At 5pm I strolled over to Toys R Us across the road and invested in a second PS2 controller and a second GBA to GC link cable on the offchance we might finally make a start with multiplayer Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles.
25 pounds lighter, I got back to the flat to plug in the new gizmos only to realise that I had in fact just bought a third controller and cable, not a second. No biggie – except there’s only two of us in the flat. Bugger!
Still, four hours later, beanbags in place and controllers in hand we proceeded to play a couple of dirty games of Fifa 2005 and ended up evens with us both having a 1-0 win under our belts. All in all not a totally wasted evening!