Speaking of "new presentations" (and I'll get razzed here for the threadjack), but has anyone seen the info of the Nexbox, or Xbox One? Seems like everything you never wanted in a game system, they threw in there.
God, the new Xbox. The “play used games for a fee” thing is so obnoxious, as is the constant internet connection requirement, likely to keep ads flowing as it is now. Using it as a cable box is useless in Canada because there is no over the air coverage up here unless you’re near the border, and most of the “added value” entertainment crap on Live Gold isn’t available due to geographic restrictions anyway. I really soured on Microsoft’s service in the past few months and don’t regret switching to the PS3 at all. It’s a better streaming box, plays Blu-Rays, and I don’t have to buy new batteries for the controller all the time. Plus it’s my CHOICE to pay for PS Plus, and I get free games out of it! Microsoft raises the price for Gold in both Canada and the US and justifies it with all the great stuff you get as a member…in the US. Plus when I’m buying physical media and not just downloading it off the PS Store, I’m getting it from sites like jjgames.com, not buying new games for $60 a piece. I love God of War, but fuck them if they think I’m ever paying more than $20 for a game now. I can wait it out.
Anyway, not an endorsement for Sony’s new vaporware system here or anything, but that Xbox thing really rubbed me the wrong way. Plus it looks like a VCR you’d buy at Sears in 1987.