“I’ll need a memory card, too,” I said to the GameStop clerk at check out.
“You don’t need one,” he said. “It has a hard drive.”
I was impressed.
“And soon you’ll be able to play it online.”
My mind was blown. I thought I might never leave my living room again. The original Xbox played DVDs, CDs, games and could connect me to gamers and friends all over the world. While all of those features were present in some form on other consoles, this big black box got it right. And, of course, there was "Halo: Combat Evolved," the best First Person Shooter a console had ever seen.
There were throngs of haters on Microsoft’s first game console. They called it a Dreamcast clone, mocked its fat meatball controller and insisted it was simply a “Halo” delivery device. The Xbox and its early adopters proved them wrong. As innovative as it was huge, the first Xbox beat the odds and won over many critics.
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