Originally Posted by mphfrom77
Thanks for the try on the family thing, but was a little incoherent. Maybe an edit?
Also would they consider doing that with friends as immoral or illegal (or what is the term they might use)?
Seriously, is the problem that MS just hasn't figure all this out? I don't understand what the problem is with just putting out a definitive list of what there system is, what it will do and how it will work. Instead they are leading us around like a bunch of morons. What a debacle. They honestly should have kept there mouth shut until they could tell us exactly what the deal was. Is this normal behavior for a new console release.
Maybe they should just give someone like me a date for when all this info will be finalized, so I can tune out and come back when they are ready with all that info.
I am honestly not trying to be that guy. I'm truly a little frustrated...a little disappointed. I was really looking forward to the new Xbox, but...it seems to be getting to the point of me becoming alienated because of the intended vagueness.
This. Times 1,000.
For anything other than "features" like; being able to watch live TV like America did in 1952, the ability to shout at your console, and the capacity to Twit/Tweet/Twat...MS has been ridiculously elusive about everything so far, thus leading everyone to conclude that they are either;
A) Elitist a-holes out of touch with the gaming community
B) Elitists douchebags that think we're all too fragile to handle the truth
C) Elitists morons that have no idea what they're doing
D) All of the above.I vote D.
As for the "family setup," it works thusly:
10 of us can be a "family." I can play any of your games in your library, BUT while I play ANY of your games, NOBODY else can play ANY of them until I'm done. Further, you can play any of my games, but NOBODY else can play ANY games from my library until you're done. So, if you have 10 people clamoring to play your games, they may have to wait days, weeks, or even months to play. This all pretty much applies to single-player games only, as anything with MP would require everyone to have a disk. MS' stance is that "they" won't be charging you anything to play your "family's" games. What they are NOT saying is that they've left it up to developers to choose if they want to charge you to play those games for "a low, low activation fee of only $59.99." Once again, deflection.
As far as the Kinect and all the other "features" go, I keep hearing the words, "new and innovative" over and over and over again. Well, if I develop a hat that has bags of monkey urine atop it, and said hat sprays that urine directly into my eyeballs every six seconds, that is most certainly "new and innovative!" Is it useful? Not unless you have a fetish for monkey urine and blurred vision. That's the Kinect. That's "the future" for MS...Monkey urine and hats. Whee.