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#46 OP +D. FiB3R

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 21:52

So Kinect 2 is able to track 2 people turns into headline of "Limits people able to view"... man that's really digging, It's crazy how much hatred and FUD is spread from people who don't like a specific brand or product.


It can 'track' 6 people accurately. How many it could identify, we don't know.

Are you referring to me, with regards to hatred and FUD and a dislike for a specific brand? I reported a story from a reputable source. I've lived and breathed xbox for the last 7 years, though not so much these days, been kinds busy with other stuff.

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#47 Yogurtmaster

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:49

Usually your demented ramblings about religion are enough to make me doubt your intelligence. But can I ask you to clarify how Kinect being required to be plugged in, is the same as a socialist movement to create a classless, moneyless and stateless social order structured upon common ownership of the means of production?


You can doubt my intelligence all you want. Like I care about some random kid on the Internet that worries about my intelligence.

I was exaggerating and making fun of some of the ignorance. It wasn't supposed to make sense and that was the point. I guess you didn't get that. Whoops.

#48 sagum

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:10

[*]Games are tied to user profiles, but anyone on the console a game was installed on can play it.
[*]We haven't heard clarification on persistent Internet requirements or used games.


I wonder if we'll be able to 'lend' our games to friends, much like you can lend ebooks to friends.

The internet requirement may not be needed as always on, but to de-authorise your copy while giving access to a friend until you re-authorise it back on your account. Of course you'd need to be online to de-auth your xbox/account and allow them to use it. It would make argument for letting friends borrow your games less of an issue, even if it was limited amounts of times you could do it. once a month/30 days between lends or once per friend.


there goes that argument. Microsoft just confirmed Kinect can be turned off and will have privacy settings.


Problem is, we don't know if it'll be a requirement to agree to have Kinect turned on to view restricted content either. Microsoft can give you the option to turn Kinect off, but at the cost of not being able to view certain videos.

As for the patent, and viewing restrictions.... I think I'll just stick with a Roku and my Plex library.


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 19:15

I'm kind of surprised how many of you are defending Microsoft's new strategies. I've been reading lots of different forums and mainly people are disgusted with Microsoft's new business model.

Before the reveal I already had money set aside for the new console. Now, there no way I'm buying this thing. If Sony follows suit, I'm not getting either one and just stick to PC gaming.

Their attempt at a draconian stranglehold on their customers puts me right off, but the worst of it is the mandatory kinect 2.0 install for the console to work. That is absolutely ridiculous. Perhaps some people don't care about their privacy being blatantly breached, but I bet you will see many people decide that they have gone too far with this requirement.

I have been an Xbox supporter since November 2001. I have owned every Xbox console and LIVE on launch day, but this is the time where I will no longer support the Xbox ecosystem. It's a shame because the 360 is an amazing console. They just totally lost their direction with the X1.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 20:01

I'm kind of surprised how many of you are defending Microsoft's new strategies. I've been reading lots of different forums and mainly people are disgusted with Microsoft's new business model.

Before the reveal I already had money set aside for the new console. Now, there no way I'm buying this thing. If Sony follows suit, I'm not getting either one and just stick to PC gaming.

Their attempt at a draconian stranglehold on their customers puts me right off, but the worst of it is the mandatory kinect 2.0 install for the console to work. That is absolutely ridiculous. Perhaps some people don't care about their privacy being blatantly breached, but I bet you will see many people decide that they have gone too far with this requirement.

I have been an Xbox supporter since November 2001. I have owned every Xbox console and LIVE on launch day, but this is the time where I will no longer support the Xbox ecosystem. It's a shame because the 360 is an amazing console. They just totally lost their direction with the X1.


Totally agree with you. It's worth noting how livid people would be if the Xbox One platform was developed by Google, instead of Microsoft. This whole "Scroogled" campaign would lead people to believe almost for a second that Microsoft doesn't care about user data. Anyone with two brain cells can put together how valuable user data is today, and how big of an impact it can have for a company.

If I recall correctly, there were articles posted around this time last year regarding the Kinect being able to watch your behavior, determining gender, mood, and reactions to such things as the shows you watch, or more importantly, how you respond to the advertisements you see. I've heard a few stories around the web even from people who have worked with marketing or advertising agencies having this capability marketed to them, as a means of improving their business. It's a scary thought to be quite frank, and even if Microsoft says today they have no plans of using the technology in that manner, it's still unsettling seeing as we don't know what goes on behind closed doors. Furthermore, all the technologies their patenting today or even a year ago make me feel like this will become similar to that of Facebook, where you sacrifice your personal information for free or "cheap" access to content.

Overall, I have this "it's not that bad" feeling left in my mouth, much akin to a carnie rushing you to get on a ride that's "perfectly safe" as you realize your seatbelt is only hanging on by a few threads...

#51 Shadrack

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 21:03

Couldn't you just turn the sensor towards a wall or something? Or just limit the number of people in its FOV?

#52 soldier1st

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 16:24

"If Kinect senses too many people in the room, it will prompt the users to upgrade the license." i hope they aren't serious. If i just payed a licence to play a game and if it detects too many people in the room, then i must pay more for a stupid privilege, which is stupid. I already paid, so why do i need to pay again? sounds like a money/power grab to me.



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