Saturday, December 29, 2007

Make Over!

"Make over, make over! Make over, make over! Make over, make over... for you and meeeeeeeee!"

Back in the day, I loved my Xbox, it's an excellent game console and it brought me many hours of joy, but when all is said and done, that's just what I used it for: a game console. The only "extras" I bought for it were the Advanced HD Pack and an additional Controller S.

When I got the Xbox 360 Messenger Kit yesterday, it made me realize just how many accessories for my Xbox 360 I've actually gotten, and what I use that console for.

Aside from gaming, I also use it to watch DVDs, and to keep in touch with friends via Windows Live Messenger. Since I purchased my Xbox 360 just over a year ago, I've also bought or received:

- The Play& Charge Kit
- A 512 MB Memory Unit
- The Halo Special Edition Faceplate
- An additional Controller
- The Universal Media Remote
- Messenger Kit

That's a lot of accessories, and having acquired all of them, it's really made me come to one very important conclusion: I hate clamshell packaging. Seriously, do you know how damned annoying it is opening up a bunch of clamshell packages? Once you start cutting that package, the edges are near razor sharp, and I've lost count of the number of times I've cut myself on them.

Why must every fancy toy come in adult-proof packaging?!?!?!??


Flame_Kettle said...

I saw a commercial recently for a device that was specially designed to cut neatly and quickly through that annoying "clamshell" packaging, then at the end of the commercial they panned out to display the 2 or 3 available sizes, and guess what, they were in "clamshell" packaging,,

Juxtapose said...

Wow. That sort of reminds me of the old what came first bit, the chicken or the egg?