Microsoft officially kills the Kinect. Well, production of the Kinect at least. Some of the Kinect games from the XBox 360 are the ones that still get the most use in our household particularly when a bunch of kids are over (Track & Field, the Rafting one, etc.). It was meant to be the centerpiece of the living room with its inclusion by default with the XBOne, but the functionality never really materialized the way they thought and ultimately MS went on the defensive and stopped including it with lower price points to try to keep up with the PS4. I will give Microsoft credit for this though: They know how to pivot these days. Their initial strategy to be that center of living room completely fell apart when they couldn't strike the right relationships with content providers while PS4 won the gaming community by focusing on, well, games. After starting with a massive hole on game exclusives because of their focus on broader entertainment options, they have narrowed the lead to almost parity in just what, 3 years from the time they shifted focus? It looks like they are still going to lose this generation to the PS4 (roughly 2:1 sales advantage), but it their recovery has been impressive.