Xbox One will work without Kinect, gamepad to support PCs in 2014

By Scorpus
Aug 13, 2013
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  1. Microsoft seems to be making a habit of completely reversing decisions and statements surrounding their upcoming Xbox One console. After notably dropping the unpopular online check-in requirement and used game restrictions, now the company is saying the console will operate...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,526   +829

    At this point, microsoft might consider all games features that require the kinect. You never know with them. Although its slowly getting easier to see the one as a useable console, im not buying supporting a product that was so flawed to begin with.
    wastedkill likes this.
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,729   +1,093

    Hopefully people believe now that Microsoft didn't really plan on using the Kinect to hack into living rooms to watch slack-jawed gamers stare at their television.
    RenGood08 likes this.
  4. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Guru Posts: 735   +259

    I guess that management shuffle worked out better than expected...
  5. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    It was obviously flawed to begin with plus who wants to go with a company that have lied+screwed over their customers? Microsoft isn't the better company for thinking with their wallets I mean come on they wouldn't be like "oh our customers want this lets put in it" they are like "oh customers want this in lets tell them they dont need it"
  6. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 954   +193

    Funny how easily people forget Sony's completely botched hacking catastrophe and everything that went down with geohot. I would trust MS over Sony any day of the week. Do you REALLY believe that Sony isn't thinking with their wallets? Give me a break!
    Uvindu, customcarvin and m4a4 like this.
  7. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    Did you forget how easy it is to hack? pentagon hacked US military hacked... seriously stop thinking it takes 3 simple steps to prevent yourself from being hacked and I know what sony did but atleast they are thinking of their customers as well lol microsoft are only thinking about money thats it.

    I'm pretty sure a 12yr old also hacked the pentagon so please dont think a company can be completely secure as they aren't and never will be!
  8. SumthinSacred

    SumthinSacred TS Rookie

    The ONLY reason why Microsoft had to conform to the consumers demands was that no one was going to buy the xbox one. Only because they realized people were voting with their money that the xbox one was **** did they change. Neither company (microsoft or sony) would release a new console that's supposed to be their best console into the public knowing that it wouldn't turn a profit.
    wastedkill likes this.
  9. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +112

    If Microsoft was the better company, they would have addressed consumer ideas and problems BEFORE they made the XboxOne and then none of this would have happened. As with Win8, Microsoft thought they knew better than what the typical customer wanted and came back and bit them on the ***.
    wastedkill likes this.
  10. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    Then blamed it on the companies like Dell, HP etc. they are pathetic!
  11. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 185   +13

    I'm still deciding whether if this would be something worth the investment. I mean I'd rather have a 360. I don't care about the latest and greatest. I care about whats going to work good. I mean it may look nice, doesn't mean it's going to be as good or better than the 360. It's like the iPhone line. They keep putting out new releases when they all look alike! maybe a little thinner and smaller the newer they get. Its ridiculous really. If something is working good in the market, just do a couple upgrades to it. Don't redesign it and make it totally new.
    Darkshadoe likes this.
  12. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,526   +829

    Honestly all this thread has turned into now is a fanboy war, I was stating facts and common sense opinions (such as the xbox one being flawed to begin with) and people still deny them.
    Whatever. If I get a console its going to be a PS4 because they actually know and care about what their fanbase wants, and thats simply gaming. They also arent trying to pocket my money after I buy used games and trying to monitor my console continually.

    EDIT: I might also add that I didnt deny sony thought with their wallets. Every successful company thinks with their wallets. Sony just does the most basic thing every company should do, listen to their consumer base before making decisions.
  13. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    Dont forget its $100 cheaper haha
    ikesmasher likes this.
  14. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,888   +644

    All I have to to say is "THANK F*CK!" now only one more step Microsoft, a package without the Kinect (and lower price of course) and your onto a winner!
  15. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    xbox 360 vs xbox one = xbox one winner but xbox one vs ps4 = ps4 winner its more powerful, cheaper, didn't screw over their customers and you get free games!
  16. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,888   +644

    Don't worry man I agree with ya! I don't plan on actually buying anything Xbox anymore after the 360, it served me well but its been extremely crap for the last 2 years, I'm PS4 all the way at the moment unless Microsoft suddenly go back to the old Xbox days, hell I'm purchasing my first PS3 in a week!
  17. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Booster Posts: 159   +41

    How long until Microsoft offers an Xbox One at retail that does not include a Kinect and they drop the price $100 to match the PS4 price?
  18. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    The NSA are probably paying microsoft big cash to get customers keep it so they can see what your doing.
  19. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 806   +270

    They can't see much with Kinect. If you are using it, you are probably playing games, not plotting another 9-11 or some ****.
    spectrenad likes this.
  20. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    Still it wouldn't surprise me specially when its microsoft that lie to you and everybody then work with the NSA to give all your non-encrypted&encrypted stuff whilst helping un-encrypt your encrypted stuff :) Plus you never know someone could be plotting something and it could get caught by the kinect which the NSA would very much abuse.

    Microsoft and the NSA are like 2 lovers they love each other soo much they start giving each other stuff then screwing over others whilst telling them they aren't doing just that.
  21. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +90

    I wonder what the trade in value of the kinect sensor is going to be?
  22. SirGCal

    SirGCal TS Maniac Posts: 365   +136

    News update: Microsoft lost all backbone! "We stand firm! That is, until the public doesn't like it... then we backup and squirm..."

    I wasn't an Xbox fan before, I sure as heck am not now. I don't care if they backed out of so many of the items that we really disliked about it. They still tried to screw everyone first, then backed up. In this case the backup was a good thing but, I'm still not going to support em. Just no need. The PS4 (actually my PC) will be more then plenty.
  23. Ok yeah your going to trust them still over sony! Im shocked truley, its like going out on a 2nd date with someone who tried to rape you on the 1st. Your going to get what you desrve.
  24. Dont forget on xbone your fancy bluetooth headphones wont work because they want you to spend even more money. Also the update to remove nazi settings will cost you $59
  25. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Why does it take so long to get working drivers? There hasn't been a button layout change, there's no increased/removed buttons, there's no other axis... there is only a couple extra vibration motors. It should take an hour at most to hack the drivers to work via micro USB, and a couple more weeks I guess to include the extra vibration support. It's not even wireless at this stage!

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