I actually went on a bona fide vacation last week with my family. Every year we go to the beach with the entire clan, where we swim a lot, eat a lot of fish tacos, and drink too much wine. Last year, I hauled down my PlayStation 3 to get my Diablo III on and play some LEGO games with my eldest. This year I decided to leave all of the big consoles at home, and I only brought my Vita. I figured this would be prime time to play some Mortal Kombat IX either on the long drive down or at night when everyone else went to bed. I never turned on my Vita once, and I have no regrets.
Sadly, I didn’t really play any games over the week, and that does make me sad because I brought Uno and Exploding Kittens for everyone to play. The cards stayed in their boxes, because we all ended up crashing early every night. Who knew that sun, swimming, and chasing after kids all day would make you so tired?
However, I did get a lot of reading done. I finished Halo: Contact Harvest and I’m two-thirds of the way through Halo: The Cole Protocol. As much as I am bummed that I didn’t play any card games, especially with my eldest, at least I got some me-time in with reading. And since they were Halo books, I suppose they were kind of like gaming.
No matter to me, it was kind of nice being completely unplugged from the gaming world. Of course, now that I’m back and therefore must return to the grind, all I can think of is everything I need to play and work on. As far as the massive RPGs that I need to play goes, I’m thinking of working on Final Fantasy XIV. If nothing else, even if I hate it, I can use it as a feature for work since it will be my first MMO. That’s me, always thinking how I can turn something fun into productivity!
Oh and by the way, I haven’t plugged this enough yet, but if you aren’t reading the Mortal Kombat X comics yet, I don’t know what you’re doing with your life.