That was a pretty interesting, and damning (for Kinect) post. You didn't reference so I googled and found the source was the Verge review of the Xbox One. Seeing they had a video, I started to watch and immediately had to pause because - as I suspected would be the case - journalists are completely exaggerating the Xbox One's abilities. I quote from the narrative: "but it's also something much bigger, much more ambitious. The Xbox One is Microsoft's way of attaching itself to every single thing thing you do in your living room." "It's a gaming machine, a set top box, a cable box, and a computer, all rolled into one $499 device" No, it isn't. It is a gaming machine, but it's not really even close to a 'computer', and absolutely not a set top box, nor a cable box. I'm literally staggered that these idiots whose job it is to cover this can't get even the basics right. Do they think this will help Microsoft? Perhaps in the super short term, but eventually people will realise it's just HDMI pass through. They'll realise it's a gaming machine with some multimedia capability (like the 360, like PS3, like PS4). They'll be pissed that MS are trying to make it out to be more than it is. And if Kinect 2.0 does't setting the world on fire soon, peeps gonna starting asking wtf they are paying for it. EDIT: Ok I watched the rest of the video, and I recommend everyone else does to. It's actually an amazingly well balanced review and at the 6 minute mark the review covers my complaints above. Not sure why he lead off with semi-misleading opening statements, but for people that have the patience to stick the entire review out (so basically no Xbox gamers ) it's pretty informative.