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+Audioboxer    2,874
Xbox One will not function without Kinect connected, continues Microsoft UK

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PGHammer    204

More to follow...

And considering that Kinect is integrated and included, this is news?

It's not like XB360 (for which Kinect is an option) or PS3 (for which Move is an even pricier option).

Quibble, quibble, quibble.

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neufuse    2,700

This just in Wii doesn't work right if sensor bar not attached, can't track controller...... more to follow....... *rolls eyes* shouldn't this be common sense seeing how integrated it is to the OS now?

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+Audioboxer    2,874

This just in Wii doesn't work right if sensor bar not attached, can't track controller...... more to follow....... *rolls eyes* shouldn't this be common sense seeing how integrated it is to the OS now?

The Wii NEEDS the motion controller to play games/navigate OS. The Xbox uses a standard controller which can also navigate the OS.

If you have no interest in Kinect you've got a large camera to put somewhere.

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Rigby    1,335

Was the Kinect really that popular? People used them for a while until the novelty wore off and now they are all gathering dust.

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neufuse    2,700

The Wii NEEDS the motion controller to play games/navigate OS. The Xbox uses a standard controller which can also navigate the OS.

If you have no interest in Kinect you've got a large camera to put somewhere.

MS might think different then you, they want the OS to NEED Kinect, they want it to be the primary interaction method

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+Audioboxer    2,874

MS might think different then you, they want the OS to NEED Kinect, they want it to be the primary interaction method

But if they don't MAKE it need Kinect, and the controller works, then that is not the same as the Wii and again I say people will have to put a camera somewhere if they do not want to use Kinect.

There's a difference between wanting to need something, and actually needing it. On the Wii you have to use the sensor bar, on the Xbox One MS WANTS you to use Kinect, and if you don't WANT to, tough, it's staying plugged in because ?

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BajiRav    2,120

But if they don't MAKE it need Kinect, and the controller works, then that is not the same as the Wii and again I say people will have to put a camera somewhere if they do not want to use Kinect.

There's a difference between wanting to need something, and actually needing it. On the Wii you have to use the sensor bar, on the Xbox One MS WANTS you to use Kinect, and if you don't WANT to, tough, it's staying plugged in because ?

wow. don't buy it then?

I don't want friends watching me play games, should I start complaining about PS4 now?

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+Ryster    557

Was the Kinect really that popular? People used them for a while until the novelty wore off and now they are all gathering dust.

You know all "People"? I for one don't use Kinect daily, but it's a well used device when I've got friends round, and also at Christmas. Kinect Sports Party Mode is always a good laugh.

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Eternal Tempest    522

This just in Wii doesn't work right if sensor bar not attached, can't track controller...... more to follow....... *rolls eyes* shouldn't this be common sense seeing how integrated it is to the OS now?

Wii Sensor Bar does not have a camera, microphone, and the ability to track and count the people in the room, or see facial expressions.

Wii Sensor Bar = 4 Infraid LED's, you can even use four candles, but don't try this, kid burned there house this way.

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Gladiatorus    269

Big Brother?

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The Laughing Man    442

Never used the Kinect or the xbox 360 camera. This will be tucked away somewhere.

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+Audioboxer    2,874

What happens if your Kinect breaks btw? If you are tucking it "away" somewhere, aka, hanging it off the back of your TV/Unit. That isn't exactly the safest.

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Eternal Tempest    522

What happens if your Kinect breaks btw? If you are tucking it "away" somewhere, aka, hanging it off the back of your TV/Unit. That isn't exactly the safest.

You get to buy a new one :)

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+Audioboxer    2,874

You get to buy a new one :)

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Aergan    621

They were using the Kinect for auto-login as well.

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TheLegendOfMart    1,558

Don't have to be such a troll about it, you don't need kinect to play games with a controller.

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Rigby    1,335

You know all "People"? I for one don't use Kinect daily, but it's a well used device when I've got friends round, and also at Christmas. Kinect Sports Party Mode is always a good laugh.

Of course not, just the cool ones. :p

As you just said, you just use it on occasion. It's more of a novelty right now because there really aren't that many games or good uses for it. Maybe the new XBox will change that but I don't think anything will ever replace a standard controller.

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neoadorable    405

If Kinect is needed to work but not a mandatory controller, won't be comfortable with that, but can live with it. If its a mandatory controller, then that's a deal breaker, will not be getting this console

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Raa    1,405

Can't see this as being a 'good thing'.

I read that the X1 can be powered on by a voice command, so in theory that means it's powered on and listening all the time.

I'll let you pull out the tin foil hats on that one...

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neoadorable    405

Very correct. If the sensor array is always on, better not put it in front of your bed. Tho this isn't new, your tablet and smartphone are already this.

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Matrix XII    38

Can't see this as being a 'good thing'.

I read that the X1 can be powered on by a voice command, so in theory that means it's powered on and listening all the time.

I'll let you pull out the tin foil hats on that one...

I'm already getting my tinfoil hat ready.. lol

But in all seriousness, I don't like this :(

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George P    3,459

The mics are on, just waiting for the command, not the full camera unit itself from what I understand.

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+jamesyfx    352

My only concern about this is the room size required to make use of it.

With the 'old' Kinect you need a massive empty space with no clutter. I don't have that luxury. :p

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George P    3,459

My only concern about this is the room size required to make use of it.

With the 'old' Kinect you need a massive empty space with no clutter. I don't have that luxury. :p

The new one has a wider field of view and so it works closer as well, there's a video out there that shows this and other stuff so I'd say it will work in bigger and smaller rooms.

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