I go away for a few days and the catastrophe’s happen across the globe. Not only does a plane go missing in that pond – ala Lost (they’ll no doubt be found soon on a healing island – where a crippled man can now walk and some bloke is scared of a set of numbers). Then a women – who looks like a haunted tree – loses a talent show and apparently goes radio rental.
I think you’ll agree, I show a lot of empathy to the news, but I knew the place would fall apart if I left it to it’s own devices for a few days.
Now, to cap it all off, Microsoft have finally invented something I predicted when I was 14. Unlike them hover boards in Back to the Future II – the future is finally here:
Whilst playing Sensible Soccer on the Commodore Amiga (probably just after I’d conceded another goal and smashed the joystick against the wall in computer rage), the broken joystick gave me my eureka moment. Admittedly it wasn’t much of a eureka moment, but leave me in glory for just a minute….I predicted a game where you control the players with only your body movements and actually kick the ball/thin air instead of button pushing. Unfortunately, I’ve never been clever enough, had enough money, or more importantly, actually been that arsed to even try to make it happen. But some bright spark at Microsoft has. Whether it lives up to what they say it will do or not, that’s another matter. It may just end up being a glorified Eye Toy/Wii but I, for one, can’t wait to be breaking my toes against a coffee table whilst playing Sensible Soccer 2012.
At the time, whilst picking up the broken joystick pieces from the floor as a young 14 old scamp, I did not have the foresight to think that I’d need lots of money in the future. I was only concerned with kicking thin air whilst playing computer games. But given this one has come true, I’m now also predicting I’ll be a multi billionaire within 5 years. Stranger things have happened.
Someone now needs to invent a sponge coffee table.