Hi all, I was thinking last night about the extremely lopsided gender demographic of console gaming. Not so much was I worried about games catering more and more to men (just look at DOA3's commercial - "she kicks high"), I am more wondering how all you guys out there managed to convince your wives to support your gaming habit. Background for me. I am a newlywed (July 2001), and my wife just conceded the Dreamcast for 50 clams. She hates the new consoles, mostly because the new 3D games are too hard for her to visualize and some of them have a lot of frivolous CGI. She hearkens back to the days of the NES and Atari 2600 (which, by the way, is a real trip to play on the Tosh 50H81 ) Now, I read all these posts on other threads about you guys having all the consoles with 50 games for each one. My simple question: what did you all do to convince your wives about this? How do you balance time together with your wives while leaving ample time to play all these games? Finally - how many hours would you say you spend playing video games each week? Personally, I am spending more now that I have a console , but I would say that 10-15 hours a week is about right. Jason P.S. Lets keep this thread clean, OK. I am not in the mood to hear Morgan's over-the-top opinions; please post them in the fanboy thread where they belong. Thank you and have a nice day.