GamesRadar is dedicating the entire week to the fine art of hating, with a series of features tied together as one giant Week of Hate. To this purpose, they've cobbled together a video demonstrating 100 reasons why gamers hate Xbox consoles. They make a good number of completely valid points, giving PlayStation 3 and Wii fanboys a leg up in the console war that rages across forums to this day. Don't worry though, Microsoft fans. Nintendo and Sony will be getting the same treatment as the week goes on. Until then, just kick back and wait for the next Halo to come along. 100 Reasons Fanboys Hate Xbox [GamesRadar]
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I'm writing this while sitting on a train. It's almost full, packed with commuters. Most have their heads down looking at the tiny screens of their phones. Schoolkids argue loudly about something I can't quite hear. Some people are just waiting, staring out the windows. Staring at the floor. Eating some chips. Everyone on public transportation is on pause, between one thing and the next. Worried about their destination. Excited to get there or dreading the moment they arrive. This is what a large number of human beings do every day. Locked in a steel box, eager to be somewhere else. It is a bizarre modern practice but it has become completely mundane for millions. A lot do it because they require money for food and shelter. Otherwise they will die hungry and alone. They invented trains and all the corresponding destinations. They pay close attention when to exit and are ready to get instantly annoyed if the train isn't quick enough. They will spend years, decades, perhaps even centuries doing this. Or at least until teleportation is commercially available.
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