So I happened to watch the release video of Microsoft's new gaming console, The Xbox One. It's big, expensive, and will be hitting store shelves near you this holiday season (how convenient). Am I the only one who is completely appalled by this device? Apparently it's become too big of a hassle for us to switch inputs on our TV, or even pick up the remote control.
The Xbox One can be controlled with voice commands and hand gestures. You say things like, "Xbox on",
"Watch TV", "Listen to music"... blah blah blah. It's a new take on the old shtick, "When I was your age, I had to get up and change the TV channel by hand!" Will we really be telling our children that when we were there age we had to use a remote control?
I also read that the new Xbox WILL NOT be compatible with previous Xbox games. So we have to pay hundreds of dollars for a device we don't need, and pay a monthly fee to access things that are already accessible (usually for free) on most computers, and buy all new games ($50 and up I'm guessing) to play on this piece of junk. That doesn't even sound good, much less look any more appealing in writing.
But they will sell... like hotcakes. I've got to get out of this country.