What we’re playing: Belated edition


Somewhere between feasting on Cadbury Creme Eggs and watching golf, “What We’re Playing” didn’t get posted over the weekend. Better late than never, here’s the games we’re playing. Highlights from this week include Killzone 2, The Dishwasher, and little game called World of Warcraft.

Have a great weekend week!

Daryl Brigner, Level Designer: Valkyria Chronicles (Check it out!), Killzone 2, Age of Conan, and LoTRO.

Orin Tresnjak, Graphics Programmer: Dragon Quest V, GTA Chinatown Wars, Killzone 2, Midnight Club Los Angeles.

Nate Purkeypile, Ho Down Coordinator: Resident Evil 5, Little Big Planet, Killzone 2, Dawn of War 2 and World of Goo.

Craig Lafferty, Senior Producer: Penny Arcade Episode 2, Killzone 2, Battleforge.

Jon Paul Duvall, designer: Videogames — Castle Crashers, Wii Fit, Boom Blox, Rock Band 2, Zen Bound (iPhone); Boardgames — Dominion, Battlestar Galactica, Starcraft, Settlers.

Ryan Salvatore, World Artist: Civ IV, Professor Layton, Team Fortress 2.

Gary Noonan, Animator: Valkyria Chronicles.

Mike Dulany, Programmer: Street Fighter IV, GTA: Chinatown Wars, and a slew of iPhone games (Edge, Fieldrunners, Galcon, Eliss).

Brett Douville, Code Wrangler: a little bit of WoW, some Pandemic, and Harry Hatsworth’s Puzzling Adventure.

Andrew Scharf, QA: Rhythm Heaven, Persona 4.

Adam Adamowicz: F3-Anchorage DLCtrons.

Bruce Nesmith: Dead Space.

Nate Ellis, QA: Madworld, Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, Civ 4: Beyond the Sword, WoW.

Sam Bernstein, QA: Left 4 Dead, Call of Duty: World at War, Power Grid, and the reason I was at the office until late last night, Starcraft: The Board Game.

Brent Krische, QA Tester: Sam & Max Season 2 and working on my UT3 mod.

Cory Dornbusch, QA: CoH: ToV(PC), CoD:WaW (360), DoW 2(PC), and L4D (360)

Fred Zeleny, Megalomaniacal Designer: Amassing epic power in WoW, expanding my unholy civilization in Fall From Heaven 2, and taking over the world with a string of evil cafes in Mastermind: World Conqueror.

Sean Palomino, QA Tester: I’m currently playing Street Fighter 4 on 360 (Gouken FTW) and Scene IT: Box Office Smash.

Jon DeVriendt, QA: Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor, The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, World of Warcraft, Killzone 2 multiplayer.

Michael Lattanzia, QA: Monster Hunter Freedom 2, The Last Remnant (must… finish…), Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party, and maybe some Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.

Aaron Mitschelen, QA: LotRO, Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?, Dishwasher (if I remember to grab it…), SFIV.

Ryan Ashford, Programmer: TF2, maybe some RE5 coop, also possibly Dishwasher if I decide to pick it up.

Ryan Lea, Programmer: The Elder Scrolls: Arena, Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, and maybe Professor Layton.

Mark Lampert, Audio Director: Grand Theft Auto IV.

Erik J. Riddick: I’m playing my favorite game – “Who’s the better killer?” Also, Rock Band and WoW.

Phil “Matzoh Enthusiast” Nelson: Dishwasher, Crysis Warhead, DoW2

Rob Clark, QA: Wheelman, COD:WaW, WoW.

Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: Killzone 2, Peggle.

Reader Comments

  1. Soooo, you guys like to play the PS3… You just dont like to develop for it (DLC) I get it…. (Not really)

    Thank the LORD I have F3 for PC.

    And if you are curious, since I cant level up anymore in F3 and dont see a point in starting in on The Pitt until I can. I am playing WoW, and The Witcher.

  2. Hey Bethesda guys and anyone who reads this blog…

    I have been playing a niche action-RPG called Demon’s Souls and it is VERY VERY good.

    It is also EXTREMELY HARD at times. I really want the guys over at Bethesda to have a look at this game and really take in what it has to offer. It is among the greatest console RPG games I’ve ever played.

    Demon’s Souls

  3. [Ryan Lea, Programmer: The Elder Scrolls: Arena, Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, and maybe Professor Layton.]

    TES ARENA thats an oldie full of masterfully crafted moods of happiness, solitude and a world of harsh survival where they even had prostitutes offering their services in the cold rain drenched city streets. The starter dungeon was also very stark in despair as one leaves and meets a buetiful ghost of someone who just died. Grim and glorious rpg indeed.

    At the moment am playing DAWN OF WAR II and enjoying it immensely. Looking forward to my next game session after just installing the latest update. The more i play DOW II the more wonderful things am loving about it like losing a battle and being extracted from combat while still keeping my battle experiance aswell as any weapons/relics i found on the field. Very nice and has me wondering if this comes with a price like that Tyranid infestation bar reaching max if i lose too many battles 😀

  4. @ Pavel

    Wow, wow, wow…. OK, VATS isn’t “Broken” it just lags a little… Definitely doesn’t make it unplayable though. BUT, the fact that you cant level up in the Pitt does…

    I am curious how you have such a high level in Oblivion… And you reduce it to 20 in Fallout? Hmmmmm, any explanations?

  5. Billy – VATS is broken.Not only it lags as hell (while it did not previously), it also features unaimable grenades and broken nonfunctioning perks (so bye bye the best perks in the game).

    All this was broken by the patch which was released 3 months ago and Beth refuses to even tell us “we are(not) working on fixing it”.

    Talk about customer support.

  6. @Pavel

    You sir have me beat…. OR maybe I have you beat, because not only does my VATS not lag, but my grenades hit on target, and perks are still as glorious as ever.

    I cant wait for Broken Steel!!! Bethesda hurry up! I am becoming very sad in my pants….

  7. @Gstaff

    Could just be me, but every time I go to submit a comment reply, I get a “#500 internal server error” and it sends me to a white screen. It still posts the comment however.

    Just thought I would let you know, love you guys.

  8. gstaff – thanks, ok then, I will patiently wait and hope that “looking at it” will manifest itself into “being fixed”.Cause, you know, I love Fallout 3, just as I love Fallout 1 and 2, I just do not like to play broken version.

    And yeah, I am also getting 500 ERROR every time after sending a comment.Latest Firefox on WinXP SP3.

  9. Huh, that is weird, this is the first time in a long time I DID NOT receive error 500.Did you guys fixed it already or what? : ).