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You know how you can tell that I like a video game?

I don’t play it any more.

I bought the iPad version of Sentinels of the Multiverse last year, and I loved it so much I pre-purchased all the expansion packs. There’s a bit of a learning curve, but it’s good, obsessive fun.

Too much so, in fact, because it was interfering with my life. I found it difficult to resist sitting down to play a quick game, especially when I was tired at the end of the day. One game would turn into two, then three, then it was the ass end of the morning and I knew I’d ruined work for the next day. I knew it was claiming too much of my time, so I deleted it.

But the newest expansion pack has come out: Infernal Relics, the “magic” superheroes characters, and here I am downloading it again. I’ll give it a few weeks, learn some of the tweaks of the new characters, then delete it again. I’m sure I won’t get too obsessed this time. Right?

Mirrored from Harry Connolly. You can comment here but not there.



( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 31st, 2015 01:27 am (UTC)
I wish I had your self-control.
Jul. 31st, 2015 02:37 am (UTC)
Jul. 31st, 2015 02:38 am (UTC)
I think the name of the new expansion pack says it all
Jul. 31st, 2015 02:39 am (UTC)
And it's so goooooooooood.
Jul. 31st, 2015 02:56 am (UTC)
That happened to me some thirty years ago, when the first iteration of "Sim City" came out. I played it, realized how insanely addictive it was and stopped. Have not touched a video game since.
Jul. 31st, 2015 02:13 pm (UTC)
You're wise. I'm not that wise.
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