I have the physical endurance of a wet tissue.
In order to maintain my Geek Cred, I try and stay current on the video gaming scene. This is slightly odd, since the last game system I owned was the Sega Genesis.
But when I go to the movies or to an 'all-in-one' centers like Dave and Busters or Gameworks, I'll drop a few bucks in the arcade.
Some of my favorites are the light gun games, such as Virtua Cop, Time Crisis, or House of the Dead. I'm no expert, but I can ususally hold my own.
Enter Police 24/7.
It's your standard one-cop-versus-the-criminal-underworld game, but with a twist. Sensors along the top and sides of the machine track your position, which translate your movements onscreen. You can shoot from behind cover and duck incoming fire.
The other day, I played this game for less than three minutes.
My legs are still sore.
Now I have no illusions about my physical prowess, but I would have never imagined that an arcade game would kick my ass.
Oh, the humanity.