Xbox One, always on (kind of)June 7th, 2013 at 12:42 am by Chris Essex under Gadget Talk, WTHI Blog
Does anyone else remember the golden age of video games? I’m talking sitting around the tv with your friends playing Street Fighter…or staying up way past your bed time to play Zelda: A Link to the Past. Those were the days.
I still love to play video games, I’m known around the newsroom as a gamer.
At home I have both an Xbox 360 and a Playstation 3…with a pretty fair amount of games.
This generation of consoles are drawing to an end, Sony has made their Playstation 4 official, and Microsoft has announced the Xbox One.
I enjoy change, I like having the latest and greatest…but at what cost?
The Xbox One is in my eyes, something to be concerned about.
Microsoft just announced the new console will need to be connected to the internet once every 24 hours…just to work…just to be able to play the game you bought.
I’m not going to pretend to be clueless, I know most gamers have their system hooked up to the internet…but there are some people who just can’t do that.
When I first moved out onto my own, the last thing I really cared about having was broadband internet in my home. Heck, for many at that point you are just happy to have a couch and a good dinner.
But I did have my Xbox 360. I bought it when I was still living at home, and didn’t really have any bills to pay.
I spent hours playing the same few games over and over…mostly because I couldn’t afford cable and internet, and was sick of watching Family Guy DVDs.
The Xbox One wouldn’t have worked for me.
It would have become an expensive (price has not yet been announced) blu-ray player.
I honestly think gaming companies are going in the wrong direction this go around.
Sony hasn’t released many details about the Playstation 4 yet, but I have to say, it’s looking more and more attractive to me…if they handle it right.
What do you think? Are console manufacturers heading in the right direction?