Ahh, video games. A world I would often escape to as a child, and still do to this day. Where else can you be a commando, a plumber, a young boy on a quest to save the world or genetically modified person who listens to anyone who asks “would you kindly?” Michael Brower is just like any one of us; A young man who wants to escape his boring life and become something he’s not. He runs a horror club at school which has just gotten shut down, and he doesn’t really have much to live for since he mom was killed in a horrible car accident. Luckily his best friend Kyle has found just the right thing. He shows Michael a magazine advertisement for the latest and greatest in interactive video games: Brainscan!
Tony tells the story of an unemployed, antisocial loner with exquisite taste in 80’s action flicks, which oddly enough, sounds like the target demographic for this website. He spends his days trying to strike up conversation with strangers on the street that don’t have any interest in reciprocating that conversation – and why would they? He seems to be able to hold a conversation with himself that’s a lot more interesting than anything those strangers could possibly come up with. While on the outside, he seems oblivious to the world around him, inside there’s something much more sinister than you would ever suspect.