Originally Posted by Captain Lolburger
The PS Eye was an unnecessary attachment for the PS4 because, according to accounts so far, it will function basically the same as it did on the PS2 and PS3. That is, only work in specific games built for it.
Everyone here is bashing Microsoft for making it compulsory with the console, and always on, but have you all stopped to consider the fact that Microsoft are integrating the Kinect into the entire system? It will be used to scroll through the menu system, and provide users with an extra HID, similar to the way smart TVs are now working with gesture response technology. Hell, you can even turn the console on using voice commands, because the Kinect is always on. I think Microsoft are ahead of the game in this respect and the only people who can't see that are Sony fanboys who want the Xbox One to fail for no reason other than they are biased and uninformed.
Shock News! The PS4 requires a controller to be connected at all times and is factored into the console price too, but nobody is complaining about that. The Kinect is the same deal, it's part of the system, not an "add-on". It makes the Xbox One more user friendly and has more benefits than everyone realises, because they are too busy bagging Microsoft to see what they are actually trying to do.
I think the Kinect is a step forward. Microsoft are trying to innovate and all they get for it is flak across the entire internet. What has the PS4 brought to the table that is so new? If you don't want an Xbox One, don't buy one, but at least be informed and form and educated opinion about it before you decide it's the worst device in technological history.
You mean I actually need a controller to control my game console? AN OUTRAGE I TELL YOU!
The kinect is an add-on, it is not required for any other reason than them wanting it required whether you want to use it or not. I don't play motion type games, I don't think talking to my tv is the future ( at least not my future ), I don't think it adds any user friendliness, nor that it has any benefits whatsoever.
We have all formed our own educated opinions, just because your opinion is different, doesn't make ours wrong. Opinions are just that, opinions, not facts.