its not having that darn facial / mood recognition that is killing me and i know that has to be one of the most trivial features of those devices.
Perhaps I am misunderstanding what you're saying, but personally I don't want my console to recognize my face or my mood. If it recognizes my face it'll probably shatter. If it recognizes my mood, it'll never work for me and that'll only make me far more irritable.
Well at the same time you may not want a camera staring at you if you have been gaming for a long time it would be cool to see a game interact with your mood... or some AI calling back to you if you ask if someone is out there, i'm not trying to bash anything but come on if you aren't interested in stuff like that at least as an option just to goof off with then idk what to say
I understand that people don't want to move or jump around but at a point it seems weird people wouldn't want these features perfected for future goodies, i think people aren't getting the fact that these motion devices aren't all about you being mobile.
For example just think of Role Playing Games like Fallout series...
Sometimes you got to put up with a little bad to get to something really good...
I'll be more concered when they use finger prints to sign into gaming accounts.. not paranoid over simple facial recognition that could be used in really cool ways and that I know you have in your laptop... or voice commands that I know probably exist in your phone.
Frankly, it's a rather easy case. Either they'll deliver a real must-have title for the PS Eye and then anyone will get the camera anyway and it'll introduce motion gaming to a broad audience.
And if they don't manage to offer such a must-have title, then it's a worthless gimmick and shouldn't be an enforced purchase for everyone.
So yes, Sony did the right thing. Either Eye can stand up for itself or not.