Sunday, April 15, 2007
Life List Day 28 - Get My Video Groove On
Ever since pumping quarters into the Ms. PacMan game at the 7-11 on campus in the early 1980s, I've had no interest in video games.
Today, for my life list, I decided to give one a try again.
After all, my son lives for video games. Why not see if we could do a little mother/son bonding on his turf for once? (After all, the poor boy went to see a taping of Ellen wtih me - which meant he had to dance with a bunch of old ladies in the audience. It's the least I could do).
I played Guitar Hero, a game where you're part of a band, and your controller is a guitar.
It was pretty fun. I can't see me get addicted like I can to, say, checking my sales rank at amazon. But I could definitely play again. I rocked the house with Nirvana and nearly had a perfect score with Heart's "Crazy On You." But after an hour my hand started cramping up. Who knew it'd be so physically demanding?
A bonus: the next time my son complains his hand hurts when he's writing a paper for school, I'll know he's bluffing. After all the Guitar Hero he plays, he must have philanges of steel.