But as I have mentioned on this blog previously, I have attempted to use video games to make me thin.
Exhibit A is my purchase of a Playstation so I could play Tomb Raider because I believed that in my compulsion to play the game I would forget to eat. This was a nice theory, but did not work.
Exhibit B is the Wii Fit. The Wii Fit with its disapproving voice and its stupid weight loss hints and its occasional tendency to hilariously confuse me with my cat Phoebe.
'Oh, I haven't seen you for a while. But I never forget a face. It's good to see you again....Phoebe!'
Anyway, these are not the ways video gaming made me fat. In fact, it is a psychological trick that the creators of games in the eighties played on me.
In Tomb Raider, if you were running low on energy, you used one of these to make yourself better...
In the games of my youth though these are some of the ways you restored energy...
And this is where I derived, almost entirely, my unhealthy attitude to food.
I should probably sue Microsoft.
(I was going to say Sir Clive Sinclair, but Bill Gates owns the company that produced the last of those three games and he could probably spare a few quid)