Did anyone pre-order the Xbox One?
I was thinking, with all the negativity the internet seems to be slamming the Xbox One with, I was wondering if anyone around here has pre-ordered one and why? I pre-ordered mine probably the 2nd or 3rd day it was available. So, to answer my own question and get this thread started, I think most of what Microsoft is trying to do is a push in the right direction. I have no problem with the console validating my games are legit every 24 hours, I don't see why this is such a concern from the people complaining that probably just live on the internet. I think the required Kinect sensor is a great way to push developers to actually use it. While some of the stuff seems gimmicky, if that's a word, I'd love to be able to turn my head while playing Forza and actually look through a turn. I'm also excited, and hoping that the voice controls, work as advertised. right now I use a Logitech Harmony remote, which is great considering everything runs through my AV receiver, but if I could just tell my Xbox what to do and it will take care of it, I'd feel like I was living in the future. I think as home automation becomes cheaper and more available APIs can be written and integrated into the Xbox.
I don't want to call the Xbox One a Vista, or a Beta, but I think it's a stepping stone to Microsoft's vision of a future home. Don't get me wrong, I'm excited for the gaming part of it, as a casual gamer, but I think I'm more excited for it as a piece of home entertainment equipment more than anything.