Why I'm Glad the Xbox One Has It's Features and Problems
The Xbox One was announced back in May, and not many people were impressed. In fact, Microsoft had to go as far as to add fake applause to their presentation. The Xbox One has so many restrictions and silly features that: I'm actually glad they're doing it all.
Now before you think to yourself "he's for the Xbox. Boo him", I'm not. I've yet to explain myself, so here goes.
There are A LOT of developers and publishers who have said, in the past, that online will be the future, digital will be the future (I specifically remember Remedy Entertainment looking forward to the digital age (I still love you Remedy, and I can see where you're coming from...) and low and behold, Microsoft have ACTUALLY listened to them... the developers/publishers, not us of course.
So why am I glad of this? Because somebody has to take the fall. If nobody actually goes out there and shows us just exactly how much of a bad idea this whole idea is, we may never know what our gaming future would be like. Maybe once developers/publishers and even consumers realise this was all just a big mistake, they'll start looking into the real ways to get their audience, and trust me, it won't be through restrictions, gimmicks and online capabilities.
Between November and January, we'll finally get to see just what this "online digital age" will bring. And honestly... I think it'll be hell. We'll have people having connection issues, we'll have people disconnect unexpectedly and then their game stops working (maybe they won't even know they've disconnected either), we'll even have people buying an Xbox One and they won't even know of all it's restrictions and how heavy it relies on the internet.
Unless you're with Sony, meaning gaming is going to be awesome for you.
I guess I better say goodbye to my years of hard work on my gamerscore.