Why I already hate the next generation of gaming.
Do you know what I wanted to come out of E3 feeling? I wanted to feel as if both Microsoft could hold their head up high with the next generation of consoles and we could all look forward to a bright future of excellent gaming spurred on by the competition that only two companies at the top of their game could produce.
It hasn’t ended up like that though has it.
This one gets a pass due to the Dark Knight reference
Don’t get me wrong, I’m looking forward to playing the next generation of games on both consoles. The stuttering start. Where companies will try to show off what they do without really knowing what is possible, The awkward stage where companies realise what they’re not doing but can’t correct it. The creative middle where everyone knows what is possible and is trying their hardest to get there. Finally the glorious end where the true potential is shown and we really start to see regular masterpieces produced. I’m going to enjoy every bit of that process.
What I’m not looking forward to is hearing anti Microsoft, keyboard warriors flooding every message board of every story for the next ten years with “Microsoft sucks cause I can’t trade in my game.” or “Microsoft only cares about money. Hope you have fun when your net goes down.” or “The Xbone won’t sell a single copy, mark my words” or “Microsoft has taken my rights away from me”. It’s been three days and I’ve had enough. It’s the Red ring of death, again but this time it’s happening before it’s even been released.
I’ve currently got both consoles under pre order and I’m not the only one who’s going to pick up an Xbox One on day of release. I’m not rich. I have a full time job which pays ok but not massively well and has nothing to do with video games so I don’t HAVE to buy them in order to keep up with work. I just want to have both. November is likely to be an expensive month but with careful saving and planning I’ll be able to get both consoles. I’ve seen other people making this statement over the last week attacked for being too rich (I’m really not rich) or accused of being paid by Microsoft to say that (I wish I was getting paid by Microsoft).
Yes it’s going to destroy gaming. Literally destroy all games.
I honestly don’t see the problem with the choices Microsoft are making. I would make it so that you only had the 24 hour online check if you had a gold xbl membership but that’s me. The trade in restrictions which will stop people from trading in the games that they’ve bought second hand won’t effect me as I buy all of my games new. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, if you’re upset about the trade in restrictions then you should blame companies like Gamestop etc for being greedy. If they’d shared some of their profits with games producers then there wouldn’t be a call for this. I also think that the cloud sharing portion of the system will only be fully understood once we get to see it used in an unrestricted environment. Currently some of the explanation makes it sound like your friends and family can play your shared games anywhere on another console without you being there. I could be reading that wrong though
I also have a pretty boring life so if the kinect was recording everything I do then good luck to whoever wants to watch hours of me eating crisps and then clearing the crumbs from said crisps off of my controller.
I’ve seen Microsoft and the Xbox One likened to the Nazi’s over the past week and it just saddens me that I’m part of such an entitled and self important group of people that they liken the option of buying a new piece of hardware with a group of people looking to commit mass genocide.
I think that’s what gets to me the most. When people talk about their rights being taken away from them they show that they don’t understand what a right really is. You are being offered a product. A new product that does many different things. You do not have to buy that product. Nobody is forcing you to accept its terms and conditions. You haven’t been the victim of false advertising. All the negative points are front and center for you to see and you can make a judgment on whether you want it or not. Please don’t pretend you are being victimized as that is a huge insult to people who have actually felt pain and had their rights taken away.
There is a lot more to life than gaming and the quicker some people learn that, that quicker we can all just start to enjoy the amazing few years we have ahead of us
Also KILLER FRICKEN INSTINCT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I want this. All of it.
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