After having four out-of-town trips in like the last three weeks, all I really want for this weekend is a little time to just sit and do nothing. Like, literally nothing. Just sitting on my couch, staring off into space, with only the ticking of my clock as the minutes and hours melt away breaking the silence.
When I’m not doing that, I’m going to play iPad games. I feel a little ill even saying that, I’ve got to be honest. Not that there aren’t good games for mobile and tablet devices—there are some—but for anyone who claimed the Wii to be buried in shovelware, that platform was a dog-gone goldmine compared to the new haven for casual drivel.
Then Square Enix and Blizzard have to go and screw things up by putting out actual effort this week! After my brief hands-on time with Hitman GO at PAX East, I want to play more. I need to play more. This is a game that actually cares about doing something new and different, one which feels like an awesome experience that happens to be on a tablet versus a tablet experience. Then there’s Blizzard’s Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. I’ve not really gotten into a collectable card game—physical or digital—since the early days of UFS, but I had fun playing (and winning) against one of the game’s developers at PAX. As a free-to-play release, it’ll cost me exactly $0.00 to give it a deeper try—so why not do so?