Happy Mayday! Long live Socialism. And PES. That too.
An interesting few days. I haven’t played any more PES5. Instead I’ve used the the scant hour or two I’d usually spend on it in pursuit of a possible chimera: PES2013 on a Bootcamped MacBook Pro.
It works—ahhhh, it works perfectly. I’d always just assumed it wouldn’t, what with the famously underpowered Mac hardware and all. Never assume. The game runs like butter. I had a good couple of matches.
Alas, it stretches the machine to the full, sending the fans into crazy vacuum-cleaner overdrive. As is only to be expected on a mobile graphics card, on a Mac, from 2009. It makes me uneasy.
A regular commenter, Paul, has the game running beautifully without stress on a 2009 iMac (that’s the upright desktop machine that you always see on TV shows with a strategically-placed yellow Post-It covering the Apple logo).
PES2013 is a great game of football at its heart. Playing a few matches, I found that I was still loving it. The features! Right-stick! I felt intrigued enough by it to consider possibly-maybe firing up the PS3 again one day when I get time.
Or just installing it on my desktop machine.
OR just going out and getting myself an actual gaming PC. (But I have one, and it runs PES2013 perfectly… but it’s only got an 11″ screen. Although output to the big TV is a possibility… Hmmm. Options, options.)
In truth, I feel committed to PES5 at this stage. The old bird pleases me in all sorts of ways.
The main way being that it’s just there, sitting on my main computer, for me to play whenever I choose.
I’m averaging 25 minutes every other day for football gaming right now. Which is pitiful, but it’s all I want to spend. I’ve started a new game of Civilization V. I’ll be taking a look at Crusader Kings 2 once more this week.
I’ve watched the opening episodes of Season 3 of Breaking Bad—slightly anti-climactic to begin with after the dazzling shenanigans of Season 2, but it’s motoring up again. I love the occasionally comic book, skewed realism of it all. (The cartel hitmen are pure comic book.)
I’ve read a few books. Watched and enjoyed the Champions League match last night. If only the last ten minutes had been the first ten minutes, what a game it would have been.