Microsoft’s Ulterior Motive

On how Xbox used to be about games, and now it’s not.

It’s clear that Microsoft doesn’t care about small downloadable titles anymore, when as a gaming platform, XBLA was originally one of the coolest reasons to own a Xbox in the first year. Remember Geometry Wars? Titles like that are being smothered out in favor of pushing multimedia apps like Netflix and Hulu, as well as Microsoft’s own array of useless music streaming services. When you have to navigate through a maze of distracting multimedia functions to find your game library, suddenly it starts to feel like you’re not playing a game console anymore.