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Cordova, TN; November XX, in the year of our Lord 2017--Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games is sad to see Microsoft failing the Kinect so badly. If you watched our FFG Haul Black Friday 2017 video then you are aware Family Friendly Gaming finally upgraded to a Xbox One S. If not, then click here to see the video. After we copied all of the downloadable games from the original Xbox One to an external drive we were ready to set up the Xbox One S. At that point we found out something horrible. The Xbox One S has no connection for the Kinect. In fact neither does the Xbox One X. Microsoft also recently announced they are not making any more Kinect devices. The technology will live on in the HoloLens goggles. There is an adapter that can be purchased to connect the Kinect to the Xbox One S and Xbox One X. For a short time Microsoft gave those away for free.

Imagine our shock and dismay to find out we have to purchase an adapter to use the Kinect on the Xbox One S. Microsoft clearly dropped the ball here. The Xbox One S, and the Xbox One X should come with the adapter for the Kinect. That would show Microsoft actually cares about their fan base. Why do I think that? The Kinect has sold over 35 million units. I am personally offended that Microsoft does not consider that a success. Family Friendly Gaming was an early adopter, and supporter of the Kinect. We have heard from countless families that purchased the Kinect and absolutely love it. Maybe the HoloLens goggles will be something great. Maybe the HoloLens goggles will be a complete dud like the Wii U. It is disgusting that Microsoft is dropping support and manufacturing of the Kinect sensors. It is also annoying that the new Xbox One systems do not come with the adapter.

The PR and Marketing people over at Microsoft have stepped in it again. I am baffled as to why they keep making these blunders over and over again. I guess they are content to let Microsoft wallow in the third place in the console wars in this generation. Every single time we have something we like about Microsoft and commend them for it, they mess it up. This is sad to see. I would like to see an American company do well in the console wars. I would hope they would accurately reflect the values of Americans more than a Japanese company would. I still enjoy and embrace the Kinect. Too bad the company that makes it has decided to move on. Too bad the company that makes the Kinect does not value one of their supporters. Too bad Microsoft does not embrace diversity. Microsoft makes me regret upgrading to the Xbox One S. I will remember this for a long time Microsoft.

God bless,
Paul Bury
Family Friendly Gaming

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