Originally Posted by vmatt1203
The whole reason of a console is to play games. It was never meant to be a multi media device. Did you not play a Xbox original or a Playstation 2 or a Game Cube. The sole function is to play video games...
We have PC's for everything else. If i want to stream I get a $30 chrome cast. If we wanted to check facebook or talk on skype or browse the internet we will use a PC as that is the system intended for such facilities. And even if you want to do any of those thing on an xbox one you have to pay 49.99 a year to access them. YOU HAVE TO PAY TO ACCESS SOMETHING THAT IS FREE(i.e. skype) OR YOU ALREADY HAVE A SUBSCRIPTION TO(i.e .netflix).
Also to the guy who said there are no adds on xbox1 I call BS. There is one in my house and in the main menu there are video adds for everything from diritos, to buger king, to the superbowl. I have played my friends PS4 and there is not one add for anything other the games soon to be released.
Its people like you that make the company's lose sight of their original purpose and sacrifice in areas that are most impotent. This shows that clearly PS/Sony listen to the gamers and MS listens to their own bs and what they think people want.
Why would anyone want to pay $100 more for something they dont use and a console with lesser hardware?
Did you ever see a modded xbox?
My Original xbox was soft modded soon after the ability to do so came out. As I already had a action replay, still do somewhere.
A softmodded xbox was ahead of its time, you could do things that you would have needed a HTPC to do. I replaced the 10gb HDD with a 160GB, Installed XBMC and even installed the xbox blades theme that copies the 360's dashboard later in the xbox's life. From Emulators to being able to watch pretty much any SD video file the console was byfar one of the coolest pieces of tech.
I used my original xbox more for a media center then gaming TBH, Though that didn't stop me from gaming on it ether.
XBMC Started out on the Original Xbox obviously, and I was gladly there using it.
Personally I wished more consoles were like the original xbox in terms of things you can do with it.