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My sister use to play the Xbox 360 a lot, and I'd sit on her floor watching her, I'd watch for hours and hours, even when her friend was also playing. When I first played it, I had so much fun that I couldn't put the controller down, since then, I kept playing it more and more that soon enough, the Xbox was considered mine. So many good memories happened on it, like when my sister and I would take it out to the lounge room while mum wasn’t home and game all night, also jamming out to music on it. Not only was it used for gaming, but music too. I was constantly listening to music, gaming, not gaming, there was always something going on. My Xbox has been more than just a console to me, it has been there for me when I needed it.


It was 2016 when I realised my Xbox 360 wasn’t just an Xbox. I’d dust it everyday, keep a blanket over it to prevent dust from landing on it, panic if someone touched, let alone move it. I’m always worried when I turn it on, it’ll stop working, and we won’t be able to fix it. It did have at one point, the red ring of death, but fortunately, my sister and I managed to fix it ourselves. I was pretty stressed out that day, I didn’t think it’d make it. And fuck, I was so relieved when it was working normally again. It probably sounds silly to some people, but I am emotionally connected to my Xbox; I do love it lots.

Have any of you guys been emotionally attached to your console? Or game? What was that like for you?

Last edited by LittleSnake - on 23 September 2018

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I thought this was going to be a thread about the psychology behind brand loyalty and fanboyism...

"I'd dust it everyday, keep a blanket over it to prevent dust from landing on it, panic if someone touched, let alone move it. I’m always worried when I turn it on, it’ll stop working, and we won’t be able to fix it."

No I've never really been significantly attached to the unique console I owned, I'd just get another one if it broke. My nostalgia comes from the experiences not the actual metal and parts.



A lot of people here are definitely emotionally attached to their console's company.

I have certain consoles that hold a special place in my heart like the SNES, Dreamcast, and 360. But what's beats it all is a game, that game is called Earthbound. That's the one video game related product I can truly say I have an emotional attachment with.



I have never been that emotionally attached to anything material. I mostly value the memories I had with them, since they're unique. A console is just a bunch of pieces of metal and plastic, with numerous exact copies of it out there. I can understand why you would feel that way, though. It probably has more to do with the console reminding you of your childhood than with the console itself.



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I had and still have emotional attachment to my SNES and my Gameboy Pocket. Sure there are better ways to play the games now, but nothing beats playing it as you did back then. It is like wearing an old warm sweater on a winter morning. Watching the sun rising as dew drips and you sip hot coco.



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I put my Switch on a pillow next to me when I sleep. My Switch is always by my side. It's more important than family to me.



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I don't really feel attached to consoles themselves, but I absolutely get attached to certain games. Keep my loose copy of Earthbound is some protective covering. My entertainment center is setup to display certain game cases or collector editions.



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RolStoppable said:
I put my Switch on a pillow next to me when I sleep. My Switch is always by my side. It's more important than family to me.

Aren't you worried that you'll roll over in your sleep and crush it or something?



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Kind of. I still have all of my consoles, also the ones that don't work anymore. I've played on these consoles for hundreds of hours so I don't just want to throw them away.



John2290 said:

Oh wait, reading that last bit Barkley quoted is that the emphasis of the thread. Oh, I misinterpreted. No, I've never gotten attached to an intimate object like that until that inanimate object breaks and then I mourn it's loss for a few days, curse my luck and find a way to replace it.

Although, I did admire the form factor of the ps1 a bit too much as a child now that I think about it. Not emotionally though.

You admired it "a bit too much"? As in... sexually?



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