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#1 Posted by caesius6 (188 posts) -
@somejerk said:

And that it's would be another unexplainable piece of desperate insanity from Microsoft if they were to do this.

Yes, bolstering first party studios and IP's is now always and forever an act of desperation. I suppose they were desperate when they purchased Rare, Lionhead, and formed Black Tusk as well?

By that measure, I suppose Sony was desperate when they secured rights to Insomniac titles and purchased Naughty Dog.

Just because they are "behind in sales" doesn't automatically make every investment an act of desperation. Obviously any company behind will want to do what they can to catch up and/or be in the lead.

#2 Posted by caesius6 (188 posts) -

@vucubcaquix: How is Gamepad support for a game they didn't create suddenly their problem? If they own the IP, then yes, it will be on them. Right now? No.

#3 Edited by caesius6 (188 posts) -

@hatking: Once you get used to it, you begin to miss the little things when you play on something that doesn't have a Kinect. There was a certain "wow" factor to being in the lobby for a Titanfall match, remembering I needed to preorder Destiny and being able to say "Xbox, Bing --- Destiny -- Prepurchase --" etc, then "Xbox, Go To Titanfall," and be back in time for the match.

#4 Edited by caesius6 (188 posts) -

First off, great time to jump in - The October update (just got in the preview) is huge and streamlines many things about the system (details on Major Nelson's blog). As for the Kinect, it depends on your style. The voice commands work well, and it's nifty to use it to control your television and navigation, turning the xbox on/off, etc.

If you plan to use the fitness and enjoy games like Dance Central, it might be worth it for you - rather than paying more later. It's also great if you want to broadcast on twitch, or to chat without a headset, use skype, etc (gold members get I believe 100 mins of skype calling [skype to phone] a month I believe).

Theres the auto sign in, IR blaster, and other things that make your experience just a little more convenient that it's nice to have. With Cortana rumored to be making her way over, the Kinect might get some much needed love soon, but none of us are privy to any of that information.

If you can test a properly calibrated Kinect out then definitely do so (any friends have one?). Otherwise, I would do some research about the capabilities, preferably from owners of the device, and see if it's useful for you. People on the X1 subreddit ask this question a lot and get honest answers, so searching for threads there might be a good start, or conclusion, to your research. Do not feel obligated though, the system, especially with the upcoming October update, is very operational without it.

I would definitely suggest giving the Smartglass app (or beta app if you have a WP or Android) a download either way.

#5 Posted by caesius6 (188 posts) -

@branthog said:

@everettescott said:

@branthog said:

So on my XB1, I get a game they already sold me a couple months ago and on the 360, I get a four year old Halo game that I bought four years ago and then Monaco -- a decent game that is hard to keep track of on the screen with multiple players and that is impossible to play with randoms, because everyone just races through the map and triggers everything off.

Meh.

Seems like a 'you' problem, no?

What a remarkable contribution!

I sure hope you're not valuing your original post as a "remarkable contribution" either.

#6 Posted by caesius6 (188 posts) -

@corruptedevil: "Essentially speech to text?" What it's worth to any given individual is their own decision, but that's just an poor attempt at generalizing what the Kinect does.

#7 Posted by caesius6 (188 posts) -

@ntm: Did you calibrate it correctly? Did you use it as intended and as it needs to be used? What you're saying seems like the equivalent of calling a toaster worthless because it can't do what the blender can do.

I understand your opinion of not wanting one, not liking one, not needing one, etc., but to say it doesn't work and is a "terrible device" and "inconvenient" is just pretty much plain incorrect. If someone can get from A to D in just a few words, skipping B and C, then it's anything but inconvenient.

To each his own.

#8 Edited by caesius6 (188 posts) -

@substance_d: That is the point.

It's actually incredible the amount of people that don't understand this, and are mad that it's not the same price. Cost of production and everything aside, bundles are cheaper because they're bundles. There's a positive to buying them that way. If you decide you don't want part of it now, then in the future do, you shouldn't expect to pay the same. The existence of the bundle is even pointless at that point.

#9 Edited by caesius6 (188 posts) -

@spraynardtatum said:

@theacidskull said:

So when PS4 does it, it's fine, but when Xbox One does it it's horrible? Yeah no.

It's sad that people won't be able to play this, but it's also sad that I and many other Xbox One owners won't get to play Last Of Us, Bloodborne, Uncharted, God of War, and etc.

Being sad is fine, but this is a bit ridiculous.

Jesus Christ! Why is everyone saying this! No! What planet are you living on!? Stop trying to spin this into some fake console war thing.

Halo, Gears, Killer Instinct, Forza, Fusion Frenzy, Dead Rising, Quantum Break, Project Spark yada yada yada! People didn't flip shits over those games either!

This specifically has to do with Tomb Raider being announced and then later de-announced (real word) for PS4.

Apples and Oranges.

The Fusion Frenzy add... priceless. Also yeah, It about the IP being on all platforms and shifting to only one. Its cutting of the people who are fans of the first one and spinning it into a marketing ploy for MS. Most (if not all) other platform exclusive IPs start on one platform and open up to others later and to a broader audience.

No it's not. The same thing happened with Cuphead, and Scalebound during E3. Please, enough with the skirting around the bullshit that fanboys spit out.