You ever wonder what type of people spent countless hours as alter egos online? Or just how true to self the characters they spent tireless hours creating are? Andrew Sullivan covered this really interesting slide show from the NYTimes with side by side comparisons of people and their avatars. Some of these people spend more that 50 hours playing their games per week.
Lets see, 40 hour work week, 55 hours of play time, 168 hours in a week...that leaves 69 hours per week, 9 hours per day of spare time to sleep, eat and do other things.