I’ve Never Missed Video Games More In My Life
Years ago, I gave up video games. Why? Simply put, I did not have time. I was 24 years old and not making a ton of money at the time. Therefore, I decided to invest my extra money into going out or saving up when I got that first big boy job. My XBox360 collected dust in my bedroom at my parents’ house where I lived for three more years. Video games became an afterthought. I never felt like picking back up video games or the need to have a new system. With sports, a relationship, a podcast, a blog, I didn’t have the time. Now, things have changed and I would welcome video games back into my life.
Video games were great because you could shut your brain off for two or three hours playing with your favorite sports team or an obscure FIFA team. I loved sports video games and played mostly them besides a few Grand Theft Auto games. I loved franchise mode and loved playing out the season. I had a system for each game. NCAA Football, Madden, MLB 2K, NBA 2K and others. To revert to that life in the time of no sports would be pretty awesome.
I brought this up to my girlfriend, who like many women, does not like video games, last week and thought she might dump me on the spot. Lucky for her that my income is a bit tight right now, therefore, I have no business buying a video game system. Or else, I would have been up and running again like old times. As I continued to write, a realization came to me that my video game system might still be at my parents’ house. The odds of it working are the same odds of me getting laid if I bring a video game system in our apartment though.
I’m doing okay without sports but when I get excited that Australian Rules Football is on television this weekend, I may not be doing as well as I think I am. The video game distraction would be welcomed.