Been a bit of a buzz from my e-mail group about the launch this morning:
Launch seems kinda ugly so far. Worse even that Sony's. I picked one up last night at Best Buy but am afraid to open it due to people having issues right out of the box with drives as well as the system upgrade.
Both companies rushed their systems.
Last Edit: Nov 22, 2013 14:32:35 GMT -5 by VectorX
If he has a defective console, it's better to find these things out earlier than later and get it repaired or replaced. Better yet, get a refund and pick up a better system--a Sega Genesis or something. Half-finished consoles and games are unfortunately the standard for gaming today. Developers have been rushing incomplete games out the door for years, trying to meet that annual sequel deadline. I had no reason to believe it'd be any different for consoles when hardware is bred and engineered in the same mediocre environment. You've got to love the Vectrex: still going strong after thirty years of service. The Xbox One, on the other hand, can't even manage thirty minutes in some cases, or is stillborn, dead in the box.
Last Edit: Nov 24, 2013 4:25:44 GMT -5 by wyldephang
Better yet, get a refund and pick up a better system--a Sega Genesis or something.
(laughs!) The irony, considering I did a long write-up a couple of years back when I got a bit of Genny stuff (controllers, several games, three consoles, etc.) for monstrously cheap at a resale shop, then no one bought any of my stuff! Yet they put out e-mails for pinball games that cost THOUSANDS and they're gone within and hour or two. But then, I'm sure everyone got their share of the Genesis here over 20 years ago
Half-finished consoles and games are unfortunately the standard for gaming today.
That's why it's best to wait for a bit, but then people want bragging rights. And that's also why it's not uncommon for launch titles to be sh*t, as well as developers not being totally familiar with what the new hardware can do yet.