Plans are strange things. Often they can and will go off without a hitch and no problem whatsoever, and other times said best-laid plans get chucked out the nearest window at the first opportunity and you're effectively flying blind. This is one of those times. This blog was meant to go up yesterday, but due to circumstances that were in my control, it's instead going up now, a day later. It's odd this happened with this blog, given the subject matter I talk about below. Almost fitting that this one gets released a bit late for those fans of irony.
Whenever I plan an event, I try to take as many precautions as I possibly can to ensure the event goes off not only at the right time, but without any technical limitations or other factors that may impede said event. However since I am not able to control all factors around me, I always stipulate that dates cannot be set in stone until the event has passed, at which time we can definitively say when it happened, exactly how it happened, and if it was any degree of successful.
Which is what brings us to today's topic: upcoming blog events and when they will happen. I have more concrete information for those events, and not just because I spent all week re-playing Grand Theft Auto V
on the Xbox One. Seriously, I'm almost 20 hours in and am only at just past the halfway mark for story missions, not even counting the side content. That one will take a while to complete. Though it should be able to generate some nice Progress Report content along the way. I'll try not to do them all the time, just enough that there is always interesting information.
As longtime readers of this blog may know, this May will see the third running of Crappy Game Week. This year was going to have a majority of the games (well, 2 out of the 3 games played) falling under the genre of 'superhero action-adventure'. However that idea was scrapped in favour of spinning that off into its own event. In the meantime, here is the most current plan for Crappy Game Week 2017, running from May 29 - June 2. Being this close to the event, these plans shouldn't change without something huge getting in the way.
This might be the running order, or I may move the order around so the shortest game gets done first so I'm not rushing through anything. I do want to save as much time as possible for a longer title, or a title that I'm more concerned will take more time than listed on-site. The last thing I want is to get to the end of the week and still have most of a game to play, with only a few hours to do it and before a Micro-Review is due. While I could give myself the weekend to work on the review, I'd rather have it up for the Friday blog.
The other event I want to give more detail on is Mythology Month 2017. Last time we touched on this upcoming event I was unsure about the date for the event, however certain of the games. It was brought to my attention that there may be enough games for a second Mythology Month either 2018 or later, and it's always nice to have more options on the table. For more information on the games I'll be playing in that month-long event, see this blog from February 10, 2017
where I introduce the event and go into some depth thee as well.
With all that out of the way, I have a date for the event. Originally the plan was to hold Mythology Month after Drunk Gaming Night 5, but since that date is by far the most subject to change, Mythology Month is getting its own set date. It has been decided the event will run through the month of August. Just far enough from Crappy Game Week and enough room at the end of the year to fit another event in, if the right situation presents itself, and you never know what might become of that in time.
In the meantime, there are other reasons to stick around as well. I finally found and purchased a game I've been looking for in stores for well over a year, not wanting to pay the online prices. Needless to say they are marked up slightly because of this game's rarity and age. Keep an eye out for it in the coming weeks, since I really should break up the endless hours playing Grand Theft Auto V
with something else, ideally on another console as well. With that said, there should be a Progress Report on that one in a week or so as well. Stay tuned.
Coming up on Monday: a blog on time.