CunningSmile wrote:I'm really not understanding where all the shock horror about the NSA/ MS thing comes from. Firstly why are we surprised an organisation set up to monitor communications has been monitoring communications? You'll be telling me next MI6 has been spying on foreign countries and the NHS has been treating illnesses!
Secondly I seriously doubt MS has a choice. If a government agency turns up to request the very thing they exist to request then I don't think a lot of choice is included in that 'request'. Especially not if you work in the IT field and the people making the request have a full cyber warfare unit and a reputation for holding grudges
LethalBuddha wrote:America spying on people, nah they'd never do that!
I honestly don't think terrorists make plans to blow up America whilst playing as Russians on cod, however they could be using Splosion man as a training simulator. At the end of the day if they want to spy on me playing in my boxers then let them, in fact I'll actively send them a video with a letter saying this is what to expect.
battfink83 wrote:Here's an idea... ditch the kinect being mandatory. This sort of forced into nonsense is no doubt whatsoever going to scare off many customers...... im one of them tbh.....
phillip beasley wrote:I really want to buy an xboxone but i really dont want kinect please please give the option to disconnect for console
DonkeyWaffles wrote:What are the chances that someone will create a device to be plugged in where the Kinect is to fool the Xbone into thinking it's still connected?
FordGTGuy wrote:battfink83 wrote:Here's an idea... ditch the kinect being mandatory. This sort of forced into nonsense is no doubt whatsoever going to scare off many customers...... im one of them tbh.....
This is a terrible idea, if you get rid of mandatory Kinect you get rid of the entire point of the Kinect coming with the console in the first place. Microsoft needs to guarantee developers that every console will have a Kinect to get these developers to spend time developing features for the Kinect.
You can turn off Kinect however to the point where you can duct tape the microphones and camera and leave it behind your TV to never be used again. Kinect is also one of the things that is helping the Xbox One have a unique advantage over the PS4 that can offer something unique to gamers.
... it'll only be sent on with your explicit consent.