Microsoft's always-on Kinect should be a concern unless you enjoy the thought of advertisers knowing everything about your television and gaming habits.
With the advances of tech, things should become more ez and faster to use. Not retrains/ asking for more $ on things that are basic on other products.
*gets Microsoft's paid audience and their co-worker crowd to applaud you from the reveal* Exactly.
Kinect 2, now equipped with ICU technology!
I hope it will release WORLD WIDE not JAPAN FIRST this time
It's gotten to a point, where bashing or critiquing the XBOXONE isn't even necessarily participatory or satisfying in a way that one thinks they are helping to "educate" unsuspecting gamers to the traps that may lie before them with this unit. I mean there are so many article of confusion, disbelief, and outrage concerning this system (daily) now - and it's all so unprecedented - that you can't help but just stop and stare at this equivalent of a 99 car pileup on the interstate. It truly is historic... I've never seen anything like it. Really all I do now is watch the XBONE news spin so far out of control to the extremes one way or the other that it's better than any reality TV show or bar game currently. That's right: I'm watching N4G along w/ the daily news of the XBOXONE that should be the XBOX3 the funny thing is ya see, I do it all on ma PS3 for free! No reality TV show touches this with a mile long pole.
You should've been here in 2006. It was the way around back then.
Great post Madden. Oak fan here too btw. This machine redefines greed and pushing the envelope of unchecked disgustingness. XBO is the epitome of what gamers do not want. It is an insult and nothing more than a cash grab riding on the ignorance of some and past success.
It's gotten out of control because people are gullible and others are greedy. The greedy ones take advantage of the uninformed gullible ones. Here's some information for the uninformed, your cable box has been reporting your viewing habits for years. Everything you watch live, record, how long you watch or how many times. If you fast forward pass the commercials. But the gullible will read something and go into the end of the world mode because they are ignorant of the facts. I doubt that there are many jurisdictions that would allow MS to use Kinect to look around your house. If they were found doing that the victim would quickly get a huge share of the 63 billion in cash MS had left after last year. People please pay better attention in school. And watch more than Sci-Fi. If you did, you would know what a joke this is. God I hate the tea party.
In order to access the cablebox disguised as a gaming device, they're just expecting us to be okay with being watched all the time. Let me repeat that: All. The. Time. The right of privacy should not be blurred by fanboy lines. Hate Sony or love Microsoft, this should piss you off.
It's scary to think that there are people who are okay with being watched as long as they get that precious TV and CoD #whateverthefuck.
20 bucks says you have a cell phone with a front facing camera thats always on.
Scary to think there are people ignorant enough to believe MS can just ignore that law.
They told us that our appliances will spy on us. Not sure why some people still say we are being paranoid when the head of the CIA even admits to it publicly - http://www.kevinsview.com/2...
Ignorance pisses me off! Begin rant... Individuals gave up most of their rights long ago when they became trending sheep. Next time you download a free game for your Ipad or smart phone read what private info that app has access to. Now you want to get mad at Microsoft for treating a sheep like a sheep. Your smart phone has almost all the same privacy concerns as the new XB1. Your location can be tracked. Your info can be stolen by malicious software. Your camera can be accessed remotely. And your phone is always on. I am not condoning what Microsoft is doing but if you have concerns about privacy you should have really voiced your concerns years ago. I have tape over the camera on my laptop and will be buying a shutter for my PS-Eye. No one will see me in my birthday suit chilling on the couch eating Cheetos unless I want them to. /wink. End rant...
I standardly cover my laptop cameras AND disable the mics. Those things are auto enabled when you initially set up...with windows anyway. Phone concern is definitely an issue, no doubt. I try not to install apps with unneeded permissions but I know there's still a huge leak potential. I wish I could go back to the old school nokias or any non smart phone. Damn you whatapp.. That being said I dont need to free up all of my freedom or privacy without a fight, so yes they will get you in the end but I dont have to let them use my own blood for lube. I can say no. IF all of these drm, plus icu issues are true I can do without inviting the devil into my house.....jog on mate
I keep my PSeye and the webcam on my pc unplugged when not in use. I'm starting to use proxies for browsing. And I also close my shades on my windows at home. Its not a matter of being paranoid because I don't do anything illegal or shameful, but it's none of anyone's damn business what the hell I do. Not my neighbors, not the US government and sure as shit not MS. This reminds me of a famous Benjamin Franklin quote: "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." If you replace safety with entertainment it fits perfect.
