Before I delve too much into this topic, I’d like to share a story. When I was 10 years old, my parents bought me an Xbox for Christmas. Needless to say I was really excited to get my hands on a new console, and play some Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Yeah, I was that kid; I didn’t get into the Halo series until the second installment. That Christmas was one that really stands out for me because it mixes two of my loves (videogames and Star Wars) and I spent that whole Christmas break delving deeper into the universe that George Lucas created. In other words: it was awesome.
Now, a decade after my first journey of adventure with a Microsoft gaming system, they are on the verge of releasing their third home console and up until a few weeks ago, they went about it all wrong.