After spending the entire day yesterday at the St. Jacob’s Farmer Market, Antiques store and Costco, then napping and cooking dinner before finishing The Originals, I dedicated today (Sunday) of the May long weekend (for Canada anyway) to catching up in some games.
A week or two has past since Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One hit the market. Both saw strong sales around the hype of the next-generation consoles finally reaching store shelves after a lengthy life cycle of their predecessors. Both sold over a million units on their launch days, respectively. Both however, are also disappointing.
Traveled to New York this morning for the Sony PlayStation 4 launch event and while it took four hours to get my room at the Dream Downtown hotel, I did manage to get an hour of sleep, only to be awakened by a man knocking on the door because my wake up calls and alarms didn’t wake me.
Battlefield 4 All-Nighter
I managed to acquire a download code for Battlefield 4 the day before release so I could pre-install the game via the Origin service and it released at midnight along with the embargo for reviews, so I’m already behind.
Got a Tim Hortons coffee and played two hours, recording it all, before it crashed on me so I’m taking a break to write a Screen Rant article then I’ll jump back in. It’s an all-nighter for me.
It’s been a long time coming, arguably too long, but the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both release this November, making the 2013 holiday season the biggest ever for gamers in North America.
Grand Theft Time Sink…
I’ve put many hours into Grand Theft Auto V since Thursday and according to the game I’m only just over 20% done. With my need to still play the Splinter Cell: Blacklist campaign and finish Beyond:Two Souls before it releases, I fear I may not finish the GTA story before its multiplayer component (Grand Theft Auto Online) releases on October 1st… Especially since I’m flying out of the country on a secret mission for a few days.