What we’re playing…


It looks like it’s time for me to dust off my Street Fighter IV tournament stick. Looking through the list of games being played, it appears I’m missing out on Super Street Fighter IV. Sounds like it’s time for a trip to Best Buy.

While I go shopping, let us know the game’s you’re planning on playing this weekend.

Aaron Mitschelen: Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love; Borderlands, Civ 4, Record of the Agarest War. Yeah, that Record of the Agarest War.

Michael Aubuchon: Halo Reach beta, Uncharted, and QUAKE LIVE.

Caedmon Somers: Modern Warfare 2.

Matt Ponton: Super Street Fighter IV.

Kevin Kauffman: Red Faction Guerilla. Such a cathartic game.

Craig Lafferty: Just Cause 2, Halo: Reach Beta, and Super SF4.

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What we’re playing: Reaching for a clever tagline edition


This week our devs are saying “hello” to Halo again. With the game’s beta started, you’ll see that a number of devs are jumping in to check out Bungie’s final take on the Halo universe. The competitive spirit doesn’t end at Halo though — you’ll notice we’ve got plenty of folks still obsessing over Monster Hunter Tri and pulling off dragon punches in Super Street Fighter IV.

Let us know what you’re playing… who knows, maybe we’ll meet online.

Craig Lafferty: Halo: Reach Beta, Splinter Cell Conviction, and Just Cause 2.

Andrew Scharf: Halo: Reach Beta and FFXIII.

Ian Rogers: Ghostbusters, Fallout 3, and Oblivion.

Mike Dulany: Super Street Fighter 4.

Tim Beggs: Splinter Cell Conviction, God of War III, After Burner Climax, Just Cause 2, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, going to start Heavy Rain and Crysis: Warhead.

Michael Musick: Monster Hunter Tri has officially commanded all of my gaming time – once you get past the steep learning curve it’s hard to put down.

Michael Aubuchon: I’m currently playing: Team Fortress 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and God of War 3.

Rick Vicens: Batman Arkham Asylum and Dead Space.

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What we’re playing


I’ve always heard how massively popular Monster Hunter is in Japan, and with Capcom’s release of Monster Hunter Tri on Wii this week, it appears it’s catching quickly in the US. Between this, Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M, it’s going to be a great summer for playing Wii games.

Have you joined the Monster Hunter craze? Let us know. If not, you can still let us know the games you’re obsessing over.

Michael Musick: Dusted off the Wii to play Monster Hunter Tri and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. Also playing Sword of Fargoal and Across Age on the iPad.

Alex Utting: Monster Hunter Tri. Monster Hunter Tri. And Monster Hunter Tri.

Michael Lattanzia: Monster Hunter Tri, Monster Hunter Tri, and more Monster Hunter Tri. Oh, and did I mention Monster Hunter Tri? Maybe some Lord of the Rings Online as well.

Aaron Mitschelen: LotRO, Sakura Wars, MAAAAAAAYBE Monster Hunter Tri, if it’ll get that guy in the next row of cubes to pipe down about it!

Peter Sokal: Monster Hunter Tri and Chaos Rising.

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What we’re playing


This week Splinter Cell: Conviction appears to be the clear cut favorite game folks are playing at the office. Congrats to Ubisoft Montreal on the release of the game. In addition to the latest Sam Fisher adventure, God of War III, Bad Company 2, and Just Cause 2 are getting plenty of playtime with our teams.

Let us know what games are striking your fancy these days…

Deven Winters: Just Cause 2, Splinter Cell: Conviction 360, and Heavy Rain PS3.

Ken Barner: When I’m not too busy for videogames: Morrowind, Icewind Dale, Modern Warfare 2, and FPS co-op campaigns.

Matt Ponton: Splinter Cell: Conviction.

Ryan Salvatore: World of Warcraft, Uncharted, and some other PSN games on my new PS3!

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What we’re playing: iPad games


It’s been less than two weeks since the iPad was released, and we’re already spending our time staring at its screen like the people stuck on the spaceship in Wall-E. Okay, it’s not that bad…yet.

Let us know the games you’re currently playing, and if you have iPad recommendations to share, we’re all ears.

Matt Grandstaff: Assassin’s Creed 2, Phantom Hourglass, and trying to hit the top spot in Geometry Wars on iPad (pic is outdated, I’m now ranked #4).

Craig Lafferty: Lots of iPad games and the Blur MP Beta.

Nick Breacon: Neptune’s Pride, StarCraft II, Just Cause 2, and NY Times Crosswords (iPad).

Nate Purkeypile: Metro 2033.

Megan Sawyer: Pokemon SoulSilver on the DS.

