The Fall Xbox Live dashboard update went live earlier today, enabling Kinect support, heralding the dawn of a new, family-friendly era for the 360, and commencing what will ultimately lead to the end of videogames as we know it. Before long, thanks to the Kinect, the Move, Facebook, and of course the Wii, party, dancing, singing, and farming games will finally start to overtake real videogames, until RPGs and platformers will be seen only as niche products for hobbyists to play on their wife’s Fitness Box 360.
The Wii and Facebook sucked the casuals in; now, with this update, and with the Oprah-endorsed Kinect, the 360 is starting to cater to them exclusively. We are no longer the target audience.
WE ARE NO LONGER THE TARGET AUDIENCE!
Here’s a tour from YouTube user diedragondie of the end of days. I mean dashboard update.
OK, so the dashboard looks pretty much exactly like it did yesterday, just with more angles. But you mark my words! We will remember fondly the time when the 360 was a system for gamers, much like we all thought the Wii was going to be!
At least if they stop making good videogames forever, I’ll have a chance to catch up on my backlog.