I have always loved video games. I enjoyed playing them at home as a kid with friends and still today with my friends when we hang out. They are a way for me to get my stress out and have a good time either playing a sports game or trying to beat a level on Call of Duty. It gives me some time out from whatever is going on in my life, and just step back and give my mind a break and allow it to refocus on what I have left to finish. The only thing that bothers me about video games is how people say there is no benefit to them. Many say that they are completely useless and shouldn’t be made anymore. I don’t believe that and one post from earlier in the year gave some evidence to prove that video games can serve a purpose. What I really like is that video game designers heard these arguments, and developed a new type of technology that changed the gaming industry forever. This new changing technology was the Kinect for the Xbox 360. This device allows someone to play a video game with their entire body and no controller necessary. It completely gets rid of the no use argument because now people can play video games while being active.
Unfortunately, not everything is flawless and so people had arguments against the Kinect when it first came out. Many people believe that the Kinect is used by Microsoft as a tool for them to spy on us. Most believe that they Microsoft does it so they can take information about people and sell it to other corporations so that they can make better advertisements in order to help them sell their products. This information collected on the general public would allow corporations to design advertisements to certain people in order to get more customers. Some believe an even crazier kind of espionage is taking place. Some people even believe that Microsoft is taking information on us for the government, and they if they find anything alarming about people they can then report it to the police. These different theories had people worried that they would no longer have any privacy if they got a Kinect.
I truly don’t believe any of the arguments against the Kinect. I believe that people are just being paranoid about it, but I also see how that’s understandable in this day when people can rob us just by getting the numbers on our credit card. The main reason I don’t believe it is because Microsoft only makes the product for people to buy. It is the Xbox corporation that uses internet to connect the Kinect with the internet, but they have very strict policies on their internet services. But what do you think? Do you believe that people could be spying on us through the Kinect?