So much to do, so little time. Moving RSS out of Outlook and into RssBandit means I spend less time reading my feeds each day, but my workload is high enough that I don't usually get a chance to check it. Sigh.
Anyway, rather than talk about what I've been doing, I'd rather talk about what's coming up and/or exciting!
- First F1GP of the season in only 8 days. Caarn Williams! And where's the F1 game for XB360?
- Commonwealth Games starts in 11 days.
- Xbox 360 in only 18 days. PGR3 on Live FTW!
- V8 Supercars 2006 series kicks off in Adelaide shortly thereafter.
Someone mentioned somewhere that PC gaming was on the decline, and this post was top of MSN Search for those keywords. Well, yes. I agree. And in my humble I-was-a-gamer-long-before-Microsoft opinion, it's going to take more than putting Halo 2 out to fix it, no disrespect intended to the really-rather-good Halo 2. In the immortal-yet-somehow-butchered-by-me-anyway words of Denis Leary:
PC Gaming's not dead, it's frozen. And when they thaw it out, it's going to be really mad.
So what would I like to see? A reason to get a real long-travel proportional joystick again! And things that just don't work as well on consoles:
Flight Sims involving helicopters. DI's Apache Longbow and Hind were just amazing at the time. Jane's Apache was also good.
Another real Falcon game. Any flight sim would be good. F15 Strike Eagle 4 would be fine.
X online. Or something. Freelancer was close, but was let down by a boring travel mechanic.
Ultima 10. Don't care. Just want it. Same with Wing Commander, the Mark Hamill version, please.
A Mechwarrior that returns to simulation, that doesn't get the scale wrong (for eg, Mechwarrior 2 with virtual cockpit)
Another Deus Ex sequel, only not as small and spoon-fed. (Caaarn BioShock)
We haven't had a really good Star Wars sim for years. Meaning, since TIE Fighter. Carn Lucasarts.
Syndicate 3! And no 3D this time, thanks
Ya know, stuff we haven't seen for a good 10 years that was actually really good.
Meanwhile, I sit here, mouse doing laps of the screen, wondering what work to do next... No games to distract me makes Tristan a dull, haggard and ever-so-slightly* narky boy.