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Old June 8th, 2013 (06:47 PM).
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Wait, how does it break privacy laws?

I've been living under a rock these last few weeks, if you couldn't tell.
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Old June 8th, 2013 (06:59 PM).
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The Kinect camera is required by the console to be constantly on, no matter what you do. It supposedly can be used to track your every move.

It can also be used supposedly to track how many people are in a room, so that when, say, you're watching the new Man of Steel or whatever, and a friend walks in the room or whatever you people with lives do, it can be used to detect that person and say "woah man. would you like to pay $8 to continue watching this movie with that loser?" and yeah
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Germany could be banning the Xbox One because apparently the new Kinect system violates privacy laws over there, loooooool. Australia is debating the same issue too from what I've heard, which means two markets could be lost to Microsoft indefinitely if they go through with the bans, oops.
and marketing will sell like what, three consoles in america?

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Old June 8th, 2013 (07:00 PM).
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@Dipu : because apparently Kinect can track locations. And also it will use facial recognition for automatic logins and it has sensor camera and can get audio.
As droomph said, it must be turned on when you play.
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Old June 8th, 2013 (07:02 PM).
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And Microsoft didn't think that'd be an issue when they made it that way?

I'm done.
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Old June 8th, 2013 (07:06 PM).
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Microsoft ruined itself without any help. Usually XBox sales bring a lot of cash but that time, everyone seems to prefer the PS4.
Who wouldn't?
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Old June 8th, 2013 (07:07 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Bloodex:
And Microsoft didn't think that'd be an issue when they made it that way?

I'm done.
actually, they probably don't care about what the customer thinks. It's all about money, because the target demographic of video games don't like to shell out money like rich people down in the Bahamas (then again 99.9% of us don't) so they have to coerce money out of people. Too bad they don't realize that there's like, oh a million other consoles that don't pull **** like this (yet), so it'll flop badly if it performs only on par to other consoles. You'd better give me like Watson-type speed and intelligence if I'm gonna pay that much money after I buy the console.
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Old June 8th, 2013 (07:36 PM).
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The only system out right now that I'm considering buying is the PsVita, maybe the Ps4 when it comes out. I've hated Kinect since it came out, since it's a bit too "Big Brother" for me.

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Old June 8th, 2013 (07:49 PM).
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Only reasons why I wouldn't like to buy the Vita are the size and the battery life. Other than that, it's a great handheld. I wonder which is better : Vita/WiiU/3DS?
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Old June 8th, 2013 (07:58 PM).
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Quote originally posted by JNathan:
Only reasons why I wouldn't like to buy the Vita are the size and the battery life. Other than that, it's a great handheld. I wonder which is better : Vita/WiiU/3DS?
3DS because pokémon.

all the pokemon.

and grovyle.
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Old June 8th, 2013 (08:21 PM).
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Quote originally posted by droomph:
and marketing will sell like what, three consoles in america?
I am confused as to what point you are trying to make with this, all I said was how it'll hurt Microsoft to not be able to sell the Xbox One in Germany and Australia if they ban it.
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Old June 8th, 2013 (08:22 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Harlequin:
I am confused as to what point you are trying to make with this, all I said was how it'll hurt Microsoft to not be able to sell the Xbox One in Germany and Australia if they ban it.
a lot of people don't want to buy it.
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Old June 9th, 2013 (04:28 AM).
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Well I started out my gaming life as a PlayStation user, where I once loved franchises like Spyro, Crash Bandicoot and Ratchet & Clank, but then I developed a sudden want to play Pokemon games around 2003, when I got a special tattoo print GBA SP and Pokemon Ruby for my 11th birthday. Next step when 4th Generation was around, to get a DS Lite so I could play that generation, and for my 16th birthday I got that and Pokemon Pearl, then for my 17th I got Pokemon Platinum. I got SoulSilver on a day other than my birthday like with most of my games, then for my 19th I got Pokemon Black (I then got White a few months later) and then finally Christmas 2012 I got my 3DS XL (silver with black) and Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, making only the second time I got a Pokemon game on an occasion other than my birthday. At least I'm glad I'm ready for X & Y.

