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.
Thank you for the reference/source. As for Googling - I'm not the one that posted the quotes the onus is on the quoter to supply the link. Just saying.
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?
The fact is that whether there is an option to turn it off or not, the capability still exists for them to use it. Also through the patent, MS is offering it up as a possibility for a government agency to use video/recorded stuff off of my home entertainment (XBOne). That's a violation of peoples rights. We already know that the government is spying on everyone - it's all over the damn news.
That's the entire basis for everything I've said. It's not about whether they are going to do it, it's about giving them the tools to do it with. So, I don't choose to allow the possibility to exist in my home. Why should I? Especially since I'm not even an American citizen, those damn American government agencies can keep their spy shit to themselves and stay out of my business.
(And they wonder why other countries hate them so much? Duh!!)
Absolutely nothing has been proven false by any of your quotes or the article links. All you've shown is that MS "doesn't plan" on doing it. The capability still exists and the consumer has little control over it other then choosing to NOT buy the XBOne(spy machine).
You might have proven some of the others wrong when they said that if the kinect is off that the games don't work but I never said that. So that is irrelevant to me.
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.
Price is a big deal because the system is roughly 25% more expensive then it's competitor the PS4. And $100 in my home will buy me approximately 5 used games currently.
Everything said is the subject of discussion because this thread is called "Xbox One Vs PS4"
. So anything that differentiates the two systems is fair game for discussion.
Also you made a reference again to something that you have didn't source for. Please cite your source for "preoders indicate that the decks are pretty even."
The only information I have so far on preorders is from the largest retailer on the internet, Amazon, and you'll find my earlier posts I've already shown where PS4 is by far out selling the XBOne. So let's see a source for your stats please.
As for selling out of consoles.. where did you get that from?
Click here if you'd like to order an XBOne today: http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-One-Console--Standard-Edition/dp/B00CMQTVMI/ref=sr_tr_sr_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374256950&sr=8-1&keywords=xbox+one
Nope, I don't see any "sold outs."
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.
Why am I offering bias? I'll refer you back to the name of the thread again = "Xbox One Vs PS4"
. That's the entire point of this thread. I created this thread for the purpose of discussing the differences between the consoles and Next Gen in general. I thought the obvious title would make the reasoning for choosing one system over another extremely clear.
I understand that you don't think it's creepy to have a device in your house that has the potential to spy on you. However, I do think it is creepy to know that a company fully admits to having the ability to spy on you. Just because they give you an option to turn it off and they say they are not going to go give your info to the Feds, doesn't make it less creepy. (By the way, that's American feds, not my feds - because like Chris, I'm Canadian).
...And then you go on to say that whatever else I might say is silly. Not cool man, really not cool. You're as bad as that other guy that posted and tried to make everyone that had a dissenting opinion sound like hillbillies.
Dude people might be sheeple but your the one defending a multi-billion dollar mega-corp. I think a voice of dissent against features in a system that they are uncomfortable with is a justified reaction. Whether the messages are occasionally extreme or not does not make the route cause less valid. You've proven nothing accept that MS is trying to make themselves look like they aren't going to do it.... "We promise we won't do it... really we do."