Capable of doing much more than they set out to accomplish, video game consoles have come a long way since their start in the '70s. The can produce life-like visuals. They can detect motion. They can play high-definition movies and music. They can forecast the news. They can double as a HAL 9000 in your living room.
Unfortunately, they can also get in the way of playing games, forcing gamers to jump extraneous hoops before getting to the action. For that very reason we hate current consoles, and blame them for following five shortcomings.