Michael Musick: Finishing up the AvP single-player campaigns and then on to Heavy Rain, interspersed with whatever various iPad games I end up buying (Peggle HD, please?).

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What we’re playing…


Hooray for the weekend. With so many great games already released this year — Just Cause 2, Mass Effect 2, God of War 3,  and Bad Company 2…to name a few — it looks like many at the office are trying to play catch up. And with Game Room releasing on Xbox LIVE this week, some of us are catching up on games that are 30 years old!!! Meanwhile, a couple folks (Andrew and Emil) are catching up on games that haven’t even been released at PAX East…lucky dogs.

Let us know the games you’re playing. Have a great weekend!

Brent Krische: Seeking the truth in Ace Attorney: Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, walking on fire in Mass Effect 2, swimming with the fishes in Endless Ocean 2, and building my own arcade in Game Room.

Rick Vicens: Final Fantasy XIII, Lord of Ultima, and Uncharted 2.

Jon Paul Duvall: ME2, BFBC2, and various PnP RPGs.

Daryl Brigner: God of War 3, Metro 2033, and Just Cause 2.

Emil Pagliarulo: Everything at PAX East! 🙂

Mike Dulany: Left for Dead 2, God of War 3, and Street Fighter 4.

Matt Grandstaff: Game Room to play Yar’s Revenge for the first time since I was five years old, Fight Night Round 4, Assassin’s Creed 2, and Mass Effect.

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What we’re playing: War Paint edition


Like a number of other folks, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of God of War 3. After a week on the road, I made sure to pick up a copy before coming home tonight. But as anxious as I am to play it, I’m also glued to the opening round of the NCAA Tourament. As I write this up, a number of devs are painting their faces red like Kratos in preparation for Maryland’s opening game. Good luck to them, and everyone else with their alma mater in the dance.

Let us know what you’re playing, who you’re rooting for, and if you’re a face painter too.

Dan Ross: Finishing up Darksiders and checking out Prototype while I wait for GoW3 and FF13.

Rick Vicens: Tropico 3 and Uncharted 2.

Matt Grandstaff: Madden 10, Borderlands, and God of War III.

Daryl Brigner: APB Beta, Metro 2033, and possibly God of War 3 if there’s time.

Natalie Gausden: Prince of Persia and Plants vs Zombies iPhone.

Ryan Jenkins: Really digging the Saboteur, and still working my way through Darksiders (I play games slowly…).

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What we’re playing: Finally! Final Fantasy


Many of our devs are getting their jRPG fix this week with the North American release of Final Fantasy XIII. I’m hoping to make time to play it, but I continue to finish off games from 2009. But like others at the office, I’ll definitely be making time to play God of War III when it releases on Tuesday.

Here’s the rundown of games we’re playing. Let us know what you’re playing.

Gary Powell: Final Fantasy XIII, Uncharted 2, and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Amber Hinden: Final Fantasy XIII and Team Fortress 2.

Lianne Cruz: Final Fantasy XIII, Heavy Rain, Dragon Age

Kurt Kuhlmann: Mass Effect 2, Assassin’s Creed 2, and Panzer General.

Caedmon Somers: Mass Effect 2 still.

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What we’re playing


Recently, single-player games like games like Mass Effect 2 and Heavy Rain have consumed our teams for hours on end — so the release of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was the perfect return back into multiplayer for many. It’s far from the only game in town — other popular multiplayer games includeBioshock 2, Borderlands, the Starcraft 2 beta, and Plants vs. Zombies on iPhone.

Take a look at the games we’re playing, and share with us the games you’re playing — whether you’re playing them on your own or with friends.

Pete Hines: Bioshock 2, Bad Company 2, and Plants vs. Zombies iPhone.

Peter Sokal: Lots of Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

Matt Weil: Bad Company 2, more Bad Company 2.

Jon DeVriendt: StarCraft II and Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

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What we’re playing: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. E.D.I.T.I.O.N.


It seems the devs at our office can’t get enough post-apocalyptic action. When I asked what game should be highlighed for this week’s blog post, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat beat out the likes of Heavy Rain and the Starcraft 2 Beta. Impressive…most i.m.p.r.e.s.s.i.v.e.

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Matt Weil: Killing Floor, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, and Crysis.

Jay Woodward, Deep C++ Diver: BioShock 2.

Dennis Mejilones: Assassins Creed 2 and Heavy Rain.

Sam Bernstein: I was told I needed to play Shadow of The Colossus so I am doing that, and loving it. This is what I get for not having a PS2.

Dave Ratti: Starcraft 2 Beta.

Dane Olds: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, Mass Effect 2, and Doom II RPG.

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