Originally Posted by cubdenno
As a dad of 3 kids who leave their 360's on in their rooms seemingly all the time, I see a huge liability requiring a kinect unit always on AND an always on internet connection. What if an underage kid gets ready for bed, changes clothing, gets ready to take a shower..... fill in anything a kid does in his/her room. Kinect is on... Can they guarantee 100% that no one can hack or see what goes on? No. Let a video get out that was taken from a kinect unit and MS Nextbox is dead. If the functionality is totally required for operation then the fix would cost as much in the end as the RROD debacle.
I am hoping that these rumors are just that. The not being able to share games in my house will most likely kill the console for me. add in the internet requirements and always on kinect and if the Sony product is even remotely more open, we will become an all sony house rather than the microsoft house we are now.
Actually I think sharing within a house is the one thing that'll get infinitely easier this gen. If they do enforce the no used games policy, each code will tie to your account. Then you theoretically could install the game to every console in your house. It works that way with digital releases right now, but having to have a separate gold account really drives the price back up again. Sony is way ahead here - most games are now coming out digital on day one, and you get to install no questions asked to two PS3s. It used to be 5, they might raise it back up again. And no gold tax per account.
I think they're going to end up matching whatever the other does when it comes to used games, installs, etc. So it won't be a differentiating factor between the two. But that XBL gold tax may make it or break it for multi-console houses.