Originally Posted by 1rkrage
or they just want to push for every console to have it so that every developer can make games assuming that every xbox one owner has a kinect sensor; hence, develop games that use the kinect sensor more than just being a gimmick.
Pick 5 AAA games.
Pick 5 non-gimmicky features that a Kinect could add to those games.
Go ahead and tell all of the hardcore gamers who bought one and were screwed over by the lack of good games despite it selling 24 million units
. (Surely that's at least enough for more games to add random gimmicky features at least, like Skyrim and Forza 4)
Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy
Yeah, we're probably about 100 years away from having any kind of hardware that people carry around with them 24/7 that could facilitate gubberments hearing us.
One day people are going to have what I call 'mobile phones', 'tablets' and ''laptops' (I've patented all of them, back off) all with mandatory cameras and microphones in themThat's
when things get scary!
Seriously, stop saying this, the main difference has been said so many times it's not funny and the point doesn't even stand.
My phone? Turn off data, turn off GPS, etc unless I need it, and at least a significant portion of the code is open sourced meaning anyone can look at it to see if there is phone home software, as for apps? Just ensure that they don't mention that on the install screen and if you're like me, root and use DroidWall
to only allow the apps you want to access the network at all.
My tablet? See above, if it even has a non-WiFi connection. I'm sure there's versions for iOS for all of this.
My laptop? How would that even work at all? Maybe if MS has a backdoor into Windows...Then I could just install one of the many *nixes, or uninstall the drivers. Or unplug it physically from the motherboard. Or pay someone to do it all for me if I'm not computer literate.
Xbox One? Completely closed system, you can't see the source code or even really into the OS in any depth at all without some hacking at least and you're not allowed to unplug the Kinect at all, even if you use the software switch. Yep, exactly the same.
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm
Yeah touch was kind of a necessity and really it is just as easy to hit the wrong button on a tiny keypad as it is on a touch screen....plus you still have to take your gloves off in the winter. Really touch does not loose any functionality over the old mechanical, but you gain a larger screen plus you have mouse pad like ability too.
Touch was a sure success from the beginning.
I'm not sure which keyboarded phones you used, but I have fairly large hands and I never had to take gloves off in the Winter on my HTC Dream.
And yes, you get typos on any input method, but the fact we have Autocorrect on these phones says bounds about how touch screens, you don't see the Word Spell Checker automatically correcting every word you enter on a PC, right?
Originally Posted by MerkageTurk
Everyone was saying how conspiracy theories are all delusional and how they are living in another universe.
To be honest what they have been saying 20 years back is happening
This. It's not that I think MS is going to actually do it, it's that they can and it's in a device where I can't control it much at all.
Originally Posted by akbisw
Guess what your phones, laptops, phablets, tablets have cameras (front and back!)
As I said to GrizzleBoy (And have seen posted at least once every time something like your post comes up) those all can have theirs disabled and verified, and/or are open source meaning that people can look over the code and that it's entirely possible to ensure no data is being sent over, Xbox One? Not so much.
Originally Posted by SectorNine50
"Smart" blu-ray players and TVs have rapidly grown in popularity and have very much become the norm over the last 2 years.
And before someone takes this to say "See? People want this stuff!", that would (mostly) be because...well, have you tried finding a non-smart but still big TV? Even the 2-3 year old Bravia 55" in my house has smart features.
What we really need is stats on how many times those features are used...I'd wager most people don't even know about them.
Originally Posted by DuckieHo
Companies are though and there have been VERY creative uses for it....
i.e. Some surgeons were using the Kinect to manipulate 3D images during surgery. This prevent them from the risk of contamination from a keyboard/mouse.
As with these sort of things, economies of scale and killer-apps matter. I wouldn't be surprised in a few years if the MS tablet will have Kinect-like sensors as well.
That's all good and true, but how will this improve my games?