The real ignorance is that they would actually believe MS is watching them. If they were to put that in a user agreement it would be quickly noticed and they would lose most sales. If they were to do it without your permission they would be sued in civil court and the executives would go to jail. I doubt Steve Ballmer wants to go to jail. @Testfire The problem is far worse than Benjamin Franklin thought. Most Americans are ignorant of their rights. This falls under basic Constitutional law and these sheep don't know it. If they are incapable of having even the most basic understanding of the Bill of Rights, then maybe they do deserve to have their freedom taken away. I always find it funny when immigrants are asked to answer a bunch of questions most Americans couldn't to become citizens. The ever increasing number of sheep in this country are a clear sign that the glory days of the US are over. The sheep have won. And statistics show many don't use Internet Security programs. So they are open to having there computer cameras hacked. Plus, security software is hacked anyway. Every company find viruses or trojans that they didn't know were there for years.
I just dislike kinect, i see nothing appealing about it.
You are in the massive majority of CORE gamers. I don't know 1 gamer, and I know a ton of gamers, that has said, "You know, this thing is really kind of cool." Not one. It's a novelty with extremely short shelf life for a mainstream and hardcore gamer because of it's inaccuracy. Even Kinect on the X1 wont work with mainstream or casual games. Other than voice communication or head tracking in racing games. If that weren't the case MS wouldn't have redesigned the standard controller to be 15% faster and more accurate for mainstream and hardcore games than their standard 360 controller is today. Input response time is all that matters when it comes to anything but casual gaming. That is why hardcore fight and FPS fans choose a PC monitors over a big screen LED or Plasma Display. To eliminate any input lag from the TV. The hardcore will do anything to have the fastest response time possible whether it's their internet connection, display or gaming peripheral they use.
I think that's an invasion of privacy. See what this company is doing with similar technology: http://on.aol.com/video/fac...
Minority Report next..
Another reason I'm so against the Xbox One: MS will always have an eye in your living room. Always collecting data. Always watching. This should be a scary thought regardless of who you are. We'll just have to see if they'll allow you to turn it off at times or when accessing certain applications. If they don't let you turn if off ever, then that's complete bull and an invasion of privacy. I mean, it's not like you can turn it off at that point. The Xbox One requires it in order to function. You'll basically be forced to choose between letting them watch you or not utilizing the Xbox One at all.
20 bucks says you own some sort of device that is watching you most of the time. Laptop, cell phone, webcam.
Watching me? No. For someone to be watching via my laptop's camera would require some type of virus or spyware. I already have sufficiently powerful and proven anti-virus and anti-spyware programs installed on my laptop. Did it Day1. My cell phone isn't a smart phone. It can be closed. Besides, the camera is on the back, facing away from me. I have no camera for my console. Now, there is but one matter left to discuss: How will you be sending me the $20 that you owe me?
You have no idea if someone hacked into your laptop camera. Anti Virus and Anti Spyware fail all the time. My point of the comment was, people complaining that they dont want something watching them all the time, already have some sort of device that does watch them.
"You have no idea if someone hacked into your laptop camera. Anti Virus and Anti Spyware fail all the time." Not mine. For me to even have possibly contracted one to begin with would require to me to have visited a dangerous site, or at least one with poor security standards. I've learned this lesson the hard way in the past :( "My point of the comment was, people complaining that they dont want something watching them all the time, already have some sort of device that does watch them." But are ALL of them necessarily staring the person right in the face? And does already having such a Big Brother device make it okay to allow more?
No it doesnt mean its right, but its just a topic that upsets me because people dont think. Most smartphones are now equipped with cameras, and all cellphones have microphones that are "listening and watching you" Your xbox one wouldnt always be pointing at you. It would only be when you are using the console or watching the tv with it attached. I just dont see why this is a valid argument.
i cant wait til E3 so i have more answers about what these companies are all doing.. So far, PS4 is kicking the $h*t out of xbox one but i still have a lot of questions about both.. I hope theres a lot of good secret info that doesnt get leaked out too.. Im only buying one of them for the first cpl years & im betting sony will put out 2-4x as many games as M$...
