I never realize how much worse I've gotten at playing games until today. I don't mean FPS or an occassion game of Starcraft which I've always sucked at... I mean those old 2D shooters and side scroller that I use to be able to ace with painstaking effort and look back on the scoreboard with a sense of achievement.
I just fired up Hard Corps for the first time today, the successor to Konami's legendary Contra. I remember I used to be able to go through the entire game before on under 10 lives and I could stay alive for AGES before my first death.
So being an overconfident ass, I fire up on hard difficulties and started the game.
30 minutes and many death later, I slink away to lick my wound not even passing the first level.
I am old and obselete :(