Jim & Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular: Requiem for the Kinect

Requiem for the Kinect

Put on your poetry hats and join two of the greatest wordsmiths of our generation as they fill your ears with verse.

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A lot of vitriol for the Kinect I see, but I can't say it's unwarranted considering it's advertisement.

Good riddance, Kinect!

Both of the poems were very good this week, I think. Props!

I had my enjoyment. Thank you again for the great poetry.

Outstanding job to both poetry masters; to Yahtzee for the horrors of unearthing the dreadful past and to Jim Sterling for his venom-laced eulogy of the soon deceased Kinect.

Enjoyed both of them, great work!

Oh Jim, I could taste your hatred of the Kinect right on my screen, and it is delicious. Yahtzee warned against disturbing that which should stay dead, but we didn't listen. WHY DIDN'T WE LISTEN?!

captcha: Nonstop You
What am I, a robot? Even I have to eat and sleep sometime.

Don't... Don't quote me on this guys... but I don't think Jim liked the Kinect very much.

Atari for the 2600, that was soon clear.
But somehow even better yet, for that Kinect bit I hartily CHEER!

In other words, thanks a bunch guys as usual.
And Jim; I think I would have written the exact same poem!!!

Ok, now that Kinect eulogy that Jim did was freaking hysterical. Makes me wish there were even more of these Rhymedowns where he goes full "Jimquisitor" on some garbage the video-game industry is dumping out.

There's a reason I like to call it the XBox Done.

Jim, you FAIL!

You actually made me sorry for the Kinect!

Anyway, despite the horror of a mound of sentient ET cartridges, random guy on t'Internet's totally subjective and logically unjustifiable opinion is: Jim won this one. So that's that argument completely settled. Anybody else fancy going down the pub?

Brilliant, both of them. Yahtzee's made me laugh out loud in the end.

canadamus_prime:
There's a reason I like to call it the XBox Done.

Hah :D It's so obvious, now that you've said it.

Hmmmmm, sweet music to my ears. Thank you guys, that was delicious.

Ben, brilliant. I had the shivers listening to your part, that was amazing. this week you take the crown.

Jim, i share the sentiment, but Bing is kinda "A thing". its the second most popular search engine after google.

The Kinect isn't really dead.

They will still sell the original bundle as well along with Kinect's on the side.

Bing is "a thing" that I'd not want to see abandoned by Microsoft, since WP8.1 kinda requires it for Cortana.

Strazdas:
its the second most popular search engine after google.

Arguably by birthright as opposed to actual merit though. Anything backed by the biggest OS provider in the market isn't going to just fade into obscurity. That said I don't have much gripe with it. If anything my only complaint is it's hardly any different from using Google.

Eh The kinect's not that bad. I like it, but it never should have been mandatory.
EDIT: I realised I said Kinect in general, I just meant Kinect 2.0, kinect 1 can rot in hell.

Hey, nothing agains Bing! I need it because google has a "always on" porn filter.

Superb poetry from the both of them. I can't choose who's the best this week.

QuadFish:

Strazdas:
its the second most popular search engine after google.

Arguably by birthright as opposed to actual merit though. Anything backed by the biggest OS provider in the market isn't going to just fade into obscurity. That said I don't have much gripe with it. If anything my only complaint is it's hardly any different from using Google.

true it has effect. however for example yahoo is all but dead as search engine. meanwhile i saw people who switched to bing from google after google done of thier their stupid events they seem so fond of doing lately. and some of them even claim better results.

Still, its "A thing" as Jim put it either way, and quite a big one.

p.s. capcha: "I am captcha!"

it has trully became self aware now.

after Bing had those commercials, i thought i'd give it a try, after all, in a blind test, those random people chose bing, maybe i was missing out! but that commercial was complete and utter bullshit. bing never turns up the results i want. google is the only search engine i use now, and will continue to do so until Cortana tells me otherwise.

second, i get the kinect hate, but there was a certain punch of hatred for the xbox itself in both of those poems, and to that i wanna say to my two favorite escapist contributors, shut the fuck up. find a fuck, and shut it up. up shut a fuck. in whatever syntax you prefer.

yep, blatant fanboyism coming from me right now, but it love the xbox and don't like seeing it thrashed unjustifiably. yes, insult the mandatory kinect, insult the gold having been required for certain apps. even insult the games for gold switch to the ps plus model, but don't just, as a whole compare the console to ET or say "Xbox go home" although, as i typed that, i realized the clever bit of word play there with the kinect voice commands. be brutal, that's cool, but at least be fair.

 

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