"Released with much fanfare on November 4th, 2010, Kinect sold 8 million units over the next 60 days, snatching up the Guiness World Record for fastest selling consumer electronics device of all time in the process. Of course, in the entertainment world, with great success often comes great angst among the fanbase. In the Kinect’s case, much of the old hardcore gamer crowd immediately rejected the idea of a motion controller for the Xbox, claiming that the new technology was a gimmicky draw for casual gamers and that Microsoft was going to force Kinect down gamers’ throats by slapping it into every game possible. The Next Web snapped a pretty hilarious screenshot of the games subreddit after Microsoft’s E3 keynote last year, and you can see the overwhelmingly negative response from a group made up of what most people probably think of as the typical gamer.
So, are the hardcore gamers right? Has Microsoft abandoned its core in order to gain a spot in the living rooms of the coveted Wii-playing elderly and Farmville mom crowd? Well, not exactly."