Giving Up My Xbox

By Cameron Brooks

For my torturous week, I will be going without the xbox. I chose this item because I find myself playing it every day, but I feel like it is an item I can go a week without using. I think it will make me turn towards different devices to play on and will allow me to easily do my homework without being distracted because I am thinking about the various games I plan on playing later in the day. I will probably end up having the Nintendo Switch substitute it, as it has Skyrim, Doom, and Rayman legends to entertain me. The game that I will probably miss the most is Overwatch or South Park: the stick of truth. This is a basic challenge and it will not affect other people in the house.

During my week without my product, Xbox one, I found myself turning to other consoles and devices to spend my time with. The main replacement consisted of the Nintendo Switch and Youtube. Because I normally spend my time on the Xbox playing Skyrim, I found the switch to the Switch (pun intended) as being a relatively minor one. I also primarily use the Xbox for Youtube on the big screen and a blu ray player for movies. The Playstation 3 is already hooked up to my TV along with the Xbox, so that worked just fine as a standalone blu ray player and I ended up just watching Youtube on my phone. I really did not find myself crawling back to play the Xbox and have been just fine using the other devices, as there are no games that I own right now, that I haven’t already completed or are into that make me want to play it more than the Switch.

During the week without the Xbox One, I turned to the Nintendo Switch along with other consoles to entertain me instead. However, now that the week is over I am now back to playing the Xbox and it is just how I remember it. However, I feel like I will no longer be playing on it as much, as I am interested in some of the newer Switch games and have been loving to play Skyrim on it during the week without the Xbox. I guess this week just made me switch my product of reliance from the Xbox to the Switch. It does not bother me that we tend to overly rely on things in life. I think that if something makes you happy or you enjoy doing something you should, for the most part, do it, as long as it is something safe and legal. I do not see a problem with it.