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Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Xbox Registration Stupidness

Friday, January 6th, 2006

Sometimes I really wonder who makes decisions in a big company, how they got to that position, and why they haven’t been fired yet.

The most recent example of this: to view an Xbox 360 profile — that is, simple look at one — a single damn webpage — you have to go through a 20-30 screen registration process, selecting your own ID, giving your name & address, your email address, your phone number (that’s required!), how often you game, what other systems you own, what games you like, etc. etc. etc.

All this if you don’t have a 360, don’t play live, or really just want to look at your brother’s profile. You still have to do it.

Oh yeah, you need a passport account that you have to log into too.

I realize this helps drive up “membership numbers” and artificially makes the size of the network look more impressive, but it’s just stupid. It gives the impression that Microsoft doesn’t really care about users or at the very least, puts them second.

And they wonder why people don’t trust them? Go figure.