I played a bit of Hi-octane last night and...meh. Did I give it the attention it deserved? Probably not, but I've been away for a bit and I've got a lot of catching up to do. It was a perfectly serviceable futuristic racer in the vein of WipeOut - all floaty hovercars with weapon power-ups. Not really my cup of tea at all, I'm afraid. I think the best I did was come third on the first map on easy...that's how rubbish I was. It's one of those games where you have a fuel meter along with ammo and shields, so there's a bit of strategy when you choose to go into the pits to recharge them and when you recklessly blast on through (it's a bit like F-zero where you just zoom over a differently coloured bit of track depending on what you want to recharge). I dunno, it was fine - it had music, it had weapons, it had racing...it just didn't do anything for me. Onwards!
The next game up on the randometer is...John Madden Football! Oh dear...I can't see this one lasting long, either, I'm afraid. It's the original game in EA's Madden series from back in 1989. Not my favourite sport, and sports aren't my favourite genre, so I'll probably just have a quick blast of this at lunch time and then move on.