Reminds me of this:
Have a friend who was a nationally ranked Halo player for 1 & 2. When 3 came out on the 360 he would play so much that he would just burn through consoles. Had 4 or 5 bad boxes just stacked next to the TV, like carcasses. I never heard of anything like that.
When we played in college he claimed to have not played Halo for 2 years after he got burnt out / parents shut down the addiction, and just got thrown into a huge game of slayer and just started torching people. Battle Rifle headshots, huge grenade throws. He was a purist, didn’t believe you needed the juiced guns / sticky grenades / vehicles to win. I never saw skill in a video game that like…but spotting 6 touchdowns in NCAA then winning with Colby College would be amazing to watch.