So, since my fellow game bloggers have decided to take this route, I will too, and post my opinion about the new Xbox One.
Here it is, plain and simple:
I’m not paying the rumored $500.00 for around 5 pounds of crap. That’s $100 per pound. That’s some overpriced crap.
First off, it’s not backwards compatible. Which may mean nothing to you, but to anyone who wants to continue playing their older Xbox games (which will more than likely include Xbox 360 games), you can say good-bye to that, because Xbox One, means all for one, none for all. Oh, and Microsoft, more than 5% of gamers play older games on their newer consoles (when compatible.) You wouldn’t know that by YOUR statistics because you’ve only had three consoles released (if you can even count the Xbox Slim) and only one that had a large game selection from it’s release. I don’t know any other way to say this, except to say that I would very much like to play my Xbox 360 games on a new console, if presented the option. If not, and this thing takes off, I’m joining Steam.
Second off, it’s rumored that to play the games, you will be required to download the game, to which you have to be connected to the internet to be able to play. Now, this may not seem so bad . . . until you get that internet bill that’s out of this universe. Hey, but Microsoft isn’t being so mean! You get at least 24 hours before having to reconnect–thanks, Microsoft!
Thirdly, I buy a game console to play games. I think it’s neat and convenient to be able to play Blu-Ray DVD’s and to have Netflix right there at the tips of my thumbs, but that’s not why I personally would give up half a paycheck for a gaming console, (if I made that kind of money.)
Fourthly, the Kinect must always be on? I didn’t even like the first Kinect and now this one has to be on and connected to the internet, too? Our Kinect doesn’t even work properly; it takes forever to recognize you (and a majority of the time, it doesn’t at all) and the games that come compatible for the Kinect are little kid games or games I just don’t play, like sports games.
Fifthly, and not that this is majorly important in my decision to buy or not to buy the new Xbox One, but the design looks unimaginative and just . . . boring. The new controller looks dumb and bland, almost like it’s missing a soul and has beady eyes.
My hopes are that the new Xbox None will end up like the WiiU: in Walmart, on a fully stocked shelf of the product because no one wants to pony up the money for something so outrageously overpriced, complicated, and just ignorantly planned.
Don’t be a dummy, don’t give them your money.
This is ncdogg,
All for none, and none for all!