Over the weekend, Microsoft revealed the latest demo for their next-gen accessory, the IllumiRoom, which is pretty much a projector you put on your coffee table that turns your living room into a screen, giving you panoramic vision for your gaming and movie watching. On paper, this sounds awesome, right?
Sadly, it isn't. All Microsoft has managed to do is ruin your video games so hard that it is nearly impossible to be in the same room with them as you play them.
4It Only Really Works at Night
In both their latest demonstration video and the previous one, the first thing you notice is that the IllumiRoom's capabilities are being showcased in a pitch-dark room. Or at least that's the first thing you should notice if you're a well-adjusted human being.
Which is admittedly not the Xbox's target demographic.
You can't attain that kind of darkness unless you've draped the room with blackout curtains, it's the middle of the night, or you live in a world where the sun has died. And that's the way it has to be, because the IllumiRoom is a projector, and anyone who's ever been to a movie theater should know how useless projectors become when there's even a single light on in the room. This is a product that can literally only be used for half the day, specifically during the half that is primarily reserved for sleeping.
3You Can't See Anything Anyway
So say you do end up buying this, because you're a person who makes terrible decisions, and then you plug in your favorite game. Behold your reward: