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IT
COMES
WITH
KINECT

Kinect powers on with the system.

What's next complaining about a Wii or Wii-U requiring the included sensor bar?

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I don't care if it comes included with a free at Home Prostrate Exam Kit, it is still an invasion of privacy and if it is forced to be on to be used, it will not be allowed past the front walkway of my house.
post #42 of 62
Kinect, always online, I have a feeling we are being watched...
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It's not if they will implement it or not. It's that this actually surfaced. Even if they didn't implement this, they still put it out there without acknowledging it just to see what the reaction is. Then they take it off and say, we never intended to or say those were just made up rumors. It's the fact that this actually came out, just like their viewing person patent, or EA's EULAs that people find out about then later they say, oh uh that's not what we meant.
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I don't care if it comes included with a free at Home Prostrate Exam Kit, it is still an invasion of privacy and if it is forced to be on to be used, it will not be allowed past the front walkway of my house.

You need to overreact more....on rumours no less.
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post #45 of 62
It's funny, Microsoft did so well with the 360 the way it was. Why complicate it further? It doesn't need mandatory installs and security doodads. Kinect is an unnecessary measure mich like the Wii sensor bar that won't be taken advantage of except in a few niche games.

Silly Microsoft.
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post #46 of 62
If the Kinect has to be attached for the system to work I guess I won't be getting the next console. Does MS think that everyone lives/games in the same size room? I have a smaller room and it's not setup for kinect let alone for calibration.

On another note why not make it so you don't need the Kinect unless you plan to watch movies? I never watch movies on my xbox. tongue.gif
post #47 of 62
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You need to overreact more....on rumours no less.

I think when MS went and got this patent it moved out of the rumor mill and into more cost benefit analysis. I see nothing wrong with telling MS, people here on OCN, or even your grandmother that you won't be buying a device that could stream video or pictures from your own private house. I know if I wanted anyone from MS to come into my living room I would send them an invitation, I wouldn't let them piggy back on a game console.

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post #48 of 62
While I'll admit, I'm far more of a Nintendo fan than XBox, the 360 is a pretty nice system. But for the successor to carry the rumor of having such steep privacy and connection requirements, it certainly hits me wrong and leaves me with no desire for one.
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"An important thing to remember is that next-gen consoles will most likely not be backwards compatible"

"I can't really comment on where the next generation boxes are going to be relative to used games. I will say that the trend in the business is to have that always-on connectivity and connect with a customer, and to the extent that the software identifies a certain customer is going to create some issues going down the road in the used game market. But I do believe that the consumer likes it, and it's been good for the retail channel."

This is from ea's cfo Blake Jorgensen

I just started a thread about it

http://www.overclock.net/t/1360421/gamasutra-eas-money-man-spills-the-beans-on-its-next-gen-plans/0_20#post_19284430

And here is the original article

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/186504/EAs_money_man_spills_the_beans_on_its_nextgen_plans.php#.URwI66U4s7y
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How many of you have Facebook? You're handing your information to their company to use to improve their profit (advertising targeted for specific audiences). So if data mining is what you're all afraid of, maybe you should start searching deeper because it's all around you. Don't get me wrong I still think this is absurd, but the entire world is heading in this direction at the moment. I hope this kind of thing changes especially on a consumer level, privacy protection is really going down hill.
 
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