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January 13, 2008 9:02 PM   Subscribe

Pictures of offices and desks of video game designers, journalists and celebrities. Includes Dan Hsu, the guys from Penny Arcade, the guy who made Ultima Online and Boing Boing?
posted by phyrewerx (14 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I could see this as a growing collection. How your office look can reflect the culture of your work. I'd like to see an EA office versus one from the guys at Nintendo.
posted by phyrewerx at 9:03 PM on January 13, 2008

Damn, I've got a better view of Montreal than the guy at EA, but I'd trade that view for his drum pads.
posted by furtive at 9:19 PM on January 13, 2008

I think my parents have the same TV as Mike Krahulik/Gabe.
posted by danb at 9:41 PM on January 13, 2008

Man, someone needs to tell Sid Meier about virtualization.
posted by tracert at 9:53 PM on January 13, 2008 [2 favorites]

These creative types have such messy desks. *pulls hair out*
posted by wastelands at 10:00 PM on January 13, 2008

I'm surprised by the lack of dual monitors.
posted by !Jim at 10:46 PM on January 13, 2008

I believe a new term should be coined: work desk envy. Theres irony in there somewhere.
posted by pwally at 10:51 PM on January 13, 2008

If you look really closely you can see that the only identifiable game Sid Meier has near to his desk is Alpha Centauri. (It's on the shelf behind the desk.) It really is a masterpiece of a game. Glad he seems to agree.

Peter Molyneux, on the other hand, seems to have cardboard display pieces of his latest games attached to his monitors. I guess in his case they're probably masturbatory aids.


posted by blacklite at 11:30 PM on January 13, 2008 [1 favorite]

I've always been oddly fascinated by look at people's workspaces. Oh, and since I'm sure everyone is curious: This is where the genius burns.
posted by absalom at 7:46 AM on January 14, 2008 [1 favorite]

What I usually find fascinating about this sort of thing is how rarely a given person's working space matches expectations based on their work. In this case, I have no idea who most of the people featured are, and it's still fascinating...

Not dissimilar: Writers Rooms at the Guardian, and Rodcorp's long-runnning How We Work series.
posted by jack_mo at 7:48 AM on January 14, 2008

Over all I'm surprised how pedestrian most of their desks and systems look. Not many fancy wide screen displays or much like that.

I dig the the design nerds who have their work spaces on display here.
posted by wfrgms at 7:50 AM on January 14, 2008

There used to be better photos up on an old news story over at PA that compared Jerry and Mike's workspaces (I think with the messiness of Jerry's desk somewhat exaggerated for effect). But alas, it seems they took the photos down.
posted by Tehanu at 8:31 AM on January 14, 2008

Two-screen setups always look weird to me; it seems the user is staring into the divide between the two units, which can't be good ergonomically.
posted by bonaldi at 12:27 PM on January 14, 2008

Nitpick: Richard Garriott made Ultima, less so UO.
posted by liet at 5:35 PM on January 14, 2008

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