Work and Play: An Updated Peek Inside the Lives of Gaming's Greatest

More than a year ago we hosted a slew of photos showing off the work desks and gaming set-ups of the world's game developers.

We're now in the process of updating Work and Play: A Peek Inside the Lives of Gaming's Greatest with new desks and new developers. We've decided to move the entire project over to our new photo system, making it much easier to zip through and read the descriptions.

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The original idea for the concept was born out of a simple concept: You can judge a lot from a person's desk. And you can judge just as much from their home entertainment system.

Currently the project includes photos from nearly 20 studios.

You'll get to see the desk of such greats as Sid Meier, Peter Molyneux and Tetsuya Mizuguchi along with plenty of others. Have fun.

Special thanks to intern Andrew Freedman for all of his hard work on this.

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2K Games: creative director Greg Gobbi's desk

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2K Games: founder, lead designer 2K Boston Ken Levine's desk

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ASTRO Games: producer Joshua "Stormy" LaTendresse's gaming setup

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ASTRO Games: producer Joshua "Stormy" LaTendresse's loft

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ASTRO Games: producer Joshua "Stormy" LaTendresse's new triple head computer workstation

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ASTRO Games: producer Joshua "Stormy" LaTendresse's new triple head computer workstation

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Buzz Monkey Software: Lead Level Designer Ted Brown's desk (Neversoft, 2006)

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Bungie: Design Director Paul Bertone's home

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Bungie: Design Director Paul Bertone's desk

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Capcom: Bionic Commando producer Ben Judd's desk

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Capcom: Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi's desk

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Double Fine Production: founder Tim Schafer's desk.

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Double Fine Production: founder Tim Schafer's desk.

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Double Fine Production: founder Tim Schafer's desk.

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Double Fine Production: founder Tim Schafer's couch. Shhhhh.

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Eat, Sleep, Play: co-founder David Jaffe's desk

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Eat, Sleep, Play: co-founder David Jaffe's game area

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Eat, Sleep, Play: co-founder David Jaffe's bookshelf

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Eat, Sleep, Play: co-founder David Jaffe's desk

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Eat, Sleep, Play: co-founder David Jaffe's shelves

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Eat, Sleep, Play: co-founder David Jaffe's office

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Electronic Arts Montreal: general manager Alan Tascan's office

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Electronic Arts Montreal: general manager Alan Tascan's home

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Electronic Arts Montreal: general manager Alan Tascan's office

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Electronic Arts: head of The Sims studio Rod Humble's desk

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Electronic Arts: head of The Sims studio Rod Humble's office

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Electronic Arts: head of The Sims studio Rod Humble in his office

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Electronic Arts: head of The Sims studio Rod Humble's game table

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Electronic Arts: head of The Sims studio Rod Humble's office

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Electronic Arts: head of The Sims studio Rod Humble's office

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Epic Games: designer, Cliff Bleszinski's display case.

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Epic Games: designer, Cliff Bleszinski's display case.

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Epic Games: designer, Cliff Bleszinski's display case.

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Epic Games: designer, Cliff Bleszinski's Lynx.

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Epic Games: designer, Cliff Bleszinski's desk.

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Epic Games: designer, Cliff Bleszinski's office.

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Epic Games: designer, Cliff Bleszinski's smock wearing T-Rex.

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Epic Games: designer, Cliff Bleszinski's display shelves.

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Epic Games: designer, Cliff Bleszinski's display case.

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Epic Games: designer, Cliff Bleszinski's display case.

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Firaxis Games: founder and director of creative development Sid Meier's office desk

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Firaxis Games: founder and director of creative development Sid Meier's home office

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Firaxis Games: founder and director of creative development Sid Meier's Firaxis office

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Firaxis Games: founder and director of creative development Sid Meier's home office

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Flying Lab Software: Public relations for Flying Lab Software Theresa Pundenz' office

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Flying Lab Software: Public relations for Flying Lab Software Theresa Pundenz' home office

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Gearbox Software: Co-founder Randy Pitchford's desk

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Gearbox Software: Co-founder Randy Pitchford's game area

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Gearbox Software: Co-founder Randy Pitchford's office

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Gearbox Software: Co-founder Randy Pitchford's game area

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Gearbox Software: Co-founder Randy Pitchford's Office

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Gearbox Software: Co-founder Randy Pitchford at his desk

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Gearbox Software: Co-founder Randy Pitchford's office

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Gearbox Software: Co-founder Randy Pitchford's office

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Gearbox Software: Co-founder Randy Pitchford's game area

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Harmonix Music: technical artist Leo Tolentino's office

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Harmonix Music: technical artist Leo Tolentino's office

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Harmonix Music: technical artist Leo Tolentino's office

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Harmonix Music: technical artist Leo Tolentino's office

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Harmonix Music: vice president of operations Mike Dornbrook's office

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Harmonix Music: vice president of operations Mike Dornbrook's office

