We’ve tried them all through the years, and the top two favorites through the years are Microsoft’s Xbox and the Nintendo Wii.
That was then and this is now. Our much used family game consoles are gathering dust because everyone in the clan has moved on and forward to where the puck is, and not sticking around where the puck is not.
The males of the clan were eagerly expecting a new Xbox of some sort, but we should have seen the writing on the wall when Microsoft introduced the Surface tablets. Instead of delivering on the promise of no compromises, the Surface tablets are comprised at every turn, from battery life to usability.
Instead of moving the bar forward, or skating to where the puck would be, Microsoft delivered an anemic tablet solution that few customers seem to want. They’ve moved on already and left Microsoft behind.
Mincey men had hoped the third generation Xbox would deliver us from the past. Instead, the third generation is called Xbox One. That seems representative of today’s Microsoft, constantly busy reflecting the past.
Instead of the future, Xbox One is mired in the past. It’s black. It’s expensive. It’s anchored in the living room. It takes three separate devices to make it work correctly. Did I mention it’s expensive?
Kudos to Microsoft for making what they make better. You gotta love Kinect. This whole package is the best living room entertainment system and experience that credit card money can buy. And it arrived just in time to see the masses moving to mobile devices.
The living room is dead. It’s a dinosaur. These days the Mincey folk take everything they need wherever they go. Games, phone, apps, news, browsing, camera, movies, photos, music. It’s all in high definition with great sound, plenty of handheld action, and the living room? Well, that is just another place to take the iPhone and iPad instead of everywhere else.
The future of computing and entertainment computing is mobile and while Apple and everyone else is busy skating to where the puck will be, Microsot’s Xbox One is anchored to the living room, where the puck used to be.