Tagged: Xbox

Are video games art?

http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6895146/yay-or-nay-are-videogames-art

I frequent collegehumor.com quite a bit. I mostly go to find random, funny videos because I am easily amused (obviously). Anyway, I came across this video that asks the age old question: Are ______ art? In this case, are video games art?

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Sony has one upped Microsoft in the new gaming console “war”.

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Sony has done something right so far in promoting their highly anticipated PS4 console and that’s by marketing it as what it is, a gaming console before anything.

“The most important thing we need to make sure we do, at least initially, is that we all agree and understand that the PS4 is a great video game console that appeals to video gamers,” said Hirai. “If we miss that part than I don’t think we get the initial establishment of the console.”

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai said at this year’s All Things Digital conference.

Microsoft has been pushing their new Xbox One console as an all-in-one entertainment console to much backlash from dedicated gamers.

Your move, Microsoft.

– Kristen

I know we already made a post about this, BUT… (IGN Article)

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http://m.ca.ign.com/articles/2013/05/22/kinect-will-be-available-on-pc-eventually?

I just read this on my IGN app and unlike my boyfriend, I wasn’t able to watch the reveal, so I’m getting all my info from various sources.

Anyway, I have three things I already am not liking about the Xbox One, that are outlined in the article:

1) Next gen Kinect will be available on PC in the near future. WHY?

2) Previous Xbox hardware such as controllers and the first Gen Kinect will not work with the new console. Awesome, so all controllers that I currently own can’t serve as back ups and are essentially obsolete when my current console goes down.

3) Kinect must be plugged in at ALL times in order for the console to work? It will always be on, even in the dark, watching your every move and hearing every sound? Cool, so then someone will eventually figure out how to hack the system and possibly creep on you…

I know I’m taking that last one a little to the extreme but come on folks, anything is possible.

Might I add, motion gaming is only fun if you’re drunk and EVEN THEN it gets old really fast. Or if you’re a child.

With that said, maybe Microsoft shouldn’t force their customers into using hardware they may never or simply don’t want to use. If there is one thing we humans love to have, it’s having options. GIVE US SOME.

The only way I’ll consider purchasing he new system is if they revamp Killer Instinct.

Maybe I’m being too critical and maybe I should wait to get more info on the Xbox One, but as of right now I am a little iffy about it.