Serial entrepreneur says consumer backlash against Google Glass, Kinect tech won't matter if they're cool enough
People put worse things on facebook
How are Chuck E Cheese and Atari doing, Mr. Bushnell?
@BABYLEG & Dirty Yeah , but that is a totally different matter...people choose what to put on facebook & Biometrics/voice profiling are not MANDATORY and all the unwanted tech to observe you day in and day out...ALL your conversations are being recorded...even in the low power state ...voice profiling and 3D object scanning...reading your face to scan your emotional state. This Bushnell is probably thick with MS or he's to old to care about these issues. I just want to play games and immerse myself in OTHER characters than me. with XBone my TV is watch me more than i watch my TV. TOTALLY UNCALLED FOR and absurd. Don't be fooled that this is the same as facebook & twitter. YOU can login/out and you are not watched/listened to constantly. And no laptop/phone or cctv is not the same. They do not have a biometrics 3D profiling and voice recognition/profiling camera. People are really dumb if they think that these cameras are the same. AND ABOVE ALL we can decide to remove data from twitter or facebook. MS is giving you draconion DRM and is constantly spying on you with you as their new currency and we have no control over what is being stored. Don't be fooled by these people they are just trying to make it look less bad than it really is! This Bushnell is just doing Damage Control...probably gettin a Phat Check from MS! We as gamers shouldn't have to take this crap MS is pushing at us. If we stand as one (no pun intended) and don't buy systems and games that support this crap, MS and other Devs will take note and those crappy policies will go away. Were only as vulnerable as we allow ourselves to be!
Yeah and E.T one of the best games ever created.
You can turn Kinect off and the microphone as well. So what are the differences to you smartphone, tablet, laptop or webcam?
It's the Xbox..so it doesn't matter what it does...it will get bashed.
Really...your making this out like it's a fanboy thing This isn't the PS3 back in 2006 when we had some small issues with it which were blown out of proportion and still got hate for nothing years later, an entire gen filled of it by the way. Microsoft messed up, what do you expect
@MrNuts It's been going on since the 360 here...there wasn't a magic switch flipped when the XboxOne was announced. The difference between then and now is no matter what Microsoft does...it gets downplayed here. Sony does no wrong here...it's all in playful banter to me...but it's still true.
@theWB - When the gen started this was a 360 dominated site full of Sony bashing, so I'm not sure what you're talking about.
@dirty you can't turn off kinect, you can only pause it.
Then why not let us disconnect it? Just because a company says something does not make it true. There is always a loophole, and then when they are caught they just deny everything. Just like Google and Verizon with the NSA PRISM program.
The difference is that on a laptop; tablet; smartphone or webcam you can run custom software to see what every little piece of hardware is being used by your subsystems and how. In other words, you can *catch* people trying to spy on you if you're savvy enough. With Xbox being a closed platform, there is no way to determine exactly what/when you are being reported on.
is there something that you are doing that you are worried about other folk finding out about?
@GrumpyGamer Well, sure. Let's see....my Silk Road receipts; that txt file that I named "Wedding Pictures" even though it holds nothing of the sort; the fact that I replaced all my album art with pictures of Tara Lynne Barr - hmmm.....nope, not worried one bit. /s? Edit: Oh, "doing?". Nope, not doing anything.
Your mic/camera isn't required for your phone to work DUH!!!!!! Did you not think of that?
He is correct. The mass market will ignore anything like they do Facebook, Bing, Twitter, Google, and so on. Microsoft and Sony will utilize marketing to their best to cloud any negatives and focus on the positives. They'll answer questions only in a positive light ("We won't require online connection" and "You can still share games with your friends") that don't actually answer the questions being asked and make it look like we're not losing any capabilities when they are at the same time limiting what we can and can't do with our games. In the U.S., MIcrosoft will win the market again. They have the mass media and cable providers backing them up. In Europe, Sony will win. They will have the fanbase and the right partnerships for content distribution/capabilities.
Has ms confirmed you can't use xbone with out kinect? If true... Talk about everything having to be perfect just to play a game! Now... If kinect gets the rrod virus... Wtf are you thinking ms? I hope everything is clear by the end of e3.. I think it's quite clear on what gamers want ms. You already lost me on live, I'm all ps+ and free games now.. Your about to lose me all together.. You too Sony! Seems like wii u is the only safe bet right now..
xbox one will be hurt big time and MS and publishers who support this better pray to god they still have there jobs after the total bombs there game and system gets.
Apparently Bushnell hasn't been reading the news this week with the PRISM leaks.
Says the guy who ran his company into the ground!
right, people may ignore it, until the first high-profile lawsuit that happens when hackers abuse the Windows and IE portion of the XB1's tri-OS, and broadcasts private videos captured from the "off" Kinect cameras infected with malware...
There may be a lawsuit IDK...but considering hackers have breached far more secure things I don't think the kinect would be secure even if it wasn't required https://www.google.com/#saf...
"Whenever I hear backlash, I say, 'Boy, that's going to be more successful than I thought it would be" Yea i know right ET on the Atari was awesome! oh wait.
Seriously I am so tired of all of these smiling, money grubbing A$$ hats sitting on their high horses telling us why the rod they are shoving up our collective butts is, "a good thing", or "a feature." I don't care if this about gaming, the console war, or even how white your teeth are, All I care about is the fact that more and more companies are trying to turn things we use to own in to services that we can never stop paying for. This seems to be ultimate goal of every company these days. To that I say, "please pay the people a monthly fee for the service of not hanging you elite corporate bastards by your greedy toes!" THIS IS NOT ABOUT PIRACY ITS ABOUT CONTROL AND CREATING A MONOPOLY.
yes it will. watch. im not buying an xbone. I have 3 360s in my home. see how that works?
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