Plugged In

How I spent my summer vacation

Another memorable summer vacation is in the books, which means it’s time to get back to work playing video games. Of course, there was quite a bit of gaming during my vacation, as well.

For the first time that I can remember, I was on vacation during the launch of “Madden” and took full advantage of that fact. I picked up the Collector’s Edition (to get my hands on “Head Coach ’09”) and spent quality time with both titles during my break. I’ll have reviews of both games later this week, perhaps even later today, but I’m really feeling both games, especially “Head Coach.” This looks like it could be the football management sim console owners have been waiting for.

My vacation gaming time wasn’t entirely consumed by football, though. That’s because Microsoft sent me an advance copy of the futuristic action-RPG “Too Human.” Reviews are embargoed until tomorrow morning, but I’ll say this — despite its quirks, I can not stop playing this game. Check out my review Tuesday to see if this one has been worth the wait.