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  • clownferret - May 28, 2013 3:54 a.m.

    For me the problem with Kinect 2 is that no matter how much better it is than Kinect 1 it will always be inferior to the wiimote/move controller in all games other than Just Dance and Fitness games and whilst in these type of games it really kicks Sony and Nintendo's butts, in shooting and sports games it' will never be as good. If you play tennis or golf you would have something in you hand to swing and motion controls replicate this brilliantly, by removing this, Kinect actually goes too far and makes the game less realistic. Fair play to Microsoft for not blantantly ripping off the wiimote like Sony did, but there is no shame in bowing to Nintendo's greatness for creating controllers and just trying to improve on the formula, heck Sony have been doing that since day 1.
  • AK-1138 - May 27, 2013 6:11 a.m.

    Brother Eye is real, brother. Oh it's true, it's damn true!
  • injustice45 - May 26, 2013 7:52 p.m.

    Those are legitimately good points about the Kinect 2.0, but it can creep people out. If developers use it to its full potential, then it will be in store for greatness.
  • D0CCON - May 26, 2013 6:29 p.m.

    The Kinect doesn't save the Xbox for me, but it is instead one of my largest problems with the console. Those patents Microsoft has filed make Kinect 2.0 seem like Big Brother. It feels like gaming will be moving forward by going back to the year of 1984.
  • lordgodalming - May 25, 2013 8:55 p.m.

    The Xbox One could still surprise us all and be okay. I have no doubt that Forza, Halo, Gears, etc. will all be very well made games that please fans. But if the last hope to turn around gamers' collective goodwill toward XBONE itself is an always-watching-always-online camera aimed at your family, then the Xbox brand is good and f*#@ed.
  • brickman409 - May 25, 2013 9:57 a.m.

    the heartbeat tracker function reminds me of the Nintendo vitality sensor.
  • SnakeinmyBoot - May 25, 2013 5:38 a.m.

    The only two ways I see the kinect 2 saving the xbone is being really, really good (I can believe it's better than the first, but not by how much M$ is hyping it up to be) or if you unplug it the xbox says "kinect disconnected: used games enabled, draconian DRM disabled, incriminating pictures deleted from Microsoft database before your girlfriend or wife finds them on facebook"
  • pl4y4h - May 25, 2013 12:09 a.m.

    It can also accurately order the aggressive amount of pizza you will need to fuel your gaming, partnered with the all new "Doritos N Dew" app to confine you to your xbox forever.
  • lacquon1 - May 24, 2013 6:52 p.m.

    The issue is that the Xbox 1 can not turn on or function without the kinect! Basically it's a crack addict! Hell i'm going to have to check that thing into betty ford for drug addiction. Let alone the kinect has infrared, it can see in the dark. Here's a scenario- you and the misses on the couch having a little hankypanky an the system decide to guess what ? ,check-in , you been film or photograph for the world to see. Also you didn't even get compensated either!
  • pokepark7 - May 24, 2013 6:03 p.m.

    I'm starting to think this is another way for Microsoft to spy on you .... any one agree? :P
  • CUFCfan616 - May 24, 2013 5:16 p.m.

    Depends how they advertise the thing. Then you'll see how they really see the Kinect. I'm going to guess that it'll still involve a family jumping around in front of a tv playing Just Dance, because seriously, with the limitations of these devices dance games are the only ones that actually work. Trying to play a game with a conventional controller and then switching to motion controls will be great...until you forget you have a controller in your hand and throw it across the room into the fish tank while you try to catch a grenade or something flying towards you. Developers seem to still view motion control as a gimmick, so until they view it differently, I'll do the same
  • wishingW3L - May 24, 2013 5:06 p.m.

    I don't want Kinect spying on me and then making me pay more for Netflix because there are more than 3 people watching the same movie with me.
  • StrayGator - May 24, 2013 1:50 p.m.

    IT SEES YOU
  • McEd - May 24, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    Kinect is cool but it freaks me out that it has to always be on for the x box to work, big brother is watching...
  • someonetgsn - May 24, 2013 3:14 p.m.

    Meh, just put something in front of the sensor, and you will be fine. :)
  • sxh967 - May 24, 2013 1:06 p.m.

    As soon as they confirmed that Kinect was going to be a mandatory purchase and must be switched on at all times for the Xbox One to work, they lost a potential sale.

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