chris-littlechild - October 6, 2016
Â Goddamn it, Microsoft. Calm your undercrackers down. We know you like your custom consoles and all, but things are getting a little out of hand. We know youâ€™re proud of your spangly new Xbox One S and all, but soon weâ€™ll be up to our scrotes in craptacular custom ones shaped like half a car. Â
Itâ€™s all in the name of money spinning and hawking shit, natch. Sometimes itâ€™s a special edition system to tie in with a big game release, sometimes itâ€™s a new controller design with something else cool and current on the front there. Yâ€™know, so we all think that Xbox bigwigs are down with the kids and everything.
That Captain America: Civil War controller was a thing of beauty, letâ€™s be real. As is this: the Gears of War-tastic Xbox One S.
What makes this one work? The overall way itâ€™s done, really. Not a half-assed, simple image of a relevant character on the side, because itâ€™s Friday afternoon and nobody gives an eff about anything anymore. Thatâ€™s often the way. Instead, weâ€™re capturing the spirit of the Gears series as a whole.
Itâ€™s not understated, but itâ€™s sure effective. The crimson omen, the battle damage in the corner... the series doesnâ€™t do subtle in any kind of way, ever, and thatâ€™s what weâ€™re getting at with this. As Destructoid puts it, â€˜This thing is unapologetically brash, ostentatious, and indiscreet -- all words that perfectly sum up Microsoft's otherÂ flagship shooter.â€™
Fans wouldnâ€™t have it any other way, and Iâ€™m sure more than a couple of them could be tempting into getting in on this. Particularly if they werenâ€™t quite convinced about upgrading their Xbox One.
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