War in Nagua Bay My Life 28 JAN 2010

So this Saturday past I said enough was enough, checked that Chantelle was indeed working on the day and sent out a call to the boys for anyone who wanted to come through and join me for a day of unadulterated gaming, a braai and some Hulk Vs. viewing to round off the evening.

Eager to escape the drudgery of their eveyday lives, Damen, Terrance and Ryan all eagerly agreed to make the long trip through to Gordon’s Bay and with that (although with slightly staggered arrivals I must admit) our intense multiplayer gaming got under way.

With plenty of drinks and chips to keep our thirsts sated and our hunger pangs at bay, we tucked into the variety of games that Mr. Brown, Ryan and Damen had brought along (all my XBOX stuff is single player),  though with that said, it turned out that it was to be pretty much one single title that kept us occupied all day long:

Modern Warfare 2.

Man, what a brilliantly fun multiplayer game to hit via splitscreen on my 40″ LCD. We were soon deeply embroiled in the act of blowing the heads off one another, tossing grenades to blast the living crap out of our enemies and launching deadly predator missiles to take out the hapless bloke sitting next to you on the couch.

Despite Damen’s seemingly unstoppable skill with a the sniper rifle on the long range stages, Terrance quickly proved beyond a shadow of the doubt that he is the true champion of the first-person shoot genre, easily taking the majority of games and racking up an impressive ranking by the end of the day. Ryan surprisingly turned out to be not too useless either, and as for me… well my lack of first person shooting practice quickly became apparent.

Still, I pulled off some great kills that truly soothed my soul (the sound of a bazooka being fired from my shoulder remains a sound from the heavens to me) and by 18:00 when Damen finally had to take his leave of our little possee , my savage need for some relaxation gaming time was well and truly satisfied.

From there it was braai time with Mr. Brown and Mr. Lotter Jnr. (on which I did a great job by the way – testified by Chantelle who raved over my meaty produce) and then it was time to bunker down and haul out Hulk VS, the latest addition to my Marvel Animated Features collection.

Now the Hulk VS Wolverine segment was pretty damn awesome it must be said, but as for the Hulk VS Thor segment, I must admit to having slept through most – meaning I still kind of need to play catch up on that one! :)

Mr. Brown eventually departed and Ryan opted to sleep over, and after a couple of games of NBA in which he totally thrashed me, it was time for bed, marking the end of a Saturday rather well spent if you ask me! :P

About Craig Lotter

South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.