The X-Box gaming system. When it first came out, I wanted one. I refrained. I hadn't owned a gaming system in years. Not even a PlayStation 1 or 2. The closest thing I had was a Nintendo Game Boy that I got for free from a friend. He was doing promos for them and was given a bunch of them. Sweeeeet. I think that got my gaming genes going again. Then, about 2 X-mases ago, I was walking by the big Toys R Us in Times Square. I wandered in. And purchased. I thought to myself,"Wow, I've really given up on getting a girl, haven't I?" I played day and night. Some games, I raced home to play. Others, I could wait. Slowly, like everything else in my life, I got bored with it. Starting games and not finishing them. Not buying new ones. Then, the other night, I picked it up again. I was near completion on the game, MERCENARIES. You know the one with the commercials that say, "Blow stuff up. Blow it up again. Blow the crap out of it!" And that I did! I hadn't played since June. Man, I was off!
I forgot what good therapy it is to blow the crap out of stuff in video game land! I have had some minor annoyances in life lately and it feels awesome to take a tank and start shooting at the enemy! If only I could solve all of my problems in life that way. I have to stop thinking that way. When I first started playing GRAND THEFT AUTO, I would walk by a car and just know I could jack it. I'd want to run down the street knocking people in the head. I refrained. Well, after getting my ass kicked and thrown in jail several times. Then, I refrained.
But, for now...I'm back! I've got some catching up to do. I'm going to continue blowing the crap out of things. Stay out of my way or I'll blow the crap out of you too! Wait..that sounded...nasty. VIDEO GAMES, PEOPLE! VIDEO GAMES!