Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Aug 2013 12:58 UTC
Games Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten:

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.

The Xbox One used to require Kinect. Now it doesn't. Good move, obviously, but it does raise the question: whatever the hell was this company thinking? Microsoft really seems to have lost all its marbles - Windows 8, Windows Phone, and now Xbox One. Messy, messy, messy.

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by liamdawe on Tue 13th Aug 2013 14:30 UTC
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Again this is why I am going for the PS4 everything up until now has been clear as day they have made sure of that. It also has higher specifications than the xbox and it's cheaper to buy. The online is cheaper too. Why would anyone want an xbone is beyond me.

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by WereCatf on Tue 13th Aug 2013 15:04 in reply to "PS4"
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After all the bullshit Sony has pulled in the past I would find it quite difficult to trust them anymore. Especially the whole thing with OtherOS was a perfect example of how they're willing to totally screw over their customers, but there are plenty of other examples in the past, too. I agree that Sony has done well so far wrt. the PS4, but I just would be just as wary of them as I would be of Microsoft.

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by lucas_maximus on Tue 13th Aug 2013 15:22 in reply to "PS4"
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Sony's being less shitty (BTW the prices outside the US are considerably more expensive as per usual) and the fact they are going to charge you for online play now (which was free) and I expect there will be more crappy DLC bollox, doesn't mean they are Angels.

Console Specs at the moment I don't think are that important and never really hurt the Xbox 360 or the PS3 at the time. Even Crysis 3 on my PC barely takes over 2GB of ram and that is running everything at ultra at 1650x1080.

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by bnolsen on Tue 13th Aug 2013 23:24 in reply to "RE: PS4"
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Sony has the luxury of just shutting the hell up while MS self destructs. They're getting tons of free marketing and press this way.

Wierd, MS rose to dominance because of the incompetence of the other market players in the 80s and early 90s. Now they seem to have mastered the art of incompetency themselves.

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