I wonder if we'll ever see a day where consoles are just an app for your phone along with a stand to place it so the camera and microphone grant kinnect and voice capabilities along with additional controllers of varying types.
Everything connected together via bluetooth and wifi.
edit: And about the cloud thing, I think it could be a benefit, if done right (laugh). However we still run into issues like the fact that our ISP's are all scum who want to charge us outrageous prices for the smallest amounts of data and use their monopolistic powers to do so. So having to send and receive extra data isn't good. Then there's the issue with performance down the road when microsoft decides they don't care about you anymore and discontinue the service.
Not to mention cloud computing has been tainted by things like the sim-city fiasco. Does anyone really believe any of the crap these corporate scum spew at us? I think we're all pretty much convinced that "cloud computing" is just the new DRM at this point.
Edited by SpankyMcFlych - 5/22/13 at 1:04am