What we’re playing: More throwback action


Last week plenty of folks were turning back the clock with Battlefield 1943, and this week it’s all about Lucasarts’ re-imagination of the adventure classic, The Secret of Monkey Island. For some, it’s a look back on a classic. For me, it’s a chance to play something I always wanted to play.

Aside from Monkey Island, other popular titles include Trine, NCAA Football 10 and Fight Night Round 4.

Let us know the games you’re playing…

Brent Krische: Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, and Overlord: Dark Legends.

Louis Riley: Prototype, Secret of Monkey Island SE, and Fight Night Round 4.

Jon DeVriendt: The Secret of Monkey Island, Battlefield 1943, Fight Night Round 4, World of Warcraft, and Starcraft.

Dane Olds, Artist: Super Metroid. Stretching the ol’ Metroidvania muscles in preparation for Shadow Complex.

Matt Ponton, QA: Still playing Street Fighter IV. Maybe I’ll throw in some Blazblue but can’t confirm that.

Todd Howard: NCAA Football 10.

Craig Lafferty, Senior Producer: Secret of Monkey Island: SE, Battlefield 1943, inFamous,  and Trine.

Dan Ross, Professional Game Tester: Blood Bowl and Titan Quest – Immortal Throne.

Evan Miller: Gears of War 2.

Andrew Scharf: The Secret of Monkey Island on XBLA, Point Lookout, and Prototype.

Daryl Brigner: Arma 2, Kodu, and Fight Night Round 4.

Kevin Kauffman: Bioshock, Left 4 Dead. Yeah, I’m a bit behind the curve still… catching up though.

Cory Dornbusch: Red Faction 2, Dawn of War 2, Team Fortress 2, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition and Tales of Monkey Island Ep.1.

Michael Lattanzia, QA: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite! (can’t get enough Monster Hunter), Prototype (having fun kicking helicopters and smashing tanks with my fists), Blood Bowl (the PC version, not the tabletop one), and Mordheim (the tabletop game). I’ve also been considering getting some Rock Band time in recently, especially after winning 5 DLC songs from Pepsi caps… so maybe I’ll pull the drums out.

Shane Liesegang, Design Monkey: Call of Duty 4, 1 vs. 100, and Hungry Hungry Hippos.

Ray Lederer: Photoshop, Markers, Black Prismacolor Pencils, The Decemberists, and Love & Rockets.

Brett Douville: Dead Rising, the Bit.Trip games from Gaijin Games, Wallace & Gromit Grand Adventures, Secret of Monkey Island, and World of Goo.

Orin Tresnjak: Trine and Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman!

Mark Lampert: Daggerfall.

William Killeen: Trine, Overlord 2, and BlazBlue.

Pete Hines: Lots of stuff on my iPhone. I miss my 360.

Matt Grandstaff: NCAA Football 10, Fight Night Round 4, Battlefield 1943, inFamous, and Resident Evil 5.

Reader Comments

  1. Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires, Rock Band 2(if I can ever find my Rock Band guitar), Battlefield 1943, Fallout 3, 1 Vs. 100, and maybe some Call of Duty 3.

  2. You should give the new monkey island story by telltale a try too, I enjoyed it. I never played the first monkey island either but the art of the remake doesn’t really makes me want to.

    In addition to that I’m playing blood bowl pc(hope they release dark elves and undead soon), some fight night round 4 and still playing some galactic civilizations 2 and x3:tc.

  3. Nice to see at least someone playing ArmA 2, the most ambitious but yet unfortunately unfinished games on the market : ).I am loving it in multiplayer and with its editing capabilities though.

  4. Been getting the itch to play some DAWN OF WAR 2 especially after getting hyped up again reading the postive review at MAXIMUM PC.

    Just got NECROVISION which is much better then i thought it would be and plays better then the demo. Also playing

    DAGGERFALL wow no audio speech and yet it feels so real!

    OBLIVION just started a modless game cause thats the mood am in now especially as am also playing FALLOUT 3 modless for about two months already without any feeling of missing anything in gameplay and visual beauty 😀

    SUPREME COMMANDER has me under its strategic command with its amazing detailed huge battles. Oh and those enemies oooo how i want to hurt them REAL BAD!!!

  5. “Shane Liesegang, Design Monkey: Call of Duty 4, 1 vs. 100, and Hungry Hungry Hippos.”

    LOL at Hungry Hungry Hippos. Glad that people around there at Bethesda are fans of Monkey Island. I so want the Secret of Monkey Island SE.

  6. Been playing a little bit of Prince of Persia lately, out of boredom.
    Setting up Oblivion by downloading a ton of mods.

    But I’m mostly busy working on my grail diary and Indy jacket.

  7. Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr.PETE HINES 😀 ha ha.

    You might want to check the pinned birthday thread at the official forums and the community section for well wishes by us the masses of…

  8. Heh – I just bought Monkey Island after hearing Kateri going on about it. Only £6.99 on Steam! 😀

    I’m saving it for when I’m off work, though.

    This is definitely a Puzzle Quest and Morrowind weekend.