benbertoli
Ben Bertoli
benbertoli
Ben is an exceptionally tall freelance writer and author hailing from Indianapolis. He is the current co-host of the gaming history podcast Memory Card and is likely replaying Banjo-Kazooie right now.
Feb 9
1

I was originally sort of the same way, with the original Xbox anyway. I had a PS2 and a GameCube with absolutely 0 desire to pick up a Xbox. There were a few games I wanted to play for it, but having always been both a console and PC gamer, those were the type of games I preferred on PC and didn’t really care for Read more

Feb 9
4

Great article. When I was a kid a neighbor of mine had a Famicom and a disk drive with hundreds of Famicom games copied to disks. It was like discovering that magic was real. I wasn’t even aware that controller 2 had a microphone at the time. In an alternate universe they made a great curling game that uses this.

Feb 9
5

I don’t think I’ve ever played a game that just... made me happy. That is, until I played this game. It’s manages to find the balance between no combat / conflict, yet still dodges the trappings of a “walking simulator,” enough to make it really engaging and fun to run around the island. I really love this game and Read more

Feb 9
2

Same. In the entire history of Xbox I’ve never once wanted one, because they simply don’t have any exclusives that I want to play. I think there’s a clear divide in audience between Sony and MS: MS seem to have a strict ethos in their top titles of focusing very heavily on their competitive aspect, which always leaves Read more

Feb 9
11

I’m glad you tried it but may I ask what exclusives you enjoyed on other platforms? If you don’t try the best that Xbox has to offer you shouldn’t say they don’t appeal to you. There are great games in other genres and a great third party selection to choose from on game pass. Just trying Indy games hardly seems like Read more

Feb 9
3

Dude I was the same with a PlayStation. I hated the controller. It gave me cramps, the handles were too short and the angle is too steep. Read more

Feb 9
3

Game pass is what Phil was talking about taking onto Google and Amazon, plus of course the combination of it with Xcloud. Read more

Feb 9
3

I really pay zero attention to Xbox...but if the attraction is Gamepass, couldn’t you just play that on your computer?  

Feb 9
3

I have been an Xbox fan since the first, but never a launch purchaser I’ve waited years to pick up each round. I only just got the Xbox One X this christmas and with the first 3 months of game pass for a $1 a month the amount of value I’ve received from this console and service in incredible. I’ve played and beaten Read more

Feb 9
13

Even without a single game, the Xbox One S all-digital is an excellent media streaming box. I already had a One X for gaming but on Black Friday when all-digital was $150 I jumped at it, no regrets. Read more

Feb 8
4

Great article! Thank you for sacrificing your taste buds to give us this report. Now I have to buy Cap’n Crunch’s Cotton Candy Crunch! =p