Summer Is Here

Summer is here and that means sun and fun.  I’m lucky enough to have the summer off, of sorts.  Actually, it’s parental leave with 2 young kids.  Depending on the day, it can be seen as better or worse than vacation.  Topics today are my break, XBOX and GOG.

Me

Last week was at the cottage and for my birthday, my eldest daughter and I went fishing.  Lucky me, I caught a 40 inch pike.  As big as my 3 year old.

I’ve mentioned in the past that a true MMO has fishing and until then they are just pretending. I caught this bugger turning a corner, about 200 feet from the dock.  Took 10 minutes to haul in and the net I had was a tad too small.  Took pictures and sent it back on its way.  Won’t ever forget that day.

XBOX

Back in town now and back to the news.  Don Mattrick has left XBOX and moved to Zynga. Love or hate the guy, he built the XBOX to what it is today.  Hard-ass to the end, it seems the only ones with success in the big industry are like that.  Enough that when news hit that he had moved, Zynga shares suddenly became a “BUY”.  I don’t see how anyone will be able to properly replace him now.  That has a lot to say about the 180 Microsoft has had to pull lately, and now two top execs are gone because of “always on”.

GOG

Good Ol’ Games is having their summer sale.  This is the start of the end for me as I love their selection.  STEAM has more recent titles but jeebers if you can’t find excellent quality on GOG.  No DRM and for $60, you can get 20 absolutely amazing games that will give you thousands of hours of play.  Steam is going to break me in a few weeks, I know…

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