They're made for retards. Thanks for listening.
Not really, that's just a friendly joke. I'm giving consoles a second go at the moment, mostly because I wanted a media center, but it just amazes me the kind of shit that the people who design software for the consoles can get away with.
It's like Origin, except it's even more retarded. And it can keep being retarded, because there's little to no competition that doesn't involve another 2-300 dollar buy-in.
First I have the updates, which for unknown reasons involve three downloads and two restarts. Bundling? Naaaah, there's no competition out there that bundles their updates. If you want that, go to the PC. Oh, you came from the PC? In that case, welcome to hell.
Then, when you have to type something in using the retard-pseudo-keyboard, which is truly slow, you'd think they'd add an auto-fill option to make it less laborious. No. There's no shadow of an auto-fill or anything remotely like it. You should surely have the pleasure of typing everything in, every time you need it. The beeps are specially engineered to soothe the soul.
I assume this is because the average console is too underpowered to store my name in a .txt file.
So basically, Xbox Live is at a lower technological level than the Nokia I had in 9th grade (which is... just too many years - read decades - ago)
The worst though, is that I bought Shadows of the Damned online, because that's the smart way to get games - PC gamers have known this since 2003. I just let it sit there while it downloaded, but after a while I noticed that the console had shut down.
"Huh" I think to myself "This surely must be some kind of feature to save power once my items are completely downloaded".
My console decided to save power BEFORE the shit was downloaded. It shut down on me, which means it obviously expected me to keep checking that little fucking bar from time to time and move a stick to let it know I still cared. There's no thought that I might want to watch TV or do something else while it downloaded. No sir!
And that means that my console is also at a more primitive technological level than my 386 Intel from IBM circa 1989, which eventually had Windows NT - That had a screensaver and everything! Johnny Castaway, it was called. A truly fascinating man. You'd think they'd be able to match that nowadays.
But no. At the end of the day, consoles are just fucking retarded.