Arriving at an empty Heathrow Airport was incredibly eerie and travelling on an empty Underground train reminded me of how Sundays used to be decades ago.
No tourist, no business folk, no commuters just the old worker…it was 11am.
In the meantime, I was so out of touch that I didn’t realise the Leader of the Labour Party had changed to some dude named Keir Hardie…who?
Timorously, I poke my head out into life in the UK like a timid rabbit…is it safe? No time for doubt, in fact now is the time to push ahead and be an early adopter of the new World. Of course, I’m missing the 2nd Raid and Season in Tom Clancy’s The Divison 2 with no temptation as my PS4 is in another country now..ho-hum.
Outside the gaming industry news of compromised gaming accounts will appear as pretty trivial in the scope of things. 160k worldwide accounts is relatively small but what if your data was involved?
Typically, your account could be used for money laundering activities leading the law directly to your doorstep. Anyhow, I will not be losing any sleep over this and why is 2-factor authentication still an option and not mandatory…when will they learn?
Meanwhile, hours after the news thousands of players are force kicked from all Division 2 Servers without reason. Maybe, just a sanity check from the providers.
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For todays gamers deleting their account with 200+ gaming
hours would leading to massive outrage.
Maybe, this is why Facebook is no longer supported on PSN…this
will make it a bit harder to profile gamers.
The Art of shutting the hell up is tough to maintain consistently. I kick myself at how transparent I can sometimes become, showing my raw emotions ready for exploitation.
My fellow US squad members often let slip their opinions on real world ballistics whist playing the Division which probably explains why their builds are so bloody brilliant.
Anyways…my hopes of a conflict free weekend were shattered within 2 hours of arriving back in London. On the plus side, I’m thankful for months of good health despite not visiting the gym, eating randomly and too often.
I assume you accept this.