What we’re playing: You’re gettin’ a Dell edition


In the past few weeks, a bunch of guys (Joel, Purkey, Claff, Emil…to name a few) decided to upgrade to new PCs so they can enjoy some of the newest releases (Age of Conan, Crysis, etc.) in all their glory. If you’re interested in ordering a similar rig, Joel sent me the link to the deal these guys took advantage of (dude!).

Here’s this week’s rundown…

Nate Purkeypile: Practicing more TF2 for the Studio Rumble on my fancy new computer, maybe some Crysis also now that I can actually run it.

“Joltok, late of Cimmeria” Burgess: Running around Hyboria, refusing to wear anything that isn’t a circlet, loincloth, or armband, regardless of stats.

Terry Dunn, Jr: Age of Conan, Rockband, WC3: DOTA mod, and MAYBE some D&D 4th Ed. if I’m feeling nerdy enough.

Sam Bernstein, QA: Playin’ some good ol’ Fallout 2 and Starcraft. I still love that opening cutscene to Brood War.

Shannon Bailey, Programmer: Fallout 3, Lost Odyssey

Chris Esko: Fallout 3, Space Invaders Extreme

Aaron Mitschelen, QA: LotRO, Persona 3: FES, Disgaea 3 (import), Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness, Disgaea 2. I can’t get enough Disgaea!

Craig Lafferty, Producer: You can put me down for MGS4 and hopefully Battlefield Bad Company and Ninja Gaiden 2.

Dan Lee, World Artist: Blast Works (Wii), Pokémon Emerald (GBA), Obscure: The Aftermath (Wii), Aces of the Galaxy (XBLA).

Tony Greco: CoD4…CoD4…then if I get some spare time CoD4.

Michael Lattanzia, QA: I get to play the game of Vacation at the Beach for my Birthday! Maybe I’ll bring a handheld to play some Monster Hunter or World Ends With You just in case, since it’s looking like possible rain this weekend.

Jesse Tucker, LD: GTAIV, Boom Blox, UT3, Bioshock

Dan Teitel: Battalion Wars 2, Super Mario Galaxy

Ricardo Gonzalez, Some Kind of Computer Guy: Fallout 3.

Matt Grandstaff: Spending time in Liberty City before I have to pack.

Pete Hines: Rain-slick precipice, Disgaea, Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, Rock Band, CoD4.

Reader Comments

  1. I just recently got the 3 red rings of DEATH for my 360 but heres what I am playing:
    ROME: Total War, MGS 4[PS3], and maybe some Crysis as I just remembered I still have it installed.

  2. Wow, that integrated Intel graphics must really shine in games like Crysis or AoC!

    So I guess FO3 will be really easy on hardware, right?

  3. I went to that Dell thing since I’m gonna get a new computer around December. If you don’t mind me asking, how much did your Crysis-worthy computer cost? I’ve looked around alienware and stuff as well and it seems like dell is the cheapest, but are the ones you guys bought really that good?

  4. So here’s a more important question…

    I am moreso a console gamer, not so much a PC gamer. The last PC I got was in late 2003 (I got it for PC Morrowind). Assuming that the computer link would run high end games like Conan, I am also assuming that it would run PC Oblivion without any problems.

    (As much as I loved Oblivion, we all know that the modding community brings new life to the already 150+ hour experience that is Elder Scrolls…)

    Following the link to the Dell computer sale, do you presume it would be able to run Fallout 3?

  5. If it can handle Conan, it should be able to handle Oblivion as well. Not sure what kind of extras/upgrades some of the guys at the office put into the machine when they ordered it.

  6. I played WOW to about level 5 on the free trial and TBH I didn’t prefer it to Guild Wars, which is at least free-to-play and you can team up with people anywhere in the world.

    This weekend, mostly playing Oblivion – just downloaded the Belda Elysium house/quest mod and enjoying it muchly, along with Ruined Tail’s Tale (quest/companion mod, great voice acting).

    Bought Bioshock for the 360 telling myself that it was in place of my usual mobile phone game download. Then ended up buying both Tomb Raider Anniversary and Orcs & Elves 2 for the mobile. How does that happen? Oh well, should keep me going on my summer travels …

  7. I’m one of the ones that bought one of those Dells. I picked up an 8800 for it, so it ended up being around $750-ish for everything. It runs Crysis great, so I’m sure anything else will be fine also.