I'm shamelessly stealing this off Dara O'Brien's standup which I saw the other day. I thought I'd repost it here because it amused me so and wanted to see what you guys thought of it:
The advantage which the video game medium holds over other entertainment mediums is that it is the only one which punishes you for failure. CD's don't pause halfway through a song and demand: "DANCE, DANCE FOR ME! Nope, not good enough *self destruct*". Books don't stop you halfway through and ask: "What are the major themes of the story so far? INCORRECT! *slam shut*".
You cannot be crap at reading a book. But you can sure be crap at video games.