I’ve never been a great fan of PC games, at least not those first person jobbies. The ones that require more fingers and thumbs than our maker/evolution ever intended; the hand-eye coordination of a Top Gun fighter pilot genetically combined with Roger Federer; and the precision of a court stenographer, Oh, and the instinct of a 14-year-old,

However, in an idle moment tonight, I picked up the box of games that came ‘free’ with the PC I bought recently. Invisible War? Nope. Hitman? Nah. Then I landed on Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and loaded it. I played the original years ago, must have been the early 90s, so why not.

I must say that I’ve enjoyed it so far. I’m still coming to terms with hitting several keys simultaneously, not to mention right-clicking, but I’m getting there. I especially enjoy the cinematic feel. Maybe there is hope for me yet and repetitive strain injury might yet be mine.

I did take a break to watch Revelations on Sky. I’m a sucker for this sort of programme, not least because it is written by David Seltzer, author of the Omen.

Now we are going back. I bought the paperback in the late 70s (1979?) at a motorway services while driving back home from dropping someone off at Heathrow Airport. It was late, but I read it overnight at one sitting, a sign of a good read or, more likely, one of the resilience of youth.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

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