Its the time of year again where we get a deluge of triple A releases competing for our precious time and money. 2011 brings in Arkham City, Battlefield 3, MW3, Gears of War 3, Uncharted 3, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Zelda Skyward Sword, and Saint’s Row 3 -which I’m really surprised by the amount of positive hype this one’s getting. While I’m really looking forward to beating the crap out of pedestrians with purple dildos while signing autographs, there was never any doubt as to where most of my (dwindling) gaming time will be spent. While most gamers will be calling in airstrikes and getting headshots, I’ll be sneaking around stealing shit in some random cave in Skyrim.
I’ve been putting off The Wire for about a year plus now. The buzz around the show was universally positive, but I have never been a fan of cop dramas and on first glance that’s what The Wire seems like. The first few episodes’ slow pace did not help either. The Out of The Game podcast got to talking about the show a few months back and that finally pushed me to at least go through the first season.