In my ceaseless endeavor to play games as I travel the country, I was recently posed a somewhat unique challenge: How was I to get all my much loved gaming in while I drove 2100 miles across the country?
I work in an industry that affords me many things in life that I might not have otherwise. I have a nice house, a decent car, and a few other things that make life a bit more fun for me.
You can see how each of these on their own can make it hated to get time in front of the PS4 or Xbox. My wife (the genius) had the fantastic idea to ensure that owe packed a TV, HDMI cable, and the PS4 in the car while we drove. Yes, that's who I married - I win.
The plan was going well, until the one thing we should have seen coming (but didn't) happened. We have a 16 month old son. Toddlers are not well known for their great sit in the car for 9 hours skills. They get mad and scream. A lot.
Instead of super awesome Battlefield 4 sessions on the floor of hotel rooms, we had to drive all night and attempt to sleep during the day, when our son napped.
That doesn't mean I missed out on my gaming for all those days. Enter the PS Vita and MLB13 The Show. In those few minutes where my son was sleeping and I was awake not driving, there was the warm glow of my touch screen and the annoying sounds of announcers telling me about a players defensive skills for the fourth or fifth time.
Totally worth it. The calm almost zen feeling I get from blasting a ball deep over the left field wall helps to sooth the nerves when the boy plays "Old McDonald" for the umpteenth time in a row. I drove into Texas dreaming of another long ball and smiled - Mission Accomplished.
Now, as I travel for work yet again, I hit the ground in Iowa and realize I left my Vita at home. This is going to be a long trip I fear... I sure hope there's plenty of time for Commander Mode.
Cheers from the road!