Poll: What Would You Do With the Kinect When the Xbox One's Not In Use?

September 26, 2013 - Andrew Eisen

If you want an Xbox One this holiday season, you're getting a Kinect along with it whether you want one or not.

Some people don't like the Kinect.  They think it's imprecise and the games are mostly crap.

Others, really don't like the idea of an always-on system pointing a camera and mic at their living area.  I don't know about you, but my TV and console are in my bedroom.  Yeah...

Of course, after pulling a dizzying amount of 180s on its console policies, Microsoft's Xbox One console is no longer always online nor is the Kinect required to be plugged in.

Still, privacy is a big deal these days and some are wondering if Microsoft can be trusted not to record any video or sound and, say, share it with the government.  Or have it accessed by a collective of hackers.

What about you, dear reader?  If you had an Xbox One, what would you do with the Kinect when you weren't playing?  Would you leave it be?  Disable it in system settings?  Turn it towards the wall.  Unplug it to be super duper sure?

Vote in the poll and let us know!  Once you've done that, hit up the comments and let us know how you feel about the Kinect and how you would use it.  Are you getting an Xbox One?  How does the Kinect factor into that decision?  Would you go so far as to unplug, disable or turn it towards the wall during gameplay unless it was specifically required?

Remember, if you're too shy for the comments section, you can always send us an email at SuperPACpodcast@gmail.com.  EZK and I will reveal the poll results and discuss your opinions and our own on next week's podcast.

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-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen


Comments

Re: Poll: What Would You Do With the Kinect When the Xbox ...

I may never know.  Barring something drastic, I just don't see myself getting a 'Bone at all.

Re: Poll: What Would You Do With the Kinect When the Xbox ...

Putting the paranoid privacy issues aside (which I don't care about - watch me masturbate, people, you'll learn something), I'd unplug it simply because it's a useless tool to me and takes up space I don't have to spare.

Re: Poll: What Would You Do With the Kinect When the Xbox ...

I'll probably turn it around, much the same way my webcam hangs the wrong way over my monitor when it's not in use.

That being said, I'm in the "the games are mostly crap" camp, so there's every chance what I'm going to do with it is "not take it out of the box in the first place"

/b

 
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