This totally isn't meant to be a troll thread here. I'm a big time gamer without any time. I have 5 XBox games I have yet to open, 6 PC games I have yet to install, and many more PS1, Dreamcast and PC games that I have permanently given up on. When I was an undergrad, I was so swamped with classes. But I just thought to myself...once grad school begins, I'll only be taking 1 or 2 classes a quarter, so I can get in a game now and then. When I got to grad school...I became overwhelmed with the research and the teaching assitant duties...in addition to the measly 2 classes. But I thought to myself...well, once I get a job, it's only a 9-5 thing...so I'll have the nights to play my game. Well, now that I've been working for a few months....where the hell is my time?!?!?! I get home at 7pm...relax a bit, cook some dinner, then bam! next thing I know, it's 9:30...about time to get ready for bed? Hell, I don't have time to call my g/f much less turn on the XBox. Anyways...just had to rent cause it's so damn depressing. I want to play so badly but I just can't. I feel so lucky just to get in 1 game of NBA 2K3 or Madden 2003 once a month....I just wonder where the hell you guys find the time to play all these awesome games. I'm just so damn jealous reading through these threads (at work! ) I wonder if I have to just take a vacation to play games (like the time I took a quarter off...basically to play Gran Turismo...or the time Halo got me so addicted I even forgot I was in grad school).