So many are beating down on X1 for wrapping so tight around the TV, but I like it precisely for that.
1. If xbox can beat the inconvenience of multiple remotes - great!
Here, its all about performance. If Kinect 2 works the way Apple interfaces just work, then MS really will own the living room. I would be willing to pay ridiculous money for a TV interface box that also streams movies, plays games, and sells me shit.
2. I can play games on just about every other computing device I have: phone, pc, ipad.
I use the console less and less for gaming, as I am sure many do as well. I dont watch TV programs almost at all. In fact, I found myself wondering whether I need to have a TV at all or whether I need to move it from its central place in the living room. So MS is right to position xbox as an essential TV accessory that will make the TV easier to use and will attract people to actually use their TVs period. Networks and cable companies should be kissing MS' money-covered feet.
That's what I took away from the "Reveal". The TV is a dying concept, Xbox will give it One more chance to live.