One area the recession has benefited: video games! Apparently, the dire economy has pushed the hours of video-game play up, up, up — and it's not all to say that people don't want to buy anything, because used-game sales are also way up.
That makes sense, since staying at home to not spend money would increase indoor activity, and if you couldn't avoid spending money on games, you'd choose the cheaper option. Retailers like GameStop are pleased, since it also reported that its profits had risen, citing used game sales, a couple months ago.
I'm probably not the best person to say if my gaming has gone up, since I'm always playing my games, though I have recognized the economic benefit of staying in and rocking out on Guitar Hero.
What about you? Has the state of the economy propelled you to play more video games and buy more used games?