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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2013-06-12 07:26:01
Next-Gen Console War
I'm stunned at how badly Microsoft has bungled their opening salvo. They compounded an unpopular design feature (online required) with confused and contradictory messages, topped off with a price point that pushes them right out of the mainstream market. The Xbox One was supposed to be their Trojan horse into the American living room. They designed it as the central media hub to bind other streams and devices together: the one console to rule them all.
$500? Microsoft had a fleeting opportunity to pwn the home entertainment industry, and they fumbled it away in the blink of an eye.
At least it gave Sony the snarky opportunity to entertain us:
As well as unintentional comedy like this: