Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Nov 2010 23:21 UTC
Games Ah, Microsoft's Kinect. Now that the technology has been released into the wild, one thing becomes clear: hackers and programmers love it. It's already been hacked to work on Linux and the Mac, and the first interesting hobby projects are starting to appear. Since Microsoft has already stated it's selling Kinect at a profit, I'm going to make a bold statement: Microsoft is loving the hackery. Update: Turns out I was right - Microsoft has stated that Kinect was left open by design.
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RE[2]: Are you sure about that?
by JAlexoid on Sat 20th Nov 2010 16:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Are you sure about that?"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

While I'm not so sure Microsoft actually makes money on this device

You mean like a statement from a Microsoft exec leaves you unsure? Nice! (Don Mattrick, the president of Microsoft's interactive entertainmen)
RTFA for once....

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Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24


You mean like a statement from a Microsoft exec leaves you unsure? Nice! (Don Mattrick, the president of Microsoft's interactive entertainmen)
RTFA for once....

Assuming you weren't ironic, then no, any proclamation by any exec of any company regarding their own finances and products does NOT convince me. Especially when you come across stuff like this:

http://www.informationweek.com/news/storage/reviews/showArticle.jht...

With this hugely expensive marketing campaign, again I have my doubts that that this device is making Microsoft any money (again, atleast in the short run), but I'm certain it increases Microsoft's next gen console market share which is most likely it's main purpose.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19


Assuming you weren't ironic, then no, any proclamation by any exec of any company regarding their own finances and products does NOT convince me. Especially when you come across stuff like this:

http://www.informationweek.com/news/storage/reviews/showArticle.jht...

With this hugely expensive marketing campaign, again I have my doubts that that this device is making Microsoft any money (again, atleast in the short run), but I'm certain it increases Microsoft's next gen console market share which is most likely it's main purpose.


Well unless you are a stock holder, then you shouldn't care...

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Are you aware how small $259M is to a company the size of Microsoft or Google?

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