Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Toothpaste and Tubes

This is quite the epic rant, really: The Xbox One Is Garbage And The Future Is Bullshit.

It's entirely worth the read, but basically, the author lists everything that drives us crazy about this generation of consoles. Buying one and spending hours downloading update after update and logins and more updates. Buying a game and downloading a 5GB patch before you can even play the game, and oh yeah, that's after the game spends half an hour doing a mandatory install to the hard drive.

That's not all the article talks about, but it's a big piece, and what's true for the Xbox One is true for the PS4 and the Wii as well.

Man, I'm sick of the future.

I want Nintendo to announce a new console. This console will have no Internet connection. There will be no hard drive. There will be no operating system updates.

Games are bought in stores, either brick-and-mortar or online. When you bring a game home, you put the disc in and play. There is nothing to install. There is nothing to download. No notifications get pushed to you.

I don't know if the past ever becomes the future, but if it does, I'll be in line to buy it on day one.

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