Most of my weekend will actually be spent catching up on sleep. But when I’m not in the throws of E3 or resting, there’s two games in particular that I’m rather keen on.
Funnily enough, for someone who doesn’t have a license, I really like driving games.
The DiRT series, therefore, doesn’t seem like it’d be something I’m interested in. I can’t drive in the real world. I don’t own a racing wheel. I’d be more likely to buy a HOTAS setup (actually, I’ve had to stop myself several times from doing so). But there’s something about Codies take on DiRT that I’ve always really gotten into.
I think it stems from one of my favourite games as a kid: Network Q RAC Rally Championship. There’s a challenge to rally racing, a test of endurance and concentration, that always appealed to me. The fact that DiRT 4 is more like the original games, and less like the X-Games fuelled mania, helps a lot in that regard too.
The other game is a racer as well: WipEout. I haven’t gotten gold medals on all of the tracks yet, but I’m slowly working my way through. WipEout was one of my favourite games from the PS3 era, and it’s funny that it launched in a week where you had a Sega executive asking why the hell people would want to play old games.
It’s a funny world sometimes.
What are you playing this weekend?