Here’s the thing: virtually everyone I know has an XBox 360. They play these games on them, and apparently have lots and lots of fun. Yet every time I’ve visited, they’re not having fun and playing games, they’re flipping madly through menus that don’t seem to work, hunting for things on the hard drive, and trying to explain to me that “it never does this, just hang on a sec, I’ll fix it.” Furthermore, it’s made by Microsoft, and Microsoft is dead to me after that incident in 1994. And the incidents in 1996, ’98, ’99 and ’03.
I do have a Playstation 3, and a Wii, neither of which I use all that much. I tend to like strategy games, puzzle games, mystery games, that sort of thing, and not pew-pew-pew shoot-em-up games, so consoles aren’t really my best choice, but I suspect there’s a part of that determination that just comes from my dislike for the XBox.
Now I’ll freely admit that my own bias is the reason I’m so opposed to the machine, but I’m sure you all have examples that aren’t quite so laden with insanity polarized. Perhaps you simply don’t get the appeal when all your friends are raving about something. Perhaps you’ve tried a flavour-of-the-week gadget, and had nothing but problems.
What bit of technology do all your friends rant and rave with fawning love for, while you simply don’t like it at all?