Dylan Z of iGR writes: "I went through, carefully unpacking the many objects, but when the time came to remove Kinect from its resting place; I hesitated."
Sneaky Microsoft. "Xbox One can be operated without Kinect plugged in...but we are going to annoy the hell out of you until you break and plug it in."
*And charge you an extra $100 lol
If you buy the Xbox One, you might as well give the Kinect a chance. The reality is that if you want to make some sort of stance you would not have brought the Xbox One at all. I didn't buy a Xbox One because of privacy issues related to the Kinect, etc. But if you have put down the $500 you might as well give the Kinect a whirl because you already supported it when you paid $500 for the Xbox One.
My Kinect is staying in the box, i just don't have any use for it. Im perfectly comfortable using a controller to do everything and it annoys me that it's included with every X1. A Kinect-less SKU would be very appealing to many people.
'Xbox - use a code'.
Their going to have to eventually drop the Kinect. I'm a Day 1 buyer and its not a big deal to me even though I won't use it for much but with all the reports of it not working as advertised even less people are going to want to buy it after the intial rush knowing that Kinect is the reason the price is so high and will wait untill they drop it and the price before they buy one.
I am willing to bet both my XB1 and my PS4 that we will NEVER see them sell the XB1 without Kinect. It won't happen. Not saying I agree with that, just predicting that it isn't going to happen.
MS please make a Kinectless SKU; most people don't want it.
It's because people don't want it that they are including it with the Xbox lol. They are deluding themselves into thinking kinect is going to revolutionize gaming and know the only way developers will support it is if the adoption rate is high enough.
Even then, I still don't think developers will use it much. First party games may, but I doubt 3rd party will use it.
It's too bad the PS4 didn't include similar tech. Without it, devs will have less of a reason to support the tech since it's not available on both consoles.
Almost guaranteed that this will never happen.
I would buy there console if they did that
I'd buy a Kinect less Xbox for sure. I agree with you on that, they need at least two options for gamers. I hate how they're forcing it on people. They kind of have to tho, with all the media they're trying to do with the Xbox such as Skype and voice commands.
If your keeping it disconnected from your console then what was the point in buying the launch console.....you should of just waited for Kinect-less bundle which will come out next year if the sales are low enough.
I really think you guys that are counting on this are going to surprised. I think there is a nearly ZERO percent chance that they ever release a Kinect-less model.
I don't see it happening either. It works really well from what I used of it last night. It got confused a couple times out of the 100 or so commands I threw at it. That is a pretty good success rate. Some of the commands aren't quite clear right away, but if you say "XBOX" then wait a second, it will give more voice options. If you say XBOX and whatever you want to do quickly, the extra commands menu won't have time to pop up as it instantaneously goes to what you want. I am sure there are going to be faulty units and there will be people complaining, but when it works, it is quite awesome.
Probably so they can play now?
But the games aren't going anywhere...
No, they aren't going anywhere. But have you ever built up a back log so large you never got to a game you really wanted to play? If there is a game THEY MUST HAVE right now, then it makes sense.
Just curious, Fox, why are you so convinced they WILL release one without Kinect?
because it's Microsoft
That's not really an answer.
I'm enjoying Kinect, TBH. It's not exactly the slickest thing ever, and god knows it REALLY should have been smaller, but it's just really... fun. That said, I'd have forgotten about it if the installs weren't taking so damn long, maybe. BTW, Xbox One Skype is outstanding. Really cool, even tracks you around the room.
Just drop the price to $399 to compete against the more powerful ps4.
I bought a PS4 over the One but c'mon, don't be such a troll. No reason for that dumb post.
Dumb post?? And I bought an Xbox One yesterday. Your point? Same way Sony took a hit on Ps3 when it came out cause of bluray, Ms should do the same. Anyways... Go play in traffic kid.
Etownone, your post was dumb because you singled out the PS4 by stating its more powerful hich equals trolling. Get your facts straight also, the PS3 didn't take a hit because of Bluray, it was a new media fight between Bluray and HD discs and Sony is an electronics juggernaut and obviously was going to win that battle. Also, I'm an adult, not a kid. I have a kid tho if that helps.
Not had any issues with my Kinect & I'm Scottish, the first gen one couldn't understand a bloody word. Only issue I find is the hand gestures are crap, but voice is spot on. Took me a while to realise you can say. Xbox - more suggestions & this gives you a list of commands.
Why this guy get the console? So he can write this dumb article..
Pretty much. My wife would basically ask why she would ever turn on a video game period.
If I had no intentions of using Kinect, I wouldn't buy an xbox one. Some of the launch games are really good, but not so good that I would waste an extra $100. Personally, I like the Kinect 2, so I'll be getting my money's worth.and I respect MS' decision to include it. But I don't see the logic in paying extra for something you won't use.
So basically since this loser is pussy whipped he didnt connect it
Im liking the Kinect so far (only about a hour into it)....hell, its worth the xtra cash just the way it redeems codes imo....."xbox Bing" is pretty dang cool to....so far, so good.....$100 aint much in the world of gaming I don't think......that being said, if its not "required" then they should offer a bundle without it.....
My kinect needs hearing aids ....
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