Gamer Friends Gone By


An ode to old friends we used to game with in our youth.  Our friendships may have faded, but the gaming memories will stand the test of time.

For a period in my life, I barely got by in class because I chose gaming over doing homework. I’d play video games online late into the night with friends.

Friends I had only met virtually.

We’d talk for hours and hours. I’d get to know about their gaming preferences, their aspirations, their sense of humor, and about their life in general.

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Then life happened.

The video games we played faded into obscurity, console generations came and went, we got jobs and, I suppose, we grew up. And, over time, we lost contact, never to speak to each other again.

As gamers, I’m sure you all have memories of playing a favorite game with friends in your youth – friends, whether real or virtual. At times, perhaps you may also wonder what they are up to now. Are they still the same person? Do they still game? Do they ever wonder about you, too?

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They are gamer friends gone by. You’ll never share those moments with them again, but at least you can cherish the memories.

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