Xbox One “Changes Everything:” Yes, It Has Changed Every Thing

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It feels as if we’re just going in circles…

Most everyone has heard of the old saying; “Change is the only constant,” and Microsoft seems to have embodied this notion with their upcoming console, the Xbox One. Every single policy and “innovation” Microsoft presented with the Xbox One has been changed, and now the Kinect, the supposed “holy grail of gaming” according to the company, isn’t even need anymore, though they’re still trying to shove the device down everyone’s throats, like a force suppository or something.

With all of these changes and flip-flopping of principles and policies (kind of like real politics), Microsoft are doing what they can to embrace and flow with this “new direction.” Now, because of this, we have people such as Phil Spencer via Microsoft stating things like “the Xbox One ‘changes everything.'”: Continue reading

Update: The Xbox One Makes Another 180, Essentially Going in Circles

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It’s difficult to keep up with someone when they’re running in circles.

In my previous post, I lamented that Microsoft and the Xbox One were still shoving the Kinect down everyone’s esophagus. Now it seems as though this will no longer be the case:

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“We already knew that you could turn off the Kinect, but now Microsoft says it doesn’t have to be plugged in at all. Speaking to IGN, Microsoft’s Marc Whitten shared the news that the Xbox One will indeed work without Kinect.

‘That said, like online, the console will still function if Kinect isn’t plugged in, although you won’t be able to use any feature or experience that explicitly uses the sensor,’ he said.

Asked just how ‘off’ the Kinect can be, Whitten answered totally off.” Continue reading

Hideo Kojima and the Movies: Ironically Missing the Point

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Hideo Kojima is watching you.

Hideo Kojima, the director of the Metal Gear Solid video game franchise, gives his two cents on the new film Pacific Rim:

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“It’s no surprise that Hideo Kojima, maker of games about people, giant robots and war would like a new summer blockbuster about people, giant robots and monsters. (Hey, two out of three…) It is nevertheless refreshing to see how gleeful the Metal Gear mastermind is about next week’s Guillermo Del Toro action flick, Pacific Rim.”

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In the original article, several of Hideo Kojima’s tweets giving the film praise are shown, where he describes the movie as something he “never imagined he would be fortunate enough to see […] in [his] life,” and even compares it to cult classic 2001: A Space Odyssey and an actual classic, Jurassic Park. One tweet of his was particularly enlightening: Continue reading