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Submitted by proudly_X 959d ago | opinion piece

Would You Buy An Xbox One Without Kinect?

ThatNaijaBlog - Over the last few weeks, a lot has changed in the camp of Microsoft in a desperate attempt to have significant dominance next-gen. This includes updating the Xbox One game policy which ended Microsoft’s premature vision of the future with compulsory DRM restrictions. All those have changed now but it seems Microsoft would need more than just an updated gaming policy if they ever dream of slowing down the momentum of the PS3 which offers great value at a $100 bill less than the Xbox One. (Tag Invalid, Xbox One)

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ShugaCane  +   959d ago
It would still have no exclusives that I'm interested in (Sorry if you find Titanfall amazing, this is just not my kind of games), so no reasons FOR ME to buy it.
xPhearR3dx  +   959d ago
Dead Rising 3, Quantum Break (Possibly), Titan Fall, Forza 5 all look great to me. I would certainly buy one if they offered one without Kinect mostly because many of the PS4 launch titles don't interest me as much as the ones listed above. Until they get rid of Kinect as a requirement, I'm not buying and sticking to my PS4 pre-order.
shivvy24  +   959d ago
i was interested in sunset overdrive and quantum break ! But the PS exclusives were way better !
RumbleFish  +   959d ago
I would never buy a console with "exclusives" that I can play much better on my PC.
Playstation is the only console I need since I am not a Nintendo fan.
On top of that my time is very limited.
So I would never buy a M$ console, no matter if Kinect is included or not.
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Blankolf  +   959d ago
The problem with this is the following, with Xbox1 you have timed exclusives from 3rd party studios or not actual exclusives that end on PC, the true console with exclusives is the PS4.
NewMonday  +   959d ago
no Kinect and for $400?

yes 100%

this means Kinect is not mandatory and I'm not being watched

my dream set-up will be a PS4 plugged into the XB1, I can then switch games and friend-lists instantly.

but the first year I can afford the PS4 only, and the will get the WiiU after the release of "X" and Bayonetta 2, so maybe in 2015 and IF Kinect is removed.
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I_am_Batman  +   959d ago
No self publishing - no buy.
Army_of_Darkness  +   959d ago
That would depend.. would xbone still work without it and not prompt me to plug in kinect??
The_Con-Sept  +   959d ago
Got my PS4 preorder set in stone. No need for an Xbox one what so ever. But I would be glad to see Microsoft say the kinect isn't needed. That would be great.
DragonKnight  +   959d ago
No mandatory Kinect would certainly make the Xbox One pretty enticing to a lot of people. People who don't care that Microsoft tried to strip them of their rights and only reversed that attempt after being forced to see how damaging it was being to their bottom line, but enticing nonetheless.

Personally, the only games that look even remotely interesting to me are Project Spark, Dead Rising 3, and maybe Ryse if it weren't Son of QTEs.
Autodidactdystopia  +   959d ago
In short yes. but only because ryse gives me the same feeling gears did when I was watching the e3 05 demos.

ryse is something special but im a pc guy.

something about the ripped sails flapping in the wind after the soldiers first jump off the ship. it just looked epic :)

without Kinect I would purchase xbox just for that as I would purchase ps4 for shadowfall
karl  +   959d ago
i do like those XONE exclusive especially dead rising and forza 5 but they dont look as special for me to endure MS shitty policies...

besides u never know... some of this exclusives may come to PS4 and i always have my gaming pc to play the rest

i will miss on forza.. but i have always love gran turismo more and its coming to ps3 this year...

sooo get some first party studios MS... u wont get my money with your timed exclusives tactics

and yeah i would buy it with kinect or not.. had it had at least a few worthy exclusives that i knew wont be coming to other platforms
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mananimal  +   959d ago
Making Kinect 2.0 Prism mandatory is just plain dumb, Honestly though Ive always viewed MS as the most Evil Corporate entity in the U.S., they've further illustrated this with What they've attempted with there All-in-One entertainment Box called Xbox Done.

Im looking forward to getting PS4, & maybe a Wii U.

Titan Fall looks cool but its another COD Clone with a Sci-Fi edge to it, its too attract Sci-fi fans like Halo fans to a COD style shooter.
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zeal0us  +   959d ago
I wouldn't regardless of price or exclusives. Most of the games I played this on my 360 has been multi-platform games. Sure I played Halo, Gear, Fable, Forza and PGR but honestly I've grown tired of shooters and racers.

