Let's pretend, for a moment, that the Kinect spying issue did not exist.

#1Sir_BadassPosted 8/5/2013 8:18:41 PM
Assuming everything else is the same, i.e. it always has to be on, the cost and the games are still the same, no Kinectless model exists, etc. Is the Xbone improved by the existence of Kinect?
#2METALINGUS5150Posted 8/5/2013 8:19:18 PM
no
#3Laylow12Posted 8/5/2013 8:25:41 PM
It's not for games. It's to capture your data to sell to third parties to enrich Microsofts pockets. Gamers have been begging for them to get rid of the thing, but that isn't in the best interest of Microsoft, so it's mandatory.

Source:

http://www.oxm.co.uk/57592/xbox-one-is-built-for-advertising-but-microsoft-will-protect-the-user-from-any-sort-of-abuse/

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#4doc1369Posted 8/5/2013 8:26:05 PM
If we are playing make believe, why not make the Xbox One a robot girlfriend?
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#5SilentS89Posted 8/5/2013 10:29:40 PM(edited)
I still wouldn't want a Kinect even if it didn't spy on me.
#6TMOGPosted 8/5/2013 10:30:43 PM
No. The first Kinect was gimmicky trash that didn't work right and just overcomplicated simple tasks, and the Kinect 2 is no different.
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#7HiddenRoarPosted 8/5/2013 10:37:58 PM
People who say the kinnect isn't so bad are probably the same people who bash Nintendo for being gimmicky.

With games like Ryse, might as well call this the GimmickBox ONE.
#8ImThe8thWonderPosted 8/5/2013 10:42:12 PM
SilentS89 posted...
I still wouldn't want a Kinect even if it didn't spy on me.


This.

I don't want to move around or use voice commands. I want to play games in the comfortable and standard way. Even worse, I don't want to pay an extra $100 dollars for something I don't want and will never use other than as a voice-controlled power button.
#9_Sovereign_Posted 8/6/2013 8:57:33 AM
METALINGUS5150 posted...
no

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#10IronSasquatchPosted 8/6/2013 9:17:58 AM
I tend to agree with what most people in here have said. I don't have a problem with any perceived or real spying issues. I have a laptop and phone, so obviously that doesn't bother me. My problem is that I don't enjoy using the Kinect and don't want to be forced to use it to get the most out of games. And with it being mandatory, you know a ton more developers are going to utilize it this time around.
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