What we’re playing: War has changed edition


In last week’s edition of “What We’re Playing,” OrganicShadow commented, “Wow. ONE PERSON playing MGS4?”

Well, actually, there were two of us — both Craig Lafferty and myself, as I ended up getting a copy that night. And if you ask me, it’s definitely a must-play game. Looking through the run down of what the devs are playing this weekend, it looks like at least three of us are now playing it.

On the topic of MGS 4, my Google Alerts picked up an interesting blog post that notes the contrasting messages presented in Fallout and MGS 4’s introductions. I’m glad someone brought it up, as my friends and I were blown away when we heard Snake begin with “War has changed.” Personally, I think both introductions make compelling arguments supporting their claim.

Anyways, here’s this week’s rundown. Let us know what you’re playing.

Phil Glaser, QA: Playing Fallout 3, Battlefield BC Demo, MGS4 (In all honesty, I’m mostly watching this one. Best movie evar!!)

Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: Metal Gear Solid 4, Ninja Gaiden II, NCAA Football 09 demo

Craig Lafferty, Producer: Fallout 3, Space Invaders Extreme, Metal Gear Solid 4.

Michael Lattanzia, QA: Age of Conan, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A King

Ryan Ashford, QA: Black Jack, Craps, Slots, etc… in Atlantic City!

Jared Angus, QA Tester: Shards of Dalaya, Smash Bros Brawl, and going to get my Deoxys at Gamestop

Orin Tresnjak, Graphics Programmer: Age of Conan, catching up on Assassin’s Creed.

Nate Purkeypile, World Artist: Playing tons of TF2 to prepare for Studio Rumble 2008.

Ryan Salvatore, Assurer of Quality: World of Warcraft, Team Fortress 2.

Matt Spahlinger, Quality Assurance: Age of Conan, Championship Manager

Erin Losi: GTA IV and catching up with emails.

Dane Olds, Artist: Fallout 3, Age of Conan, Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, TF2.

Daryl Brigner, Level Designer: Team Fortress 2, GTA IV, and Spore Creature Creator.

Dan Ross, QA: Rock Band, Resistance: Fall of Man.

Fred Zeleny, Quest Designer: The World Ends With You, Fallout 3, and Dino Run!

Joel “New PC” Burgess: Age of Conan, Spore Creator, Sim City 4, Fable: Lost Chapters, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. — again, but this time dialed to 11. And of course, Fallout 3.

Gary Noonan, Character Animator: FFXI. Yep, almost 2 weeks now and all I have managed to do was LOSE 2 levels and spend gil. Loving the changes in the expansion though.

Reader Comments

  1. Cheers Joel I just got my copy of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. in the mail today. However I will be most likely playing it on more like 6, with slight reverb.

  2. Finished MGS4 4 times but still going back for more YAY SNAKE he (almost) made old people cool but he IS the most hardcore badass on the planet SNAKE SNAKE SNAKE SNAKE SNAKE sing it with me SNAKE SNAKE SNAKE SNAKE SNAKE SNAKE (continues for hours)

  3. has Daryl attempted to make a monstrous Pip boy in the Spore creature creator?

    i’ve somehow survived over a year without playing FFXI again when i never thought i’d not be playing it

  4. The anti-Ps3 sentiment is strong on this blog…

    No surprise why we still don’t have Oblivion DLC. Bethesda hates Sony…

  5. Played Hellgate: London until it became boring (for me) and then started playing Mass Effect again (which is much better than HG:L IMO).

  6. I’ve been playing the World of Warcraft 10-day free trial (with a little help from Attrebus), and – pity my computer – am now going to play Oblivion again from scratch, but this time with OOO+MMM and one of those flashy UI mods.

    My Oblivion booklet is now all wrinkly from reading it in the bath, as I was swotting up on stats bonuses and still can’t decide if I want to be a Nord or a Redguard.

  7. Catching up on old games edition: CnC3, Diablo 2, MGS2(then 3 before 4), Shivering Isles, and Zelda DS.

    I have my Fallout 3 poster right next to my monitor at home. Makes me want MOAR FALLOUT NAO!!!

  8. Only GTA4 I wish i was playing MGS4. Battlefield bad company demo, meh got bored of it waiting for full well until i have enough money 4 full.