I realized a couple of days ago that I think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew at work. I’m managing both features and blogs, which is all fine and well, but there’s also the newly-reinvigorated Retronauts podcast and and podcast for The Grind, each of which takes about a full work day to record, edit, process, and prepare. And even that’s fine! I may or may not be a regular participant on the “flagship” podcast, too. And I’m actually OK with that, if that’s how it goes.
But then I suddenly realized that all of this means I have to start playing videogames again. If I want to be able to talk about these things, I’m going to need to experience them. I have no idea where I’m going to find time for this! I kind of gave up console gaming last year so I could devote my time to getting into shape, and that’s been a massive success, in the sense that I am considerably less massive than I was a year ago and generally feel better, and better about myself. But every hour spent exercising is an hour not spend sitting at a console. And now I kind of need to sit at a console. Portables games are fine, because I can squeeze in time with those anywhere. But now I’m looking down the barrel of New Super Mario Bros., Assassin’s Creed II, Demon’s Souls, Dragon Age: Origins, and several other massive time-sinks. I am not complaining that oh no what a burden, because they’re all pretty rad games and I’m excited about all of them. I just have no earthly idea where I’m supposed to find the time to play them and have a personal life.
Anyway, I was wondering if someone could volunteer to play some current and upcoming releases for me and then use some sort of memory transference device to give me your experiences. I promise it won’t hurt… much.