Xbox Series X Skin Makes it Look Like Original Console


Xbox Series X Skin Makes it Look Like Original Console

The launch of the Xbox Series X marked the fourth iteration of Xbox consoles, and the platform has certainly come a long way since the release of the original Xbox. With an extensive list of Xbox exclusive IPs, massive third-party support, and some of the best console hardware available for the mainstream public, the Xbox Series X is arguably one of the best consoles Xbox has released to date. Now, one fan has managed to bring things full circle, as it were.

When it first released back in the early 2000s, the original Xbox took the gaming community by storm. The amount of successful, original Xbox exclusive games released on the platform blew players away during the console’s original run. The original Xbox will forever remain an important part of video game history and one user in particular has taken to celebrating that fact with the release of the Xbox Series X.

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One creative Reddit user by the name of marszciano showed off a console skin for the Xbox Series X that’s reminiscent of the original Xbox. The green emblem on the front with the silver text reading out Xbox looks exactly as it does on the original console. The skin even replicates the barreled plastic edging along the top and bottom sides of the console, much like the original Xbox, only the edging was on the left and right, horizontally.

Perhaps it’s due to the fact that the console was released nearly twenty years ago and was arguably dwarfed by the success of the PlayStation 2, but recently, many in the gaming community have been made nostalgic for the original Xbox. For much older gaming enthusiasts growing up in the early to mid 2000s, the original Xbox was at the heart of many unique experiences in gaming.

Even now, there are a lot of original Xbox games that still hold up today that a lot of younger players likely have no knowledge of. Numerous third-party and original titles that would grow into largely successful and beloved franchises like Halo, Oddsworld, Forza, and Fable. Therefore, for many Xbox fans, the original Xbox skin for the Xbox Series X will be sure to bring back many fond memories.

It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Xbox, especially considering some original Xbox titles have begun to slowly make their way back into relevancy. With the induction of resources like Xbox Game Pass, hopefully younger audiences who are looking to experience what the original Xbox had to offer will have the chance to by way of Xbox Game Pass or remasters of older titles.

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Apex Legends Anniversary Collection Event Extended Due to Login Errors

Respawn Entertainment’s popular battle royale Apex Legends turned two years old this month, and celebrations began with the Apex Legends Anniversary Collection Event on February 9. Fans have been able to unlock limited-time cosmetics including 12 Legendary skins, and the event was set to run until February 23. Respawn announced today that it will now be available through March 2 at 10:00 a.m. PT.

A post by the official Apex Legends Twitter account says, “We heard some of you need more time to collect your Anniversary rewards,” so the developer is keeping the party going for an extra week. However, Twitter account Apex Legends News; the battle royale-focused arm of news site Dexerto; suggests this extension may be more directly linked to login issues currently being investigated.

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At 3:22 p.m. PT today, the Respawn Entertainment Twitter account posted that it released an update for Apex Legends fixing stability issues and the appearance of “grey, untextured hand models” on console versions.  However, the post says Respawn is still investigating issues that are preventing some players from logging in. Given reports of Apex Legends suffering server lag and connection issues since the start of Season 8, this isn’t particularly surprising.

Connectivity and login issues are not the only problems which have plagued Apex Legends in recent weeks. Another update was put out on February 10 to resolve an issue with the Anniversary Collection Event’s heirloom pack resetting. Players who were affected by that bug were offered Apex Packs as compensation the following week.

There are other prevalent concerns in the battle royale not directly related to the second-anniversary event, too. Another widely reported bug has been preventing Apex Legends players from looting death boxes from their opponents, meaning they cannot collect gear as a reward for their efforts. Game balance is also a long-running project for Respawn, as lead game designer Daniel Klein recently discussed difficulties balancing the Legend Caustic.

Despite these ongoing issues, many players will no doubt be excited to get an extra week’s worth of time to potentially unlock the Anniversary Collection Event cosmetics. Such an occasion literally comes once a year, after all, and the variety of skins for characters and weapons offer a good way to show one’s devotion to Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale. However, Apex Legends will be releasing on Switch after the event ends even with this extension, so anyone waiting to play on Nintendo’s hybrid console will have to wait for next year to get any anniversary swag.

Apex Legends is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It will release for Nintendo Switch on March 9.

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Source: Twitter

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