You'er going to laugh. Or at the very least, you're going to scoff and roll your eyes. But toward the end of last year, I'd had it. I had too many games to play, and they were too long, and I didn't have enough time, and I was tired of it.
Yes, I'm aware that this is a ridiculously good problem to have.
But I'm back this year, feeling refreshed, and ready to take on the plethora of games that will be coming PC World's way. There's loads to be excited about this year, so I thought I'd post a blog to talk about what I'm personally excited about.
Next generation console hardware
This one's a no-brainer. Microsoft and Sony both look set to release new consoles this year, and I can't wait to check them out and see what they can do. And with new console hardware - particularly from the big two - comes loads of new games from developers keen to get in at launch. I mean, hopefully. Unless you're hawking a handheld, or a platform that's going to be technologically irrelevant in a few months (I'm looking at you, Wii U).
Okay, EA already has a problem with customer service and satisfaction. SimCity being "always online" is definitely not going to do the company's reputation any favours in that respect. But having played a little bit of the new SimCity, I can tell you now that most people aren't going to care. People will walk down to a retailer barefoot in the snow like their grandparents did if they have to, because it's great, and because everyone loves SimCity.
The Last of Us and Beyond
There are two awesome looking titles coming exclusively to PS3 this year - the first is a narrative-driven zombie action game called The Last of Us, and the other is (allegedly) an intensely emotional experience with acting my Ellen Page. Both look incredible - and it's amazing what developers can do with hardware from 2006.
Move over, Project Shield - I'm convinced that Valve is the only company that can succeed in bringing PC gaming to the living room right now. A sort of semi-Steambox was unveiled at CES in January, supported by Valve, but I think the real thing is yet to come.
That's what I'm excited about this year - how about you? GTA V? The new Final Fantasy? (Yeah, right.)