It’s funny–now that I decided I’m going to work at PlayMesh and not Google, one of the things I’m going to miss is the shuttle ride back and forth from Google–and also the shuttle ride back and forth from San Bruno (where I shuttled to and from every wednesday since that’s where the main YouTube building is). Because that shuttle ride was simply prime time for just playing games on my ipod or NDS or making music with LSDJ or whatever. And you know, in today’s world (or maybe, “at this age”?) there’s just so much to DO that it’s so rare that we have the time to just sit down and play games like that. Even now, when I’m playing through some of these indie games, it feels almost like -work-. Like I’ll have some list of things I’ve heard about and want to try, and I’ll download them and try and just -slog- through them.
This holiday season has been nice so far in that I’ve basically spent the better part of a week just spending time holed up in my room with myself taking care of business like that. My mother is probably concerned and thinking, “this is one of the last times you’ll have a nice absolutely-free couple of weeks of vacation without anything to worry about, so you should take the opportunity and travel somewhere blahblahblah”, but on the contrary: A) I don’t like travel, B) I don’t like travel with my parents, and C) if -that’s- true, then this is one of the last times I’ll have a nice absolutely-free couple of weeks of vacation without anything to worry about, so I should take the opportunity and -stay home- to do all these sorts of things that are easy to push aside when I have school, or work, or whatever.
…Of course, that’s not -really- how I look at it, because I constantly make concerned efforts to not push these things aside when I do have school or work or whatever. Because it’s not sustainable to wait until your next big break.
The trend towards bite-sized gaming really makes me worry sometimes.