Obviously, this is something we all have done as even more members have been exposed to this hacker tyrant. Keep checking your statements and checking in with the credit card companies. Look for anything outlandish like trips to Cabo or Madagascar. You know places you’ll never go to.
It might sound silly but with daylight savings time, in full effect, I actually crawled outside of my bunker. I journeyed out into the world instead of plugging into the network. The thrills of digital combat and the slaughter of undead Nazis were no longer available to me. They were becoming a distance memory. Well, I thought they were anyway.
I have smart phone, like many of you and I love searching for the free apps. I found one in particular, Instagr.am (see link). What is strange is that after playing with the app for a few minutes I easily would have paid 99 cents for this. It is a quick, fun way to age your photographs. It gives them that seventies feel and instantly makes any regular digital image have a soul.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever have a COD: World at War flashback. After several days of not being plugged in I started to dream about fighting the Japanese. I was running around in a digitally painted world trying to get the best spot to snipe someone. Maybe it was time to put down that controller.
As I was getting ready for the first movie of the summer I thought it would be fun to be “that guy” at the midnight show. I went to the store to pick up the Thor helmet and a hammer. What I didn’t expect was that there would be woman in the aisle trying on a Captain America mask. Thinking that she was out to get a Facebook photo and nothing else I let her be. That was until I noticed her unusual t-shirt and struck up a conversation.
At Starbucks, which also has a great free app, Everra and I started to discuss the slate of summer movies and then zombie films. She then asked if I ever played Left for Dead. I immediately scoffed at her and told her that was an Xbox 360 game. She shook her head in disbelief and related to me that I was missing out. In a quick shift of gears I told her that I would love to play sometime and another date was scheduled.
Since the network was down I did what many kids today would consider crazy. I went over to a buddy’s house to play video games. In our attempt to quench the thirst of killing hordes of the undead we hit a snag. One of his controllers had died. I debated going home to get one of mine but with the price of gas, no way. Instead, we played Beatles Rock Band. As down as we were about the missed carnage hearing George sing “Hear Comes the Sun” snapped us right out of our funk.
Emails and Facebook messages transpired between Everra and me. I then received an interesting one regarding the latest Teefury design. I had purchased a few but I had successfully avoided the obsession. As fate would have it the shirt would combine the Beatles and Doctor Who. I actually hadn’t finished the adventures of Matt Smith’s Doctor from last season. My plans for game night with Everra then changed.
We watched the final 3 episodes of last season’s Doctor Who. Then we watched the season premiere which Everra downloaded off of iTunes (not free). Initially, I was shaky about Matt Smith replacing David Tennant but no longer. Matt is the Doctor.
While I was enjoying my new app, my new girlfriend, and trying to wrestle with my daily 11:30 pm check in of Teefury I hit a snag. Activision released their new zombie game Call of the Dead (see article and video). Friends with the 360 laughed in my face and told me that I should change teams. Even my new girlfriend complained about the utter lack of sleep she has been getting playing the game. She has invited me over to play but the controller’s configurations are all wrong. The screen is split in two and I can tell she is getting upset with my backass approach to everything Xbox. I think it just might be time to switch over to an Xbox 360. It looks like not only the fate of the world depends on it but my happiness too.