I think it was the broken release of Control on base Xbox One/S that made me realize one of the biggest reasons people cite for playing games on a console -- 'I can just buy this box and the game and I'm set' -- had become granular enough that it was no longer a guarantee
I say this as someone who generally doesn't care about graphics and can live with inconsistent framerates, as long as the creator's intent shines through; I just want access to the work as intended without having to buy the best new console every three years
That tenuous few seconds after pressing the game icon on the console dashboard when you wonder if its splash screen will display, followed by another tenuous few seconds when you hope it doesn't quit out with an error message that reads "Something went wrong."
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