Tuesday 15 July 2014

Computer Games

Dr Sheldon Cooper says that playing Super Mario Brothers was some of the happiest 600 hours of his childhood. I didn’t play Super Mario Brothers very much, but I have wasted untold hours with various bits of software, particularly Gauntlet, Dungeon Master, M4 Macro Configuration for Sendmail, and Grand Theft Auto 3. I thought that I was too old to get hooked on computer games these days, but that was until I was introduced to 2048-Infinite Circle of Fifths. It’s a tile sliding game for music geeks. Once you start to get the hang of it it’s more moreish than crack cocaine.

I’m not saying that I wouldn’t have been late to my friend’s wedding if I hadn’t started playing it, that was in large part due to the A38 being closed and Saltash being gridlocked. But I would have been less late if I wasn’t struggling to tear myself away from its addictive charms.

Richard "just one more go" B

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