Being an early adopter of any kind of new technology comes with risks of defects and glitches. We all know that, and we live with it when we make such purchases out of either necessity or want and interest. However, there’s no denying that such issues can be incredibly frustrating – if that’s even a strong enough word.
As a video game reviewer, I’m often responsible for using the latest consoles and handhelds to test the industry’s biggest, best and most talked-about video games. It can be very fun, however, it also comes with the requirement that I become an early adopter. That’s not something I mind, per se, because as a gamer I want to be able to play what’s new and exciting without having to wait. I usually don’t have any problems with this, but there is one issue that has kept me up at night on quite a few occasions. That is, a problem with the Xbox One, Microsoft’s latest and greatest console gaming device.
I’ve been using one since launch at the We Got This Covered bunker, and although I’ve thoroughly enjoyed using it for the most part, something about it has driven me nuts. In fact, I’d easily say that the One has become the most frustrating video game system that I’ve ever used, and this is coming from someone who went through seven Xbox 360s, thanks to various defects like the Red Ring of Death, broken disc drives and random freezes.