Originally Posted by yadmonkey
I love the Xbox brand, but I completely understand why people were so adamantly against Kinect based on how it was implemented in this generation. First, there was not an option not to get it. It added $100 to the price (consoles exist to provide competent gaming hardware at a low price) and then never remotely proved its worth as a gaming accessory. Voice control was implemented poorly and its ability to understand commands is downright lame compared to the vast majority of other voice interfaces (Apple, Google, Amazon, etc). Yes, Corana added a lot there, but 3 years too late.
In the end, I would have liked Kinect to succeed, but the problem wasn't the consumer. It was a bold move to require it as part of this generation, but again you have to prove it's worth as a gaming accessory and they didn't, so it ended up being a d*** move.
I also get annoyed by the "laughably lame" graphics comments from PC master race guys who can't help but flout their superiority at every opportunity. For $300 it looks damn good. What kind of PC can you get for that money? But I'm wasting my virtual breath here, because you already made it clear that anyone who disagrees with you is obviously a parrot.
Lol, man, I must've hit a nerve, huh?
The voice commands are certainly not perfect on the Xbox One, but they work fine, they work 100% better than the PS4 out of the box
I'd rather have to repeat myself a couple of times than go digging through the pile of remotes just to mute the TV or change a channel.
As for games, I think here it works great too. It's a matter of people not understanding the limitations of the hardware. I play Battlefield 4 with the Kinect all the time, it's awesome to fly a chopper around and actually be able to look around without changing where you're going. The issues arise if you have it set up in a place with too much clutter, you have to have an empty space in front of you for it to work right, most people have a coffee table in front of their couches.
It wasn't a "d*** move" considering they offered it minis Kinect within 6 months of launch. You don't want the Kinect, great, get it without.
As for the PC comments, I actually had my Xbox One before I got my PC, and when I bought the Xbox One it was $500, the PC I bought I pieced together for $350 and it ran circles around the Xbox. I'm not knocking the box, it's still an awesome deal, it's just not an awesome deal if all you're doing with it iconsolesl. My main comment was that the Ps4 and Xbox One are as near as makes no difference in gaming performance and if anyone claims otherwise they've got a knack for hyperbole.
PC's are arguably cheaper in the long run than any console anyway. Say you want better graphics on console, better be ready to dish out $500+ on the Scorpio next year (total investment up to $700+ at that point with consoles), want better graphics on PC, buy a $250 GPU and keep up with the latest consoles (Scorpio included based on reported specs).