Instead, I fired up my Xbox 360 to play some games that my brother gave me years ago, but I hadn't gotten 'round to even opening yet. The first thing I opened up was Dragon Age: Inquisition. But that sucker wouldn't play unless I could sign into Xbox Live. Which I couldn't. So I popped in Shadow of Mordor, and oh, boy! I'm glad I did.
I played about three hours, and I can safely say that I am loving this game. The combat system is great. And, now that I'm over the initial learning curve, I'm doing alright gaming-wise.
I'm also really loving the way they're handling the whole infinite lives in gaming. Sure, you get infinite lives, but there's actually a profound cost to dying. I'll be writing a sassy review of this one when I'm done, so I'm not going into detail about it here, except to say that it's a bloody clever idea and I really like it.
So I'm really sorry I missed the stream. But it did give me an opportunity to crack open a game in my library that had been starved for attention and it's a great game, so I'm not mad about it.
I'm looking forward to playing more. But for now, I have to write.