Not to mention XBL is really staying the same. You still need Gold to access services like Hulu, Netflix, which you already pay for. It would be cheaper for me to switch.
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dedicatedtogamers  +   959d ago
That, and Microsoft has reached the point where they're not really pushing new IPs like they used to (cue the replies of "but look at what they showed @ E3!" )

What Microsoft has failed to do - twice in a row, now - is support their console over the long haul. For both the Xbox and the 360, Microsoft stopped releasing new IPs for their system once it crossed the 3-4 year threshold. The last new IP worth a look on 360, was...Alan Wake back in 2010?
MikeMyers  +   959d ago
Here's a thought, if the Xbox One serves no interest why do we continue to see people go out of their way to post about it in Xbox One topics? So either people are trolls or fanboys because common sense would dictate people would focus on the things they do have interest in and it seems no matter what Microsoft does some continue to just pick another area they don't like. Those are not the customers Microsoft was trying to seek out because they will never be customers so why won't these people simply move on?

Those who are interested in the system like games they've seen so far like Titanfall. Sure it will come to the PC but so do many games like Call of Duty yet look at how well those sales are on consoles. Heck, that is the highest selling franchise on the PS3 and Xbox 360. So obviously a lot of people prefer gaming on consoles. Then you have games like Forza, Sunset Overdrive and Quantum Break that have shown no signs of coming out on anything other than the Xbox One. Sure people can hope it comes to other platforms but again sales have shown with games like Bioshock and Oblivion that even when they do come out later most people buy other games instead. Most game sales are front-loaded. This is another reason why the Wii U is suffering, gamers don't see much incentive buying Batman and Mass Effect all over again.

So again, if the Xbox One shows no interest why do we keep seeing some of the same people in topics about it never saying anything good about it? This is where the mods really need to step up and push these people along instead of allowing this fanboyish and trolling behavior. Unless of course this site likes that as it creates more controversy and gets the topics into higher degrees. Which could be what is really going on when you see topics like Microsoft downplaying the PS4 specs being the hottest topic which goes to show how much people seem to care about console wars.
abzdine  +   959d ago
No I wouldn't buy it.I prefer PS4
ape007  +   959d ago
crackdown and gears of war, killer games to me

i find crackdown massively under appreciated
ShugaCane  +   959d ago
Those games are typically designed for the Xbox audience. I mean, don't get me wrong, those are great games. Gears is a quality franchise. But it's brainless. You move, you shoot. It may be graphically beautiful and fun to play, but it's really not what I'm looking for. I want a story, people to care about, etc..
minimur12  +   959d ago

you mean like the last of us?

stage88  +   959d ago
@minimur you've obviously never played the last of us. It is the game that defines this generation.
FlunkinMonkey  +   959d ago
@ minimur12

Maybe when you are old enough to have a job and be able to buy a PS3 at some point in the future, i think you will find that The Last of Us will still be at the forefront of story telling in gaming ahead of many many other next gen titles, that is of course unless The Last of Us 2 has been released by then..

Run along kiddo...
EasilyTheBest  +   959d ago
Everyone who is saying they wouldn't get an X1 even if Kinect didn't come as standard could you now please stop coming into X1 threads and repeatedly telling us about why you are not buying a X1 because you'll be spied on etc etc etc etc etc.

I want an X1 WITH Kinect so go ahead and hit disagree after reading the following -

PS4 is an absolutely amazing console.
yeah take that.
zeal0us  +   959d ago
It is my god given right to complain

All jokes put aside, if MS wanted to send the NSA videos or pics of me playing games naked, I wouldn't care.
I just feel sorry the guy that has to watch the video just to make sure I'm not committing any acts of terrorism.
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RedHawkX  +   959d ago
im gonna complain so every knows how crap the xbox one is and everyone can buy the ps4 and then all gamers will have a ps4 and we all win. dont see why you guys want the xbox one around when the ps4 can do everything better and will get all those xbox one games as well when xbox one goes out of buisness and microsoft goes back to windows.
EasilyTheBest  +   959d ago

If everyone bought a PS4 Sony could then keep the price of games etc high and never drop the PS4 price.
When its time for PS5 expect to pay $600 again.

Oh and theres a ton of stuff the X1 can do that the PS4 cant, it doesn't work so well the other way around.
DigitalRaptor  +   959d ago
@ EasilyTheBest

There is one thing that PS4 does better than Xbox One and it's certainly more relevant than "the cloud": it puts games, gamers and gaming first. The company that designed and support it didn't try to put a stranglehold on the industry, force the consumer out of their rights nor did they lose their preferences.

