Gameplay Blog #9 – Business as Usual

Gameplay Statistics – Week 9

Monday, October 30, 2017 – Sunday, November 5, 2017

Days of the week in which games were played: Tuesday
Total number of video games played: 1
Total video game duration: 4 hours
Communities involved: N/A

Game Platform Duration
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen PC/Steam 4 hours

Total number of non-video games played: 1 (Disc Golf)
Total non-video game duration: 3 hours
Communities involved: Colleagues
Number of supplemental game or game-related activities: 0

Tags: PC, XCOM, Disc Golf

One Night of Games

On Tuesday night I managed to get in a late binge of XCOM again.  At this point in the game, I’m just trying to beat it.  I’ve started to realize that 50+ hour games just no longer fit my lifestyle.  I wish there were more deep, exciting, engaging 15 hour games.  Games that I could beat in a weekend binge if I wanted to.  I felt good while I was playing, but unfortunately I stayed up too late and was sleepy at work the next day.  Probably not worth it in the end.  I really would like to beat it before the semester is out.  I hate leaving things incomplete and that’s a real problem for me because it often leads to wasting time with activities I am no longer interested in.

Disc Golf

Twice this week the weather was good enough to get out on the Bowen Park disc golf course.  This is a game I’ve been playing off-and-on for about 7 years now.  We have a world-class course here in Nanaimo.  I went with my colleague James from the Students’ Union and his step-son.  It was so much fun to get outside and throw the disc around.  I wasn’t too worried about my score because I hadn’t played in so long, and was just having a good time while also getting some exercise.  It reminded me that I need to get out more, especially during this time of year when it starts to get dark.

Works Cited

Firaxis Games. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen. 2K Games, 2017. Microsoft Windows. Computer Software.

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