While it’s been awhile since the last time we did one of these, I can assure that we not only love playing making games, we still use up our free time playing them. With a slew of awesome games now available (including Crysis 2, Total War: Shogun 2, and Marvel vs. Capcom 3), not to mention a new system (Nintendo 3DS), we’ve got plenty to keep us busy before and after work.
This week’s featured game is Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP (iPad) — currently being played by Harvey Smith (Arkane) and Michael Musick (id).
Below you’ll find all the games we’re playing this week that aren’t Portal 2 (it’s almost here!). Let us know the games you’re playing and what you think we’re missing out on.
Harvey Smith: I’m playing Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP (shown above), which is by far the best adventure game I’ve played in many years. It has a sense of wonder and mystery that most games lack, delivered in parts by the minimal storytelling, by the very analogue touch gameplay controls and even activation UI, and by the distinct (and unusual personality) of the setting and fiction.
Shinji Mikami: F1 2010.
Matt Hooper @id_Hooper: Crysis 2, Torchlight, Dead Space 2, and Bullet Storm.
Cory Dornbusch: Total War: Shogun 2 and Team Fortress 2.
Aaron Mitschelen: Rift. Also playing Disgaea 4 in Japanese.
Mark Lampert: Unreal World.
Frank Matzke: Super Street Fighter IV (3DS) and Crysis 2.Pete Hines: Enslaved, Top Spin 4, Homefront, and Battleheart.
Brett Douville: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Demon’s Souls, Deadly Premonition, and Sword and Sworcery. And coaching baseball. Always baseball.
Cody Wharton: God of War III, Heavy Rain, and Madden 11.
Scott LoPresti: Crysis 2 (360), SSFIV (3DS), Vanquish (360) & Epic Mickey (Wii)
Patrick Nyhart: Call of Duty: Black Ops, Dragon Age II, Mass Effect 1 and 2, Parasite Eve, and Vagrant Story
Michael Musick: Dead Space 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (HIGHLY recommended!).
Matthew D. Noonan: Crazy Taxi, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Civilization 4: Beyond the Sword.
Rick Vicens: Red Dead Redemption, NCAA 2011, and Age Of Empires II.
Jeff Senita: Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Crysis 2, and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.
Zachary Keys: Red Dead Redemption and Heavy Rain.
Michael Merriam: Left 4 Dead, Dead Space 2, Portal.
Brent Krische: The Lost Hobo King DLC for Stacking, Final Fantasy: Dissidia, Episode 1 of Back to the Future: The Game, and I am hoping to check out Streets of Rage Remake this weekend.
Ron Seger: Brink, Oblivion, Borderlands, Castle Crashers.
Matt Weil: League of Legends.
Dan “Fancypants” Geske: Lords of Magic; NCAA Football 11 (only 6 more months till the real thing is back!); and the summer variation of an old favorite: Watch the Baseball, Drink the Beer.
Nancy Scott: Just finished the DLC for Mass Effect 2 (Lair of the Shadow Broker, Arrival).
Marji Cooper: Pokemon White, Red Dead Redemption, and Transformers: War for Cybertron.
Jürgen Stirnweis: Dragon Age 2, Super Street Fighter IV 3D, and Killzone 3.
Matt Kelley: DC Universe Online, Halo: Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Super Smash Brothers: Brawl.
Scott Seidenwand: Crysis 2, Shogun 2 and Dragon’s Age II.
Bruce Nesmith: Dante’s Inferno and Civ V.
Gary Powell: Still playing Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (I don’t think this game actual has an ending), Streets Of Rage: Remake (awesome fan remake), Bladestorm, and Tenchu Z. All my attention will be shifted to Dynasty Warriors 7 when I get a chance to pick it up!
Adam Adamowicz: MDK 2 : I miss having six arms and a sniper grenade head to bad techno and 50 polygons.
Sal Goldenberg: Dragon Age 2, Portal, and Lego Star Wars: Clone Wars.
Jeff Nilson: Recently finished up Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and started up Morrowind again. Also Minecraft and Wakfu beta.
Matt Ponton: WWE All-Stars, Dead or Alive 3, and Street Fighter 3: Third Strike.
Eric Correll: The Masters – Tiger Woods 12, Homefront, and Mafia 2.
Andrew Boswell: Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, and Fallout: New Vegas.
Matt Daniels: Pretty much just RIFT lately — been working a lot of long hours.
Tom Lassanske: Bioshock 2, Eternal Sonata, and Red Faction Guerrilla.
Andrew Buscaglio: Stacking, Dissidia 012, Final Fantasy, and Fallout: New Vegas.
Megan Steckler: Sims Medieval, Oblivion, Fallout: New Vegas, World of Warcraft, Star Trek Online, and City of Heroes.
Michael Lattanzia: League of Legends, Lord of the Rings Online, and Dragon Age: Origins.
Joseph Mueller: Attempting to catch up on Arcade Games I have missed in the past year: Braid, Hard Corp, Limbo, and Pac-Man. Also the Crossfire (Radian Games) series.
Sarah Plotkin: Syberia, Civilization V, and Fallout: New Vegas.
Peter Sokal: Crysis 2, God of War III, Demon’s Souls, and Too Human (one achievement left to get!).
Gary Noonan: Dragon Age II.
Tihana Tresnjak: Dance Central, Dragon Age 2, and Monday Night Combat.
Dan Ross: League of Legends, Gran Turismo 5, and Tetris: Pack Everything For Moving Edition.
Kurt Weaver: Assassin’s Creed 2.
Andrew Poff: Crysis 2, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Final Fantasy I.
Jason Bergman: DC Universe Online and Tomb Raider: Underworld.
Dave Schreiber: Oblivion and Civilization V (stupid addictive).
Jared Hamby: Heroes of Newerth, Plants Vs. Zombies, Pokemon White, and Killzone 3.
Michael Donnellan: Black Ops, Tiger Woods, FNV, Oblivion, and Diablo 2.
Orin Tresnjak: Pilotwings Resort, Hoard, King’s Bounty: Crossworlds, and Revenge of the Titans.
Ricardo Gonzalez, Pro-MMO-grammer: Juggling Lord of the Rings Online, Star Trek Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online, and EVE…Online. Clearly I have too much free time.
Daryl Brigner: Minecraft, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and maybe some Crysis 2.
James Stancil: Call of Duty: Black Ops, Bulletstorm, Crysis 2, Kinect Adventures, and Homefront.
Liam Wade: HomeFront, Minecraft, and StarCraft 2.
Ashley Cheng: NCAA Football, Carcassonne, and Tiny Wings.
Benji Han: Secret of Mana (iPhone version).
Allan Jaffee: League of Legends, Super Meat Boy, Just Cause 2, Gran Turismo 5 and waiting soooo hard for Mortal Kombat 9 4/19/11.
Jen Tonon: RIFT, Prototype, WoW, and Dance Central.
Matt Grandstaff: Crysis 2, Dead Space 2, NCAA Football 11, Oblivion, and LittleBigPlanet 2. Seeking a portal that will take me to the future — I can play Portal 2.