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This month sees the release of both the Xbox One and Playstation 4. The video game gods are about to give us two stellar reasons to sit on our asses, shovel junk food into our face and hit buttons for hours on end. That being said, it's also the holiday season, which means plenty of reasons to hit the bar, down winter beer and strategically place ourselves under the mistletoe.
Ditching your friends to play video games might land you in "Guy Court," but if you'd prefer a night on the couch playing "Call of Duty: Black Ops," don't feel bad. Here are some perfectly legitimate reasons to justify your decision.
1. It Saves Money
Let's face it, bars are expensive. Even if you don't intend on having a pricey night, it often happens regardless. You buy your buddies a few rounds of shots if you've already downed a few yourself. How many times have you woken up and been scared to find out how much money you blew the previous night? Drinker's remorse.
Well, fear not, barhopping dummy. You can easily keep it cheap by staying in and playing a little "NBA 2K14." You might pick up a six-pack, but that case of grocery store domestic will likely cost just as much as one import at a bar.
2. No Temptation
If you're currently in a committed relationship and intend to keep it that way, sometimes avoiding the bar is a good idea. Why tempt yourself? Half of the people in said bar are likely women, and you'll likely be interested in seeing at least half of those women naked. So, at a bare minimum, you'll probably wind up thinking about having sex with a quarter of that bar. And you'll be drunk.
Sometimes that's a recipe for disaster. Why not take a preemptive strike and avoid the temptation altogether? Stay home, keep it in your pants and play some "Grand Theft Auto V." Sure, you may find some of the prostitutes pretty hot, but it'll end there.