New video game and not enough sleep


  My first Forza car 
  Originally uploaded by Jeffery Simpson.

I was supposed to finish work at 7:30 last night, but was kept at work an extra two hours.  Now this should be okay because we are now paid hourly (so a 50% pay cut and we're hourly like I was at McDonald's) and two extra hours should equal overtime.  Well it does, but because they take us off the clock for our mandatory lunch break I didn't get as much of it as I'd earned.

Nor did I get to play as much of Forza 2 the new XBox 360 racing game that I got yesterday using some of my $200 worth of EB Games credit.  Delme told me it was good when we were chatting on XBox Live the other night, so I decided to check it out. 

It's quite a deep game, and I'm sure I'll barely scratch the surface of it, just like I did on another car racing game Grand Turismo 3 back in the PS2 days.  Like GT3 Forza is a realistic racing game, meaning the cars don't leap off cliffs and aren't driven by Italian plumbers.  You start off with a small amount of money to buy one basic car and work your way up by racing.  Pictured is the Mini Cooper S that I bought to start the game, and the car I'm rotating with a Porsche that I won early on.  Both cars I've spent thousands on upgrading the parts.

One cool feature is that you can take a photo from within the game (as you can see I did) and put it on the internet, a wonderful tool for blogging and letting the game's players promote the game.  More games should be so clever.

The trouble is between working late and driving Lydia home from work and getting up early to play the new game, I'm a bit short on sleep.  Add to that the fact that I'm here to at least nine tonight, and I might have to take a nap in the back of the store.