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Ka-pi96 said:
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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I would say I'm emotionally attached to gaming in general rather than a specific piece of hardware or software. Like I'm fine if a system/game breaks as I'll just repair/replace it and play others in the meantime, but if something is stopping me from being able to game period then I take serious offense. Regrettably when I was younger I would throw tantrums whenever a punishment involved no gaming. If I lost the ability to play games now... eh let's not think about that. :L



Eventually, most of my older games and consoles end up in storage in a box, but I keep Mario Kart: Double Dash in a place where I can see it.



Given the OP's age, she will feel about the 360 in 15 years what I feel about the NES/SNES today. I don't feel emotional attachments to the physical items, but playing those old games is definitely reliving my childhood.



A lot of people say they aren't attached to a console but theirs/our posts say otherwise. Were all attached emotionally whether we like to admit it or not. Were invested.



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PwerlvlAmy said:
A lot of people say they aren't attached to a console but theirs/our posts say otherwise. Were all attached emotionally whether we like to admit it or not. Were invested.

I am attached to a console in the sense that I really like that console's features and games, but I'm not attached to a single physical console. I wouldn't be heartbroken if my Switch broke, for example. I would be sad because I'd have to spend money buying a new one, but I wouldn't be sad because that one Switch broke. It's just a Switch like any other. That's the difference.



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It doesn't matter if it is people or things, it's human nature to get emotionally attached to things that bring us good feelings



I'm not a very emotional person, so it's very hard for me to being emotionally attached to a machine. I enjoy using them while they last (aka the successor gets launched), but that's about it.

Also, I didn't start in videogames through consoles but arcade machines and portable devices similar to the Nintendo Game & Watch machines, so for me consoles are only a mean to play the games, but nothing more than that.



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