Back in the mid-nineties a friend of mine was going on holiday for a fortnight and lent me his X-Box or PlayStation or whatever it was called. After a couple of years living TV-free, I had just bought a little portable set – the point being that I had never been au fait with all the gaming consoles that were available even then. My only experience with computer games was Spider Solitaire and Minesweeper and various other freebies which came with Windows 3.1. Along with the console, my friend lent me one game, which was called something like ‘Kill ’em all!’ or ‘Death Bastards’. I don’t remember the actual name other than that it sounded like some dodgy metal band. So, having figured out how to plug in and switch on, I embarked on my first mission: it was great fun and I spent hours in front of my little TV shooting anything that moved and dying a lot. Then, after a few days, I stopped playing it. After the initial novelty and buzz I found it totally unrewarding, deeply unsatisfying and, in a bizarre grubby and self-abusive way, slightly nauseating, rather like I feel if I ever read The Sun or The Daily Mail. The time I’d spent killing all those monsters and zombies was lost time, unproductive and not even relaxing. There had been an initial ephemeral pleasure followed by a robotic desire to get past level one and then, ultimately, boredom. I resented even the presence of that little box in my flat and was glad to get rid of it.
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