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  1. HeyCori's Avatar
    March:
    says Microsoft: Kinect can be turned off
    No one believes them.

    August:
    says Microsoft: Kinect can be turned off
    No one remembers they announced this before

    Xbox One's Kinect Can Turn Off, Microsoft Says, Noting Privacy Worries
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    08-12-2013 10:52 PM
  2. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    IGN updated their Ask Microsoft Anything thread today. One question was asked about what happens if your Kinect breaks. Well, it turns out that your console will run just fine. You just won't be able to run games/apps that require the Kinect to function.



    Ask Microsoft Anything About Xbox One - IGN
    08-12-2013 11:48 PM
  3. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    March:
    says Microsoft: Kinect can be turned off
    No one believes them.

    August:
    says Microsoft: Kinect can be turned off
    No one remembers they announced this before

    Xbox One's Kinect Can Turn Off, Microsoft Says, Noting Privacy Worries
    Don't care about the "turning it off" issue. I want to be able to unplug it.
    08-13-2013 01:43 AM
  4. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    Don't care about the "turning it off" issue. I want to be able to unplug it.
    Well now you can. You don't need the Kinect plugged in at all anymore.
    08-13-2013 08:29 AM
  5. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    March:
    says Microsoft: Kinect can be turned off
    No one believes them.

    August:
    says Microsoft: Kinect can be turned off
    No one remembers they announced this before

    Xbox One's Kinect Can Turn Off, Microsoft Says, Noting Privacy Worries
    They were playing misdirection with those quotes. The concern was whether or not the Kinect could be turned off and your console still be functional. The answer in the piece was about the entire console being shut down, not just the Kinect. But I guess now its moot point seeing as now they've reversed the requirement for the Kinect anyways.
    08-13-2013 09:30 AM
  6. smoledman's Avatar
    Yet some people will insist that you can't unplug the Kinect.
    08-13-2013 11:37 AM
  7. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    Yet some people will insist that you can't unplug the Kinect.
    Does it matter? Microsoft officially stated that you can...
    08-13-2013 11:46 AM
  8. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Well now you can. You don't need the Kinect plugged in at all anymore.
    Well, my point was that whether ot not people believed them about the power down was irrelevant. Folks such as myself wanted it unplugged, not turned off. Regardless of what they claimed about turning it off, it's too easy for them to have an update that changes that, under the idea that no one reads the license agreements.
    08-13-2013 07:00 PM
  9. HeyCori's Avatar
    08-20-2013 09:49 AM
  10. martinmc78's Avatar
    Theres a video of how Rare improved Kinect Sports - cant get a link off the video at the moment though.
    08-20-2013 09:59 AM
  11. Coreldan's Avatar
    Earlier videos seemed to have less latency.

    Also anyone paid attention how the middle section of the Kinect was "blinking" with some purple'ish lights while in use?
    Last edited by Coreldan; 08-20-2013 at 02:43 PM.
    08-20-2013 11:30 AM
  12. sinime's Avatar
    Earlier videos seemed to have less latency.

    Also anyone paid attention how the middle section of the Kinect was "blinking" with some purple'ish lights while in use?

    Could that just be the camera picking up the infrared LEDs that a naked eye cannot see?
    08-20-2013 04:11 PM
  13. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Earlier videos seemed to have less latency.

    Also anyone paid attention how the middle section of the Kinect was "blinking" with some purple'ish lights while in use?
    That's the thing that concerns me. I don't have enough faith in the technology's reaction time. The first one was SUUUUPER slow.
    08-20-2013 05:07 PM
  14. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Does anyone know if Kinect 2.0 extenstion cables can use the same as kinect 1.0 ? Or does anyone know of a good detailed image of the cable coming out from the new Kinect to see if it's a USB 3.0 connector or a non-standard connector.

