Many may not know this, but I am a video game addict. The only thing is I am not a video game addict of the usual kind. I very seldom actually play video games but I read up and watch videos of them and about them every day. I like to know about the latest technology, the latest styles of gaming and immersion techniques. I love the humor a lot of video game presenters put into what they do (like these guys from inside gaming, check it, they are funny as hell ). I actually stayed up and watched the launch of the Playstation 4 last week, and probably know more about the latest console war (between Sony Playstation 4 and Micrsofts xbox one / xbone) and their more powerful counterpart platform the PC than most “fanboys”.
So normally I just sit on the sidelines and watch, especially now that we are traveling as it is kinda tough to fit a Playstation and big screen telly in ones backpack. Today things changed though. Today I took a step and told myself to stop being a tight ass and get back into gaming. Today I went to the shops and bought myself an xbox 360 controller to plug into my laptop so that I can sit back on the bed, plug my laptop into the TV, and be a gamer!
I have a few games set up and ready to go and the one I decided to start on is called Bioshock Infinite, and it is amazing. It is set in a city which broke off from the US around the time of Abraham Lincoln (who they demonize while worshiping John Wilkes Booth) and has never advanced socially since, as such the city is still rife with racism and its own kind of savage weirdness. Oh, and it floats in the sky. The game is beautiful and having the control let me immerse myself in it. My laptop is a couple years old now so I can’t run things at maximum graphics, and it gets real hot when I play. But it still looks good and I lost myself in this beautiful looking game for hours today.
Anyway it is good to be playing games again, I wish I had a bigger telly, but its still a lot of fun to spend a day just chilling out playing games, without having to worry about going back to work and wasting time. Tomorrow Sarah is going with her mum and some friends to an island for a few days. So I can sit in front of the telly and disappear into the crazy world of Bioshock, and then probably Batman, and then probably Tomb Raider. Exciting times ahead!
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