whatculture.com: How could something as supposedly revolutionary as the Kinect be cared about so little? Here are 10 reasons why nobody cares about the Kinect.
Same reason waggle game sucks. Motion control can be fun for about 1hour then it's done. I have yet to play a kinect game were you actual do something more than looking like a full on retard without his ritalin dose.
Motion gaming is only fun as a goof while drunk with friends.
That was a much more hysterical response than I expected. All I originally said was that motion gaming in general is only fun as a goof. I didn't single out Microsoft, or "troll" anything.
So wait I got marked for trolling when I clearly wasnt? In fact I was one of the only ones who didn't. lol..this whole page is littered I spoke on topic about the article that is ironically trolling flamebait and I still gave facts to support my view. But see if I defend myself against someone then I'm the troll? Lol..It is what it is. Evil edit T'hat was a much more hysterical response than I expected. All I originally said was that motion gaming in general is only fun as a goof. I didn't single out Microsoft, or "troll" anything' Again I simply spoke ontopic about the article and didn't speak on you until you asked for it. But I see I'm not allowed to respond. It's all good..I'll leave it alone
i hate the motion lag with kinect and the fact that most of the game are "casual gamer" games. i hate kinect.
Its that lag that forced this gadget to become a casual only experience and not made it good enough for a real gaming experience. Until that lag is minimized to game pad levels, you wont see this peripheral playing major roles in the hardcore level.
I just want to buy one so I can re-enact Paranormal Activities. The fact that I've gone through 7 Xbox consoles alone is enough to legitimately turn me off to Kinect.
The fact that you've gone through 7 xbox consoles alone means that some of them may be haunting your home. You need a Kinect to document paranormal activities for sure.
No joke. I have 3 I still haven't sold just sitting on a shelf in one of my rooms. I'm waiting on one of them to magically turn on while I sleep. Or find them sitting in random spots in my house. I just got so tired of sending them in, or taking them apart to fix...
I still have my OG launch fat PS3 and a slim model as well. Haven't had any issues. I have an Elite model 360 that came out before the slim that is still holding up too. I guess I am lucky.
I traded in so many of my Xbox things- and ended up getting a brand new PS3, 3 games (Skyrim (had to replace), Darksiders II and Killzone) AND 2 controllers for $60. Xbox controllers have a ridiculously high trade in value at the GameStop empire. I used to just trollll on behalf of Xbox. Not any more, man. I literally gave up... and switched everything to PS3.
cuz its not improving core games.. nuff said
I think its fairer to say that the 'core' gamers generally don't care about Kinect but there's a big casual market that seem to like the thing, flaws and all. A lot of people like to claim MS is now focused on that very market and neglecting the relatively small section of gamers that consider themselves core. I say if it makes them more money then there's no question MS will jump at it like a rabid dog on heat, more power to them. However I need more focus on the things I as a 20+ year avid gamer want, no matter the market size, if they are to get my money.
MS already got what 20+ year avid gamer want, Halo 4 and CoD:Black Ops 2!
Two FPS games? True a LOT of people, even older farts like myself, are satisfied with just a handful of shooter games and their yearly Fifa or similar. Personally I'd like to think there's more to gaming than that.
Forza Horizon. That's a racer right there. Minecraft The Whicher 2 Happy wars That right there is some diversity. All from this year. The 360 isn't all just shooters although shooters are primarily the most common genre on both the 360 and ps3.
"Personally I'd like to think there's more to gaming than that." Yeah, there is plenty and Lvl_up_gamer just gave you a bunch.
Actually i have ton of fun with the one in the family room , as do the kids & wife.have no issues with kinect, have issues with developers that don't find ways to help the tech improve. what the industry lacks are men of great minds like those that helped build our country like Andrew Carnegie,Cornelius Vanderbilt,Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller these guy didn't whine they took what was in front of them & ran with till it was the best it could be. Enough with the Copy & paste .
