Watching Xbox’s Power On documentary, released last week for free on YouTube, was a delightfully nostalgic journey through Microsoft’s 20 years in the game console market. A wide variety of interviewees and an honest assessment of the brand’s highs and lows make the six-part documentary feel authentic.
“Jeepers,” I thought. “I want to play Halo Infinite immediately.”
Then I watched the episode covering the Xbox 360’s infamous Red Ring of Death, a widespread hardware failure that cost Microsoft more than $1 billion to repair. And I remembered how gutted I was when it happened to me.