I tried using my Xbox One without Kinect, but it is just so cumbersome.

#11TenzhiPosted 7/15/2014 3:16:03 AM
I have no trouble with going without Kinect. However, I also don't have a burning need to record random brief game clips. If I had such a need I would be annoyed at the UI if I felt compelled to use voice commands to use the feature.
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#12EstocassassinPosted 7/15/2014 3:30:19 AM
dnmt posted...
I think this speaks more to the Xbone's poor UI than the Kinect's inherent utility.


No the Xbox Ones interface was designed with the kinect in mind
#13TenzhiPosted 7/15/2014 3:34:43 AM
Estocassassin posted...
dnmt posted...
I think this speaks more to the Xbone's poor UI than the Kinect's inherent utility.


No the Xbox Ones interface was designed with the kinect in mind


Which is a poor way to design the interface, indeed.
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#14dnmtPosted 7/15/2014 3:37:49 AM
Estocassassin posted...
dnmt posted...
I think this speaks more to the Xbone's poor UI than the Kinect's inherent utility.


No the Xbox Ones interface was designed with the kinect in mind


Yes, and it was a very poor decision.
#15EstocassassinPosted 7/15/2014 3:43:23 AM
dnmt posted...
Estocassassin posted...
dnmt posted...
I think this speaks more to the Xbone's poor UI than the Kinect's inherent utility.


No the Xbox Ones interface was designed with the kinect in mind


Yes, and it was a very poor decision.


Maybe it wasn't a great descision but at least they tried.

You act as though it cannot be changed? Did you ever see the original 360 dashboard? The 360 had 2 huge overhauls to it's interface
#16dnmtPosted 7/15/2014 5:26:16 AM(edited)
Estocassassin posted...
dnmt posted...
Estocassassin posted...
dnmt posted...
I think this speaks more to the Xbone's poor UI than the Kinect's inherent utility.


No the Xbox Ones interface was designed with the kinect in mind


Yes, and it was a very poor decision.


Maybe it wasn't a great descision but at least they tried.

You act as though it cannot be changed? Did you ever see the original 360 dashboard? The 360 had 2 huge overhauls to it's interface


Yeah, and each revision made it worse. The blades UI was by far the most convenient and all MS did after was make it more obtuse and riddled with ads.
#17TheGam3925Posted 7/15/2014 5:29:06 AM
It's just a shame the UI is so cumbersome to begin with. The 360 works fine with a controller, I don't understand how MS could have screwed it up so much on the Xbone.
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#18PrinceMedionPosted 7/15/2014 6:01:30 AM
Swan3624 posted...
For about two weeks there, I was using my Xbox One without the Kinect. It's an unnecessary power hog and adds nothing to the experience. I can do everything the Kinect can do but without the dumb voice controls.

That's what I had originally thought, at least. But I just hooked my Kinect back up to my One and I realize how necessary it is for a pleasurable user interface experience. It's true you can snap stuff, open apps, record clips, etc. without Kinect. But the way the interface is laid out, it is almost a necessity to have the Kinect for a smooth experience. Otherwise you have to go to one menu, then run around the different tiles that all look pretty much the same, then wait for it to load, then do the option...

But "Xbox Record That" and voila! It's recorded.

I really should not be so hard on Kinect. It's clear that it has been improved greatly from its Xbox 360 iteration and really is quite fun and easy to use. NSA spying be damned, I really like my Kinect now. Especially after this stint of not using it. My experience has been so much more fun now that I'm using it again!

/blogFAQs

- excerpt from Doctor Nelson Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Kinect


All this says to me is that the interface is designed horribly.
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#19gray_fox_00Posted 7/15/2014 6:02:04 AM
All I use my game consoles for right now is gaming.

I don't care about the snap stuff. My TV already does picture in picture across inputs and I've used that like once because when you're playing a game that requires focus, I really don't want a distraction right where I'm looking.

I don't care about recording gameplay clips or sharing them (goes for both systems). If I did, I'd still be using my HD capture card that I sold to my friend to record NES speed runs.

I'm not saying they're useless features on either system. They're just useless to me going by the fact that I have the ability to do all that already and only used them a few times before the novelty wore off. Having them all on once central device, one button, or on voice command makes no difference to me.

Like I said though, that's just for me. I can see that there are plenty of people that utilize the features.
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#20adonfrazPosted 7/15/2014 6:57:11 AM
The only voice command I use is "Xbox Record That". I had to send my Kinect in to be replaced so I got used to it.
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