The Game Guy
The Xbox 360 is dead, long live the Xbox 360
Microsoft made the somber announcement that they will be officially discontinuing production of the Xbox 360. To say it had a good run is an understatement. It had one of the longest lives in the history of home gaming consoles. The 360 reached the virtually unobtainable ten year mark before the powers that be brought down the ax.
This shouldn’t be a time of sadness. It should be a time of remembrance. The original Xbox put Microsoft on the map for home game consoles. The Xbox 360 changed the game with an impressive suite of online media offerings. It was more than a console. It evolved into a complete entertainment device. Fans of the PS4 have the Xbox 360 to thank for some of the console features that we take for granted like party chat and friend interaction.
The Xbox 360 did much more than just play apps like Netflix and Hulu. It had games; lots of games. Some of those games revolutionized the action genre like “Gears of War” and “Mass Effect.”
So let’s look back on the last ten years at some of the best memories from the Xbox 360 generation.