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Submitted by Mystery-Food-X 1129d ago | rumor

Xbox 720 Rumors: Analyzing Kinect’s Functionality in the Upcoming Xbox Console

The Microsoft Kinect motion detection system was introduced a little over a year and a half ago as an innovative way to make gamers more involved in the experience. By gesturing or yelling out commands, gamers found themselves using their limbs and vocal chords more actively than ever before, particularly the latter – prior to Kinect, vocal chords were mainly a tool to express delight or frustration at a game’s outcome. (Dev, Kinect, Microsoft, Next-Gen, Tech, Xbox 360)

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hennessey86  +   1129d ago
One things for sure
it won't be built in to the console, it needs to be above the tv to work at its best so I can't see many people balancing there new consoles on there haif inch thick TV :/
Shadonic  +   1129d ago
i think they meant the processor or something instead of the camera itself considering that was one of the issues to why it was lagging so much.
Dlacy13g  +   1129d ago
Integrating Kinect into the 720 means that ALL Xbox 720's would come with Kinect...It becomes standard...not a peripheral element to be bought later. I find it funny and odd that so many people seem to think somehow MS would put the camera actually in the console unit. Having things like Kinect or Move included in the box (i.e. integrated) from day 1 would mean that EVERY user of the new console is a potential buyer of games that use its tech and not just 10 or 20million who bought the device for their console well after it first came out.
Incipio  +   1129d ago
I really don't give a single shite about Kinect. Give me a precise controller with sticks and buttons and I'm good.

Everything you need to do with a console should be able to be done directly from the controller, not having to use multiple, user-configured, expensive peripherals.

If you want to be able to issue voice commands to your console, then build a mic into your controller right next to a button meant to initiate voice commands.

Imagine that dedicated voice command button built into your controller. It would be intuitive, handy, and awesome.

Say you've just beat street fighter x tekken on arcade mode, and you're sick of video games for the day...so you press the handy-dandy dedicated voice command button...it prompts you with a soft *ding*...

And you say, "Shutdown Xbox". Done.

Don't make me press a bunch of buttons or long press buttons and navigate through menus, wave my hands or speak loudly to my stupid camera that's 10 feet away. Everything I want to do with my console should be at my fingertips, less than a foot away from my torso.
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samson-1  +   1129d ago
@Incipio
If you don't care about it then do your self a favor and stop wasting time posting about it. I think microsoft knows that every next gen xbox owner may not want kinect, but for those that do, it will offer what they are looking for. It will be a substantial upgrade from the first. Say what you want but kinect is impressive technology. There is nothing like it out there today for consoles. Microsoft is one of the few corps out there that can make this happen. Besides, more people bought kinect than move so there is demand for it.
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Incipio  +   1126d ago
I'll continue to post about it, because the only way to stop a gimmick is to give feedback to the company from which it originated, as well as speaking with your wallet.
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