I’ve been having a nice relaxing christmas time here in Arizona. The only fly in the holiday ointment is a case of the sniffles I appear to have picked up. I just hope it doesn’t interfere with my ability to taste all the regional southwest goodies like burritos, tacos, enchiladas and other not-so-traditional yuletide treats.
My brother in law, Jeb, came home for the holidays (flying in from Seattle). He brought his Playstation 2 with him.
Now, I’ve never spent more than a few minutes before this with a console controller in my hands so it was fun to be introduced to the world of console gaming via Return To Castle Wolfenstein (ironically, a game that is available for the Mac).
I’ve been continuing my indoctrination with the game of The Return Of The King (coming soon to the Mac). It’s very a immersive, if somewhat frustrating experience.
Luckily I don’t have to worry about going on gaming cold turkey once I get back to Brighton. I’ve made the most of the US/UK price differences on software (I think they just swap the dollar sign for a pound sign) and I’ve picked up Aliens vs. Predator 2, Unreal Tournament 2003 and, most exciting of all, Halo for the Mac.
Maybe I should combine it with iMovie and start filming Halo physics experiments.
For all the drubbing that Apple gets about the lack of games for its machines, the state of Mac gaming looks pretty rosy to me right now. So much so that I think I can resist the temptation to get a Playstation 2 of my own.