When I was a much younger lad, so much younger than today I never needed any help playing a video game, but that is not longer the case. The old Atari 2600 looked like the unit below.
It used a simple joystick and paddles. It was very basic and quite a lot of fun.
This XBox is insanely cool and complicated. Look at the controller. It has so many buttons. I feel like such an old fart. I am slowly growing accustomed to it, but it is taking time.
Tonight I purchased a game, Madden NFL ’05. The ’06 version is out but it costs an additional $18 so I said screw it and saved the money.
I am 36 and playing video games again. I love it. I feel like that little boy playing Pong or Space Invaders. I can’t wait to play with my son. I better start now while he is only 4.5 because pretty soon he’ll be better than me.
But in the meantime I’ll take advantage of my superior motor skills for what little time I can.