GS News - Xbox One Kinect to stay, Activision calls out immaturity

Microsoft still believe in the Kinect and are reversing their indie policy, Activision sick of “immature, whiny a**holes” abusing Call of Duty devs

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MS_Sony
MS_Sony

I believe the kinect 2 should be kept mandatory with every Xbox One. The Kinect 2 is essential in bringing everything about the gaming experience to life. Everyone said they would pay the $500 for the Xbox One without the Kinect 2 which means little features and M$ pulling away with over $250 in profits from each Xbox One console and maybe even more since M$ has said that the kinect 2 cost the same to make as the Xbox One console itself. The Kinect 2 is not a gimmick anymore and is a serious piece of technology that is very powerful. The phobia some people have that the government is spying on them is completely ludicrous. They do not have the to waste there time spying on every individual who has a kinect. M$ has also stated the Kinect 2 can be switched off and it is optional to use. They are not forcing you to use the kinect, but they are including it in every box to ensure that everyone has one so developers can do some real fascinating things this time around with voice recognition and motion gaming. I for one welcome the kinect with open arms and I am willing to give it a try since the kinect has matured into something that I can appreciate having.

TEFUKAM
TEFUKAM

Fuck this comercials

Zeratul199
Zeratul199

She didn't mention dragon age: inquisition? 

DaSlyOne
DaSlyOne

I say, get rid of the Kinect connection requirement. It's fine if they want to ship it with every XBox One, just give the consumer the option to connect it or not.  Until the requirement is gone, I won't be getting an XBox One. 

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Hahaha don't milk a well loved franchise into the ground and then come to a conference and boast about fish that move when you go near them. And they call us immature? Coming from the ones having a tantrum.

Didn't particularly enjoy Mass Effect 2 won't be playing 3 for a while if at all and that means I will be taking a good long look at the new game before I buy it.

CheckeredPecker
CheckeredPecker

WOW The Witcher 3 looked awesome in this video. You did too Jess ;)

AnointedSword
AnointedSword

lol Maybe you guys should tune into the real world and see what Obama is doing to this country. Watch what you say on the phones; I heard they record everything!

Tomowookiee123
Tomowookiee123

fact 1: you cannot hear me so how can i sound moronic? Fact 2 : I WOULD HAVE BOUGHT AN XBBOX ONE HAD MICROSOFT NOT HAVE LUMPED IT WITH THEIR GIMMICKY KINECT SHIT!!!!!!!! Hence if you want an xbox one you (or anyone for that matter) will have to pay more and be stuck with useless kinect feature. It is my personal opinion that this is unnecessary and just greedy on their part and that has influenced my decision FLYINGDOUCHEBAG3  so fuckin deal with it clown!!

OhHalono
OhHalono

I have no reason to trust any powerful agency to use technology responsibly.   I have always been an XBoX guy, because I love Halo.  The mandatory Kinect has given me a reason to switch over to PlayStation and/or Steam.

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

i will say Activision didn't have a problem w/the idiots that populate their online community until they turned on the company. these idiots have been around forever. now it's a problem because they told some programmer to die somewhere. if Activision really wants to get annoyed they should try playing their own games online and meet some of the inbred morons on their servers. 

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

the whiney ppl who suck but are denial or spam all day and talk so much crap because they're hidden behind a headset online are usually the worst part of any online gaming experience. shout out to Activision for calling them out. 

ppl are usually the worst part of most things sadly haha. take this dude below me for instance. where do these ppl come from? i swear ppl should have to take a class or get a license before being able to have kids. maybe that would help keep the level of idiots running around to a minimum. 

broly180
broly180

XBOX ONE SPY ON YOU PEOPLE ALL KNOW NOTHING FROM GOVS AND NSAS....XBOX ONE NOT WIN AND PS4 WILL WIN .......XBOX ONE SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!

Revl8n
Revl8n

Xbox DOA - 10 times more bullshit than the previous version.

Why should COD developers be treated any differently than player behavior they cultivate in their own game?

EA  will not compete with Witcher 3.  They can not even compete with Bioware (R.I.P.) games.

spoogan
spoogan

lol "activision calls out immature, whiny a******s"... isn't that the majority of Call of Duty players? LOL jk


barkingschnitzl
barkingschnitzl

I've been using this site since 1995 and I have seen a lot of things come and go. I have nothing against Microsoft, but the fact that they are so unsure about what to do with their new console makes me feel like it's not going to be anything more than something I would enjoy slam dunking into a dumpster. This next generation took a long time to get here and I haven't really seen anything that makes me want to spend the time or my money on it. The first Xbox was killer, I still play mine today but when I think about all the games consoles I've owned over the years, nobody out there had been as solid as Sony. I'm not your average gamer by any means, but I have had some of the most memorable experiences on the PS3, period. I realize there are some new challenges for these companies to try and overcome, but hell, we have all been waiting for the next gen for a long time and I think as a company you should at least stand behind your product and make me want to buy it. It's 2013, Halo's done, what can you offer to not only your diehard fans, but to this next generation?

rrjjmmcc
rrjjmmcc

"The telescreen recieved and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live- did live, from habit that became instinct- in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized." -1984, Chapter 1

WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. KINECT IS... ripped from the pages of 1984.  Maybe George Orwell's heirs can sue.

LeeMSF
LeeMSF

love that lipstick...and fuck xbox, ps all the way

trffinal
trffinal

SayNoToBuyTheSpyingXbox

Microsoft has spy on us all since the first Windows Microsoft is team up with NSA and the C.I.A fackbook only to spy on us all and now we see the big move to spy on kids 24/7 in all ppl house i will never buy this to give away some of my last freedom

Sidrat2012
Sidrat2012

I demand an AM and Evening session of Jess McDonell for the smile is awesome and you can never have too much of a good thing.

