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post #11 of 62
You know how you combat an always-connected Kinect?

Ducktape over the lens. BOOM.
post #12 of 62
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You know how you combat an always-connected Kinect?

Ducktape over the lens. BOOM.

Yeah, and Microsoft could combat your combat with just by disabling the XBox. BOOM.

The real way to combat Microsoft (or any company you don't like for any reason for that matter) is to NOT BUY THEIR PRODUCT.

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post #13 of 62
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Report: Next Xbox to require Kinect connection, game installs


Maybe those rumors of Kinect data mining will turn out to be real, no more playing movies with more that x amount of people in the room, etc.

Just tape a picture of 3 random people in front of it when watching a movie.
    
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This sucks, I could handle getting shafted on paying for Xbox Live, but this is too much.
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Yeah, and Microsoft could combat your combat with just by disabling the XBox. BOOM.

The real way to combat Microsoft (or any company you don't like for any reason for that matter) is to NOT BUY THEIR PRODUCT.

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They'll never even notice. If you don't like the way a corporation is going, give them a better route. Quiet protest isn't going to do anything because of Halo, COD, ect driving sales to people who really don't care and that number dwarfs the number that do. Just like picketing an apple store is only going to give the people standing in line some entertainment.
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This thing just keeps getting better and better huh? rolleyes.gif
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for now PS4 seems much more straightforward compared to this mumbo jumbo
     
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post #18 of 62
If this trend continues then the next Xbox will require my bank account information just to turn the console on.
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I'm okay wit no used games or requiring a one time activiation key or something for a used game but always on internet for a console and limited viewing for media is silly. I personally thing the patent for knowing the number of people viewing is more for datamining an knowing the average number of people that are watching movies. I cannot see them limiting the number of people watching a movie. That would have to go against the fair use doctrine. I could understand if you setup a 100 inch projector in your yard and charged people 2 dollars to watch but if im having friends over and we decide to do a lotr marathon they can kiss my you know what.
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Well well, having loved both the original xbox and 360 (first day buyer of both) I'm going to have to pass if any of this comes true. Which is unfortunate as I'm a big fan of the forza series... ah well.. just one more reason to focus on my huge gaming backlog at this point..rolleyes.gif

PS4 rumors aren't much better but I'll go that route to get my console fix if need be. If PS4 is almost as bad it looks I'll support Nintendo just to add one more sale to true consoles that care about the games.
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