Today in class we talked about the different benefits that game companies / software companies in general offer their employees to encourage / reward them for working long hours. Last summer, I was an intern for Microsoft and experienced some of the benefits first hand. The program was structured to give interns almost all of the benefits of full time employees in addition to many perks specifically for the interns (to encourage us to want to come back full time). A small subset of the benefits included, gym memberships, free beverage coolers accessible any time (tea, coffee, pop, flavored water, chocolate milk, juice, etc.), and team-moral events (golfing, dinners, concerts, sporting events, etc.).