Wii-hash?

Posted by Jayzilla (2555 posts) -

So the Microsoft press conference left me scratching my head. Between what appears to me to be the indoctrination of children at a young age to love virtual animals as much as real ones, and the uncanny almost copy-cat like presentation of the Kinect as Wii for your 360, I am at a loss for words. Why wasn't this thing aimed at the people who have supprted MS's consoles for the last 10 years? Are we really interested in paying $100-150 for Kinect and $50-60 for what amount to Wii games in look and feel? I for one, am not.  
 
I may seem delusional here, but this is what I took away from the Kinectimals presentation(the one with the too-cute-for-words child actor and the tiger): Children that are at the age that they are aiming this at, have not developed enough emotionally to differentiate a virtual pet from a real one. They will give the same amount of affection to something that isn't real, and I think this is exactly what microsoft wants. They want these children dependent on their systems. Scares me to no end really.

#1 Posted by Jayzilla (2555 posts) -

So the Microsoft press conference left me scratching my head. Between what appears to me to be the indoctrination of children at a young age to love virtual animals as much as real ones, and the uncanny almost copy-cat like presentation of the Kinect as Wii for your 360, I am at a loss for words. Why wasn't this thing aimed at the people who have supprted MS's consoles for the last 10 years? Are we really interested in paying $100-150 for Kinect and $50-60 for what amount to Wii games in look and feel? I for one, am not.  
 
I may seem delusional here, but this is what I took away from the Kinectimals presentation(the one with the too-cute-for-words child actor and the tiger): Children that are at the age that they are aiming this at, have not developed enough emotionally to differentiate a virtual pet from a real one. They will give the same amount of affection to something that isn't real, and I think this is exactly what microsoft wants. They want these children dependent on their systems. Scares me to no end really.

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