Hello boys and girls, long time no see. I’ve been extremely ill, but now I’m better so expect regular updates from now on. And this first one is a doozy! Ya see, a little while ago, I discussed why it’s not a good idea for consoles to spread themselves too thin. The gamers lose out, and so do a lot of publishers. Many didn’t believe me… but yesterday you guys saw the proof with your own eyes… or didn’t, which is the problem in the first place.
“What the hell is he rambling about???” Well, this aint a ramble, it’s a true story. You see, UFC fans were promised that the long awaited fight between Brock Lesnar and Alistair White would be free to watch on XBOX Live… Well, technically it WAS free… since most people couldn’t watch it anyway!
That’s right boys and girls, XBOX Live had some… performance anxiety, meaning thousands of fans couldn’t get their fill of muscular men pounding away at each other (not that there’s anything wrong with that!).
But wait, didn’t some people say they could get on? Well yeah, good for them… except the picture kept switching between HD and SD… only to sometimes switch off, leaving you back at square one…
Yup, for some it took over an hour to get switched on, watch about 10 minutes of grainy footage, and then have to do it all over again… That, my friends, is why you don’t stretch yourself too thin. Now, XBOX probably won’t suffer too much, but I really hope Microsoft learn their lesson and start concentrating on what people buy this console for in the first place, and that’s playing games!
Have a Happy New Year and I will be back tomorrow with more, from the Rabid Gamer. Don’t go away (or I’ll hunt you down!)