In the early days, I was a little pissy about paying for Xbox Live Gold. But, after doing some math, I can't even flinch about it.
- $50 a year / 12 months a year = $4.10 a month (WOW costs $15 a month right? For one game?)
- $50 a year / 52 weeks a year = $0.96 a week (That's less than a bottle of soda out of the vending machine)
- $50 a year / 365 days = .13 cents a day (people spend 400x that a DAY in a cup of Starbucks)
- You play 10 hours a week - that's 520 hours a year. So, $50 / 520 = $0.09 cents PER HOUR. The more you play, the less it costs.
So ... umm ... can someone else point out ANY sort of entertainment that costs less than a dime per hour that delivers the kind of value? My Movie Dollars comparison says I'll pay $4.50 an hour for a GREAT movie. I think I can pay a dime an hour to kill my friends.