So after finishing my book and shipping it off to the editors, the old Capmeister decided he would treat himself to a video game. And the one that looked interesting was "Squadrons." You can fly an X-wing from the cockpit. There's a solo campaign. And then you can dogfight online. Sounds good to me.
So off Cappy goes in his car because he's an old boomer fuck and wants to get out of the house and buy the physical video game. Wal-Mart had it cheapest according to teh interwebz so Cappy drives there. And while Wal-Mart did have it the cheapest, it also simply didn't have it. And so Cappy goes to his reluctant 2nd choice, Game Stop.
Cappy does not like Game Stop. But they have games. It's like McDonald's during COVID. It's bad food for you, but at least they're open and have their shit together. So Cappy walks in, sees about 4 copies of Squadrons on the shelf, grabs one, and the check out girl says, "we're out of stock."
Cappy is not upset. Because Cappy knows if push comes to shove, he can always download it to his consoles. This may shock you to know that Ole Boomer Cappy knows how to do this, but he has done it before. But even Boomer Cappy knows he needs to have enough room on his hard drive before downloading it. And so while Cappy is looking up the specs for Squadrons, he finds this article.
After researching some more he finds this article.
And thus, Cappy is done. I was fully expecting to drop $55 on this video game because I just wanted something to play. And perhaps my economic spidey senses should have told me there was a reason that within just one month of being out, it's dropped to $23 online.
I'll just fire up the old XBox 360 and play through Battlefield Bad Company 1 and 2 again, and it will be a much more enjoyable experience because at least there isn't gender/race/pronoun politics in those games. Just fun.