Software Engineer at Vox Media for Polygon, The Verge, and SB Nation.
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And suddenly we’ve arrived at the fundamental unit of Internet debate.
Wanting the very latest and greatest in graphics and also a $400 price point is unrealistic. As with most things, there’s scale. In this case, price vs power.
I’ve since purchased a simple HDMI splitter to regain a dedicated input on my receiver for TV. It’s much easier to tell the SO to “just go to the cable input” vs “Say Xbox On and then say Xbox Watch Tv and also make sure you say it loudly and clearly and don’t mumble plz”
The splitter is useful for when I still want to pipe TV through to the console, mainly when playing games during commercials.
The One has actually only been available for three months, not four, a relatively minor point if not for this op-ed’s core argument that, three months into the next generation with barely a handful of genuine next-gen games released, Kuchera’s ready to declare the Kinect a failure. #cmonson
Your complaint implies that, had this opinion been published a month from now, you would have agreed with Ben’s point.
The Kinect might not be a failure in the long run, but as it is, right now, today, I, too, have my Kinect turned off for most things. Not because I don’t think the Kinect could amount to something eventually, but because at this moment, it is causing me more issues than it is helping.
Sometimes, exclusivity is simply a way of making the game. It doesn’t exactly apply in this case, but take something like Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U. Nintendo funded the game, therefore the game is being made exclusively for the Wii U.
There was much gnashing of teeth when that was initially announced, but the fact remains that according to the devs, the game is being made solely because Nintendo funded it.