So, for the past couple of weeks, I've been following the Xbox one's release and the controversy about it.
I've been visiting various forums and discussing it online with my friends, having mostly a negative opinion on the whole subject, but still adopting a 'wait for E3' attitude.
I get back from my friend's house, having spent the weekend there and set my laptop back up. My internet doesn't work.
I reset my modem numerous times. My internet doesn't work.
I restart my laptop. My internet doesn't work.
I check, recheck, unplug and plug in all my connections. My internet doesn't work.
Finally, I run troubleshooter to see what it says is wrong. The only thing it suggests is that I need to
"Sign up with your ISP to access the internet." with the usual "Show me where I can do this." link.
Out of options, I click said link.
Does it take me to an internet troubleshooting FAQ? No. Does it take me to my billing or account information? No. Does it take me to my ISP's website? No. Does it take me anywhere even in the slightest bit related to the fact my internet will not work and i'm looking for a solution? Of course not.
IT BRINGS UP A FUCKING MICROSOFT WEB PAGE ADD FOR XBOX ONE!!!!
Co-incidentally, my internet now suddenly works fine.
I just stared at my computer monitor for about... five minutes, unable to believe what had just transpired.
I WAS intending to give Microsoft and the XBOX one the benefit of the doubt until E3. Even after all the horrible things I've heard about the new console and the even worse unconfirmed rumors I was still willing to see if the games on show at E3 would blow my tiny consumer-gamer mind enough to warrant me handing Microsoft a chunk of my cash.
Good joke. Thank you, Microsoft, I no longer have to worry one bit about which next gen system i'll be buying. Even if the PS4 has all the bad features of an XBOX one and none of the "good" features, I'll still buy one just to spite Microsoft.
Either that or I'll just stick to PC gaming.
5 years, 9 months ago
28 May 2013 13:10 CEST