    My Xbox now, uses a 25' Kinect cable from where it's located, I need the same for the xbox one, I would love to be able to access this cable before getting this system so setting it up in one place to stay would be great, or I would have make a temp setup and move it later (after I get a long cable for it)

    I know it comes with a 3 meter cable (9 feet) but, I need longer, a lot longer..
    08-30-2013 02:36 PM
  15. Steven Garrigus's Avatar
    I think developers will be more open to using Kinect this time around as it's a requirement and everyone with a One will have it.
    All PS3 controllers have Sixaxis motion control built-in. A few developers utilized it in the beginning, but it quickly trailed off where it basically has no support now. In other words, just because everyone with an Xbox One will have Kinect doesn't mean developers will support it in meaningful ways if at all.
    08-30-2013 09:32 PM
  16. Steven Garrigus's Avatar
    Kinect + controller could equal precise steering in driving games. It would be fantastic to be able to just tilt the controller just like a steering wheel.
    You mean like the Sixaxis, PlayStation Move, Wii controller and that U-shaped wheel Microsoft released alongside Forza 4? It's been done to death and most gamers-if sales numbers are anything to go by-prefer the standard dual-analog setup or a real force feedback wheel.
    08-30-2013 09:37 PM
  17. Steven Garrigus's Avatar
    Does anyone know if Kinect 2.0 extenstion cables can use the same as kinect 1.0 ? Or does anyone know of a good detailed image of the cable coming out from the new Kinect to see if it's a USB 3.0 connector or a non-standard connector.

    My Xbox now, uses a 25' Kinect cable from where it's located, I need the same for the xbox one, I would love to be able to access this cable before getting this system so setting it up in one place to stay would be great, or I would have make a temp setup and move it later (after I get a long cable for it)

    I know it comes with a 3 meter cable (9 feet) but, I need longer, a lot longer..
    I'm pretty sure it will require a new cable, same as they have a non-standard cable for the new controllers. So you can expect to pay $19.99 for that extension cable and another $19.99 for any type of MS-branded wall mount.
    08-30-2013 09:47 PM
  18. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure it will require a new cable, same as they have a non-standard cable for the new controllers. So you can expect to pay $19.99 for that extension cable and another $19.99 for any type of MS-branded wall mount.
    Has anyone seen or has access to pictures of the cables on the Kinect ? I thought I saw them someplace. Normally the MS Kinect cable for like 20' was $50, and that was crazy. Monoprice.com yea, Kinect 20' cable like $10...

    Just want to get it pre-wired before it comes in to save a wiring hassle..
    08-31-2013 09:54 AM
  19. ncxcstud's Avatar
    All PS3 controllers have Sixaxis motion control built-in. A few developers utilized it in the beginning, but it quickly trailed off where it basically has no support now. In other words, just because everyone with an Xbox One will have Kinect doesn't mean developers will support it in meaningful ways if at all.

    The Last of Us used the Sixaxis pretty well. When your flashlight was 'dying' in the game, you'd shake your controller to give it more juice. Subtle, but still added to the atmosphere of the game.

    And, I could also say that the first Sixaxis had no rumble in it and when it was implemented back into the controller you saw every game take advantage of it.

    Rumble is still the most successful 'addon' since the N64 rumble-pak back in 1997 or so... - Microsoft is hoping developers latch onto Kinect like they did with Rumble...
    08-31-2013 11:48 AM
  20. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I would say that dual joysticks had an even-bigger impact. They really allowed you to play in three dimensions properly. Could you imagine trying to play a FPS like Halo on the original PlayStation controller or a Nintendo 64 one?
    08-31-2013 12:51 PM
  21. ncxcstud's Avatar
    Yeah, that's true Keith, but rumble was an accessory that you got with Star Fox 64. Then lots of games started using it. And gamers latched on to it (though I remember the naysayers back then - I don't need rumble, it doesn't add anything! those same naysayers came out when the PS3 didn't originally have rumble in its controller too).

    But you're right. the dual stick controller was another feature. But, I think that was necessitated by the types of games people were wanting to make. It was going to happen I believe no matter what as developers tried to come up with some way to translate PC-type games to consoles (FPS' mainly and 3rd person action games).
    08-31-2013 04:04 PM
  22. Coreldan's Avatar
    Well I think there are many aspects to the Kinect in that sense. I think the Rumble-example is more of a quality of life-addon that made its way into baseline, while dual joystick was more of a "primary input method"-kind of thing. I see Kinect aiming to make an impact in both of these categories. It has the "quality of life" aspects to it, some pretty trivial things that wont make or break gaming (like rumble), and then Microsoft is trying to sort of make the same kind of revolution in input methods that dual joysticks did with the actual gaming input part too.
    08-31-2013 04:11 PM
  23. Coreldan's Avatar
    10-07-2013 06:25 AM
  24. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Not going to lie, this doesn't give me any reassurance. It takes just one update with a mile-long Terms of Service to sneak in both the ability and permission to do this. At least it's not doing so now, at least.
    10-07-2013 02:37 PM
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