Microsoft announced their new Xbox console (the Xbox One) on Tuesday, which boasts amazing new technology that will make your entire entertainment experience significantly worse.
I'm not talking about specific games here, because they didn't really mention them. The presentation was an hour long, and the first shot of actual gameplay came 57 minutes in -- it was a brief glimpse of Call of Duty: Ghosts ...
It looks like this.
... with a side-by side comparison of that game versus the last CoD game on the 360, to show off the advances in graphics:
The differences are so startling, I don't even need to tell you which column is which.
Instead, they spent the whole presentation explaining how the system will take over all of your favorite electronic hobbies and make you hate them.
5You Can't Loan Games to a Friend, and Used Games May Require an Additional Fee
The good news is that you don't need the game disc to play an Xbox One game -- every game is required to be installed on the system's hard drive, and you just play it from there. The bad news is that there would be no way to keep people from just passing around the same disc and installing it on every system in America. "What?" you say, "That sounds like GREAT news!" You didn't let me finish -- to keep you from doing this, every time the disc is put into a new machine, the owner of that account will be required to pay full price before they can play.
"It's not our fault, we spent all our money designing the console's exterior!"