A freak airplane refuse accident took 14 years from Tom Dennison, leaving in him a coma since 1999. Mr. Dennison woke early this year and has had a lot to catch up on, namely one of his passions: gaming. Having already expressed his excitement for Skyrim and the amazing graphics of this generations games, he is already looking into next-gen consoles. Confused by some of the details on next-gen consoles, he had, until this week, yet to make his decision on which console he hopes to buy.
"I've saved up $200 for one of the new consoles, but neither has won me over yet." Mr. Dennison told us as he looked over a chart comparing the two consoles. "I don't see the need for connecting a console to the internet or why I'd want a camera on my console."
As we began to explain the inter-connectivity of today's gaming and again explained what services like XBox Live and Steam were, Mr. Dennison suddenly stopped and looked up from the chart, a big smile on his face. "This XBox One plays CDs!"
"I have over a thousand CDs in my collection," he explained, waving his hand toward a wall with tiny shelves full of the discs. "Will the Playstation be able to play CDs?"
"No, Tom. But..."
"Then that makes my decision easy." Tom told us.
"Most people don't use CDs anymore Tom."
"Then, what do they get their music on?" He asked.
"You see my phone right here, it holds about 15,000 songs." We explained, telling Mr. Dennison about MP3s and various digital music files.
"You mean to tell me I can put my whole music collection on my cell phone?" Mr. Dennison asks, setting his Motorolla flip-phone on the table.
"Well, maybe not that phone."
"OK, well, can I just put all my discs of music into my new XBox instead of a phone?"
"No, unfortunately the XBox doesn't play MP3s," we explained, but we didn't have the heart to tell him that he would need twice what he's saved for a new gaming console.
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About the Author - Jeremy Shane
Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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