Does the Xbox One Kinect camera make you nervous? Sure, the console is switched off but the Kinect is still listening, isn't it? And the Xbox One is connected to the internet. Oh sure, Microsoft says it won't violate your privacy or share info without your consent but do you trust the big M to keep its word?
How about the US government? Even if MS has the best of intentions, do you think the NSA, FBI or other agency might try to compel Microsoft to give them access to the Kinect so they can see what you're doing or listen to what you're saying?
Are aliens among us? Was the Apollo moon landing faked? Is Shigeru Miyamoto having an affair with Carly Rae Jepsen?
Sorry. Ignore that last paragraph. This week's poll asks if you think the US government is going to try to use the Xbox One Kinect to spy on its citizens. If you think it'll try, do you think Microsoft will acquiesce? Is spying through the Kinect even technologically possible? Would tinfoil hats help? Am I being paranoid? Do you even care if anyone's watching what you do in your home?
Microsoft says it wants to be the center of our living rooms but what if the console is in your bedroom? Remember, the Kinect can see in the dark...
Sorry. Ignore that last paragraph. Vote in the poll and fill the comments with your opinions and theories. Send us an email at SuperPACpodcast@gmail.com if you like. This weekend, EZK and I will tackle this subject and discuss your thoughts as we record the next episode of the podcast.
Then we will give our recording to James who will edit our files into the show you all know and love. And then he will post it. And then you will listen to it. And the you will comment on it. And then EZK and I will argue with you. And then you'll give us sass. And then I'll ban you. And then Hal Halpin will fly out to San Diego and sick his Saint Bernard/Pomeranian mix on me. Then I'll flee to the ocean where I'll escape on my noble manatee steed. His name is Phil.
Sorry. Ignore that last paragraph.
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen