I owned a Kinect, played with it twice, and traded it in within the same week. Motion controlled gaming is NOT what the majority of gamers want, and I continue to wonder why they stress this so damn much. If this is the case, and the console won't function without motion controlled devices then I may look elsewhere and avoid Microsoft's console this time around. Something about being connected online with a camera on me at all times makes me nervous, i'm not paranoid but you can't tell me that MS can't link into it and watch you randomly if they want to. It's like when Aarons was renting out computers and taking photos of the people using them through their system when people weren't paying their bill. It's a violation of privacy, regardless if this is the intention of MS or not, it's intrusive.
Exactly my point, manufactores would be wise to see the Wii success as what it was, something new and shiny once the shinyness of all the jumping around, gestures and thumb-controlling worn off, the sales dropped and dropped. So while I am sure, it is cool for partygames - which it is - it is nothing I want to play after long day when I am just looking for a little fun, playing something like Mario Card, hockeygame or whatever with my girlfriend. I really miss the days of "put your game in - press start - ready", all these extra gimmicks are not needed I don't need a profile, harddisk, kinect, nunchako-controller or whatever, let me just play the game *g*
Internet on other side is even more useless, don't need all that crap. My old Xbox doesn't even have a harddisk, just 4 controllers and the basic version which really is enough for me.
Why not put all this energy into making the console as powerful as it can become?
fine if it's optional, and i'd opt out of it. Making it a mandatory
piece of equipment for your console to run is crap though. I understand
some people enjoy it, but a majority do not, and i'm not bashing people
who enjoy it in the slightest. All i'm saying is it's kind of like if
you buy a blu ray player, spend $200 on it with every intention to watch
a movie, and you open the box to the manual saying "You are all ready
to go, as soon as you purchase the necessary cable for it to work, you
can order it for $99 online!" I don't want to be forced into spending
extra money for something I will never use just to make the console
function properly. It should be an add-on accessory, not a necessity for
For me personally, when I get home from a
long day of work, I don't want to stand in front of my console, wave my
arms around and jump around just to play a video game. I want to sit
back, kick up my feet, and use a controller to play whatever I want. If
people want to do that, fine, but sell it separately. It's working fine
now, they sell arcade consoles, standard consoles, and kinect consoles,
because people want the option of having the equipment they want and not
having to purchase the add-ons they don't want.
Thats the point, if it is indeed optionally the user can decide, if or not to use it. Something about having a camera watching me all the time while playing disturbs me and kinda reminds me of a show called "Big Brother" also I hardly trust Microsoft when it comes to privacy, so a think like that would be an absolute killer feature for the console itself. Thats why I did mention my doubts about them, being that stupid.
At the end there would be just more "cracked" consoles with the option to just play the damn (+ used ones), and not worry about all the other gimmicks. Happened with the Xbox and Ps 3 it will for sure happen with the Durango.
While the multitasking features sounds nice, I also don't need that why should I multitask when playing a game? Multitasking while gaming to me means - play - oh my handy is ringing - stop game, hardly having stuff like youtube, Netflix (don't even know what that is) or anythingl ike that on while gaming. I think Microsoft should focus on what has made the Xbox successful, great games on a good machine with EXTRA not mandatory gimmicks.
If both consoles are turning out to be that restricted I'll just buy a GTX 660, 680 (prices are going to fall whenever the 700series) hits, so yeah.