The Xbox 360 was a mainstay in my gaming adventures for almost four years and now I have retired it. I pondered selling or trading it is but I just couldn’t do it. Therefore, the console has been returned to its original packaging and tucked away.
I purchased the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Special edition back in December of 2009 after a friend’s pestering of me to get an Xbox. Having only gotten back into gaming a year previous with the purchase of my PlayStation 3, I didn’t really want another console but I relented to his harassment and found that this bundle was the best deal at the time. After getting the console and starting to play I had to go thank my friend for his relentless badgering. Countless hours were lost on Modern Warfare 2 alone until I started building up a game library. My collection never got to be very extensive but I came to enjoy almost every game I owned. To this day I still have the following games on disc:
- Halo – Combat Evolved, Anniversary Edition, 2, 3, 4, Reach, ODST, Wars(ok, I didn’t really enjoy Wars)
- Rockband: The Beatles
- The Orange Box(one of the greatest collections ever)
- Left 4 Dead 1 and 2(best zombie games ever)
- Gears of Wars 1, 2, 3, and Judgement(least favorite was Judgement by many miles)
- Mass Effect 1, 2, 3
Great memories still remain with me from my time on this console. Everything from playing online with my brother in Halo 3, to playing local co-op in all the Halo games with my niece, and even watching the kill cams in MW2 to try to figure out where I was getting killed from. Those are all just memories now and there is nothing left to do with the console for me.
Boxing up the Xbox 360 felt like burying my dog. I didn’t want to admit it was dead but I had to. I only turned the thing on to install updates one last time before packing it up and that was the first time I had powered it on in over a year. Backwards compatibility on the Xbox One had no influence as I don’t play any of those games either. It just finally came to a point that I had to face that there was no life left in the Xbox 360, at least for me.
Given that Microsoft announced the end of production for the console, I felt it was time for me to live up to the idea that it was over for me as well. I’ll think of it fondly and every time I play my Xbox One I’ll remember the legacy it came from.
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