I did spend most of the day working outside and scrubbing the bathrooms. But I've also rediscovered another time sink. See, I don't usually have many games on my computers. It's not that I'm bad at them, quite the opposite (ask my nephews). It's just I know how much time they soak up, and I don't have that kind of time. Angry Birds is about all I've had for years.
Until John tells me that Bungie has approved a Marathon app for iPad. And it's free.
For those of you that don't know, Marathon was a first person shoot way beyond it's time (and it was only on the Mac). It wasn't only ahead of it's time in game play, smoothness of action, but it had a compelling story line that drew all the scenarios together.
And I wasted months on this game back when it came out.
Now, it's not like modern first person shooters, and its graphics seem a little dated, but I found myself wasting a few hours today with it. I also played Doom, the comparative game at the time. IMHO, Marathon blew Doom out of the water.
Durandal, we meet again. This time, I will kill you. You bastard.