So, here’s the saddest irony in the world.
I have in my hands a full-build copy of Grand Theft Auto IV, five days before official release.
But I have no time to play it.
And not just for one reason. Not even two reasons. But three reasons.
- I have so much work to do I don’t even have enough time to sleep. I hardly even have time to blog, missing a day yesterday and almost missing today.
- Our projector has just been sold so we have no TV right now. (Our new plasma TV will be delivered to our new place on Saturday.)
- Our Xbox 360 (together with half our stuff) is now sitting in our new home. We just haven’t officially moved in.
I HAVE THE MOST HAPPENING HYPED UP GAME IN THE WHOLE WORLD BUT NO TV AND NO CONSOLE TO PLAY IT ON!
Talk about agony.
I can’t play till official moving day on Saturday. And even then, I’ll be busy unpacking and setting up all my Internet and gaming connections all day.
So I decided to play a little at the office before going home.
I’m horrible at console games, I’ve decided. The controller has too many buttons and toggles and they are not all nicely labelled like keys on the keyboard.
I couldn’t get Niko Bellic to run properly. I couldn’t shoot the damn gun so I had to suffer this dumb NPC continuously stabbing me in the face. I couldn’t run down the stairs properly, so I got Swordplay to help me get out of the damn building and jump into a car so I could put my driving skills to the test.
He got Niko into a car for me, and the first thing I did when I took over the controller was to make Niko get out of the car again.
What. I was stress testing the car doors okay. You guys ever see the stress test machines at Ikea, where they have the machines open and close closet doors 200 million times a day?
Fine. GTA IV is totally, like, wasted on me.
But I swear I will master console gaming if its the last thing I do. Once I have time to start playing games again, that is.
But someone has to first tell my new boss that he’s working me too hard.
Oh, wait. My boss reads my blog.
Hi, boss! =)
Nothing to see here! Kthxbye.