What we’re playing: Dawn of War 2 Beta


The weekend’s most popular new title to play is Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II — with a number of guys at the office playing the beta. Other newer titles being played include Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, The Maw, Skate 2, and even the Quake Live beta, which I’m really anxious to play.

Here’s the rest of what we’re playing…have a great weekend.

Louis Riley: Dawn of War 2 Beta, Left 4 Dead, Saints Row 2.

Andrew Scharf, QA: Persona 4, Prince of Persia, Fallout 3, and playing the Quake Live beta (it’s browser based!).

Fred Zeleny, Game Designer: Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Demo, Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll dip my toes back into World of Warcraft.

Dan Ross, QA: 40K Weekend – Dawn of War 2 Beta between bouts of model painting.

Jesse Tucker, Level Design: TF2, L4D, Desktop Tower Defense, trying to get into Civ IV, looking forward to DoW 2 public beta.

Gary Noonan, Animation: Oblivion PC with all official expansions and DLC…. send me all your favorite mods so I can play them!!!!

Joel Burgess, Dance Commander: Force Unleashed, Bloodlines, Morrowind!

Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: Resistance 2, Oblivion, Fallout 3.

Jay Woodward, AI Programmer: Beyond Good & Evil, Gears of War, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, PuzzleManiak (iPhone).

Chris Esko, Gameplay Programmer: Banjo & Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Gears 2, Rock Band 2, Lock’s Quest.

Sam Bernstein, QA: Left 4 Dead, Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Final Fantasy VII.

Daryl Brigner, Level Designer: Puzzle Quest (PC), and Gears of War 2.

Michael Lattanzia, QA: Fable 2, Warhammer Online, Monster Hunter Freedom 2, Monster Hunter Frontier, Gears of War 2, Rock Band 2, Spore, Animal Crossing: Wild World, AND doing some programming projects.

Aaron Mitschelen, QA: Ar Tonelico 2, Persona 4, WoW.

Brent Krische, QA Tester: Not much this week just Fable 2 and Fable 2 Pub Games.

Craig Lafferty, Producer: World of Warcraft (again), Skate 2.

Orin Tresnjak, Graphics Programmer: Defense Grid, Lock’s Quest, Sacred 2.

Rob Clark, QA: CoD: World at War, WoW, Left 4 Dead.

Ryan Lea, Programmer: Valkaryia Chronicles, Zelda 1, and maybe Gears of War 2.

Pete Hines: CoD: World at War.

Dane Olds, Artist: Diablo 2.

Ashley Cheng, Production Director: GTA4.

Dan Lee, Artist: Valkyria Chronicles (PS3), The Maw (XBLA).

Ryan Ashford, Programmer: Dead Space, Left 4 Dead. Perhaps Mirror’s Edge, TF2, or Castle Crashers.
Matt Weil: Dawn of War 2, Mount & Blade, X3: Terran Conflict.

Reader Comments

  1. Oh my!DAWN OF WAR 2 Beta! You lucky sods you! And Dan Ross gets to paint models aswell! Guess this is the positive karma after flow of all the creative goodness from FALLOUT 3 😀

    [Gary Noonan, Animation: Oblivion PC with all official expansions and DLC…. send me all your favorite mods so I can play them!!!!]

    What?!! Find your own like we all had to do! Ha ha 🙂

    Here are a few to make things easy:

    Haunted House by WillieSea
    Hellish Armory by Pepsi
    G’s Loot Mod 2.5
    Pizz ScaryCastle and FFXII Sword1.0
    Runeskulls by Exnem
    Symphony Of Violence
    Agar More Varied Spell Effects
    GamLuvr’s Magic Lanterns
    Book Belts v1.01 by Kikaimegami
    Capes and Cloaks by Someone1074
    Slof’s Oblivion Goth Shop v1.6
    Slof’s Oblivion Goth Shop II v1.4(Beta)
    Slof’s Oblivion Robe Trader (Beta)
    pale_rider’s Hat Collection v2.0
    DarkUI’d DarN 1.5.1
    Atmospheric Loading Screens v3.55
    Ancient Elven Sorcerer by Selene310187
    Zardalu’s Seducer Redux

    Sorry no Dragons in this bunch :>

  2. Oh forgot to mention what am playing DUH! Am playing the following on my new 22inch widescreen acer monitor and Tritron Ax Pro headphones with 8 built in speakers a subwoofer and 5.1 surround along with a host of other goodies like Dolby Logic support:

    OBLIVION with DLCs,Shivering Isles n mods
    FALLOUT 3 with latest patch,no mods

  3. @ Wormgod, check out Nacosto Isles and Halcyon Isle – two of my favourite ‘worldspace’ mods. I also like Ruined Tail’s Tale – a quest/companion mod – and Belda Elysium is a stunning house mod with a quest attached.

  4. I’m playing :

    Fallout 3
    LOTR : Conquest

    And maybe some Oblivion and Warhammer : Battle March, all on the Xbox 360.

    I also still play the old game “Stronghold” on my PC once in awhile. 🙂

  5. [I also still play the old game “Stronghold” on my PC once in awhile.

    Left by Indalus on January 25th, 2009]

    I love STRONGHOLD and STRONGHOLD CRUSADER. Its like playing a medieval version of SIM CITY. The music the setting and graphics are spot on not to mention cool things like rewards which make the towns more buetiful.

  6. Fallout 3 and awaiting the DLC on Tuesday. And each DLC following in Feb. and March. I might get into Oblivion when it’s warm again…Oblivion is a game I seem to enjoy the most when it’s warm outside. Not sure why, there’s something about opening all the windows and playing Oblivion..weird I, know…but the air outside seems to just add to the game. Makes it feel more real.

  7. [Gary Noonan, Animation: Oblivion PC with all official expansions and DLC…. send me all your favorite mods so I can play them!!!! ]

    Oops! Forgot one of the best of the best and the ultimate when it comes to creature mods the one and only MARTIGEN’S MONSTER MOD! It dont get no scarier hairier then this!

  8. DoW2 = Confusing compared to DoW1. But it has been an educational beta so far. I really don’t like the UI at higher resolutions.