Gamers have a certain “stereotype” that they stay in the basement all day, lights off, TV on, their eyes bloodshot from staring at their games all day and all night long. That’s obviously not the case, but let’s be honest – we all joke around about how we hate going outside and talking to people in real life.
Summer is my favorite season. I love being outside breathing in the fresh air. I lounge out by my pool, go swimming, take walks with the dog, or sit on my deck reading a book. I feel better finally being able to sit outside rather than sitting at my desk or on my couch or bed day in and day out.
I feel like I’m doing something extra, even though I’m really not. Still, the sun feels good after being holed up in the house during a dark winter.
The main downside to this is that it’s hard to play video games outside.
I could bring my 3DS outside, but sometimes it’s hard to see the screen with the bright sunlight and sometimes it gets too hot depending on how warm it is and how long I’m playing. I get nervous when my 3DS starts feeling extremely warm and stop playing when it does so.
I can’t bring the Wii U gamepad outside because… we’ll, the console is more than three feet away from my deck outside. So that’s a no.
Now, I can bring the Nintendo Switch outside. It works wonders far away as Kris and I took it for a car ride one time. I can easily prop it up on the table on the deck and play some Breath of the Wild or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
The only downside to this (right now) is that the games are pretty limited on the Switch. If I want to play Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, I can’t play that on the Switch. If I want to play Pokemon, I can’t play that on the Switch.
Still, I’m looking forward to sitting outside and playing some Switch games as they come out.
Then again, I wonder how much I’ll actually get done this summer? Will I play more games or read more books?
Only time will tell, I guess.
Do you enjoy sitting outside and playing games? Let me know in the comments below!