Stabba_The_Kutt
Stabba_The_Kutt

What's with the audio quality? Even with the volume jacked up, I could barely understand what Jess is saying. Sounds like there's a pillow over her microphone.

billnye69
billnye69

Whiny immature assholes play CoD.......what, no....really. I don't believe that...not for......blah ahahahahahah.....couldn't get through that with a straight face. ><

maitkarro
maitkarro

Great news, and hope it doesn't get weird.

RS13
RS13

The Kinect 2.0 is 10 times more more powerful than the original?  Sounds exciting.  But here's better news: it's also 100 times more powerful!  Wait, maybe that's bad news . . .

Guy_Brohski
Guy_Brohski

Activision can't say shit until they ditch the decade old Quake 3 engine for their games. Incompetent bunch of crack head game developers.

Kosake
Kosake

- Xbox should optionally come without the Kinect, it would allow Micro$oft to not only lower the price point, but give gamers more control over what they do and don't have.
 -  Many CoD gamers are whining a-holes.  This is common knowledge.  Get more liberal with the ban-hammer, muting, warnings, etc and lets see how fast that changes.  Though the genre is burnt out, imo.
 - Micro$oft is constantly changing their announced policies because they know they screwed up.  Now if they'll make the Xbox One more of a gaming system than a media center, they may just gain some ground.

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

Jess I honestly don't know how you put up with some of the immature comments on here regarding you, you must have a strong will not to go off on some of these pricks.

I guess it comes with the territory of being a GS employee though, you guys take a lot of shit, even from me sometimes lol.

HammyTSquirrel
HammyTSquirrel

I think that Activision should have cracked down on this stuff a wile ago. If I made games like COD i would have cracked down on that stuff from the beginning.

SrebX
SrebX

Jess said it gets weird, now I feel bad commenting :3

IevildirkI
IevildirkI

LOL OK ACTIVISION AND CALL OF DUTY DEVS, YOU CAN LIVE, JUST STOP MAKING GAMES!

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

die in a fire lol, what a witty insult

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

I love how Activision says it's sick of gamers whining about it's devs when the only complaints I hear are about Activision as a publisher taking gamers for a ride, they bought Infinity Ward and Treyarch and completely ruined a great franchise, open you eyes Activision.

Judecca7734
Judecca7734

The great internet dilemma:  there will always be emotional, sensationalist gamers not yet mature or conscientious enough to channel their opinions into constructive criticism.  Then there will be the Dan Amrich's of the net that try to equalize the situation by fighting fire by fire.  If only there were a way to mob shame all of the trolls back under the bridge, but then, what will we have become?  No disrespect for Dan; someone had to say what he did, that's possibly the saddest part.

stan_boyd
stan_boyd

@Revl8n ha Bioware couldn't keep up with EA, neither can CD Project Red, EA makes the greatest hockey games ever, and will prob never be beat.

stan_boyd
stan_boyd

@spoogan its also the majority of all the gamers who bash call of duty players, after all only immature people can't accept the fact that someone enjoys something that they dont.

xeis-net
xeis-net

@Judecca7734 Interesting to see if X1 / PS4 network use age verification. As an "older" gamer I would appreciate locking out teenagers from multi player (mainly because I have slow old man reactions, but also because they swear a lot) ;-)

Sapphire_Lexy
Sapphire_Lexy

@stan_boyd @Revl8n 

They made good sports games, that why they should have stuck with "EA sports" and not took over every other company and making bad choices on our favorite series.

sonic6748
sonic6748

@HammyTSquirrel @mkeezay22  The same way I deal with my debt collectors, ignore them until they go away. P.S Never ever give them a current phone number lol.

_Roo_
_Roo_

@xeis-net @Judecca7734 I would like them to add a breathalyzer to the controller.  Some of the Saturday night drunks are annoying ass hats (as opposed to me I'm an entertaining drunk gamer :-)

That being said as an old fart myself I have played with many cool younger gamers.   But the immature ones should all die in a fire.

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

@xeis-net @Judecca7734 That's a great idea, when GOW first came out for 360 I would play non stop but every day I would come across 13 year olds who just wanna swear and insult other gamers, you want to tell them to shut it but don't want to sink to their level, if I could game with just adults I would play online a lot more.

Judecca7734
Judecca7734

@xeis-net @Judecca7734 That would be great!  Although, that might only deter the youngins honest enough to use their true age and I have a feeling those weren't the trouble makers to start.  MS and Sony should develop an advanced profanity screener that converts curse words to kinder alternatives.  Ex: "You mo**** fu****!" might become "You matchless falcon!"  Hilarity would ensue, fellowships would be forged, the last Metroid would be in captivity and the galaxy would be at peace.

_Roo_
_Roo_

@Judecca7734 @_Roo_ Judecca you are a genius.  I should have thought of that myself.  Now where did I put those matches?

Judecca7734
Judecca7734

@_Roo_ Haha, that's a creative solution but then you wouldn't be able to play either! 

I propose a different approach. You must be above a certain blood alcohol percentage to be allowed to play.  The rowdy drunks will tire themselves out and fall asleep, we mellow inebriated gentlemen and ladies will reign supreme and most kids won't be able to procure the booze to partake in the revelry.  I know this is agist but it's the best alcohol based solution I can think of and the fire alternative is a bit dramatic for my taste.

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

@Judecca7734 @mkeezay22 @xeis-net yeh if only companies like MS and Sony would introduce such a policy, I do find less imature young ones on my PS3 but that's only because I usually play with almost all friends on PS3.

As a 28 year old male it's hard sometimes not to go off on these little kids who would never dare say these things to me without the protection the internet gives them.