Updates - The Bane of the Busy Dad Gamer
I haven't turned on my Xbox One in awhile. Long enough that my controller was no longer synced with the machine. I blame this on Microsoft struggling to make a decent exclusive game, or my being addicted to Kingdom Come on PS4, but my schedule is probably the biggest culprit. On Tuesday night after my sick wife went to bed early I thought I had a chance to jump on and check out Fortnite for the first time. I get the machine on and I have to download and install a massive update. My freetime dwindling as I watch the download bar slowly creep along I realize it isn't going to happen anymore. Tonight's freetime will be to set up the next gaming adventure which I hope will be tomorrow but realistically might be 3 weeks from now when I might have to deal with a whole new download. It is getting harder to not give in to a Netflix binge or get extra sleep as a busy dad to make video gaming happen when sporadic play seems to come with its own pitfalls like massive update queues and feeling like my investment in an annual gaming service like on Xbox isn't being completely wasted. It's bad enough getting wrecked by children in online matchups due to infrequent play keeping my once formidable FPS skills a bit rusty, but those kids will have to wait a little longer to destroy my noob avatar in Fortnite until I can get this stupid machine up to speed.