The fact MS removed the policies changes nothing - their policies were shot down, they didn't land and peacefully apologise.
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EasilyTheBest  +   959d ago
But the games for the X1 look equally as good as the PS4s if not better.
I just think the PS4 is a faster better graphically PS3, there just doesn't seem to be anything different and new.
PunisherRevenge  +   959d ago must be a boring gamer if Microsoft didn't have at least one game that interest you. Microsoft showed so many good games at their E3 presentation. Sony showed a whole bunch of nothing and if I was a betting man I would bet you are still going to buy a PS4 anyway with no worthwhile exclusives. Hell I'm still trying to wake up from that snore feast Sony put on. So let me say this before y'all do, yes the PS4 has more exclusive this is true, but the fact of the matter is most of them suck and most of them are already available for PC. So as of right now it seems that Sony is doing the something's they did with the PS3. They are gonna launch with very little to no good exclusives and make you wait 2-3 years to finally have something worthwhile to play. With that being said, I am not trying to persuade y'all to not buy a PS4 actually I encourage you to, so you can let them off the hook again like most people did with the PS Vita and PS3 when they don't deliver the games for your $400 dollar investment on day ONE.
MysticStrummer  +   959d ago
Wow... You must have quite an ego if you think everyone has to like the games you like in order to not be a "boring gamer".

; )

In my honest opinion, the two best things MS showed were a multi-plat and a timed exclusive that's not actually an exclusive to begin with.
PsnGammer21  +   959d ago
Not going lie only cool game from m$ is project spark but then I can save money and just play minecraft. Only three or for exsclusives shown will stay micro and that's quantum break, forza, ryse, and kinect sports. Crapcom will realase dead rising three later to ps4 as will Titan fall will realease to ps3 and 4 project overdrive might see a multiplatform relase don't know bout that one and so far only one interesting game I have put up there that will be on xbone and that's spark (aka minecraft better graphics lol) but I will say ryse will be cheap knock off of god of war like forza is to grand turismo and quantum break I really hope doesn't fail but probably will and kinect sports will be kool if the put bowling in it. The only time I will this is probably 3 years from now when halo and fable comes out cause those are the only two games worth owning on xbone. Bc ps3 is even better than the xbone :)
iamtehpwn  +   959d ago
Titan fall is also available on 360 and PC, so it's very much skippable on Xbox One.
PsnGammer21  +   959d ago
And ps3 and 4 later
PunisherRevenge  +   959d ago
Yeah your right it is skippable on the X1, but the fact of the matter is the X1 version is gonna be the best version.
hellzsupernova  +   959d ago
Agree 100%
Microsoft will have a strong first year with exclusives but that's where support tends to stop, where soy have proven time and time again they support consoles long after they are succeeded
RedHawkX  +   959d ago
yep this. tired of the people who ignored the ps3 this entire gen just to play the same 4 games over and over again on xbox and then now try to act like the xbox one has some kind of ground breaking games when sonys been having more ground breaking games and more aaa games this whole gen. and i like how people try and say only sony games dont appeal to me. then they go get some ms rip off game thats way worse and say this game looks cool.
oof46  +   959d ago
I think everyone is missing the point.

Microsoft Pre-180: We designed the console to always be online. This is the way we made the machine. Deal with it.

Post 180: We listened to the lopsided pre-order numbers...err..we mean the feedback from fans and we're changing our policy.

Kinect: The Xbox One is designed to work in tandem with the Kinect. This is the way we made the machine.

Is there a Kinect 180 in the near future?
SilentGuard  +   959d ago
Just like Sony dropped PS2 backwards compatability to lower the price of PS3, MS will eventually drop the Kinect requirement for the One. They can't indefinately sell a $100 more expensive console thats weaker and expect to succeed.
marinelife9  +   959d ago
I would not buy it with a boat, I would not buy it with a goat.
oof46  +   959d ago
Would you like it in a house? Would you like it with a mouse?
redwin  +   959d ago
I want the kinect, I imagine my self playing the new fable and giving the bartender the finger and getting a
The_Infected  +   959d ago
Possibly because it would be $100 cheaper and Forza 5, Titanfall, and yes I'll say it Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare look great! Also Xbox Live needs to be way better. You pay but have nothing compared to PS+.
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DarkBlood  +   959d ago
it would be a start since i cant see any actual use for it i never got it for the 360 because i would only used it for like 3 titles one in particular being rise of nigtmares
CalvinKlein  +   959d ago
without kinnect Id sure be more open to buying one as I hate motion controls. But Id still get the ps4 first and all multiplats on ps4. At this point id rather buy a wiiU if I get a second system because it offers something different ass opposed to the xbox1 that has alot of overlap with the ps4 that Im already getting. Havent had nintendo system since n64 so Id like to try some of their games again someday maybe.
Kingthrash360  +   959d ago
I would buy w/o kinect.....IF I felt I could trust them.....they are like the bank of america of the gaming industry...always finding a way to rape your wallet.
TruthbeTold  +   959d ago
'Would you buy an XBox One with Kinect?'


