UGO writes: "Keep your resolutions to lose weight, make new friends or pen the great American novel, those are all noble, but why not pair them with something a bit more fun, and perhaps a bit more shallow. These are simple steps you can take to become a better gamer in 2009.
Sure, the year might look gloomy with the recession, the wars and the Kansas City Chiefs locked out of the NFL Playoffs, but videogames will cheer us up! As analysts remind us, videogames are next to recession proof. What better an investment for your dollar than a game. $60 or less for up to 40 hours of fun - how could we ever think to take up stamp collecting or crocheting."