The beach is overrated. 

Unless you live within walking distance the entire task of preparing, commuting, and fortifying a position on what is, essentially, a giant outdoor ashtray is never worth the time invested. As summer comes to a welcome close, Labor Day weekend will see one final wave of at-risk, future skin cancer survivors head to the closest beachfront for one last searing day under the world's largest ozone tear. Thanks, but no thanks. 

We'd rather get some hours logged. Many people won't understand the desire to forgo the beach and get in a deep marathon session. To those individuals we present the following: The 10 Best Excuses Gamers Use to Stay in and Marathon.

Sure, you might not ever need one, but if you want to spend the whole weekend in front of a screen, this is America, and you can do whatever you want.

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