I am a person that never buys games at full price if I don’t have to. I will trade other games or wait for sales because 60 buckaroos is quite a lot for one game. I thought $50 was bad when I was a kid, but I understand that they cost much more to make than in the good old SNES days. All things considered, to be a gamer in this day of age will cost you a good bit of money. So why do I find the Kinect price damn near outrageous.
I know that Kinect has some good hardware inside of it, but I don’t think it’s appropriate or wise to price it so high. Now will $150 break the bank? No it will not, but for a peripheral, it’s damn expensive. That’s what this is, a peripheral. Now I know that there were some of those in the 80’s that cost near $300, but they were usually made by third party companies trying to fool the customer into paying too much for something that wasn’t worth the money. Remember that thing you stood on with the ball in the middle of it?
I have this sinking feeling that Microsoft is heading into Power Glove territory, and remember how that ended. I mean I would love this thing to blow up in Microsoft’s faces since they have been so smug about it. Like Sony before the PS3 came out…remember that? When they incredibly over priced their console. And I can’t help wanting to tell Microsoft to look at the Wii Fit. The Wii Fit bundle still sells for $100, and they’ve sold a shit ton. I feel they are thinking “We’re Microsoft, we make Xbox, people will pay it.” *Cough Sony cough PS3 cough*
Lastly let’s also think about how we are in a RECESSION. The video game industry has seen decreases in sales for the past two years, but Microsoft is going to sell a peripheral for more than a $100 price point. Not smart.
Was I going to buy a Kinect, I don’t really know. It’s strange. With that $150 price point and no A list game to back it up, I think HELL NO. However if it was only $100 I would think about it. Weird what a difference $50 can make.
I am not a Gears of War fan…at all. I have bought both of them trying to find the awesome everyone tells me is in there. Both times I couldn’t find it. I have many problems with Gears of War and it’s sequel. Like the fact Cliff Bleszinski can’t write without sounding like he lives in a middle school. His new game Bulletstorm seems to be going in the same childish, idiotic way.
I want to like Cliff, I really do, but he never helps himself from not looking stupid. I must say that at this years E3, he was much more mature about introducing his new game. He let the blonde girl look like a complete idiot instead. I mean how many pictures have you seen of Cliff with that damn gun with the chainsaw on it. Does he know how bad that looks? Is he that out of touch!?
He thought he was a god of game making because he brought the curb stomp to Gears. Yes Cliff curb stomping and chainsawing some one is very nice, but not as nice as a cure for cancer. Lets get some perspective.
His new game seems to be going down the same horribly written road that Gears created. Watch the video below to see for yourself.
I mean the gameplay did look fun, not the best thing I’ve ever seen but fun. I would even think of picking this up, but having to hear the writing makes me want to burn it. Deadly Premonition’s writing is better than this!! Just because I play videogames does not mean I’m unintelligent and want to see boobies all the time. Please Cliff and any other game makers out there treat me and my brain with some respect.