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New update is rolling out that allows you to pretty much plug in any webcam (if you dont own a kinect) for skype, streaming, etc...

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It's about time they did this!! I was wondering when they would get with the times.
Now I wonder when theyll add keyboard and mouse support?!
But thanks for the heads up! Rep given!
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Got a linky to the update details?

Edit: The Verge has some detailed info on it: https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/...ard-update
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And the last reason to have a Kinect is gone. What a debacle, hopefully this is the last we ever hear about proprietary video cameras from Microsoft, though with their AR stuff they have going now I have a feeling it won't be.
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And the last reason to have a Kinect is gone. What a debacle, hopefully this is the last we ever hear about proprietary video cameras from Microsoft, though with their AR stuff they have going now I have a feeling it won't be.
I'm seriously ready to unplug mine.

It recognizes my face when I don't want it to and for some odd reason it has stopped listening to voice commands altogether.

What a frustrating reason for Xbox to be pulling up the rear this generation - a peripheral that no one wanted that jacked up the price, sapped system performance and left them in the dust behind sony...
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Great, can finally use my xbox 360 vision cam again
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Kinect is still a better cam, right?
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I'm seriously ready to unplug mine.

It recognizes my face when I don't want it to and for some odd reason it has stopped listening to voice commands altogether.

What a frustrating reason for Xbox to be pulling up the rear this generation - a peripheral that no one wanted that jacked up the price, sapped system performance and left them in the dust behind sony...
If only they had brought out the Xbox Elite Controller as a pack in for the system to instead of Kinect, people would have been all over that. I know it wasn't out there at the start of the system but just theoretically, you could justify saying "this system is so powerful you need this amazing controller."
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I wish they brought back happy action time theater though..
that was an epic kinect game on the 360
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If only they had brought out the Xbox Elite Controller as a pack in for the system to instead of Kinect, people would have been all over that. I know it wasn't out there at the start of the system but just theoretically, you could justify saying "this system is so powerful you need this amazing controller."
for some people (me) price is the most important thing, so although I'm never going to buy a Sony console (all my friends are xbox gamers) I'm also not buying a console until the deal is so good it smacks you in the face (Best Buy's Father's Day $175 credit trade in program)

so you can sell/talk premium all you want but you also have to have a great price offering. I applaud Phil Spencer for understanding that and delivering it.
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Kinect is still a better cam, right?
it captures video in 1080p so probably about as good as any logitech 1080p webcam.
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Thats a cool feature but we need a controller that has a mic loaded into it!
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https://www.bestbuy.com/site/logi...Id=1722057

New update is rolling out that allows you to pretty much plug in any webcam (if you dont own a kinect) for skype, streaming, etc...

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use ANY camera right? Does it auto detect drivers?
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for some people (me) price is the most important thing, so although I'm never going to buy a Sony console (all my friends are xbox gamers) I'm also not buying a console until the deal is so good it smacks you in the face (Best Buy's Father's Day $175 credit trade in program)

so you can sell/talk premium all you want but you also have to have a great price offering. I applaud Phil Spencer for understanding that and delivering it.
I really don't get what you're trying to say. They originally sold the console with the Kinect bundled in and it was a price bloat. I just said instead of that packed in as the price bloat if it was the elite controller people wouldn't have complained.

Of course people like yourself wouldn't care, but what does Phil Spencer have to do with the price falling on the Xbox One. That's driven by the market value of it falling over the years, and sales like bestbuy trade ins are to liquidate stock.

Unless you mean his use of backtracking of the Kinect being mandatory and then yeah, that was a good move.
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