The Xbox 360 is a malfunctioning piece of crap
By Bill Jones
Hear me out. I don’t play favorites when it comes to consoles. I don’t consider myself among any of the console fan boy camps. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PC, iPod Touch, DS, PSP…whatever. All of them have their strengths and all of them have their weaknesses. If they work and I can play a good game on them, I’m happy. But going back to that first point – if they work – I’m having a major problem with the way Microsoft is doing business with the Xbox 360.
I’ll make a few more disclaimers here before getting into things. First of all, this is not necessarily the overall opinion of this website or all of its writers. It is an opinion piece, and this is my opinion on the matter. It is anecdotal and it is in the heat of dealing with a problem, admittedly, though I do think you’ll be hard pressed to disagree. Second, as a gamer, I like the idea of what the Xbox 360 offers. I’m definitely not a hater. Despite having to pay $50 for it, I like the Xbox Live service. I like the Arcade. I like the community aspects of the console, and despite the fact that a lot of what I play nowadays is multi-platform, I’m usually playing it on the Xbox 360. But none of these disclaimers change the fact that the Xbox 360 is a malfunctioning piece of crap. (more…)