It’s 9PM on Thursday evening as I start writing this and England have just kicked off the second half, 1-0 down against Suarez & Co. For what it’s worth, my money’s on an early plane home.
Dan’s not thinking of a plane home, more like a bus or train I guess and he’s not got gaming on his mind either:
Well I’ve played absolutely nothing this week! This week has been spent on daily field courses and has seen fantastic weather for sampling rivers, grasslands and sand dunes. Although I’ve made the typical British error and forgotten to apply sun cream, resulting in me looking like a lobster after today’s adventure.
Off for a hike in the Brecon Beacons tomorrow, which is always lovely, and hoping to walk under a waterfall (which will soothe my sunburn haha). Once this week is over I think it will be back to slogging my way through Watch Dogs.
Another of our wayward travellers, albeit one who has recently made it home is Peter. He and the others who were doing their level best to do to America’s burrito population what the early white settlers did to its bison are still writing up some previews for you to read so expect more E3 ‘news’ to continue trickling out for a while.
He does want to give a shout out to EVE Valkyrie, CCP’s Oculus Rift-compatible space combat dogfighter. “it was amazing”, says the always understated Peter, “so good that I’m seriously considering buying the Rift dev kit so I can play with VR and cover bits and pieces on TSA.” We’ll see if his missus buys that excuse…
I also played Splatoon on Wii U, just to pick something as different as possible! It’s a great way for Nintendo to approach a squad based shooter in a family friendly way and it played really well. It’s nice to have that squid changing mechanic that reloads your ink and allows for some great traversal around the maps.
And in case you’ve forgotten, he did beat Blair at Smash Bros. Tuffcub hasn’t to my knowledge done that but in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past week you’ll know that he has been playing the Destiny Alpha. And “a tiny bit of Killzone Shadow Fall“.
On his PlayStation Vita he’s been playing Guacamelee!, restarted Gravity Rush having failed to finish it first time around and played more of the “underrated gem” that is Sonic & Chums Racing. He’s currently reviewing Valiant Hearts on PS3 for us when not playing “see what I can balance on it while it cleans” with his Vileda robot vacuum cleaner. Fortunately Kitteh escaped a while back.
Which just leaves us with Dom to round out this week’s WWP:
I’ve been playing Inazuma Eleven Go and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Drop Survivor pretty thoroughly for reviews, though their size is starting to take its toll!
Other than that I was allowed a Wii U as my Father’s Day present so we now have Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D Land, Wind Waker and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to wade through, along with my PS3/PS4 backlog… Mario Kart 8 is absolutely awesome though, I think I could probably play it forever, and the online has been relatively robust too!
Have you played much or have any great suggestions for things to balance on a robot vacuum cleaner?
Oh and so far, so England, think the flight’ll be cheaper if we share with the Spanish or will we get the right results to go through on goal difference?