|This is the xbox. Which most of us had been calling xbox 1 ever since it was followed up by xbox 360.|
|This is not the xbox one but xbox 3.|
When Microsoft sprang the name for the newest console on us I was astonished. Most of us gamers called the xbox (original) xbox 1 to avoid confusion in reference to the xbox360 which people also were calling the xbox. What do you mean confusing? Surprisingly I had never such issues with Playstation. Psx or ps1 is the first, ps2 is second, ps3 is the third, ps4 is the fourth. Very simple but clear. Does Microsoft think it will sell them more consoles this way? I really don't get it. But ok I could live with it because surely this would have no consequences at all now would it? Wrong! Before the xbox one I could look for the old xbox games and find them being discussed or reviewed without any effort. Now you need to be incredibly creative and clever to type the needed words to accomplish the same.
It almost looks like that the original xbox console doesn't matter any more. And I refuse to accept that. Now I am not a fan boy by any means. I will play games on every console available to me as long as the games are good. But it does get to me that I can't do a simple search to find for example a top 20 best xbox original games without getting every article or video linked to the newest xbox one instead of the original. I like to go retro from time to time and play older games I have skipped or missed. Other older consoles like gamecube and n64 are being remembered more fondly and still very much matter. But seeing how the original console is not that old and already seems to be one that people want to forget about I begin to wonder why that is? The original xbox for me is a console that keeps surprising me with it's options and the games that have been made exclusively for it. Even the non exclusive ones seem to make the games look and run so much better compared to the other consoles. I have spend many hours on this console and will keep doing so. Still it's very sad that a product that has given so much joy to many gamers can be dismissed and forgotten so easily. If it were up to Microsoft we would be buying newer versions of their products daily. Well, I am not impressed. I will hold on the version of my liking as long as it is possible. If for some reason it is not possible I will make it possible. Yes, I am stubborn that way.