So I’ve been sick for the last week and haven’t been around here much. Sorry for that. I saw The LEGO Movie and loved it, but other than that not much has happened.
Today, however, I did purchase an Xbox One! I’m officially in the current gen! That said, two of the three games I purchased today I’ve already played on PS3. I picked up Forza 5 (incredibly excited to play it!), Madden 25 and Call of Duty Ghosts. I’m hoping the current gen of those games will be an enjoyable improvement over the PS3 versions I’ve played.
I’ve always been an Xbox guy, but decided to try out the PS3 last year for something different. In the end I went with the Xbox One as my next gen / now current gen console choice for several reasons. I love the Xbox interface first of all. It’s sleek, easy to use and getting together with friends to play games is most enjoyable on Xbox Live. Also, a lot of people I want to play games with are Xbox gamers so that makes the choice even easier. The games are also a factor. I’ve enjoyed no game as much as I’ve enjoyed games in the Forza series (sorry, Gran Turismo just can’t compare) and I can’t wait to enjoy Forza 5. I also love my Xbox Live avatar, and believe it or not, I like the Kinect. I’m excited to play around with Skype and app snapping once my Xbox finishes the initial update (153mb to go!).
Anyway, I’m going to go play around with my new toy. I’ll have more to say as I get some hands on experience and feel a bit better.
I like how a picture of a videogame, the main reason you’d want to buy the system, is in a tiny little square at the upper right corner of the box, haha.
Haha. Well for me it’s as much about TV, sports, streaming, Skype, etc. as it is for video games. I like that I can go from watching TV to playing a game or taking a Skype call with the words “Xbox go to Skype” or “Xbox go to Forza Motorsport 5”. Pretty nifty. No changing HDMI channels or anything, it’s always right there ready to go.
Most of the Xbox One selling features don’t appeal to me. The voice commands are unreliable at times; the tv integration does little to excite me. I hope they address some of the match making and party issues in the patch that was delayed. I have CoD: Ghosts and it does perform well but I don’t know how it will compare to the PS3 version. I’d be interest to hear about that.