I most certainly have my feet firmly grounded in reality. Still though, considering that my last “Passing the Time” post had to do with the amount of television that I watch, you’ve probably already figured out that I don’t spend all of my free time reading and attempting to be an intellectual; which was the topic for the first post. Depending on recent game releases, I probably spend just as much time playing video games as I do watching television when I’m not training, getting treatment, eating or sleeping. I’m not ashamed of that fact either. It’s probably no mystery that video gaming is big amongst male professional athletes and I KNOW that female athletes play their fair share as well; don’t be fooled. Ayanna does work on my Nintendo Wii. Although I do play a couple of online/multiplayer games, I typically play video games for the challenge and satisfaction of completing single player games and solving the puzzles that go along with doing so. I’ll also admit though, I actively keep up with the video game and tech worlds and a couple of the websites I check on a daily basis include: IGN.com and G4TV.com.
At the moment I have both an Xbox 360 and a Nintendo Wii but I’ve been a huge fan of video games since the Super Nintendo days. I did have an original NES but at that time my parents limited my video gaming a whole lot more than they did as I got older…and even then I was really only allowed to play on weekends. I have to say though, in my opinion the Super Nintendo is the best video game system ever. Nowadays though, most of my time is spent on the Xbox unless a “must buy” Wii title comes out. That said, I don’t really have a genre that I stick with or avoid for that matter and I also even dabble in the PC gaming world as well: I’m pretty open minded.
While some of these titles are obvious I’m sure, here are the games that I am playing, have played or have enjoyed most recently–
- Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
- Madden 2011
- NBA 2k11
- Mass Effect 2
- Army of Two: 40th Day
- Splinter Cell Conviction
- Batman: Akham Asylum