Well if Americans feel this way about kinect than how you Americans feel about the patriot act, ez pass, and the Internet? It's getting down right ridiculous with this all of a sudden care for invasion of privacy. 85 percent of cell phones are always online with cameras and mandatory gps, computers have built in mics and cameras. All of a sudden a console is now doing the same thing it's now invasion of privacy? Man, kill that noise already. There's complaints about facial recognition when all of us have a picture on the Internet for all to see already. We post updates about our everyday lives for all to view with an update of our location, we give out our social security cards to companies for credit card loans, and college educations. Man please, here is some advice, if you guys are going to beat off, make sure you unplug all your devices
Stop with this American this and American that. We are people, human beings just like you. One person, 1000 or 1,000,000 people don't represent the way that every individual feels. This "all of a sudden" you speak of is not so new to many people. The problem is enough people turn a blind eye to make you think everyone is OK with it. And what about ez pass? What smartphone's camera is mandatory to use the phone itself? What phones don't allow you to turn off the GPS or the internet connection to use content you already paid for?
Man please your right to privacy has already been violated ez pass cameras at tolls all are violations of privacy. The patriot act is a violation of privacy. I don't see or hear no one screaming foul or all over the boards about that we have passports telling the government where we been and where we going. Yet we worried about a camera that we can unplug and put in a damn box. What about secret street cameras that watch us, road blocks, laptops connected to the Internet your Facebook page. Man, fudge that damn camera.
This American doesn't want anything to do with any of that which you mentioned. But I get called "crazy" and a conspiracy nutjob when I say these things. Never mind the fact that our own CIA chief said (more than once!!!!) that they are spying on us, they will be using our appliance/electronic devices to do so, and they have no intention of stopping. Ever. Your 4th and 5th amendments be damned. Here it is from the horses mouth - http://www.wired.com/danger...
I agree with you for the most part but I would not have said "Americans" it is an ignorant statement. These are global issues and you are lucky to be in a country that at least has options. Want to live in China or North Korea?
I said Americans because I am an American, and I've traveled the world and been to Hong Kong, South Korea a few miles from the Dmz. Although I'm proud to be from here, it just amazes me how my fellow people, including myself turn a blind eye on privacy, or any laws that impact rights when it's for "us" in the case of privacy concerning this issue, privacy is really not the defining fact. What's really the issue is a dislike for a certain company, and to make sure the dislike is justified "they" have to come up with an idea that makes them feel better about not supporting said company no matter how far fetched and unproven the idea is. Look, we should just tell the truth, the real concern is the company is making us spend more money, locking us out of possibly owning,, and sharing. Lets not use violations of privacy knowing good and well you have devices with the same Characteristics at home that you have no problem using that are clear violations of privacy, but it's ok you like the provider, and knowing you may benefit from it we will turn a blind eye.. Please, miss me with this privacy thing because as soon as those games appeal to the "core gamer" they will be on it like flies to sh!t and privacy won't be an issue" and that word mandatory doesn't give the argument any strength because if they wanted to monitor us it's already been done.
What is privacy? Pretty sure privacy disappeared during the Cold War era. I'm sure all data on console even ps3 ad xb360 is stored in done companies servers somewhere and people are stupid to think the ps4 won't do something while not as strict but will be similar. You just won't hear about it because you don't know about it.
Fanboy wars between PS3 and Xbox 360 is one thing, but the fact that people are so instantly OK with having a mandatory camera with an internet connection, while bashing the opposition, is mind boggling. Even sadder, most of these gamers' reason for dealing with it is "just because," as if their hands are tied, as if they have to go with it. This device isn't even about gaming at this point, and that doesn't even have to do with Microsoft's lack of original gaming content in recent years, it's just that they clearly have an agenda. Not even Google forces anything like mandatory camera use or location reporting on their own platform. And to top it off, you have to pay for the right to be told what to do. How does one defend this, just for the sake of playing Halo?