Exactly only people I've seen try to innovate are ubisoft , rare, and lionhead with kinect maybe sega as well but rally that's all and really the biased impact from reviews and gamers are the biggest impact on the view of the device if I can make it work it just barrels me how paid reviewers can't get it working in there own environments and call it crap after praising the same thing during a preview. The hackers have done fps games collages have created programs to input gestures as keystrokes everything can be done with it but if people keep looking and judgeing how the thing works through a screen instead of actually trying it and doing it right its not going to get anywhere.
all i gotta say is that i had an eyetoy i was a kid played with it for a week never went back to it ever again, now im 17 kinect is just as retarded as the eyetoy
No regrets buying Kinect. It definitely bought great times and a lot of laughs....... Even though I haven't touched it in like 6 months. Still cool the voice controls, especially for Mass Effect 3.
Voice Controls? Hardly special. Was done ages ago with Socom on PS2. Endwar had it without Kinect. One of the shit new Splinter Cell's selling points is that you can call guards over using voice with Kinect. You could do that in Chaos Theory with a regular xbl mic. Everyone I know who has a Kinect doesn't use it anymore (including you hehe) But yeh, it was a crap piece of hardware when it comes down to it. You only have to look at the games on offer today, now it's 'established', to see how crud it is.
Fable the journey has a mixed score from most reviewers and dance central always gets a grea review there have been a many posts from sights pointing out great applications of the device which a couple of tweakes can be applied to games and some where they implemented the device to games already released I agree the voice thing was some cheap stuff. The Kinect can produce great gameing experiences it just has to be done right and the people there marketing it to have to actully play it right as in learn what and what not to do. I have to say that i havent played my kinect in about 30 days but ive been a bit more open to the games like the marvel fighting game which is mainly getting bashed because its been replaced with kinect when in all honesty those same people would have not bought the other version. It was a nice addition for this gen and it was more succesful than the move which got the fan favor just because it had more of a hardcore approach. So in conclusion the Kinect isnt bad, not all of its games are booty, not all reviews can be trusted, and its all ready been proven that the device can do FPS games and movement but the overall public dosn't look or even want to accept it. its kind of like when darth vader told luke he was his father.
It sold like 20 million, so somebody cares.
Yeah, noobs and fanboys. Casual gamers and those gamers that play the sales game in any argument to defend their precious console choice.
And people who like to boast about that gamerscore! Oh boy!
"Yeah, noobs and fanboys" So which one are you?...lol Kinect only gets on the nerves of people who are jealous of it's success. Nothing wrong with what MS is doing with that tech. Its good for the industry. if you don't like it then don't buy it. Apparently, the device is enjoyed by plenty of people. As a gamer, I just enjoy games and don't worry about the things I can't change. As long as I can pick up a controller and still enjoy traditional gaming, I have no problems with kinect and so should you or anyone else. I give them credit for accomplishing this because others tied and failed at it.
Who cares? wii fit has sold over 50 million do you consider that good? It's always sales with you people and if you love them so much then why aren't you all gaming only on the wii?
Kinect is a product that was marketed/promoted extremely well. It made people buy it for their family on Christmas. It's that thing that everyone gets, but no one really uses.
What i don't get is why these so called hardcore gamers keep complaining about it. It wasn't meant for you it was meant for the casual crowd like me...now if you flip the script for a minute, if microsoft focused solely on you hardcore gamers then you would have the casuals saying "it's not fair", they're neglecting the other crowd." etc... It's not like microsoft is forcing developers to implement the kinect in every game...you're still getting your blockbuster hits without kinect (halos, call of duties, assassins creeds, and so on)... in contrast, you had nintendo implement their wiimote in some way shape or form thus TRULY alienating all other gamers that weren't casuals...microsoft has a good balance right now as far as i'm concerned.
Nobody cares because there are not any good games for it. Simple. Same with wii and ps move. They were hot for a while and now they are not. Big deal.
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