My rabbits undeniably cute but he really likes to eat random things and lately those things have unfortunately been rubber. Sometimes this rubber belongs to expensive video game peripherals, Xbox Live headsets, HDMI cables and power cords.
In this particular case my rabbit decided to eat my Xbox 360 controller. Now as you can see the damage didn't completely destroy the controller but it has made the right joystick ridiculously uncomfortable to use.
I also, strangely enough I guess, feel very attached to this particular controller. I've used it since I got my 360 and I've spent countless hours gaming with it. We've played Halo 2, 3, GTA 4, Mass Effect and countless other games together. I've used it for so much that the little nubs on the joysticks have worn down and are completely gone. There is also a a chip of blue paint stuck on the bottom left corner that happened after I whipped the controller at a wall in frustration after getting my ass handed to me during the Halo 3 beta.
This may seem ridiculously weird but I honestly felt a little depressed when I discovered the damage this evil animal caused. Sure I can still use the controller but it will never feel the same. Even as I write this my rabbit is staring at me rather evilly. I know he knows what he did, he See's me holding the controller in my hand all the time, perhaps this was revenge for cutting his nails the other night?
So I ask this question, have any of you every felt a particular connection with your video game console controllers? Whether it be a ColecoVision, Super Nintendo or even a PlaySation 3 controller.