I can't even begin to tell you that for the last 15 years of my marriage I have always had to compete with a video game. In the beginning it wasn't bad, but when xbox live went on line it was all over. I have fought with him over the years about the time that he spends on xbox. I try to be understanding and give him his space but when he does nothing but goes to work and comes home and plays xbox until 1 in the morning every night it is just too much. He doesn't help around the house he cuts himself off from the rest of the world and he enjoys spending time with people he can't see, doesn't know and are all over the planet. Yet he ignores the people that are right here and that love him the most. This game has ruined my marriage and I am tiered of competing with a video game. I am 45 years old and thought the days of games would slow down a bit as he got older but just the opposite has happened, he is so involved now that we could be gone for hours and he wouldn't even notice. Our marriage is big times on the rocks as is and we discussed on whether we were going to make an effort to make this marriage work. He said he did but three days of only playing xbox for a couple of hours was just too much for him to take, on the fourth day he was back to the same old routine of coming home from work and getting right on the xbox. WOW, I never thought I could be made to feel so small and meaningless because a game was a more appealing option. So THANK YOU XBOX for ruining my marriage and providing a place for my husband to escape to fantasy land and never coming back to reality. It is a sad shame and I am losing the war.