So yeah, 3DS trounces the Wii U and Vita hahaha. Cos I always need Pokemon in my life.
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Old June 9th, 2013 (04:34 AM).
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Everyone who gets a 3DS say it's for Pokemon or Fire Emblem. That's why WiiU isn't recognized as much as the the other two. Well if Nintendo decided to release X/Y on WiiU also, that would definitely boost the sales imo.
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Old June 9th, 2013 (04:44 AM).
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Quote originally posted by JNathan:
Everyone who gets a 3DS say it's for Pokemon or Fire Emblem. That's why WiiU isn't recognized as much as the the other two. Well if Nintendo decided to release X/Y on WiiU also, that would definitely boost the sales imo.
Yes but overall 3DS is still basically a new upgrade. I think the bigger reason why the sales are not so high yet is that people are like: "I just bought a DS-WiiU / Vita. 3DS can wait longer. Besides, there are only a few 3DS games, right? And I've still not finished all the old ones."

So yes, both reasons combined; recently bought older version and few games available is a small defect. Soon the 3DS will spring up.
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Old June 9th, 2013 (04:55 AM).
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3DS has been out for a while, actually, if I recall correctly. And their are pretty good games for it. It's just pricier, I think.

And wow, if they did release X/Y for the Wii U, I think that'd be amazing.
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Old June 9th, 2013 (07:46 AM).
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Yeah.. lol.. not getting an Xbox One.. Don't care what games they have for it with all the BS Microsoft is doing. Once they buy something.. it messes up.
>_> Like they bought skype. I used to be able to screenshare.. now you have to pay. Plus the fact that it.. doesn't even freaking run half the time because crashing or connecting errors.. so much BS..
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Old June 9th, 2013 (07:53 AM).
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I remember back in 2010 when Skype group video calling was introduced, and it was free up to 5 people, with no trial on it. I miss that
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Old June 9th, 2013 (08:02 AM).
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I miss a lot of things skype used to have.. like the separate windows for the chat and the video ._. now they are connected together so like.. >_> Trying to tell my mom over skype that I sent her a link in the chat window is impossible because it's all collapsed into one window.
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Old June 9th, 2013 (08:08 AM).
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I lost interest in the xbox when the xbox one was announced and so did my brother in law when he bought a used xbox with kinect included. xD I want the PS4. I want a gaming console that focuses more on gaming and not anything else.
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Old June 9th, 2013 (08:17 AM).
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The only game system I use is for playing Pokemon. An old, beat up DSiXL that someone left in a store. Legitimately did look through it, but there was nothing that could've been used to contact them. x:

I got an iPod Touch the same way haha. The person's name and number was hidden under the case, though. They said I could send it to them or keep it, and that they didn't really care.
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Old June 9th, 2013 (08:21 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Meganium90:
I lost interest in the xbox when the xbox one was announced and so did my brother in law when he bought a used xbox with kinect included. xD I want the PS4. I want a gaming console that focuses more on gaming and not anything else.
This is me too. I'm not sure if I'll get a PS4 right away though.. I'd want to wait until it gets a decent library.. plus I would need to buy a TV with it because I just have an old like.. crt tv I just use for the PS2 that I got used when moving over here.
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Old June 9th, 2013 (08:30 AM).
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Lol that makes me feel a bit too rich :p at my house we have two plasma TVs (though to be fair, one of them is on my dad's company expense) so any of the console hooking up is just a matter of motivation :~
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Old June 9th, 2013 (08:38 AM).
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Nah, shouldn't make you feel rich. I just don't really watch TV and so I didn't want to buy one when I moved so I ended up getting a hand-me-down one from someone. I also didn't want to re-buy consoles me and my bro already owned, so I just got a used PS2, softmodded it, and to play DDR games and some other oldies.
Plus just to be able to watch TV (not including any channels) you have to pay the equivalent of $20 a month here. So.. I figure.. no thanks. I'll just watch whatever J-Dramas I find on my laptop.
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Old June 9th, 2013 (10:35 AM).
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I think I'll buy a proper desktop computer soon enough. I grew up without other gaming consoles (except for GBA later on) and I think I'll always prefer gaming on a PC anyways.

A 3DS is alluring though, even if it would only be for pokémon games! Haha.

I am too poor though. If you are rich, please send moar moneh to me ._.
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Old June 9th, 2013 (10:55 AM).
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I like gaming on a PC, but then I get too distracted by other things to keep the gaming window open. ._. Usually it's the other way around for most people ;o;
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