A shaky video captured in 2001 has sent shivers down a generation of gamers’ spines as they watched an enthusiastic young man’s reaction to booting up his Xbox for the first time.
The Original Xbox Was Something
This video has sent a wave of nostalgia throughout the gaming world. Many people have great memories of the iconic console, which made its mark on the gaming industry when it was released in November 2001.
The video has taken the internet by storm and has been viewed over 3.5 million times with more than 90k likes and comments filled with heartwarming memories about the enduring impact of opening a video game console for the first time.
Strong Xbox Nostalgia
A definite sense of nostalgia filled the comments, with one user reflecting that being an adult now, they could fully appreciate that feeling as a kid — being able to fully immerse themselves in the game and not feel any of the struggles a grown-up person has. This sentiment encapsulates the allure of the original Xbox — a portal to carefree gaming.
Recollections of trips to video game stores, the joy of reading game manuals, and the thrill of discovering new gameplay experiences were also commonly commented topics. It seems like everyone cherished the days when gaming was an unadulterated adventure, a pastime marked by endless wonder and exploration.