It was Homer who said the best inventions typically just stick a clock into another, already working invention. But the best stuff always seems to try and do something new – and suffer for it. Before the Oculus Rift there was the Virtual Boy, before the DVD there was the laser disc, before the Flesh-light there was your cat Meowzers.
What are devices, characters, movies, bands, or machines you enjoy and see potential in, but find infuriatingly annoying – thus suffering from the ’80 percent’ problem?
I’m generally told to move my non-wrestling thoughts off this blog, so feel free to click here and read my thoughts on the Xbox One’s endlessly infuriating nature.
Beyond that fabulously written article above, I always found Kayne West to have a bit of this problem – at least to me. Songs like Homecoming are absolutely genius, but then he’ll turn around and do something immature and loud and crass and it makes me kind of shake my head a bit – I mean I get it’s his music and it’s great, but I generally don’t check out Kayne deep tracks simply because it feels like putting my hand into a box of candy where four of the pieces have poopy in them.
I think a lot of people feel this way toward the WWE Network, too – okay, it’s out, it’s great, now GIVE ME THE STUFF I WANT. Which is fair.With my Xbox OneI have many similar-in-style complaints, I want this device to deliver on the promise it contains, and so far all the improvements and changes have yes, been positive, but not earth shattering or game changing.
Wrestling wise? The Miz. I LOVE the Miz. I think he’s charismatic as fuck, seems pretty passionate for the business and genuinely excited to be a part of the WWE, but the guy just doesn’t click in the ring. At the Wrestlemania 28 ME there was a moment where I thought maybe, just maybe, he got it (after the clothesline into the crowd), but the match ended so abruptly after that any kind of spark I saw was instantly extinguished forever, like a billion souls crying out in unison.
I also love Podcasts, but in part due to a crappy cell-phone (iPhone 3GS) and crummy Podcast app, I find myself constantly infuriated at my device for this software that SHOULD work all the time, just like my Xbox One.
What say you, Otters – do you own an Xbox One? What are 10 changes Microsoft could enact to make the console worth buying?