Roco

Ryan Lea: Frisbee, Mario Galaxy, and maybe some WoW.

Nate Ellis, Design Intern: Persona 3 if I can find a copy (otherwise I’ll pick up No More Heroes), Rock Band, WoW and Valentine’s Day Weekend- The RL Dating Sim.

Adam Adamocwicz: Fallout 3, baby!

Matt Weil, QA: Sins of a Solar Empire, Audio Surf

Tim “Visor” Lamb, Associate Producer: Trying to flip to Prestige 8.

Gary Noonan, Character Animator: Final Fantasy VIII

Ashley Cheng, Producer: Poker Smash, Mass Effect, Lost Odyssey, Scrabulous, tasting delicious cakes

Aaron Mitschelen, QA: LotRO, Lost Odyssey, re-aquainting myself with the written word via the Amazon Kindle!

Jared Angus, QA Tester: Shards of Dalaya

Larry Waldman, QA: American Mcgree’s Alice and Sam & Max Season 2, Episode 3.

Mike Lattanzia, QA: Hellgate: London, Patapon demo, maybe try and finish up Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness finally

Joel Burgess, Destroyer of Cities: A whole lot of Culdcept Saga, possibly even more of Fallout 3

Nate Purkeypile, Hotkey Expert: Devil May Cry 4 and TF2.

Liz Beetem, Artist: CP Badlaaaaands!

Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: Poker Smash, Oblivion, Patapon demo, Mass Effect, enjoying my new shuffleboard table.

Dan Ross, QA: Savage 2, Half-Life 2 Episode 2, et tu?

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