Uber has recently come into some money. Well, (if Obama can quote scripture, then so can I) the truth is that he has “put off childish things” (1 Cor. 13), and has decided he doesn’t want most of his video games anymore. He even cancelled his video game rental subscription! Even though the Video Game Freeze of 2008 came on kind of gradually, I’m still not sure I was completely prepared for the Great Video Game Chuck-Off of 2009.
This was a kid who when he was five years old, could beat his dad at several Sega Genesis games. ( Good times, good times) This was a kid whose online nickname was always something that involved the word ‘videogamer’ in between some random numbers. Who used to ask for stuffed animal replicas of his favorite gaming characters.
Where did that kid go???
These days, it’s all about social networking and portable applications. If it can’t “Friend” you or let you send text messages while you pee, then what the heck good is it??!! So after successfully selling most of his massive collection to the future “Videogamer66775”s of the world, he has pocketed some serious bucks, and is poring over iTouch websites and books.
The good news is that Uber has kindly offered to let me go halvsies with him on the iTouch. You see, I recently put off a couple childish things myself, and came into a few George Washington’s of my own. And therein lies the dilemma…
I have been doing a bit of research on one of those handy dandy Roku devices that let you stream your Netflix and Amazon movies and tv shows right to your television. I had almost put down my payment on the puppy when Uber offered me this alternative way to burn my bundle of clams.
“You seriously would rather have some device that just lets you sit on the couch and watch movies once in a while rather than this cool portable gadget that lets you not only watch movies, but update your Facebook, help you find cool restaurants when you are out, and keep up with your RSS feeds??” he taunted.
I’m considering signing him up for the debate team. He can be seriously persuasive when he wants to be. So, I’ve given myself a one week cool-down period to decide where my pretty pennies will finally end up.
Half of an iTouch or a whole Roku? I may not sleep for a week.