…and why having a meltdown because “it’ll hold back my PS5/Series X!” is really a distasteful thing.
I know I’ve been saying this before, mostly using “little Timmy” as an example. Remarks that, grandmothers won’t be able to tell the difference in consoles, remarks that it holds back their precious system, remarks that cross generation games are bad, how minute changes in resolution cause people to have complete meltdowns on twitter (to a point were they threaten journalists) and it goes on like that for a while.
Now the following thing has been on my mind for a while.
Now, I am not here to shame anybody for playing and having fun with their Next Gen console, far from it. I make this topic to proof a point to those, that act like kids get these systems for Christmas/Birthday from their grandmother, as if it were a usual thing ( and not some upper middle class and higher thing). For most kids this is not a reality. For most families this is not a reality.
For most families playing with far older consoles is the reality, a reality now also dashed as the classic gaming collecting now made sure those prices also went through the roof. (I love classic games, but the collectors are going overboard with it ). People don’t have expensive OLEDs at home, and certainly not in the bedroom of Little Timmy or his sister Tammy.
Again, this is not to shame, but a show that Microsoft was correct in making a cheaper console. One that can easily run the games at a lower resolution with a few features missing, features you won’t miss unless you have a very high quality display.
Sorry, if anybody feels attacked, I just felt the need to make this topic when I read this stuff. As it illustrated why 200 Dollars can matter a lot to a family.
It also shows just how out of touch gaming journalists - and gaming culture in general - have become, that they don’t even realize anymore that we are playing with toys for all ages :’(.
PS: Please if you have an old One X/One S/PS4… rather than sell it… give it to a family in need or a Hospital. The Rock asked you to. And…would you say No, to the Rock?