Jul 4th, 2013

It’s 4th of July, folks, which means Americans (well, most of them, anyway) are off from work celebrating the day that our country fully gained its independence. With that, I know there are a few of you out there who are going to be doing a bit more than just sitting around the grill with a refreshing beverage in hand chatting up the in-laws.


Personally, I’ll be sinking my teeth into some of the new games I just got for mobile and my 3DS XL. I bought Magic 2014 on my Nexus 7, and this would be my first foray into the Magic series. I’m a little disappointed us Android users were left out of the multiplayer party, but I suppose I can wait until I get back to my Xbox 360 for that. As for the 3DS, aside from continuing my daily grind of duties in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, I’ll be embarking on new journeys in both Pokemon Black 2 and Fire Emblem: Awakening for the first time.

That alone is probably going to take up most of my weekend, but I’ll also be trying to squeeze in some time to try out a few new ROMs on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I’ve been playing around with Paranoid Android lately, a marvelous experience, but anyone who knows me knows I can’t sit around on one ROM for too long. I’m surprisingly not missing any of the TouchWiz-specific features that have been sacrificed for a ROM based on AOSP, so perhaps AOKP will be my next try before I get back onto my TouchWiz binge.

Aside from all that, though, it’ll be food, fun and family for the rest of the weekend! So what about you? Are you going to be doing anything with all the extra time you are getting as a result of this wonderful holiday? Doing anything interesting to your phone? Or will you just be kicking back and enjoying your time off? Let us know in the comments section below. Happy Independence Day!