posted on Jun, 15 2013 @ 07:38 PM
MS is on a path downward, it borders the ridiculous.
First the disaster with their OS abomination they call Windows 8, then the Xbox ONE which in any aspect is worse than the PS4, the "always on"
requirement and the fact you cannot play used game and the requirement for the Kinect to be connected (why on Earth?) AND the PRISM scandal.
The funny thing, otherwise you could read those reports about intrusiveness of the Kinect and the camera and do it off as "fantasies" of some paranoid
gamers who hang out on ATS too much
- but now it has really become reality with the just leaked PRISM scandal and to be honest, at this point
nothing surprises me anymore.
I don't know WHETHER we will buy another console (we, me and wife both have PCs/laptops however had a 360)...but I know ONE THING for sure there is
about 1000 reasons NOT to buy a XBOX ONE. I hope MS falls on their face big time and PS4 outsells XB one by orders of magnitude - funny thing,
consumer groups and especially also concerns coming from countries like Germany (where privacy is a BIG deal) in regards to the XB One was already
voiced - BEFORE the PRISM scandal was even known.
By the way..you don't have to be a terrorist but MS has no effing business to *require* me having a camera and motion sensor active...this is entirely
absurd......a camera with a mandatory link to a company where we all now know the NSA uses the company to spy on people. Seriously, 5 years ago I
would have said someone claiming such things would be entirely nuts...it's just unbelievable.
edit on 15-6-2013 by flexy123 because: (no reason