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Straw Poll Wednesday: Are you buying an Xbox One?

The Xbox One is finally here! In a couple more days, you'll finally have your hands on the sweet and slick next generation of games……or maybe not?  Are you excited …
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Dear Xbox 360, I'll miss you
3 years ago

Dear Xbox 360, I'll miss you

Xbox 360

Dear Xbox 360,

Where to begin? How do you start something like this? Is there any "right" way to do it? I don't think there is. Maybe by saying that I'm sorry? Yeah, a sincere apology feels right. It’s not the type of sincerity you express at the end of a cover letter to someone you’ve never met in your life and couldn’t possibly have sincere feelings for, mind you; it’s the kind that means something, as you have meant much to me these past eight wonderful years. I know I'm rambling now, but this isn't easy for me. What I'm trying to say is, I sincerely apologize, Xbox 360. I’m sorry, but it’s time to move on. It’s not you, but it’s not me, either — it’s that dark temptress known as the next generation.

Know that we now head down different paths not necessarily because of some sort of monumental “paradigm shift,” but rather because it is simply the way of things. This is how it has to be, and we both knew this day was coming the morning I brought you home from Best Buy after waiting in line overnight for somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 hours. It was cold, and it was raining. I had to take time off from the crummy Postal Service job I was working at the time to do it, but I did it for you, and, given the chance, I’d do it all over again.

Do you remember that morning? You were sitting cozily inside the heated store; you didn’t know me yet, but I was sitting on the pavement with four or five layers of clothing on when it happened. The man in the blue shirt and yellow name tag got to my point in the line, and he gave me ticket number 41 — out of 42. I was both relieved and horrified all at once. My efforts to brave the elements would not go to waste. I would take a shiny new Xbox 360 home with me that day. I would take you home, but, truth be told, you weren’t the one I wanted. Sorry again, but I had eyes for another.

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Best of the rest: Iron Brigade
3 years ago

Best of the rest: Iron Brigade

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Last week, XBLAFans ran down the 25 best XBLA games to be released on the Xbox 360. This week, some of the games that didn't make the cut get …
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Best of the rest: DeathSpank
3 years ago

Best of the rest: DeathSpank

Last week, XBLAFans ran down the 25 best XBLA games to be released on the Xbox 360. This week, some of the games that didn't make the cut get …
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Best of the rest: Skulls of the Shogun
3 years ago

Best of the rest: Skulls of the Shogun

Last week, XBLAFans ran down the 25 best XBLA games to be released on the Xbox 360. This week, some of the games that didn't make the cut get …
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Best of the rest: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
3 years ago

Best of the rest: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

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Last week, XBLAFans ran down the 25 best XBLA games to be released on the Xbox 360. This week, some of the games that didn't make the cut get …
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Best of the rest: NFL Blitz

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Last week, XBLAFans ran down the 25 best XBLA games to be released on the Xbox 360. This week, some of the games that didn't make the cut get …
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Best of the rest: Perfect Dark HD
3 years ago

Best of the rest: Perfect Dark HD

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Last week, XBLAFans ran down the 25 best XBLA games to be released on the Xbox 360. This week, some of the games that didn't make the cut get …
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Best of the rest: Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
3 years ago

Best of the rest: Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

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Last week, XBLAFans ran down the 25 best XBLA games to be released on the Xbox 360. This week, some of the games that didn't make the cut get …
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Best of the rest: Fable Heroes
3 years ago

Best of the rest: Fable Heroes

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Last week, XBLAFans ran down the 25 best XBLA games to be released on the Xbox 360. This week, some of the games that didn't make the cut get …
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