1) Can you please link the source for that stuff. Quote tags don't make them quotes without the source.Happily.
This is official, as I said, and is found with a quick google search. Half a minute of research debunks nearly every claim flying around the internet.
2) I find it amusing when you speak about knee-jerk inflammatory reactions when that is precisely what you are doing in response to those very same things. Just because your opinion is counter to the popular one does not make it any more correct or right. I'm not saying that it isn't, I'm just saying that it may not be. So giving it such a passionate counter point comes across as being rather reactionary.
If by reactionary you mean that I am reacting to your points, then yes? Passionate? Yes, I firmly believe in what I'm saying. Maybe you missed part of my post.
I am just sick and tired of the internet's knee-jerk reactionary inflammatory judgment passing with little or incorrect information before the console is even out.
That is the basis for my claims of reactionary. My opposing your views is one thing. Views formed based on what I mentioned above is another. This is illustrated clearly by googling "Kinect 2 Privacy" and clicking on the very first link.
Also, I don't actually think anyone here is having any sort of knee-jerk reactions. Sure some of us are a little paranoid but given the recent spying cases in the media there's good reason for it.. and sure Inkidu is a little inflammatory with his vehement opposition to all things online but he has a valid point. We have been simply stating our opinions of directly cited sourced information.
People are giving their concerns based on the information that they have at their disposal from the cited sources provided. Give them other information and they'll express different views. I know I did when I was an XBOne supporter then switched to a PS4 supporter.
Well, I have a cited source above stating that everything you're pinning on the system is either skewed or 100% false. It has been explicitly stated, by Microsoft, that data will not leave the system without consent. That the Kinect is both able to be turned off completely and that it can be suspended while the system is on. I honestly do not know what more you need. A blood oath?
As I said in my last post.. It's just a consumer choice.. I either go with the creepy company or the less creepy company. Right now, MS is feeling kinda creepy. Help MS find a way to come across a little less creepy and maybe I'll change my mind.
100% subjective. I won't bother trying to change your opinion of "creepiness" of one company over another. Even if Microsoft has stated themselves that the "creep" factor you're claiming is inaccurate or untrue. It's good to know, though, that you make purchases of hundreds of dollars based on creep factor.
... Of course for me there is still the issue of the wasted extra $100 cost which is basically only there to cover the cost of a cam/mic device that I don't even want or want to use. So, the way I see it, XBOne has a long way to go even if they can be found to be less creepy. The deck is stacked against them.
Again, subjective. Based on personal whim. And not the subject of the discussion. If you don't want the kinect, that's your business, but it has nothing to do with the "spying" claims that I am arguing against. Frankly, if we're offering opinions on the matter, I think that the price of less than two games isn't really enough to make me say the "deck is stacked against them." Although numbers haven't been released, I would say the fact that both consoles are sold out of preorders indicates that the decks are pretty even.
In all honesty, I have no idea why you're offering bias to one system or the other to begin with, when you can have both. Yes, I understand money is a factor. But competition is great for us as a consumer, and trying to brush the XBone off as "creepy" (when you're clearly wrong) and whatever else you might say is silly.