Up until I graduated from high school, I played a lot more during the Summer. Since my birthday is in July I would always get at least one new game and play the hell out of it. During the Summer of '98, I must have spent literally around $100 just playing NFL Blitz and Tekken 3 in the arcade, and then when I got Tekken 3 for my Birthday, I used to bring my Playstation to work, and my friends, and the Marines we worked with, played it during our 1 1/2 hour lunch break, on top of the hours I spent playing at home. The Summers were also a time when you could get lost in games for hours, and not have to worry about time being wasted. I rented Megaman Legends, one Summer, and played the game about 20 hours in about a 36 hour time span, stopping only to eat, sleep, and workout, just because I liked the game that much, and because I only rented it for 1 day. The Summers, for me, were also when everyone either went on vacation, had Summer jobs, or moved away, so I was left by myself or with a few other people, so all there was to do, to pass the time away, was to go to arcades or each others houses to play games.
Now that I'm an adult, and don't have Summers off anymore, I can't play games like I used, but I generally try to play more, just because the high school and college kids are off from school, which gives me more people to play online with. Now that there are a greater amount "good" games coming out during the Summer, with a good deal of them being cheaper digital downloads, I'm starting to look foward to Summers again, as a time where I play games more often. Plus, Texas is just so damn hot, so I spend as much time inside as possible.
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