The Xbox One will be available in stores on November 22nd and the Playstation 4 on November 15th. Every magazine and website has an article or video that gives pro’s and con’s of each console and what gamers should consider when purchasing either system. For those who live by the wisdom of when you see a fork in the road, you take it, and will undoubtedly purchase both consoles, be excellent and enjoy. But I, only intending to own one console, am breaking up with Microsoft. It’s been a lovely and often times frustrating relationship but it’s time to return to my first true love, which is the Sony Playstation. When available, I will be purchasing the Playstation 4 and playing the lovely stuffings out of The Order: 1886.
A lasting relationship requires an individual to look beyond the things that frustrate and irritate and prosper in the amazing attributes of the person or object of affection. With My Xbox 360 I did just that. I trudged past discs being destroyed by the console, the corrupted data files, the game freezes, and even dealing with the console completely crashing. And the irony of my XBox 360 crashing was not lost on me. I found it amazing that the ONLY thing that worked once the Xbox 360 gives it’s own version of a death rattle is a ring of red flashing lights. The red ring says “huh, guess I’m broken now”. As if the implementation of deductive reasoning would not have helped me arrive at the same conclusion without the bright flashing red lights. That’s irritation and frustration speaking. But then there were the good times that make me think fondly of my Xbox 360. For instance, the time I started playing Skyrim when the sun was still out and when I finally stopped playing, the sun was about to rise again. Or the time that I played Borderlands 2 so much, that walking down the street during the evening, I froze mid stride because I mistook someone’s child up ahead for one of the weird bondage midgets from the game. So many other great memories to recall but there are other reasons why it’s just not going to work anymore. This is one of those instances where it’s not necessary to say ” no, it’s not you, it’s me” and exclaim with great release, “It has nothing to do with me, it has everything to do with you”. Read more