The last few days I've been thinking hard about what I think I am getting out of video games. I go back to the old adage of "all work and no play", but I don't know anymore. I think gaming is far better than TV (which we do not have), but given how low I put TV on any kind of list that isn't saying too much. I like playing Halo 2 with Kim (yes, my wife plays Halo 2, and yes, she's better than I am), because we do it together and it's pretty interactive, if a bit too competitve for me at times. But most of my other games... I just don't know. Everquest takes an awful lot of time to keep up, Planetside is great but the good battles are hard to find, and it just all has this feeling of futility to it.
Does all entertainment have to be futile? DOES all work and no play make John a dull boy? Anyone faced similar questions? Leave comments!