sidetracked

My original plan was to come in this morning and talk about the first hour or so of Assassin’s Creed 4, which I played last night and enjoyed FAR more than I was expecting to.

Then I was going to talk about how I was inexplicably wide awake at 3:00 this morning, and I foolishly started reading newly-unembargo’ed reviews of the Xbox One, and then when I finally fell back asleep I literally had nothing but non-stop weird dreams about owning one and having the Kinect do strange things to my apartment and my dogs.

And then, when that was posted, I was going to continue to do some more behind-the-scenes work on the epic farewell post to the 360/PS3 (which is shaping up quite nicely, if I do say so myself).

But.

Real life got in the way, and totally sucked the wind out of my sails, and I found myself unable to think about anything – not even about the very things that help keep me distracted from the other, stressful things.  I’m not going to get into what happened (especially since, as far as I can tell, the nightmare scenario my wife and I found ourselves in has now been resolved to the absolute best possible outcome we could have hoped for, and so there’s nothing really to say at this point), but suffice it to say – there were some very pressing things on my mind, and suddenly all the stuff I wanted to talk about here felt incredibly unimportant.

Games are important; at least, they are to me, and I’ve felt that way since I was 6, and I wouldn’t be spending pretty much all my creative energy these days in putting thousands upon thousands of words out onto the internet about them – even without that big an audience to read them – if I didn’t really feel passionate about it.

But my family is more important.  And even though today really sucked, it was nice to be reminded of that.

(PS: The Assassin’s Creed 4 post will come tomorrow, hopefully.)

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