Never did enjoy the original Xbox, Xbox 360 nor will I enjoy the upcoming Xbox One. So no, I'm not interested in the new Xbox One.
It's kind of hard not to laugh at the Xbox fan boys sometimes, considering:
1. Xbox 360 was prematurely released to fight PS3 for market share. MS knowingly sold defective hardware to the public. I mean, how many times have your Xbox 360 went 3 red rings of death? My friend's machine went through 4 RMA's in a span of 1 and a half year.
2. Knowing that this is a severe problem, they had the audacity to release a revised version called "Xbox Slim". I mean... that's like saying.. "Oh oopps sorry we f*ed up on the first 360 we made you pay full price for, so we went back and fixed everything we were supposed to have done so initially. Please pay another full price purchase for a system that we originally meant to release." The scary part is how many suckers actually bought the SLIM version afterwards.
3. Almost every single Xbox 360 games were labelled 1080p as resolution in the back of the retail box. Almost every PS3 games is labelled 720p in the back of the box, other than some blockbuster titles like MGS, God of War and etc. they were labelled 1080p but a lot of PS3 games are 720p. So after a bit of research, you find that the Xbox 360 games are "Upscaled" 1080p, they are not true 1080p. So to me, that's like MS trying to trick the consumers into thinking that Xbox 360 actually produces better graphical performance than PS3, which is a blatant lie. This is why when you pick up a game for PS3, it says 720p in the back, it's true 720p. When you pick up the very same game title for Xbox 360, it says 1080p in the back of the box, when you scratch your head and wonder why, know that it is an "Upscaled" measurement.
4. Xbox Live! - Oh boy, I don't even know where to start with this. I buy Resident Evil 5 on PS3, I pop in the disk and I play online with my friends. I buy the same game on Xbox 360, in order for me to play with friends online, I'll need to pay another $60 annual fee. To pour more fuel on fire, if I ever decide to play a MMO, I'd be looking at 2 fees instead of just 1.
Having said that, here's a few rumors I've heard so far about the upcoming Xbox One:
1. Still need Xbox Live to play online.
2. Can't let your friends borrow your games. Can only do a one time transfer of ownership from one user to another.
3. Kiss goodbye to console/game trade-in's, unless it's under Microsoft's rules and policies and most likely, pricing.
4. Oh and get this, I've just heard the rumor recently that the console machine itself, cannot operate "off-line" for more than 1 hour time. Meaning, your Xbox One console has to have a live connection to the internet and most likely, logged into your Xbox Live account. If it is not connected to network, the machine will operate for a maximum of one hour before shutting itself down.
Now these are rumors I've heard, of course not certain if all of these are facts right now but goodness sake, if any of this is remotely true then MS is truly shooting themselves in the foot here.
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