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#1 giantpotato

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 22:32

 

Since Kinect must be plugged in for the Xbox One to function, what happens if your Kinect breaks? Like if it falls off the top of your TV onto a hardwood floor or something? Will the console cease to function?
 

 

WHITTEN: Xbox One is designed to work with Kinect plugged in. It makes gaming better in many ways – from the ability to say “Xbox On” and get right to your personalized homescreen, to the ability to control your TV through voice, Smartglass and more. Kinect allows you to search for your content, instantly move between games and your personalized dash and more with just your voice. Kinect helps you pick up and play by automatically knowing which controller you have in your hands. No more need to interrupt your friends game or navigate through multiple UI screens to sign in and tell the system which controller you are holding. It will even bind the controller to the console if its currently unbound – no searching for special buttons! Of course – these are just a few of the system wide benefits of having Kinect. Games use Kinect in a variety of amazing ways from adding voice to control your squad mates to adding lean and other simple controls beyond the controller to full immersive gameplay. That said, like online, the console will still function if Kinect isn’t plugged in, although you won’t be able to use any feature or experience that explicitly uses the sensor.

 

Source: http://ca.ign.com/ar...-about-xbox-one

 

Now that that's cleared up, I'm sure people will move on to complaining about it being mandatory to purchase.




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Posted 12 August 2013 - 22:48

Source: http://ca.ign.com/ar...-about-xbox-one

 

Now that that's cleared up, I'm sure people will move on to complaining about it being mandatory to purchase.


It is pretty stupid you have to pay an extra 100$ for it.. 



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 22:50

Source: http://ca.ign.com/ar...-about-xbox-one
 
Now that that's cleared up, I'm sure people will move on to complaining about it being mandatory to purchase.


Well, you still have to purchase it, for now anyway. But it's good that you don't have to connect it.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 22:54

It is pretty stupid you have to pay an extra 100$ for it.. 

 

Not entirely.  Developers can count on every single Xbox owner to have one.  Gives them the leeway to actually use it in development.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 22:57

Not entirely.  Developers can count on every single Xbox owner to have one.  Gives them the leeway to actually use it in development.


Unless it's built in.. it's very very bad practice to assume and expect players/users to have something.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 23:01

Unless it's built in.. it's very very bad practice to assume and expect players/users to have something.

 

Not when it comes with the console.  Everyone has access to it then.  If they want to utilize it for an aspect of the game, they can and should, and now can do so without having to worry about disenfranchising a group of people because everyone has it.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 23:09

Not when it comes with the console.  Everyone has access to it then.  If they want to utilize it for an aspect of the game, they can and should, and now can do so without having to worry about disenfranchising a group of people because everyone has it.


I'm going to agree with you here. But it still sucks that to accomplish this you "have" to pay an extra $100, for now. Maybe a year in MS will release a SKU without it.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 23:13

That's the SKU i'm waiting for (well not really, just not getting it till next year when I figured it's cheaper and probably that's a result of why it's cheaper, no included Kinnect).

 

Figured maybe by then it will be a bit smaller too :p



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 23:16

Source: http://ca.ign.com/ar...-about-xbox-one

 

Now that that's cleared up, I'm sure people will move on to complaining about it being mandatory to purchase.

 

You do know that even before this there were plenty of people complaining about this gimmicky device being forced upon them by being included in the box, right?



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 23:17

I'm going to agree with you here. But it still sucks that to accomplish this you "have" to pay an extra $100, for now. Maybe a year in MS will release a SKU without it.

 

I doubt it.  It would defeat the entire purpose of including it in the first place.  It would be nice if the console were cheaper, but I think it'll be worth it.  Kinect 2 is a huge upgrade.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 23:20

Why should I even bother now...

 

It's just a PS4 with a different name... so sad



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 23:42

Why should I even bother now...

 

It's just a PS4 with a different name... so sad

 

Except it's not.  At all.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 23:50

Except it's not.  At all.

 

When items become optional, they become expensive pieces of dust.  

 

Xbox Vision

PS Eye (the PS2 and PS3 version)

Kinect v1 (Kinect v2 will be joining it's predecessor.)

PS Move.

 

 

When mandated it kinda works out.

 

WiiMote/Motion plus = Zelda Skyward classic

Expansion Pak N64 = games got enhanced such as:

007: The World is Not Enough
All-Star Baseball 2000
Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness
Command and Conquer
CyberTiger
Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers
Duke Nukem: Zero Hour
Excitebike 64
F-1 World Grand Prix
Gauntlet Legends
Hybrid Heaven
Hydro Thunder
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
Indy Racing 2000
International Track & Field 2000
Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000
John Romero's Daikatana
Ken Griffey Jr.'s Slugfest
Madden NFL 2001
Mega Man 64
Namco Museum 64
NFL Quarterback Club '98
NFL Quarterback Club '99
NFL Quarterback Club 2000
NFL Quarterback Club 2001
Nuclear Strike 64
Pokémon Stadium 2
Quake II
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Re-Volt
Resident Evil 2
Road Rash 64
Roadsters Trophy
San Francisco Rush 2049
Shadow Man
South Park
Star Wars Episode I: Racer
Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Stunt Racer 64
Supercross 2000
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Top Gear Hyper-Bike
Top Gear Overdrive
Top Gear Rally 2
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion
Turok: Rage Wars
Vigilante 8

 

Xbox Live Gold for Multiplayer/netflix/etc = 300K server and rising



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 23:52

Why should I even bother now...
 
It's just a PS4 with a different name... so sad


Killer Instinct and XBL beg to differ. It's ultimately about the software. A handful of software is why I have and will keep a PS3. The problem with Kinect is that there is no software that will make me want to use it any time soon. I'd rather go to the gym and play games with the Xbox Controller.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 23:54

When items become optional, they become expensive pieces of dust.  

 

Xbox Vision

PS Eye (the PS2 and PS3 version)

Kinect v1 (Kinect v2 will be joining it's predecessor.)

PS Move.

 

 

When mandated it kinda works out.

 

WiiMote/Motion plus = Zelda Skyward classic

Expansion Pak N64 = games got enhanced such as:

007: The World is Not Enough
All-Star Baseball 2000
Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness
Command and Conquer
CyberTiger
Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers
Duke Nukem: Zero Hour
Excitebike 64
F-1 World Grand Prix
Gauntlet Legends
Hybrid Heaven
Hydro Thunder
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
Indy Racing 2000
International Track & Field 2000
Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000
John Romero's Daikatana
Ken Griffey Jr.'s Slugfest
Madden NFL 2001
Mega Man 64
Namco Museum 64
NFL Quarterback Club '98
NFL Quarterback Club '99
NFL Quarterback Club 2000
NFL Quarterback Club 2001
Nuclear Strike 64
Pokémon Stadium 2
Quake II
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Re-Volt
Resident Evil 2
Road Rash 64
Roadsters Trophy
San Francisco Rush 2049
Shadow Man
South Park
Star Wars Episode I: Racer
Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Stunt Racer 64
Supercross 2000
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Top Gear Hyper-Bike
Top Gear Overdrive
Top Gear Rally 2
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion
Turok: Rage Wars
Vigilante 8

 

Xbox Live Gold for Multiplayer/netflix/etc = 300K server and rising

 

Why would Kinect 2 be more like Kinect 1 than like N64 expansion pack.  You didn't have to buy the expansion pack, but some games required it.  In Kinect's case, everyone has it, so games can more easily require it without having to disenfranchise people.

 

I'm not sure what your point is.  You should be buying consoles because you want to play certain games on them.  This news shouldn't change that.