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I AM 8-BIT: founder Jon M. Gibson's office

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I AM 8-BIT: founder Jon M. Gibson's desk

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I AM 8-BIT: founder Jon M. Gibson's game room

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Incognito Entertainment: producer Dylan Jobe's office

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Incognito Entertainment: producer Dylan Jobe's game room

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Incognito Entertainment: producer Dylan Jobe's office

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Insomniac Games: CEO Ted Price's Office

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Insomniac Games: CEO Ted Price's game room

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Kojima Productions: assistant producer Ryan Payton's desk

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Lionhead Studios: founder Peter M olyneux's desk

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NanaOn-Sha: founder Masaya Matsuura

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Naughty Dog: co-president Christopher Balestra's office

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Naughty Dog: co-president Christopher Balestra's home

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Naughty Dog: co-president Evan Wells' Office

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Naughty Dog: co-president Evan Wells' home

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NCSoft: executive producer Richard Garriot's house

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NCSoft: executive producer Richard Garriot's desk

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NCSoft: executive producer Richard Garriot's office

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NetDevil: art director Peter Grundy's office

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NetDevil: art director Peter Grundy's home game room

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NetDevil: Lead Producer on LEGO Universe Ryan Seabury's office

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NetDevil: Lead Producer on LEGO Universe Ryan Seabury's office

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NetDevil: Lead Producer on LEGO Universe Ryan Seabury's office key

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NetDevil: Lead Producer on LEGO Universe Ryan Seabury's office

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NetDevil: Lead Producer on LEGO Universe Ryan Seabury's shelves

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NetDevil: Lead Producer on LEGO Universe Ryan Seabury's desk

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NetDevil: Lead Producer on LEGO Universe Ryan Seabury's zombie portrait

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NetDevil: Lead Producer on LEGO Universe Ryan Seabury's office

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NetDevil: Lead Producer on LEGO Universe Ryan Seabury's office library

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NetDevil: president Scott Brown's office

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NetDevil: president Scott Brown's home game room

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NetDevil: president Scott Brown's office desk

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Neversoft: lead designer Alan Flores' office

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Neversoft: senior producer Brian Bright's home setup

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Neversoft: senior producer Brian Bright's office

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Neversoft: character art director Nolan Nelson's office

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Ninja Theory: co-founder Mike Ball's home

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Ninja Theory: co-founder Mike Ball's office

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Pandemic Studios: co-founder and co-general manager Andrew Goldman in his office

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Pandemic Studios: co-founder and co-general manager Andrew Goldman in his office

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Pandemic Studios: co-founder and co-general manager Andrew Goldman in his office

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Pandemic Studios: co-founder and co-general manager Andrew Goldman in his ofice

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Pandemic Studios: co-founder and co-general manager Josh Resnick's office

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Pandemic Studios: co-founder and co-general manager Josh Resnick's game room

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Pandemic Studios: co-founder and co-general manager Josh Resnick's office

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Pandemic Studios: co-founder and co-general manager Josh Resnick's home office

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Pandemic Studios: co-founder and co-general manager Josh Resnick in his office

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Pandemic Studios: co-founder and co-general manager Josh Resnick's home office

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Jet Set Games: co-founder and vp of design Adam Isgreen's Home

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Jet Set Games: co-founder and vp of design Adam Isgreen's Home

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Jet Set Games: designer Chris Ainsworth's game room

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Jet Set Games: designer Chris Ainsworth's game room

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Petroglyph Games: president Mike Legg's den

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Petroglyph Games: president Mike Legg's den

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Petroglyph Games: 3D artist Nick Teasdale's work office

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Petroglyph Games: 3D artist Nick Teasdale's work office

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Petroglyph Games: 3D artist Nick Teasdale's home office

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Petroglyph Games: 3D artist Nick Teasdale's home office

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Q Entertainment: founder Tetsuya Mizaguchi's game room

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Q Entertainment: founder Tetsuya Mizaguchi's game room

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THQ: creative director Scott Rogers' office

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THQ: creative director Scott Rogers' desk

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THQ: creative director Scott Rogers' office

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THQ: creative director Scott Rogers' desk

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THQ: creative director Scott Rogers' whiteboard

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Video Games Live: co-creator, executive producer, and host Tommy Tallarico's game theatre

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Video Games Live: co-creator, executive producer, and host Tommy Tallarico's studio

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Video Games Live: co-creator, executive producer, and host Tommy Tallarico's desk

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Video Games Live: co-creator, executive producer, and host Tommy Tallarico's game library

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Whorecraft: Pornography producer Dez' computer

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Whorecraft: Pornogrpahy producer Dez at his computer

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Whorecraft: Pornography producer Dez at his desk

DISCUSSION

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Dr. Tobias Funke (Analrapist)

Ugh...I couldn't stand that level in Uncharted when you're in the shallow water with all the pillars (on Naughty Dog's Evan Wells' desk)...took me a good 45 minutes to beat it on Crushing mode...