Lunch: 'I came across a rant about how motion control was destroying gaming and how the Kinect was going to be the start of a horrible, bleak, future for gaming. Such is the case whenever gaming has progressed. When the Playstation came out everyone thought the CD based format was going to be the death of gaming... turns out it was one of the best things for gaming. People screamed in terror at the thought of Microsoft entering the arena because it would take some of the development away from Japan... turned out that having more Western and European developers wasn't such a bad thing at all.
The part that caused me to actually jump onto the thread was when he talked about how he hopes the Kinect fails because there are already "too many casual gamers." Let's forget WHY it's important to have casual gamers at the moment (the "hardcore" vs. "casual" gamers argument is the worst thing to happen to gaming since G4 decided they had to be SpikeTV junior). Let's focus on why hoping for the failure of the Kinect is bad for gamers of any breed, and why it REALLY affects the Hardcore market as well.'