Let me start by saying I made the switch to Xbox after Ps2 with original. Since then I have loved my xbox, specifically Xbox 360 experience, with that great system it appears I should have stayed. This is a result of my own stupidity I admit, so before I get trashed let me just say that. I took a leap of faith. I pre-ordered my xb1 feeling the haters would be proven wrong, that based off my experience with xbox 360, XBL, X-arcade. Here is the grave mistake I made, as the release date came nearer I figured I'd raise the stakes...I traded in my 360 (in the words of Napoleon Dynamite "WHAT AN IDIOT"). If only someone would have stopped me then, if only it could of been a terminatoresque scenario and someone arrived from 8 months in the future to warn me.
Replaying old 360 titles at release was pretty fun, they made a great Assassin's Creed game, battlefield was the single worse gaming experience I've ever had on a console (barely got to play the game Open NAT and all), Forza was entertaining for a little bit and I traded in CoD pretty much the second day I got it (the other games I didn't bother buying because they had launch dead weight written all over them aside from maybe Dead Rising). All this I chalked up to launch woes, and aside from the myriad of problems the whole interface had (partying nightmares, not being able to hear people or them not being able to hear me without a hard reset in which I have to unplug everything) I figured things would patch up. Then comes the spit in my face, the flagship game is getting released on 360 which lacks a campaign and the online campaign is just essentially a playlist. It's April and there is still no arcade games, and now I'm finding out that there is a new borderlands! WOO HOOO...oh wait its only for 360...wait isnt that the old console? Oh but hey at least they released a patch update to fix the partying system...oh wait I still can't chat with my friends without restarting if I've run netflix that day (don't know if this is confirmed, but every time one of my friends or I have run netflix during that xb1 session that individual either wont get audio through their headphones or cant be heard through their mic). As a life long xbox fan I just don't think I can continue to have any sort of faith...this isnt getting better and instead of focusing on the future I continue to see great update after update for the old console. I mean logging on to xbox 1 feels like a ghost town, it feels like I'm playing an emulator for everquest or WoW and the population is nill ( what I mean by this is when I log in, pins dont work 70% of the time, but it doesnt matter if they did because there are no games). I continually see updates from different app providers not including Xbone because its too much of a night mare. Sorry guys I know there is no point to this message and its just a list of complaints littered with comma splices and run-ons but this is just sheer disappointment being released from my finger tips. This isn't a hate post if its viewed as such I could really care less, but I'm not a hater, I loved this system...if anything as sad as this sounds, this is kind of a break up. Be safe Xbox, we had some good times, here's to the memories.