And am I glad to be back, no really I am. Still a bit ropey it has to be said, but I am in better shape than yesterday, which is something. I keep telling myself I am a brave little soldier.
Have played a lot of Burnout 3 the past few days, and I think it is safe to say it is a sublime game, beautiful balance of many things, timing, co-ordination, and big fat crashes with large explosions. The online mode is pretty special too, even if it does involve talking to American gamers. I could potentially get a headset which would allow me to communicate with these “peers”, but frankly there is great appeal in not hearing the word “faggot” every ten seconds when playing a racing game.