I must be among rare ones using a Mac here. Because of this fact I don't feel any excitement over any announcement that Microsoft has made last week. It feels like everyone will suddenly leave their comfortable couches and big TV's and move over to wooden chairs and sit in front of their tiny PC monitors. Oh wait, but you have to plug in your gamepad to a computer. That's so much better than playing wirelessly and enjoying the freedom of putting your controller anywhere in the room without tripping on the wire. Because now we have this Windows 8, I mean 10, with features like Start menu and Cortana, so you can easily set reminders to warn you when you enter the room to be careful where you step. Hold on, but that Kinect 2.0 camera is over there in your living room, so how will she see you entering the room? That's right, say goodbye to any gestures, automatically signing in or using voice commands, because PC users prefer a mouse and a keyboard, so they have this super cool Games app, I mean Xbox app. Yet, you're stuck with this gamepad if you want to play games from your Xbox One. And what do we have in store for this next-gen console with these incredible Windows 10 announcements - transparent tiles. That's not all. Now you can also check out VIPs on Xbox, so you can have less time gaming and more time watching other people play games.
Seriously now, where do people extract all that enthusiasm and excitement that's surrounding this Windows 10-Jesus returning to Earth-cancer curing announcement when there's actually absolutely nothing to look forward to? Reading the articles on the web and the phrases used by authors, such as Microsoft is back, Apple better watch out, it appears that everyone has fallen off their chairs after they presented Windows 8.1, I mean Windows 10 and its utterly dull features. Where is Xbox One in all this? Where is that graphics improvement that they were talking about their farm of Xbox Live servers that would handle some of the rendering and stream high resolution graphics to improve picture quality in games? They talk about DirectX 12 delivering high-end graphics and performance improvements on PC, they don't mention Xbox One. Are they saying we've been playing on low-end graphics all this time? Also, where are multichannel audio improvements so people can have their audio played through the right speakers in 7.1 configuration?
I want to know if this basically Xbox One SmartGlass app for PC (because that's all it is to me) is all they were working on all this time? I want to see if I as a Mac user can understand all this excitement shown here. And I'd like to know why people are leaving their expensive TV's and moving to small rooms cramped in front of their monitors. Anything else I forgot? Please let me know.