Written by Jeremy Shane
on Friday, November 08 2013 and posted in News with Benefits
Microsoft recently revealed in an interview that their new console would not be very useful at all until you connect to the internet and do a software update. "You're gonna need to take this update. It's not gonna be really an optional thing," Microsoft senior director of product management Albert Penello, "Functionally, you will be able to do very little without taking the day one update."
I realize there are plenty people out there willing to hate on everything about the XBox for any reason they can find, and plenty more willing to love it no matter what. This reporter doesn't quite understand the fanboyism of blind support of multi-billion dollar corporations that really don't give a crap about you. It's not important to pick a side, just to tell it like it is.
Which is why I don't see what the big deal is about the XBox One needing a day one update. Almost every computer needs updates on launch, the PS4 will need launch updates as well. It might suck that it needs that update just to play games, but when fans ask for sweeping changes to the way a console was designed, they should be surprised when it doesn't happen by magic. There are things I like and don't like about both the new consoles, but this... it's not a big deal.
Now the XBox One will be able to play games without a constant internet connection, I think most gamers will be able to handle hooking it up to the internet somewhere, at least once, to let it update.
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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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