Despite trying to dig myself out of the debt hole that 93.7% of Americans seem to have fallen into, I continue to support my gaming habit by spending exhorbitant amounts of money on more toys.
After the disasterous financial blow brought about by buying my way into the "games industry" and moving my entire life across the country nearly 3 years ago, I was hoping to resolve my debt this year. After all, my student loans are finally paid off, I own my car and don't make payments on it and I don't go out on weekends. Unfortunately, the dig toward freedom has been detoured slightly these past few weeks with the purchases of some new toys to synthetically fill some void of entertainment in my life:
To be honest, Spore has bored me shitless and I've yet the patience to endure games when they cease entertaining me so I'll probably hook my former flatmate with the game when his birthday comes around (I know: my Jew is showing).
I've played in the Preview Weekend(s) events and the ungodly short Open Beta for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning and am looking forward to playing it on the Pre-Order Headstart tomorrow but don't know if I'll be paying the $180 a year for a game I already spent $54 on (monthly subscriptions annoy me).
I was informed that the games I purchase are tax deductable due to me being a game designer and all gaming material is essentially research material anyways but I'm still a little ashamed for filling my flat with "virgin trophies" (aka: fake-plastic toy instruments and videogames).
Part of me loves the fact I'm getting paid to geek out with the latest tech stuff while the other half laments the lack of a social life to distract me from playing with digital media in my free time.
Oh well, what's another $554.25 USD added to my credit card bill anyways?