A year ago today I had this little bundle of joy sitting at home waiting for me to get back from work:
I can still remember the excitement! The joy of opening it and seeing it for the first time, my brother phoning all his friends exclaiming “we’ve got one, we’ve got one”. I had it up and running in no time on my Plasma screen and fired up Project Gotham Racing 3. I was impressed at that very moment and have been impressed ever since. My 360 still sits proudly at the top of my AV equipment and it is undoubtedly the entertainment centre in my house (see the pictures here).
Experiencing the Xbox 360 for the past year and watching it evolve has been a joyful experience which I expect will continue for many years to come. The dashboard updates have particularly been one of the key features I’ve enjoyed, it’s great to see new functionality added and even more so when it addresses what the consumers have been asking for. Do you remember back in the day when we weren’t able to do anything else with our Xbox 360’s whilst we were downloading from Marketplace? How did we ever cope!?
Having always been an avid PC gamer the Xbox 360 is a breath of fresh air, it is the only console I’ve thoroughly enjoyed since the Super Nintendo. Even the original Xbox and Playstation 2 didn’t interest me. With truly fantastic features such as Live Marketplace, Live Arcade and Media Connectivity, the Xbox 360 has managed to make my PC gaming all but a redundant past time. With Viva Pinata, Forza 2, Halo 3 and more to look forward to, I’m as happy with my Xbox 360 now as I was 365 days ago.
Happy 1st Birthday, Xbox 360!