As for the home stuff, I don't care about it. It's useless to me and it appears optional. Plus my TV and other devices already do all of it except the voice command stuff. I'm sure some people will really dig it. I think it's ok that it's there. And that it requires a cable box to decode the signal has been confirmed as true and necessary. The Xbox One has one major problem - Fortune Tech
It could have the greatest game library ever and I still wouldn't get it because I don't want Microsoft measuring my heartbeat and tracking me in the dark. No game would get me to accept that level of privacy invasion. IMO we've already given up far to much of it. Everything's tracked nowadays - what we buy, who we call, our porn preferences - and now they want to put an "always on" camera and microphone in my home? No ****ing way. I'm not concerned with what any hacker might do with it, I'm concerned with what Microsoft will do with it.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg with this thing. For example Microsoft's position is that they will allow me to play their games I purchased -You Will Be Able To Trade Xbox One Games Online, Microsoft Says [Update]"It sits on your harddrive and you have permission to play that game as long as you’d like," Harrison said.
**** Microsoft and any company that thinks that way.
And why I say it's not a game system:
I think this thing will sell well (in the US). That's great. I'm sure the people who buy it will enjoy it very much and I'll be happy for them. I won't understand their decision but that's my problem.