No, this blog post isn’t about COVID-19, though one of it’s side effects came as a big surprise. With the first races of the new racing season canceled (not only in F1), sim racing took a huge leap right into the spotlight. Who could have imagined a virtual F1 race with real racing pilots being streamed in prime time? And while it isn’t as adrenaline-packed compared to the real deal, it’s still a cool and entertaining watch, especially seeing my number one sim racer Jimmy Broadbent (sorry Jardier … ) competing against real life favorites Max Verstappen, Lando Norris and Stoffel Vandoorne. If you’re into racing and bored like most people around the world (another possible side effect of staying inside), be sure to check it out!
Anyway, lately I have been busy exploring the world of The Witcher 3 again, but since I have the attention span of an ostrich, my time in Rivia seems short-lived. I decided to follow Charko’s advice by buying Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. All in all the game feels solid and while I’m not completely blown away just yet, I kinda like playing a modern shooter again. Decent stuff!
But Behold! My eye also fell on the just released Doom Eternal. Just look at the trailer in this post! It looks amazing! Only problem is my inner ostrich … what use is playing Hell on Earth while there’s still some Hell on Mars? So I decided to devote my spare time again completing Doom (2016) first. Great fun and in all honesty the single player campaign still blows Modern Warfare out of the water. I’m even liking the patched in centered weapons view as a throwback to classic Doom.
While plowing my way through hell spawn it occurred to me there’s another single player shooter waiting for my attention. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a game I had put on hold since my computer had a hard time running the game smoothly. It’s about time I’ll pay it another visit as well. Seems I’m back into shooters again … and Eternal will have to wait just a little bit longer.
Update: For those being unimpressed by the virtual ePrix, perhaps the competition in a more hardcore racing game like iRacing looks more appropriate.