I woke up one Saturday morning to the sounds of shrill shouting. As I tip toed toward my living room, the shouting became louder. My teeth chattered. My knees buckled. What could it be?
Rolling thunder made a rumbling sound as if someone was moving heavy furniture on the floor above me. A crack of white-hot lightning bleached the sky as I sauntered past the window. And then I saw it.
I saw a face with a nasty snarl, pointy teeth and menacing eyes. It looked like an evil Jack O’Lantern; only the face was on my TV set!
As I scanned the living room, I noticed all of my electronics were standing in a long line in front of the TV. They looked like a set of dominoes. I could only tell the electronics apart because they sported long, sad faces, each one longer and sadder than the previous one.
My cellphone, my other video game boxes, game controllers, remotes, and blu rays were all there. They huffed and puffed while running to join the line. Like trees, the DVDs showed their age by the multiple rings that ran around them.
What were they doing? They lined up to bow before the TV and offered it gifts. They brought surge protectors, extension cords and a new set of speakers.
“Yes, yes bow down before me—the master of the living room. I am the supreme video game console of the universe,” the TV bellowed.
I noticed my video game console glowed an unearthly hue and levitated off of the table. The console was just using my TV as a mouthpiece to broadcast its message of world domination.
I rubbed my eyes and could now see clearly. My console had taken over my living room!
Your Video Game Console is Coming for You Next
It can happen to anyone. Just think about how much your console does for you and what it might want in return. Oh,the horror! The horror!
You couldn’t resist the bright and shiny allure of a new console. Then, once you got one, you needed something to play. Slowly, you amassed a heap of game boxes that you’ve scattered across your living room.
2. Motion Controls
So you’ve got your TV remote and maybe another remote for movies. Now you’ve got motion controllers and Kinect there.
3. Movies and TV
These are wildly popular. Who knows what’s next?
Keep your eyes open and always beware what lurks in the shadows. You’ve been warned.