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access_time February 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM in Features by Maggie Wiland

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I read a headline a while back that went something along the lines of “Microsoft claims it’ll support the 360 for at least 3 more years” and I had to check that it wasn’t an Onion article. Support the 360 for at least 3 more years? They barely supported it while it was the only console they had!


That’s obviously not true as they released so much content and updates to the dashboard but my reasoning behind the joke was that we all know Microsofts press releases are a “we’ll see” basis. I don’t have an Xbox One for 2 reasons:

  1. I’m poor
  2. I don’t want one

The first one is the more obvious reason, because I’m a 24 year old girl living with her mother who makes money writing snarky articles about how bad Sonic 2006 was on the internet. Of COURSE I can’t afford anything nice. I’m still wearing clothes from 7th grade. The other reasoning however-while not as obvious-is more my actual reason because even when it was announced, then revealed and finally released, I had ZERO interest. I didn’t even feel the need for a new console. To me, from what I’ve seen (and we all know graphics mean squat to me), the games do NOT look all that different from what’s on the 360 now, and if upgrading your entire console and buying one because stuff is a tiny bit shinier but it still plays essentially the same except now your entire library-disc AND digital-is obsolete is why you wanted one…that’s just…sad.

I don’t feel the need to upgrade. Example. The laptop I’m writing this on right now from my toilet while I watch cat videos (WE LIVE IN THE FUTURE MAN, IT’S AWESOME!) is from 2005, but it’s running my 2008 OS. I’m like 3 or even 4 OS’s behind. I’m FINALLY starting to feel the crunch and wanting to upgrade. That’s like 4-5 years of product. An even better example: The year 2049, Apple finally makes the first teleporter. I am NOT getting into that fucking thing, I don’t care WHAT you pay me, because it ISN’T. GOING. TO. WORK. That’s what happens with electronics. You can plan and plan for years but no amount of planning or preparing can deliver a product that actually flawlessly works right out of the gate, ok? It just doesn’t happen. So maybe a few years down the line-3, if Microsoft keeps to their word-I’ll finally have the cash to go buy an Xbox One because I’ve completed the stuff on the 360 that I wanted to and feel the need to move on.

tumblr_mn61zcr5cU1rrvfnzo1_500 But as it stands right now…I don’t. I just don’t. The 360 is still totally adequate, and I am fine sticking it out for a while before dropping hundreds on a toy instead of any further college education. And this is all beside the fact that the Xbox One is not even a gaming console, but let’s not get into THAT whole thing right now.

Either way, we’ll see when those possible 3 years are up.

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  • Paul Kylymnyk (@PaulKylymnyk) February 25, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    Dear Maggie, just get yourself a PS4 as soon as you’ll be able to. 🙂

    It’s even cheaper!

    • Maggie Wiland February 25, 2014 at 3:33 PM

      The thing is, I’m not against any systems. If you’ve read some of my other stuff you’d see I’d own a PS4 AND a Xbox One eventually because I just like playing video games and it’s stupid to only choose ONE. It’s just elitist and snooty. Games are games.

      P.S.3 (sorry, couldn’t resist)
      I also want a 3DS and a Wii U, because as I said, I like playing stuff lol But first I need to make enough to go back to school and actually get a real degree.

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