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What was the whole point of Kinect 2?

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I liked the features that came with Kinect 2.

  • UI Navigation with Hand Gestures
  • Voice Commands
  • Identity Recognition
  • Controller recognition
These features made the Xbox stand out over PS4. (None has still the games that make me buy one - X360 is still good enough)

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Porcupine_I said:
oniyide said:

that would have been insane.

I know. I said i wanted them to do it, i didn't say i like microsoft.


ah i gotcha. I have no love lost with the xbox divistion but i wouldnt want them to go out like that.



The point was to enhance the system as an all round entertainment device. I wish people would realise there's more to life than games.



DanRybacki said:
The point was to enhance the system as an all round entertainment device. I wish people would realise there's more to life than games.


people do realize. which is why they have OTHER devices to take care of their needs.



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Based on the early marketing it felt like Xbox division at that time felt a bit embarrassed to "just" be a video game console. There was a lot of emphasis on multi-media and remember television type integration. They spent big money on some NFL deal and looked like would have a television division with content similar to what Netflix does with "House of Cards".

The idea was a blue ocean strategy of getting non gamers as much as gamers to buy into it. They panicked after the massive wave of negative PR at unveiling and E3 to strip DRM components and then the Kinect was seen as more of an albatross than a selling feature with PS4 out selling them all over.

It is sort of amazing how different the X1 is now compared to its initial showing two years ago.



Augen said:
Based on the early marketing it felt like Xbox division at that time felt a bit embarrassed to "just" be a video game console. There was a lot of emphasis on multi-media and remember television type integration. They spent big money on some NFL deal and looked like would have a television division with content similar to what Netflix does with "House of Cards".

The idea was a blue ocean strategy of getting non gamers as much as gamers to buy into it. They panicked after the massive wave of negative PR at unveiling and E3 to strip DRM components and then the Kinect was seen as more of an albatross than a selling feature with PS4 out selling them all over.

It is sort of amazing how different the X1 is now compared to its initial showing two years ago.


^ whats ironic is that I can see Sony doing the same thing.

Playstation Plus subscriptions comeing with TV shows/movies/tv channels.

 

And because Sony already have their own tv and movie productions , I could see it working out pretty well for them.

I actually belive thats the future for Sony. They grow the playstation plus subscription, to not just be consols, but also tv entertainment like netflix does.

 

The reason its ironic is because microsoft announced the xbox one as a multi media device, but they end up just dumping those aspects of it.

Meanwhile playstation that was announces as just a gameing system, will end up with better multi media services (im predicting).



JRPGfan said:
Augen said:
Based on the early marketing it felt like Xbox division at that time felt a bit embarrassed to "just" be a video game console. There was a lot of emphasis on multi-media and remember television type integration. They spent big money on some NFL deal and looked like would have a television division with content similar to what Netflix does with "House of Cards".

The idea was a blue ocean strategy of getting non gamers as much as gamers to buy into it. They panicked after the massive wave of negative PR at unveiling and E3 to strip DRM components and then the Kinect was seen as more of an albatross than a selling feature with PS4 out selling them all over.

It is sort of amazing how different the X1 is now compared to its initial showing two years ago.


^ whats ironic is that I can see Sony doing the same thing.

Playstation Plus subscriptions comeing with TV shows/movies/tv channels.

 

And because Sony already have their own tv and movie productions , I could see it working out pretty well for them.

I actually belive thats the future for Sony. They grow the playstation plus subscription, to not just be consols, but also tv entertainment like netflix does.

 

The reason its ironic is because microsoft announced the xbox one as a multi media device, but they end up just dumping those aspects of it.

Meanwhile playstation that was announces as just a gameing system, will end up with better multi media services (im predicting).

Sony just knows what they are doing really. They know the PS4 is a console FIRST and FOREMOST anything else could be added in or enchanced as time goes on. What MS tried to do was the opposite cram those features on us and put games on the back burner. I would say hindsight is 20/20 but that was just a dumb way to do it.



Nighthawk117 said:
SjOne said:
Because why would Microsoft drop a successor to the fastest selling electronic entertainment device


Only if they realized that the 24 million units sold were all purchased by fanboys who bought it on blind loyalty, and it was destined to fail once the novelty wore off, which it did, sometime in 2011/2012.


They Kinect games also sold considerable well, not to mention it worked with the OS. They couldn't come so far and just drop support in its successor. That's like Wii U dropping support for Wiimote 



"That's like Wii U dropping support for Wiimote"

^ im salty about that. WTF was nintendo thinking?

Wiimote nunchucks > gamepad by insane amounts.

Resident evil 4 with Wiimote = awesome.