There are advantages to being sick sometimes. I started coming down with something early Friday evening and a few hours later, just before bed time, it had turned into a full-blown sore throat along with jam-packed, stuffed up sinuses. I knew I wouldn’t be getting any sleep any time soon, so while the rest of the family slept to visions of sugar plums in their heads, I fired up the ol’ Xbox 360 and did some gaming until the wee hours of the morning.
After a bunch of games of NHL 10 I finally lumbered up to bed and closed my eyes for a while. Just a few short hours later though, I was wide awake again. The clock told me it was just before 6:00am. I checked on my two kids; the first born was out like a light and typically doesn’t wake until 7:30. The new born was sleeping so soundly in his crib that I had to stare at his chest to make sure he was still breathing. Glorious. Two and a half months old and already sleeping nine hours a night. So again, I fired up the 360 and dug out a game I haven’t played in ages, Burnout Paradise. It didn’t take long to be reminded of just how fun Burnout is, and how good looking it is too.
I managed a solid two hours with the game before my daughter awoke and took over the TV. Later in the afternoon, with my wife out with our daughter and my little guy sleeping in the crook of my left arm, I fired up my PC and killed some time in EverQuest II: Extended. I haven’t been actively playing it, because I’ve definitely moved on from Norrath, but from time to time I do get the urge to pop in and check out the game I spent so many hours playing just a few years ago. I gained a couple levels with the Inquisitor, now level 12, and yeah… that game does nothing for me.
Finally, I loaded up Batman: Arkham Asylum, which I had purchased off Steam for pretty cheap. I only got a few minutes to play it, but what I saw was awesome. I’ll be coming back to it for sure. Hopefully my cold doesn’t go away too quickly.