Hate for the current Generation Consoles
by, 01-10-2012 at 10:58 PM (1888 Views)
I have much hate and indifference for the current gen systems! So far I love many of the style and outstanding graphics that are in our current gen games.
XBOX 360 : The most hate I have is for this system alone! I purchased 1 system at launch, then got the red ring of death. I sent that system in and bought an elite. That system worked great for a few years and then an E74 Error popped up. The system has never been right since. The latest problem that has occurred is what will not be fixed because I will not pay to have it fixed. I went through their automated tutorial checklist online ,and by their bullshit tests, my power plug went bad. My wife called them went through their step by step process to have them say it was the power plug too. So after a $40 special order purchase from Microsoft themselves, my system still doesn't work.
The Kinect has fallen flat from many gamers perspectives. I personally do not have 1, nor will I ever purchase another motion control system. The Kinect does look like it has the most upside with voice recognition and a no controller set up. I can't just bash the Kinect for motion gaming, it seems that every system thinks its the way of the future thanks to the strange success of the Wii.
WII : I own a Wii and it is nothing but a dust collector now. Every now and then my daughter will throw in a game and play. I bought a few classic titles to fool myself into actually wanting to play the system sometimes, but with Gamefly, I never touch the Wii. I have tried a couple games on there through Gamefly and I just lost the desire to play a game while swinging my arms and standing. I do like to use that system as a party system to play with a group of friends, but never alone anymore.
PS3 : So far this is the only system I can play without having so much hate. They have lost much of my confidence when they were hacked though. Sony has done well, in my opinion on their current gen system with having the blu-ray drive and built in wi-fi. Their foresight has given them not many peripherals to sell but they had to jump in to the motion control genre with the Move. The PS Move is really a better knock off of the Wii motion control, from reviews Iíve heard.
All this ranting has really made me miss the original systems from every company. I never had a problem with the original XBOX, Playstation, or NES. I did ,however burn through 3 Playstation 2ís and had to blow into many NES games to make them work. I can only hope that the next generation of systems will not have any of the hardware problems that this current generation is having.