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Heard something interesting about the XBOX “Orwell”.  Remember that “Kinect” camera that I raged so much about?  Apparantly, it costs Micro$oft just as much money to make one of those alone as it does to make the whole XBOX One SYSTEM! http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/161365-xbox-one-dev-claims-kinect-costs-almost-as-much-as-primary-console

Just…odd.  Why spend so much on something that gamers have thought as dodgy and gimmicky to begin with.  It does answer the question of why M$ is forcing it onto consumers and why it’s mandatory for it to be on…unless the gov’t and NSA need it to be so they can peek into your homes…but that’s a whole ‘nother ball o’ wax.  😉  Still, the money being spent on the Kinect (my opinion) should have went into the system to make for a better GAME CONSOLE as the XBOX is supposed to be…but one look at the “reveal” they did when it came out showed that they were far more interested in making a TV system than a gaming one.  :/

By the by…one developer (EA Sports) announced that their games would retail (in England) for 54 pounds…which roughly translates out to $80 here in the States; should that follow thru to here…YIKES!  Gaming is becoming an expensive hobby…and if that price stands, once you buy your first 5 or six games (depending on the console), you’ve bought a new CONSOLE (5 games at $80 is $400…the price of a PS4; 6 games at $80 is $480, just $19 below the price of a $499 XBOX One); sheesh!  I can almost see it as devoloping costs are ginormous…but wow; surreal to wrap your noggin about.  :/

Anyway…have a look at Andrea…I’m gonna read up more about this stuff…

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