Quote:LMAO, yeah, sure the "real world". The post below is an exemple of an opinion, though supporting. The "real world" also includes those are paid to chant the same few thoughts over & over. Often these align with the employer's own "our product is better because......" bullet points.
Is all the dire hand wringing over MS's approach warrented? Who knows. In fact nobody knows until the product is brought to market & we see how it's implemented.
What is known in the "real world" all (repeat that) all services are moving to the cloud............which means to access them you'll need connectivity. Notice content providers like Comcast are moving away from set top boxes.........to the cloud. Software? Cloud. The list is long and only going to get longer. Soon enough about the only thing you'll be able to do without being connected is take the afore mentioned dump (though as I pointed out some choose to remain connected even then).
The exact same goes for physical interfaces they are going away. Hence the kinect & all it supposed to do with the Xbox One.
Folks can "wah...wah....wah, my ba-gina hurts" all they want but those are the facts, period. At this juncture MS looks like it is indeed bringing next generation features to the console. Cloud calculations, family sharing, multi-media................ Apparently Sony's idea of "next generation" is simply a faster box with the same old chit.
It all depends on the final implementation but MS seems to be much more forward looking at this point, at least they're willing to make the attempt.
Quote:All good points & this one seems like a no brainer. I mean I have voice commands for damn near everything in my car................doesn't mean I have to use them, I can choose not to (still not a fan of talking to the Xbox )
Quote:Yep, same as someone can't seem to grasp that as we go forward you'll actually "own" (by your definition) less & less when it comes to software. Office suite? Nope. Last comp that came with a physical disk? Ask the publishing industry how many physical books they sell. Adobe just moved Photoshop to subscription. As more & more content goes to cloud based services there will be less & less physical ownership, it will be a license model.
This ain't MS's brainchild & a few whiny gamers ain't going to change it.
And really the "everyone on the planet" is up in arms rubbish is funny, getting stale, but funny.
Edited by Bailey151 - 6/13/13 at 10:37am