Submitted by incognito248 615d ago | opinion piece

The First Xbox Made Me Distrust the Xbox Brand

So the Xbox One is being released soon? One gamer relates his experience with Microsoft’s first foray into the console wars and why it caused him to think twice in getting Microsoft’s latest video game machine. (Microsoft, Xbox)

Funantic1  +   615d ago
How did this guy get to turn his biased opinion into an article like it really matters?
Stringerbell  +   615d ago
Its submitted as an opinion piece.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   615d ago
I still have my first Xbox and works like a champ. It was the most powerful console at the time and once things like XBMC were created the thing still has usefulness today as a media center. You must of not heard about all the PS2 DRE's which I experienced back in the day. Then I had a YLOD with my launch PS3. Maybe I should write an article about how I distrust the Sony brand. Nope, bought a PS4 instead.. And guess what? It is having hardware problems as well..

This is not an Xbox only thing kid.
malokevi  +   615d ago
I loved my Xbox. Eventually modded it. Designing my own Halo CE maps & campaign settings was a blast. Used to impress the hell out of my friends. People still bring it up to me.

Ever shot charged plasma bolts out of your assault rifle? Rockets? Tank bolts? It's a good feeling :)
Transporter47  +   615d ago
My first Xbox doesn't eject correctly anymore so I just modded the hdd and put games in it.
SlapHappyJesus  +   615d ago
The PS2 was the only console I had to buy more than one replacement for.
Sitting on my third and fourth, having to switch certain games between consoles because they pick and choose which ones to play.
Neither like almost any PS1 game.

Thank god for emulation.
kewlkat007  +   615d ago
I doubt people getting xbox ones gives a sh!t bro....

Every console has had issues.

-Kewl story
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SlapHappyJesus  +   615d ago
My Xbox crapped out, which happens to consoles.
I, myself, buy what was a crap replacement drive and that failed.
I gave up and wrote an article ten years later.

mrmarx  +   615d ago
i dont blame you
Concertoine  +   615d ago
The original xbox made me trust them! The only console that could handle ports of half life 2, deus ex invisible war, morrowind, doom 3, thief 3! Sega support with crazy taxi 3, jet grind radio 2, shenmue 2, panzer dragoon orta! The first good online infrastructure, with great online games.
Original xbox was a great system with individuality.
360 was also very good until they stopped making games for it.
The xbox one, in my opinion, is where MS fell off the wagon and forgot who compiled their consumer base... IE not kinect owners.
Xbox used to be awesome, anyone who thinks MS has contributed nothing to the industry is wrong.
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SlapHappyJesus  +   615d ago
Games like Morrowind, Shenmue, Invisible War(it helped that I play this before the original), Fable, Half-Life 2, Halo, Crimson Skies, Breakdown, Deadly Shadows, Oddworld, Kotor, Jade Empire, Dead or Alive . . .
The thing was a powerhouse and had the games to back it up.
I still own a large list of these games and go back to them from time to time.

The original Xbox was fantastic. Wish I still had the same love for the platform that I did back then.
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Software_Lover  +   615d ago
azshorty2003  +   615d ago
You have one console that fails and you don't trust them? Then maybe it's a good thing you didn't buy a 360. I myself had 4 fail. Also, my original Xbox still works. That thing was a tank, and built to be that way.

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