@alex: Do you think MS maybe doing too big of a gamble since they are obviously trying to make the X-Bone (thank you @ryan) into this a Apple TV/Roku Box that also plays games.
It almost seems to me that the whole was a last minute planning kinda thing. I really don't think MS were in any way ready to unveil the new xbox. I seriously think that the PS4 event. I mean just the fact that they had to say it will have Call of Duty just seals it in my eyes. E3 should be a better indication to where the company wants to go, even though I know fully well where they want to go.
My initial reaction to this poll was..."Really, what kind of concipiracy theory loon do you think I am, it is a video game device for crying out loud. Get over yourself." Then I moseyed on over to ign and found a link to this article...
Wow...is all I have to say. The fact that Microsoft is even thinking about this enough to patent it is mind-boggling.
There was a whole other thread regarding patents and stuff like that.
Just because they patented it means jackshit.
It's just another way of earning money in case some other company decides to do it.
It still shows the direction they want to take. On any case I don't think it's far fetched to see Sony doing the same sort of thing considering they also have a camera functionality on the PS4 and they also have a whole movie division.
Has it been confirmed that you'll have to "Kinect" (UGH...what a bad pun) the Kinect to the box?