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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Madden 2007
While it is easy to think of a video game as a ridiculous waste of money, video games can actually pay off.

Let me tell you what I mean. Let's say that I purchase Madden 2007 for $45.

If I were trying to see how far my entertainment buck would stretch, at nine bucks a movie, I would have to play the game for ten hours to equal the amount of money and entertainment time I would have spent going to an evening movie.

If I would prefer to spend that money on drinking, it would likely take me four or five evenings of playing to equal out.

If I preferred to spend that time as quality time with my girlfriend, well, er, I guess I can't really compare that one, although I could perhaps try.

In conclusion, I will likely pick up this game as I am pretty excited about it. I just thought that I would try to justify it monetarily.

I won't even try to justify it as a good use of time... :-)
posted by shamedsteven @ 7:09 AM  
  • At 2:12 PM, Anonymous Ken said…

    LOL, I used to do the same calculcation. I figured that I got sick of most regular video games in one month. So that was $50/mo.

    With football you know that you will be playing people online from Sept-Jan. You are pretty much guaranteed a 4 month playing window.

    Then you got games like Halo which you play for over two years. The ROI on that game was incredible for most!

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