Shanghaied and Addicted to Burnout

Well, as of today at 3 PM, Hélène is gone to Thailand for 2 and a half weeks. Which means I’ll stay in cold, gray Shanghai while she’s enjoying super-fresh seafood in a paradise island of plenty where you get greeted warmly every morning by Mr. Sun singing a jolly song. Or something like that, anyway. In the meantime, I’ll get to do exciting things such as working, working in the evening, working on Saturday and working on Sunday. Doesn’t feel very glamorous when you’re the one left behind…

Well, I will have some free time, somewhere in there. What will I do? Most likely, I’ll play Burnout 3: Takedown. If you haven’t played this game and are a fan of racing games, pick it up RIGHT NOW. It’s awesome, and the most exhilarating racing game I’ve played since WipeOut. The Crash mode, where you must cause the biggest pile-up possible, is the highlight of the game; it feels as sacrilegious and as fun as collecting all your Matchbox cars and smashing them with a baseball bat.

About Daniel Roy

Daniel is a writer, backpack foodie, slow traveler, and endurance runner. He is the author of the upcoming book, "The Way of Slow Travel: A Hands-On Guide to the Best Travel of Your Life."

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