All That Juice

There have been a bunch of electricians at my house today, drilling, wiring and all kinds of stuff that I have no clue about. Of course I was extremely polite, making tea, bringing biscuits but frequently harassing the poor guys as to when they thought they might be finished so they could turn my air supply..I mean electricity back on.

If I was a football fan I could go and kick a ball around or watch a football match in a muddy field somewhere. If I had a hobby such as fishing, refurbishing weird and wonderful items or painting I could do all these things with out the need for electricity. If society ever did crumble under the weight of it’s own stupidity and there was no civilization as we know it or power supply even film and music fanatics wouldn’t totally suffer. They’d watch plays, read books and sing along to and play various acoustic instruments.

We gamers are so reliant on power to fuel our passion, without it what would we do? Who would we become? There is nothing that could compare or replace gaming with that requires so little physical effort and delivers such high rewards in return.

Maybe all the climate change and energy crisis news is propaganda, paranoia or plain bull-crap but maybe our combined global usage of PC’s, consoles and HDTV’s are consuming a load of wattage that is none to healthy for the planet. I’m no scientist or geologist or even an eco warrior, so I don’t know. I recycle I don’t drive a Mum Vee and I really try to remember not to leave my Sky box on standby. Maybe it makes a difference, maybe not but if the chance of the loss of gaming is not a good enough reason to go green I don’t know what is. The future answer to energy woes could come from cow poo petrol, solar energy or cold fusion, I’d stick one of those giant windmills on the roof of my house or take a tin bath by the fire every night if it meant I could keep gaming forever.







7 responses to “All That Juice”

  1. Nick avatar

    OR maybe you should invest in a DS or PSP and get gaming on the go! Yay for portable gamage!

  2. Michael avatar

    Tch, handhelds need recharging don’t they?

    I once spent about three days in the back of beyond (or Donegal) with a bunch of mates where we had NO videogames and NO telly! It wasn’t actually that bad, y’know. We passed the time by, well, talking, playing board games and stuff.

    Two things though – it wasn’t our choice to begin with (as it was foisted on us while we were part of some group thing) AND we thought the idea sounded crap!

  3. Martin avatar

    I’m going electricity free next week for a whole week. Yup, the annual camping trek to the North West of Bonnie scotland beckons and you know what? It’s great to be without for a week, there’s no temptation for one more go or I’ll just check my mail/website. Of course the DS will be there, but it is a great exercise at bringing the family closer together again by traditional means. Last year there wasn’t a dull moment and time just flew by.

    So all ready-uppers and readers try to go without for a week, it might surprise you how easy it is!
    Plus you can cane the arse off it again when you get back!!

  4. paradox avatar

    go without for a whole week? like 7 full days? pfft, no wayyyy lol

    id revert to pedal power if i needed to, or make my hamster earn his keep in an dynamo type hamster wheel!

    go wiggles go, run like my gaming fix is under threat!!

  5. Laura avatar

    A whole week is majorly pushing it, I couldn’t even cope for a few hours this morning!
    The thought of going camping scares me, besides being without gaming where the hell would I plug in my hair straighteners? 🙂

  6. Shaz avatar

    Once I went without gaming for a week and it actually wasn’t too bad. It certainly helped me a great deal in learning/revising my “beginners guide to instant Japanese” 😀

  7. Betancur avatar

    The Samsung 50 Inch HDMI is one of the hottest gifts this Christmas, they’re selling out fast. I found mine at

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