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Writers strike boosts video game usage by 26%

The online survey, which sampled an unnamed number of respondents ages 18-49, found that 43 percent of Americans are watching more DVDs. Another 26 percent say they are spending more time playing video games.

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Amnesiac3284d ago

late night TV show hosts facial hair is also up by 89%

Suki033284d ago

I don't think it's the writer's strike that boosted video games sales. It's more likely that during the holiday season people bought a lot of video games and DVDs so they are watching/playing what they bought. This reasoning makes more sense to me.

Skerj3284d ago

Hasn't been a whole lot worth watching on the tele or at theaters as of late anyway. Breaking Bad had an surprisingly awesome premiere though.

Skerj3284d ago (Edited 3284d ago )

Double posting gives you luck, and onions.

Crazyglues3284d ago (Edited 3284d ago )

I for one have played a lot more then normally due to the fact that TV sucks right now.. I mean how many times can I watch seinfeld re-run episodes.

I needed some new content like yesterday, and due to there being none, I have turn to my 360 and I am now at two prestige ranks away from the gold cross (which if you didn't know is the highest prestige rank you can get)

Everyone I play see's my high rank and then tells me I have no life, to which I replay thank you for informing me on this, as if I couldn't see that I play a lot.... LoL

Anyway let's hope the strike is over soon because TV sucks big time right now.. I would gladly give them 5 dollars (And if everyone who watches these shows did the same I'm sure the strike would be over) to just to say I appreciate you, and please get back to writing already.

I don't know how much of this re-run stuff I can take. At this rate I have already doubled what I would normally buy for my systems, and have added just about whatever I could find that looked good and put it in my amazon cart. Which by the way is - $599.00 dollars on video games

So far I got - Battlefield: Bad Company 360
...............Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 360
...............Grand Theft Auto IV PS3
...............Mafia II 360
...............Left 4 Dead 360
...............Gran Turismo: 5 Prologue PS3
...............Burnout Paradise PS3
...............Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots PS3
...............Resident Evil 5 PS3
...............Alan Wake 360

2008 is already looking like an expensive year... LoL