We have had some good times you and me. What you have given me this generation hasnt been matched from my first steps with Atari, right through the other console cycles, this has been the best of times.
I remember the first time I saw you, from a distance, across a crowded shop. I was instantly attracted to your white and green hues. I could feel the pull, the sheer electricity between us.
We started small with the free games I got with you and you introduced me to exciting experiences like cheevos (achievements) and threw me into online gaming, holding my hand and reassuring me that I would be safe and sound. You bought me friends, friends that are now more than that and are as much of my life as you were.
But youve changed over the years. Ive thought it was me at first. As a couple we grow together but it seems we are growing apart. I mean I can handle your always online decision, to me Im always online anyway but there are times like this weekend where when my connection goes down. But its ok as at the moment I can still feel your love regardless but thats going to change.
I can handle you having friends like kinect, but from now on hes going to be here all the time. What happens if say, in a fit of celebration, Im doing my famous, naked Helicopter and kinect is looking, just looking. I dont know what else its doing but its silent stare could be doing anything and frankly its coming between us.
But the reason Im writing this, with a tear in my eye, is because where once were shared now whats mine is no longer mine its yours. The games I bought for us to play together are no longer just that I just Borrow them from you and with that one move and with great sadness I have to say Im sorry but its over between us.
But what about your 100k+ achievement score you care so much about? I hear you say. Well Im sorry but I just dont care anymore* I may have found someone new. Some one who wants to share, who is open and free about what they do and how they do it. Im moving on and if you ever loved me I hope you understand that and the reasons why Im leaving you as Ive said in this letter.
There may still be time but every time you speak you just seem to make things worse.
Take care of yourself my dear friend
Lots of love
Anabub aka M0nkey Munch xx
* May still care about cheevos for the minute ;)