What we’re playing: watching the Draft edition


Below you’ll see my intended list of games I’d like to be playing this weekend, but given that the NFL Draft is currently on, who knows if I’ll get around to booting up my 360 or PS3. Currently, I’m in hour 5 of watching the draft — in hopes that the Lions can improve from last year. While optimistic, I still wish they would’ve picked Aaron Curry (above) from Pete’s alma mater Wake Forest.

While I know others at the office are excited about the draft, there’s plenty guys here that will still be playing games. Here’s the rundown.

Emil Pagliarulo, Fallout 3 Lead Designer: Midnight Club: Los Angeles, Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, World of Warcraft, and Lord of the Rings Online.

Ben Carnow, Character Artist: Left 4 Dead, Zeno Clash.

Ricardo Gonzalez, On a WoW break: Diablo II, Starcraft. I *want* to play non-Blizzard games, but for some reason…my hands won’t…errgh….nn…nonononobad! Veryverybadthoughts! Must…install Warcraft III…yess….

Erik J. Caponi: Playing Peggle during the shockingly large amount of time I spend being dead in Ulduar.

Jesse Tucker, Level Design: TF2, L4D, Puzzle Quest, Modder Support Minigame.

Dan Teitel, Programmer: Oblivion: Knights of the Nine.

Daryl Brigner, Level Designer: LoTRO, GTA IV(PC), and hopefully some Left 4 Dead Survival Mode (PC).

Orin Tresnjak, Facet Splitter: On a bit of a DS kick. Rune Factory 2, Chrono Trigger, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

Craig Lafferty, Senior Producer: Sacred 2, Killzone 2, and Call of Duty: World at War.

Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: Peggle, Killzone 2, Street Fighter IV, and MLB: The Show 09.

Dane Olds, Artist: Killzone 2, Dawn of War II, and Underworlds for the iPhone. It’s a great little Diablo Clone.

Nate Purkeypile, Red Team Scout: TF2, Killzone 2, Uncharted, RE5 and Tower of Goo.

Paul Graber, Programmer: Zeno Clash, Dungeons and Dragons Online.

Mark Lampert, Audio Director: Grand Theft Auto IV and Crackdown.

Andrew Scharf: Rhythm Heaven, Chrono Trigger, and Final Fantasy IV while on my flight to Japan. Mike L – I charge a premium for any Monster Hunter souvenirs that I find while over there. See you all in a week!

Sean Palomino, QA Tester: Mafia Wars, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3.

Sam Bernstein, QA: Left 4 Dead’s Survival Mode, Halo 3, and maybe some Rock Band.

Ashley Cheng, Production Director: Fieldrunners.

Gavin Carter, Producer: Halo Wars, Demigod, GTA: Chinatown Wars. Also Uniwar, Zombieville, and Rogue Touch obsessively on the iPhone.

Chris Esko, Programmer: My 360 died, so while I’m waiting for repairs it’s just PC and Ipod gaming for me. Demigod, Left 4 Dead, and Uniwar.

Jon DeVriendt, QA: StarCraft, The Chronicles of Spellborn trial, World of Warcraft (arena season 6!).

Pete Hines: Peggle, Rainslick Precipice Episode 2, Flight Control, UniWar.

Matt Ponton, QA: Street Fighter IV (360), Valkyria Chronicles, and Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ.

John Pisano, QA: Killzone 2, Guilty Gear Overture, Geneforge 5, Blood Bowl, FFTA2, Henry Hatsworth.

Michael Lattanzia, QA: The Last Remnant, Monster Hunter Freedom 2, Demigod, and maybe some Left 4 Dead Survival Mode (PC) and Rock Band 2. Oh, and spending a bunch of time working on tabletop terrain.

Brent Krische, QA: I just finished Sam & Max Season Two and I am going to play The Darkness and perhaps some LittleBigPlanet over the weekend.

Gary Noonan, Animator: Prince of Persia.

Reader Comments

  1. Why isn’t there any dlc’s of fallout 3 for PS3, that sucks. I love the game and would love to play all extensions of it.

  2. Seems that loads of you have iPhones! I’m reading this on mine. My foremost wish for an iPhone game is a 3D RPG (Fallout 3 Touch anyone). Also I wouldn’t mind a GTA for iPhone, but I haven’t heard anything on that since the news that rockstar had the iPhone SDK.

    Happy playing!

  3. I hear ya, I haven’t played anything due to the draft, then I DVRd my Mets game and now I’m waiting patiently to play some Oblivion and Street Fighter IV, all on the 360 of course.

  4. Oh yeah, I’m happy my Jets traded down to get Sanchez. With a great defensive coach and a good college QB, I think we have a shot this year. (I Hope, I say this every year)

  5. Im not playing anything other than WoW and Killzone2….

    My “What Billy Zane is playing” as of May 5th… FALLOUT 3 The Pitt, and Broken Steel!!! I cant wait! So much Fallout!

  6. @KRS — Yeah, that’s usually the case for me too. Unfortunately my team no longer has Chauncey Billups and this season was a wreck (and probably going to end today)

    @Billy Zane — How far are you in the single player Campaign of Killzone? I think I’m on the sixth level right now (just started it, it looks like a desert).

  7. @Gstaff – Yea thats pretty far in, I am done with single player, I am just playing the multiplayer with friends and waiting for the new maps.