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    Xbox One Will STILL Function if Kinect Isn't Plugged In.

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/...about-xbox-one

    Confirmed by Marc Whitten.

    WHITTEN: Xbox One is designed to work with Kinect plugged in. It makes gaming better in many ways – from the ability to say “Xbox On” and get right to your personalized homescreen, to the ability to control your TV through voice, Smartglass and more. Kinect allows you to search for your content, instantly move between games and your personalized dash and more with just your voice. Kinect helps you pick up and play by automatically knowing which controller you have in your hands. No more need to interrupt your friends game or navigate through multiple UI screens to sign in and tell the system which controller you are holding. It will even bind the controller to the console if its currently unbound – no searching for special buttons! Of course – these are just a few of the system wide benefits of having Kinect. Games use Kinect in a variety of amazing ways from adding voice to control your squad mates to adding lean and other simple controls beyond the controller to full immersive gameplay. That said, like online, the console will still function if Kinect isn’t plugged in, although you won’t be able to use any feature or experience that explicitly uses the sensor.

    Update
    From MS PR (Albert Penello), posted on GAF:

    We still believe in Kinect. We aren’t interested in splitting the development base. The more demos I’ve seen, the more I’ve used it – the more impressed I am. The team feels strongly about Kinect, and I hope we’re able to prove that when you use it.

    We also have a ton of privacy settings to allow people to turn off the camera, or microphones, or put it in a state just for “Xbox On” and IR blasting – there will be a lot of user control for that.

    The thing we all understood, and hence this change, is that there are some scenarios where people just may not be comfortable. We wanted people to be 100% comfortable, so we allow the sensor to be unplugged. And clearly the “it dropped” scenario is possible.

    The most obvious thing is watching a DVD/BD, or streaming a movie, or HDMI pass-through, your experience isn’t impacted (except you miss voice and IR blasting)

    There is no “gotcha”, but obviously, if there is a game that REQUIRES Kinect (like Rivals), or something where Kinect IS the experience (like Skype), those won’t work.

    That said, for people who have privacy concerns there are user control settings, which we believe are great.
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    Up next 399.99 without kinect. 499.99 with kinect
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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Microsoft is proving that I am awesome. I said it was going to be like this a while back. /takes a bow again. You're welcome.
    I'm going to thank Edward Snowden, with all due respect.

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    What's next, a touchpad controller? Or are they going to rename it to the "X-Station"?

    Slowly but surely, they're becoming a console people can buy without the BS.

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    I don't understand why they couldn't have confirmed this earlier?

    Sounds to me like it wasn't always this way and they changed their decision recently. Nonetheless, good decision!

    It was odd that they were requiring something separate to be plugged-in regardless of if it was being used or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sainraja View Post
    Why couldn't they confirm this earlier?

    Sounds to me like it wasn't always this way and they changed their decision recently. Nonetheless, good decision! It was odd that they were requiring something separate to be plugged-in regardless of it was being used or not.
    I confirmed it earlier.




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    I confirmed it earlier.
    You did, that you did. Do you secretly work for Microsoft?
    Last edited by sainraja; 08-12-2013 at 22:49.

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    I think such news would definitely sway some of those on the fence. Isn't it too late though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sainraja View Post
    You did, that you did. Do you secretly work for Microsoft?
    Apparently so. But only after E3 - where they started righting the ship.


    Xbox fans don't even know who they have. He's the hero Xbox deserves, yet they reject him because he's not the one they need right now. Because he's not a hero - he's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight - someone to F34R!

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    LOL did fear really go there saying awesome as if they did something meaningful from the start oh wait.... It took them 3 attempts by hitting reverse and still haven't passed the FCC... some of yall aren't getting the x1 on launch lol. I hope yall do though.
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    Never believed it would end up being any different. Now on to the next thing to $#@! about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    Never believed it would end up being any different. Now on to the next thing to $#@! about.
    You almost sound mad at this news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    Never believed it would end up being any different. Now on to the next thing to $#@! about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Is there anything left? Post a list and I'll complain in an order of importance.
    Price.

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    Talk about 180. Now even Kinect is mandatory anymore.
    So much changes so close to launch. I know I won't get many positive replies from this but I honestly think that MS doesn't have grip on the situation at all and this shows that MS has no confidence in their product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mael Duin View Post
    Talk about 180. Now even Kinect is mandatory anymore.
    So much changes so close to launch. I know I won't get many positive replies from this but I honestly think that MS doesn't have grip on the situation at all and this shows that MS has no confidence in their product.
    Maybe.

    But even if you're right - that they're blindly stabbing in the dark about these decisions - as some sort of kneejerk reactions, they're at least jerking correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    You almost sound mad at this news.
    lol..nope. Either way i was getting kinect whether it was included or not. I never believed that it would end up being mandatory for the console to function. I get why MS is pushing the technology but i'm sure that those that had a problem with it always being connected will move on to the next thing.

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    Ok thats a good thing. So now why wont MS provide a $399 sku without Kinect? Why make people pay $100 more for something they dont want and now dont even need?

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    Hey x2 Thank ps fans for this one, hopefully we'll keep $#@!ing and they'll drop the price... you welcome

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    There will be a xbox-one without kinect. It's coming. I got a feeling this cam might be more expensive than the first as a stand alone, so they want to sell as many as possible early on.

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    Of course it's going to function without kinect. People actually thought it wouldn't?


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    This has officially become the Xbox One Eighty - Its starting to seem like they didnt "get" who they were trying to sell the console too.

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    Maybe MS will pull the same stunt as they did with 360. Console with and without hard drive. Eventually you needed to have HDD but at least in the beginning it didn't hurt the walled so much.
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