It’s been quite a while since a video game caused me to lose time. Because I’m not much of a video game guy, I don’t tend to get sucked into a game very often. The last time I can remember it happening was Diablo, some seven, eight years ago. Back then, I would regularly stay up until 2, 3, even 4AM, slashing my way through dungeon after dungeon, gaining experience points and doing everything I could to level up.
I think a new obsession may be forming: The Legend of Zelda for Nintendo Wii, or, as I’ll be calling it, video game crack. Tonight, I played for the first time since I got the game. I was having a great time exploring the first couple of levels, going through the “training” missions. I started to get curious about the time, as it was starting to feel late, and I figured I should probably go online, as I hadn’t been on since I got home about 7:30 or 8pm.
It was 2:30am.
I’d been playing for some four and a half hours, never once feeling like I was tired.
Turns out my cellphone had been chiming because I’d received a message. It was Y, telling me good night. It was sent around 11:30pm. I didn’t hear when it rang the first time, and I’d somehow missed the subsequent beeps (every minute or two for three hours).
Yeah, I think I’m in a bit of trouble….