Month: December 2016

The Good old Days

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The Good old Days

Fuck new technology.

Yeah, that’s a harsh start isn’t it?

I decided to buy Final Fantasy XV on Xbone today (this article has no relation to FF whatsoever except to start the story). My Xbone is taking some dust here and there. I play a game and then my console goes to sleep for months. Last game I played was Darksouls III.

Whatever.

Seriously, every, single, time, I open my Xbone I have the same message, “It’s time to update!” and there we go. Four, five, six gigabytes of whatever to download. It takes forever, it’s not that my connection is bad or anything but I don’t download 1 GB per sec.

Then after the update is downloaded, the console installs it. At least, this part is pretty quick.

Then, hurray, you get in and also pop that CD in to… well, you know it, start another update. It obviously depends on the game, but it can takes a shit ton of time.

Tonight I had the chance, also, to fuck up my login so I was not able get into my account. You then have to change password, enter a few codes here and there, get some mails, reset other stuff and so on. It took me ages to understand that I had to go on the web and reset the account I was NOT logged in because for whatever reason, I was logged, on my laptop to another microsoft account that was not the one I was using for my xbone.

OK, that part, I think, is on me. But you know, when the only error message you get is “There is a problem on your account, go on the Internet to fix it”… well, fuck that.

Remember the good ol’ days? When you bought a game and it tooks you MORE time to get the cartridges from the Box that starting the game? You were putting the cartridge in, you were pressing power and BOOM you were able to play by pressing START. Yeah, sometimes you had to wait for a logo or 2, but that was it.

Even the freaking television now have fucking loading screens.

Maybe I’m being impatient or maybe it’s just fucking bullshit.

Back in the days, people had to do things without any big flaws because you were not able to update anything. Not the firmware of the console. Not the game. Nothing.

Fuck technology. Seriously.

PS: I opened my Xbone at 9pm. It’s 11:30pm now and FF update is at 49%. Fuck this.


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