I went to bed at 12:30 AM last night. And Paul Thurrott is responsible!
Well, that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.
What has Paul done? It’s very simple: Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 2. For the past several months, since COD:MW2 came out, he and Leo Laporte would mention his playing the darned game on their podcast, Windows Weekly. He got the game, and almost immediately beat it on the hardest level, and then couldn’t stop talking about it. I could ignore this to a point, not having a game console, until I suddenly discovered that the game was available for Windows PC! I just had to buy it, then, and after a short period of resistance, finally broke down and did so. Paul Thurrott made me buy the game. Paul Thurrott made me play the game.
And last night, while putting the finishing touches on my third submitted Windows Phone 7 App before sending it in for certification, I just kept taking a break every ten minutes it seemed to try to beat one of the solo scenarios on at the Veteran (hardest) level. If it hadn’t been for Paul Thurrott and darnit COD:MW2, I would have been finished with that app by 10:30 pm, tops, and gone to bed. But no, I got the app in just after midnight, and at 12:25 am (just before the wife came in and blearily suggested I should be done for the night), I did it!
I beat the “Special Ops” |” Bravo” | “Body Count” scenario, at the “Veteran” level.
And it’s Paul Thurrott’s fault.