Mixcrosoft has caught a lot of flack for bundling the Kinect with Xbox One. The reason why Kinect is required for the Xbox One to work actually makes perfect sense. The only question left now is why didn't Microsoft just tell us to begin with?
It can't work with out it. Literally they were stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Works fine without Kinect
Saying they couldn't launch with out it is like Microsoft saying they cannot reverse their DRM policies. Look how far that claim got them.
so in other words they're still lying!? You can't have it both ways. Either you need it, or you don't!
I'll wait for the cameraless SKU then.
Only a fraction of XB1 owners will use those kinect features fully. Some to most hardcore XB1 gamers will not care for Kinect or to use it. Just look at the 360. Hardcore games really didn't care for it then. I doubt they just magically became Kinect lovers now.
Microsoft already confirmed that the X1 works with Kinect plugged off. I suspect Microsoft is trying to sell the most X1's with Kinect they can to make the most money they can, then later on when sales start decreasing, they'll release a Kinectless X1.
I thought you can turn kinikt off, if you don't want it to spy on you?
You can turn it off or leave it unplugged.
It doesn't even have to be plugged in.
Yup, which means they had a choice.
Can't flip the switch??
You gotta wonder who are the masterminds that work at MS. Your forcing Kinect down our throats, even though MS already stated is not needed and can be turned out... Fine.. But at least price the Xbox One to stay competitive with the more powerful Ps4. It should have been priced at $399. I think then, we would have had an epic next gen battle. MS is going to lose a lot of gamers thus first year going back to Sony. (and this is coming from a guy that got his xbox One last night) lot of ppeople don't need or want it.
Agreed. And rumors have said that the Kinect costs about 100-200 usd to make. And that they had to bundle it to make a profit.
yeah you are absolutely right. I usually get all consoles at some point but I hate kinect, so I'm waiting, MS will release a kinect less SKU in about 2 years for 299 and I will wait.
Well if they wait that long the console war for this gen could be over
In all fairness, sony also removing choice by forced paid online down our throats. Most people want the options to choose things on thier own. Next-gen consoles are removing some of these choices. I dont want kinect or the new ds4 touchpad that gobbles battery life down to 7 hours a charge. Unacceptable imo.
Of course they had a choice. They either designed the console based on their estimation of what consumers would want, or they tried to impose their vision on consumers. Either way, they designed the thing.
If you want to sell a product that no one wats, you put it with a product that a lot of people want and sell it as one unit while raising the price. You find a way to force the thing in peoples houses, and they did a good job with it because now every xbox one owner has the bloody thing and cant get rid of it. Done.
you know what annoys me is that it's worse because most of us have had some type of voice commands on cell phones, pc, cars, etc... for years and we all know that you try it a few times and then never do it again. hell i've had my car less than a year and I forget it even has voice control until someone brings up kinect... it's a gimmick pure and simple. it's always easier just to push a button.
@Joe Overall I agree, but I have to say, have you tried the voice texting on cell phones? Now that Ive gotten into when its a longer text than hi or ok. But that's the exception to the rule.
There is always a choice. This applies to everything in life. You may not like the outcome of said choice but the choice is still always there.
Well not everything in life. Some choices are out of your control (which is why im not a pro football player and don't make 100k/year). Also a lot of choices are made democratically: laws, companies policies maybe, what house to live in (husband and wife decision might not be what the other wanted), etc.
Yes but there is still the "choice" to break laws, break company policies or go against what your spouse wants. As far as the pro football thing goes, you have have a choice to either pursue it or not. The NFL has a choice to hire you or not. Everything has a choice.
Ok but the nfl not hiring me, takes away "my choice" so its not really a choice and instead is being forced on me.
But you had to make the "choice" to either try with everything you have or just accept the fact that you wont make it and give up. There are also other leagues that have lower standards and are still pro leagues. The "choice" is how much you are willing to put into achieving your dream.
SO I choice to give 100% percent and choose to play in the nfl and no other league, but they don't think Im good enough, so my choice was taken away. Are you really that thick headed and stubborn when clearly your grasping at straws when your obviously wrong?
Ok, I am sorry. You are right. You never had a choice to play in the NFL. My overall point still stands. If anyone thinks MS didn't have a choice when it came to Kinect, they are crazy.
NSA is paying microsoft off big time every home with xbox one is being spyed on
Of course they had no choice, they need that advertising feedback data so that their console becomes profitable. Already been talked about how they initially planned to collect data to see how you react to advertisements. It's a gold mine.
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