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They never supported that fuckin thing. Making you buy it isn't the same as supporting it. You want the kinect to catch on? Well you have to make fun games for it.
Lots of fun games.
Not 2 fun games, lots of games.
Navigating on the xbox 360 with my Kinect was never fun or an improvement over the controller so why would I use that? The only cool thing I used my Kinect for was pausing/playing movies on Netflix. "XBOX PAUSE"
Also I don't blame Microsoft for making sound changes to the way they are selling the xbox one. It is full of spiders and the spiders are on fire, plus it's more expensive than it's competitor. Make those changes, sell more units.
Have you guys seen that Hero Cat video? That shit is bananas!
I still don't like it.
The backlash to this takeover isn't baseless. there are legit reasons why people did not react well to suddenly having the words "social platform" forced into their indie virtual reality device by a soulless mega corp.
However I do feel like a lot of the anti-backlash is not sincere. I feel that white-knighting unpopular corporate moves and mergers has become a new form of trolling.
There is a reason why folks feel like large companies are out to exploit them, and that is because it is historically and intrinsically true.
Facebook is suck. Die Facebook.
(hit me up on facebook if you want to argue some more)
It's in situations like these that I feel completely outside the gaming nerd community. I don't use FB heavily but the hate (and love for Twitter) has always been a weird nerd-specific thing that I've just never understood. *peels out on his Harley and tells Hot Babe to hold on tight- zooms off to hit the club and pop bottles in tha VIP*
got some news for you brother if you are reading, posting and paying to support Giantbomb you are a nerd.
Well, not jumping for joy here but preemptively screaming that the sky is falling is silly too. See what happens, I guess.
They wouldn't buy the thing if they didn't see it as a way to further their ad-revenue based business model.
They will make it another delivery method for Facebook. Want to escape into a virtual world? Well your cousin that won't stop posting status updates about his band is coming with you.
Or maybe you get your unit cheaper because it will be full of ads.
I am reactioning for sure bro.
A lot of people being super reactionary about this right out of the gate...I'm not so cynical. For VR to really take off and make a meaningful leap into mainstream acceptance, it would need to attain a certain critical mass for developing for it to be worthwhile for a broader range of companies. Facebook could potentially be a company that has the level of reach to hasten the acceptance of this tech.
Worst case scenario? Sure they fuck up something promising, or somehow lock off or hinder the ability for games to use it (why would they?). Better case scenario? A massive flood of interest in VR and potentially bringing in a whole new crowd of people trying out games for their new piece of hardware. Color me optimistic.