I'm genuinely angry at the defenders of this abomination. They are idiots pure and simple. They are anti-gamers who wish to see the downfall of our beloved [ast time.
Just wait for it the closer we get to the release of the next gen consoles the more you will see there exactly the same
Uh huh. Despite the fact that Sony has gone down a completely different route and has already confirmed that they will not be blocking used games or using any form of mandatory DRM. Sadly, many here can't read properly and have seemingly misunderstood the clear statements Sony have already made. Go look them up on Google as I am truly sick of seeing people spout this nonsense. You think Sony is dumb enough, in a time where it needs the PS4 to be a massive success, to go down this route. MS has lost it. Plain and simple. Look at Windows 8. They are a mess. They are almost akin to a bumbling evil organisation in an early bond film.
Don't care if I'm being watched. They wanna see me in my boxers and wife beater, be my guest. I'll prolly put on some fireman boots to add to the scenery
I aint tryna play my games, with no deeldo aight. Sonys that true shit aight #BALLIN
i dont want 2 cameras on my TV so im only making room for 1.. The PS4 eye might be required since the DS4 has a light bar on it so i guess no xbone for me.. Im not having a camera on top & bottom of my TV & PS4 is much more important to me cuz of the types of games i like.. xbone is completely out of the picture
Anyone that is okay with themselves being recorded 24/7 needs to get some help. Requiring kinect is a huge violation of privacy and is one of the many reasons this console will fail.
Just as MS feels that its entitled to be paid to let you use apps like Netflix, they feel that they can gather information about you to then sell to advertisers and allow advertisers to tailor their ads towards you. Any questions in between are meaningless, because they don't see any money in it.
All speculations... Save up all your worries until it launches. your accusations are anti consumers, and knowing for your country that wouldn't happen, its against the law and they are not dumb enough to have themselves burn their asses. Just direct your point upon making this article, dont buy xbox one if you dont like buy your precious ps4
Who knows what they are streaming back to their servers?! It's like sitting in front of a surveillance camera while you play. That's some boooooooooooooooooooooooooolsh *t!!!!
I know a lot of people will say "so what, who cares" about it, but I'm definitely not down for this idea. I love playing video games, but I don't love them enough to a point where I will be willing to put a suspicious device in my living room or bedroom. You can call me whatever you want, paranoid, scared, stupid, etc,etc,etc.. I just don't see the point in it.
I just don't understand what having the kinnect adds to the experience for me and for that matter most people. I only buy and play one game, CoD. I don't play the single player just multi player. I do not need a kinnect to do this at all ever. Apparently I will be going back to PC because there is no point in owning a half assed HTPC since I already have one that I assembled and you know what it doesn't have a camera or a microphone because my thumbs aren't so fat that I cant use a fucking remote. Hey MS you don't need a kinnect to read this; if you need someone who actual understands your customers contact me, cause the first step you should have taken was asking your customers... if you can't see how this is a left step on the right command than nothing will bring you back. Have you not noticed how your products continue to disappoint. Win8... lul, surface... rofl, XB1... OMFG! ROFLCOPTER another piece of bloat hardware. Also i am pretty sure you faked those voice commands... come on be honest, every time he issued a command he had his hands in his pocket, so unless he was jerking cause he loves voice commands that much what gives?
Lots of tinfoils in here. It must scare you to know that google(android)or apple(iOS could watch you masturbate at night all with a switch of a button. Unless you cover up your front facing camera on your smartphone with a piece of ducktape or something.
I'm just not comfortable with a camera staring at me whenever I'm in the living room, listening to every thing I say all day. MS is the same company that made you jump through hoops just to cancel an Xbox Live subscription (had to actually call in!), can't imagine what they'll make you do to not be data mined. ....Not to mention MS bragging about all the thousands of data servers they now have, more than all of them in the world in 1999. Looks like MS is trying to make 1984 2013.
Just wait till Alex Jones see this article.
What's your point?
Oh no it's so scary.
Is there a line that shouldn't be crossed? Are they if in fact it is always on crossing that line? I'd feel sorry for the people watching me eating cheesy quavers and wan king.. (not pretty)
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