This isn't some recent development, Linda's been playing video games for years.
The attic is filled with the many and varied consoles and computers that have facilitated her addiction in the past along with the associated floppy discs, cartridges and other paraphernalia (which I am strictly forbidden to dispose of).
Her current platform of choice is a limited edition red Nintendo Wii that I bought her for Xmas 2010.
She's also a fan of the Rayman adventures and has all the different incarnations of the game series.
I was at a complete loss as to what to buy Linda for Xmas until the new Rayman Origins adventure turned up last year.
Since ripping the packaging from the game on Xmas morning, all of Linda's concentration has been focused directly on it (except for when Emmerdale and Corrie' are on of course).
So here's a brief insight into what life has been like in the flat since the 25th of December:
Things in the game are not going well at the moment.