Warm weather, convertibles, girls, palm trees, fast cars, sandy beaches, more cars, the ocean, tons of highway, blue skies… What could it be? California, of course. And what game reminds me of California more than any other? Outrun.
January. The coldest month of the year for the middle of the eastern half of the US. Living here nearly all of my life has made me expect a few things out of this month: snow, cold, ice, sunsets at 5:20, overcast skies, heavy coats, scarves, dead trees, dead grass, cars powdered with road salts, snow tires…
So, it’s much to my happy surprise to find that I’m shipped off to southern California for a couple of weeks in January.
Two things immediately stick out: The weather is great. And the traffic is horrible. (more…)