Answer: Hell no.
RedHawkX  +   959d ago
i wont buy an xbox one with kinect for 500 dollars
i wont buy an xbox one without kinect for 400 dollars

that would be a rip off as the ps4 is more powerful and the ps4 controller has more tech and is way better also comes with a headset.

the xbox one would have to be 350 dollars without kinect and a free year of live because live sucks compared to ps+

and i still wouldnt buy the xbox one because who needs an xbox one when you can have a ps4
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Nocando  +   959d ago
I have never seen anyone get this upset about what other people like. Please shut the hell up.
Urusernamesucks  +   959d ago
But the new kinect cost more than 100$ tho. Probably 150$.
DanielForth  +   959d ago
IM not even sure I want an xbox one
HurstDarkStar  +   959d ago
Till it dropped in price because I can't really see my self paying for anything over what my ps4 is gonna cost atm I'm not rich I'm just regular poor..
proudly_X  +   959d ago
PigPen  +   959d ago
I will definitely get one without kinect and about 3 years into the future. It's true that I like Halo.
Benchm4rk  +   959d ago
With or without. Day one for me baby :-)
jer1122  +   959d ago
Sucks to be you.
ape007  +   959d ago
why ?? ps4 and xbox one are almost equal, if u say xbox one sucks then that automatically mean ps4 sucks as well, FACT
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Benchm4rk  +   959d ago
No sir sucks to be you. I'm making a choice and getting the console I want first at launch. I'll get a PS4 eventually. But Xbox One is a day one for me. If PS4 is a day one for you then congrats. I'm not gonna knock you for it.
dennett316  +   959d ago
@ape007, they are not almost equal in the least.

The CPU is the same....that's it. The PS4 GPU is 50% more powerful than the One, and the PS4 will also have 7 gigs of memory free and usable for games, while the one will only have 5 gigs of it's 8 free due to the multiple operating systems the console will be running simultaneously.

Both systems are capable of cloud function as well. I'm sorry, but you're flat out wrong.
zeal0us  +   959d ago
I do find it funny that anyone who say they're getting a Xbox One or support Xbox One gets laugh at or a massive disagree barrage.

Some of us want a PS4
Some of us want a XBO
Some of us want a NWU

Honestly there's nothing wrong with that. Whats for me isn't necessarily for you and vice-versa.
PopRocks359  +   959d ago
Cut the price by $100 and we're golden. But I'm going to get the PS4 first.
XtraTrstrL  +   959d ago
Titanfall may be coming to PS4 anyways. It's a timed exclusive on Xboxes and PC.

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When asked whether PlayStation owners would ever see Titanfall, the developer stated that it was “Definitely not out of the question.”

“We have a huge appreciation for the fans. We love all our fans, whatever console they support. So yeah. We want to make everybody happy, but this is where we’re at right now,” he said.
AznGaara  +   959d ago
Sure I'd get it without a Kinect. That is after a remodel that comes with a price drop lol
NoobJobz  +   959d ago
Absolutely. I have no need for the Kinect. I'd be more interested in it if it didn't have Kinect.
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FrigidDARKNESS  +   959d ago
Nop, because it will diminish the value of the whole package.
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Deaded  +   959d ago
No please don't take it out of the package! That is main reason I am looking forward to the new Xbox is all of the new kinect 2 functionality. I really like all of the features and currently use the kinect on my 360 but would like to have the better improved kinect 2 features like being able to turn it on without having to grab the controller. I prefer the convenience and maybe I am a bit lazy. However that being said, if they could lower the price without taking out the kinect 2 that would be great!!! I really hope they won't drop the in box support at launch just to save a few bucks though.
dennett316  +   959d ago
That's not really that great a reason to want the Kinect. If that's the one you're going for, then great, but what does Kinect really offer for games? I'd argue it's best function is voice commands, and those could be handled by a cheap microphone or webcam.

