Hi, my name is Skid Row Trash. I have been gaming and creating add-ons and mods for games since I was 11. I'm 30 now, and I still love gaming. My first gaming system was a NES, followed by a Sega Genesis. After that, I got the Sega CD. I think I am one of the few that actually enjoyed the hell out of that system. I had to replace my Sega Genesis once because of problems, and had to replace my Sega CD 3 times, and repair it once. My first computer ever was a 386 with a huge 40mb hard drive, dos, and eventually windows. Started out playing games like wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Commander Keen, Blake Stone, and the list really is endless.. Civ 1..
After this I got a SNES. What a fun system. This was soon after followed by a Nintendo 64, and eventually a PS1 and Gamecube. I had to exchange my PS1 once because it broke. After that I had a PS2, and an Xbox. I loved both those systems so much. I had to replace my PS2 3 times, and my Xbox 3 times due to hardware problems.
These days, I am gaming on Xbox 360, and PC. I don't bother with PS anymore because I have large hands and their analog sticks are way too close. I find both thumbs fighting each when trying to play anything on a playstation these days and much prefer the improved analog stick setup that Xbox 360 has.
I am currently on my 6th Xbox 360, and have Kinect as well.
My first one died from disc tray problems.
My second one I had Nyko Intercooler which actually melted into my xbox 360 and the 2 seperate things became 1 single entity.
My 3rd Xbox was a red ring of death
my 4th Xbox eventually wouldn't even turn on.
my 5th xbox still sorta works, but the disk tray takes like 40 tries to open and takes more and more time each attempt. Also when the door is closed it things the door is open, and thus I can't launch any games.
my 6th Xbox 360 was to replace my last one, but at the same time I wanted to have the most recent so I got a kinect package. Also, this is the first time I have had the ability to use HDMI with my Xbox 360, because all 5 xboxes I had before they kept sending me old units with only Component video.
anyways, I am a real big time gamer and like to try all games (except for sports because well.. sports are weak).
MS, good job on reversing your insane policies. On a side, note, I've noticed that whenever the word policy, or policies comes up it usually means I am getting fucked over somehow.. anyways..
So yeah, rentals, used games, lending. It's back. Excellent, thanks guys... for not being assholes. You aren't finished yet though are you? I still need more before I am going to get that Xbox One.
I need to know that I will not need the kinect to use the new Xbox. I want it to work straight out of the box, with the kinect still sitting in it's wrapping inside the box. I know you've said we can turn off the kinect, but can I take it right out of the picture entirely and maybe even sell it to someone who has a broken one.? I know I do not want it. All these hand motions take me out of the game, and mean I have to put down the controller do a fucking hand motion that a 5mm nudge of the analog stick would easily accomplish.
What else do I need...
You said it is not backwards compatible.. I will give you half of that. I could understand possibly if physical media was not backwards compatible due to some sort of disc or hardware change, but digital sales on the same network (Xbox Live) MUST transfer to Xbox One. I want every single digital purchase I have made (XBLA, and Games-On-Demand) to transfer over and be playable on the Xbox One. This is not impossible, don't give me that bullshit. You guys are always saying the new system is 3 or 4 times as powerful. If that is the case, you can easily emulate it on the Xbox One. . I don't give a shit how you have to do it.... Just do it and I will buy day it One.
I am still waiting, and there is lots of time for these changes to be made. Let us know Microsoft.