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Distractions and Inspirations

My hobby time has taken a bit of a sideline of late, as I had seen a PC game called Cities:Skylines and it looked intriguing, but I checked and my PC (i'm not an avid gamer) was at least a 400 quid graphics card upgrade shy of being able to run the game (and possibly other requirements, but I certainly balked at that first hurdle and didn't check the rest) However a friend pointed out that there is an Xbox one version, and he was happy to lend me his Xbox. Normally that kind of game doesn't translate well to console but I read a review that said this was the exception, so I accepted the offer and gave it a go... and that is the sinkhole into which quite a bit of my free time has disappeared of late...


In case you're interested, this is less a city building and more a traffic managing game... you could have all the garbage trucks in the world, but if they're stuck in a mega traffic jam your city will go down the toilet faster than yesterday's vindaloo...

Anyway,…

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