For actually controlling a game in any sort of useful way...the Kinect is pretty lame. Novelty factor is high, but that eventually wears off and leads to abysmal games like Steel Battalion.
Dude Dutch  +   959d ago
Joined 3 hours ago-..........and i cannot help thinking you are "encouraged" to say stuff like you just said
Deaded  +   959d ago
Why, because I don't say what you want to hear or because I have a difference of opinion. You'd make a great conspiracy theorist but you might want to keep your day job. I am sorry if I did not join in the time period that you deem to be appropriate to make my personal opinion relevant to this discussion.
SilentGuard  +   959d ago
umm, don't you have to pick up the controller after you turn it on?
Deaded  +   959d ago
Not always. I am one of those horrible human beings that uses their console for other things than gaming on occasion. I tend to like not navigating through everything with the controller. If I play a game then yes currently the controller beats out the kinect on most everything by a heafty margin. However, it may not be perfect but I would hope that will be improved upon as with most things when new technology is further developed. Will Kinect 2 be perfect? No, absolutely not, but it will certainly improve over the first kinect which I happen to like and use.
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The_HarryEtTubMan  +   959d ago
Not right now. Xbox isn't interesting me this gen like it did with the 360. PS4 has captured my interest so far this gen.
dennett316  +   959d ago
Yes....but only when some exclusives I really want come along. And there would need to be a decent amount of them, because multi-plat titles will most likely have a slight edge on the PS4. Both systems are similar in many ways, but the better GPU in the PS4 (and slightly more complicated architecture of the One, with it's Esram adding an extra complication) and the greater available memory for games (3 gig of the Xbox's 8 gigs of memory are taken up by 3 operating systems) lead me to believe it'll have the better versions of multi-platform games.
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Shad0wRunner  +   959d ago
I wouldn't buy an X1 if Microsoft paid me to.

Theres nothing they can do, including: add, remove, enhance, bundle, lower the price, change console design, fire Don Mattrick....NOTHING, that will convince or compel me to EVER buy an X1.
NoobJobz  +   959d ago
Really? You'd be foolish to not get one if they paid you to do so. Hell, get paid to buy one and then sell it.
Shad0wRunner  +   959d ago
Good point.

Maybe I could put it on Ebay for $2,000 dollars. Remember how people did that with the PS3 and 360? LOL and the sad thing is...some idiot would pony up the cash and buy it, too. xD
Geovanny  +   959d ago
Calm down you hate it to much!
Geovanny  +   959d ago
Nahh still doesnt really interest me but at least it would be cheaper without kinect.
Shad0wRunner  +   959d ago
It's Microsoft. One can never hate it "too much"...

People can say the same for Sony and Nintendo, too. BUT...Microsoft already has a bad rep for their operating systems and computer software. Trust me, I got my reasons for not liking MS.
gano  +   958d ago
Don't worry bro.
Ain't no such thing with hatin a lying ass, dishonest company to much.
The saying a sucker is born every min, came from those who decieve you.
That doesn't mean you have to be/remain a sucker for the rest of your life.
Magnus  +   959d ago
Honestly if Microsoft dropped the Kinnect and released a seperate SKU I might consider it depending what the titles are and whats going to impress me. Right now nothing about the XboxOne is impressing me. All I see is Microsoft fixing their mistakes when they announced the console. First DRM and now no DRM, always on feature now down to once in a while feature. And having a Kinnect that constanly keeps an eye on me is creepy. A higher price point than the PS4 by $100. Way I see the XBoxOne is Microsoft wasn't really thinking when they announced it they rushed it and now they are putting the pieces back together after their screw ups. Microsoft would have to really wow me as a consumer to buy an XboxOne.
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GrumpyOla  +   959d ago
I know this is off topic, but I have one issue I need clarified. There were some articles about X1 only working in certain countries. Would making an account in one of those countries make the X1 work in countries that are not supported or does it check the IP address for the X1 to work?
Bathyj  +   959d ago
no,I don't think so.

and it's not even about Kinect for me. or DRM, or always online, or the price, or the games, or hardware specs.

I just no longer feel like supporting a company that tells customers what they want, not ask. that would rather buy exclusives, not make them, and that pushes their console hard until everyone buys into it, and then abandons it.

ms would have to do something amazing to win me back. they've shown they don't care about me or have gamers interest at heart, so I find it hard to care about them. I will probably miss out a dozen good games I would want to play this gen but I can live without them, since I've been doing that for the last 3 or so years anyway and I don't feel I've missed out on much. I was willing to go in fresh with MS at their reveal and even waited to form final judgement at e3, and I should be happy with the DRM flip flop but if anything it's just shown me how fickle they are and they can't be trusted
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RememberThe357  +   959d ago
I want a Xbox One without Kinect. Thats actually all I want them to do at this point.
C0MPUT3R  +   959d ago
Nope. Many of its "exclusives" aren't actually exclusive.
PlayStation also has a track record of supporting their systems for 10 years, not abandoning them.
Greatness Awaits.
stage88  +   959d ago
Nah, it would never get used.
Supermax  +   959d ago
I want kinect
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