# Saturday, November 13, 2004

I am about to admit something that might get me kicked out of the Nerd Dinners: I don't really play a whole lot of computer games. I catch the daily crossword... enjoyed Bejeweled alot... I even own several old classics like Unreal, Total Annihilation, and others of that time.

But I just don't play a lot!

Well, with all of the talk about Halo 2 this week, I felt compelled to pull out the copy of Halo (PC) that I purchased a year or more ago and give it a whirl. That was around two in the afternoon.

Fortunately, I got to sleep by six the next morning. Oops!

Am I blocking? Is there some secret part of me that knows I'd be an addict if I let myself start so I just don't play to avoid that inevitability? Who knows. I did enjoy it, though.

Don't misunderstand - I'm not particularly good at it or anything. I had the game on 'super easy' or whatever just to get a feel for things and still managed to die some horrible and spectacular deaths. I've got a long way to go before I could be competitive with folks out there. But, I can feel the itch to play even now. I've resisted for now; I've got too much other stuff to entertain me, but I just know that over the holidays, I will be compelled to scratch the itch again.

Maybe there is an Xbox in our future yet...

Saturday, November 13, 2004 1:56:11 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)  #    Comments [6]Tracked by:
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Saturday, November 13, 2004 7:30:59 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Avoid the dark-side at all costs Rich. My 13 year-old had me out standing in line at midnight for Halo 2. I don't even play Xbox games, cause once you've aimed with a mouse, you can never go back to a controller!
Sunday, November 14, 2004 12:08:14 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
resistance is futile. go buy and xbox (and xbox live) today.
Sunday, November 14, 2004 12:08:26 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
resistance is futile. go buy an xbox (and xbox live) today.
Sunday, November 14, 2004 12:09:24 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
i think i'll just fill up your comments with the same comment (only with words spelled a little bit differently each time. :P )
Monday, November 15, 2004 1:19:31 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Yeah, take bliz's advice. I bought a PS2 before the XBOX came out and I've refused to give in. But I will. Someday.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 2:13:48 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
To my horror, I scratched the same itch back in OIT Klamath Falls which almost got me kicked out. I agree that computer gaming is cool, but I totally agree with you exercising high levels of self restraint.
Wisdom well heeded, who'ra!
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