Submitted by hellosnoooopy 966d ago | opinion piece

Nothing better with Kinect, say scientists

A team of scientists at Cambridge University, England, have concluded that absolutely nothing can be improved, bettered or enhanced through the use of Microsoft’s popular motion sensing input device.

Since launching in 2010, numerous Xbox 360 games have claimed to be better with Kinect. However, scientists involved in the 3-year research project have stated that, despite extensive testing, they could find no evidence to suggest that Kinect was capable of benefiting anything. (Culture, Industry, Tech)

Kalowest  +   967d ago
What a total waste of research money!
Ezz2013  +   966d ago
with all the money the wasted on this plus the 500$ million ads
they should have made new ips and more exclusives for xbox360 with all that money

really a waste of time and money
and they still never come close to milo demo
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stuna1  +   967d ago
I guess now we know what $500 million can buy you! The silence of anyone who knew the results of this study before it was even conducted! smdh.

So what does this say for kinect 2? I guess now I'm starting to understand why it will be required.
clintos59  +   966d ago
Well microsoft did show smoke & mirror demos with milo & ever since that its been years now & nothing even close to that demo has been created with kinect.
Rusty515  +   966d ago
Is this a late April Fools joke? I thought everyone knew this.
GreenRanger  +   966d ago
The joke wasn't late,, it was just laggy.
dmN_114  +   966d ago
Kinects success was caused by the causal market and Microsofts advertisement...I think Kinect 2 won't be as successful as MS thinks it will be because ppl who got Kinect for the 360 had their run just as most of the causal WII buyers won't buy a WII U. It's still early to judge but time will tell I guess.
StrongMan  +   966d ago
I don't know how MS can legally get away with putting "Better with Kinect" on game boxes.
Because the general publ,,, because humanity in general can be very stupid. Just read that article, it took a team of freaking scientists this long to figure it out.
kreate  +   966d ago
Maybe they already knew, but wanted to give a fair and extensive research to back their original hypothesis.
NastyLeftHook0  +   966d ago
tentonsoftube approves this comment, bubble.
Godmars290  +   966d ago
Wonder what the results were with Move and the Wiimote. If they even bothered with looking at them. Could have put this whole - worthless - motion control thing to rest.

Don't expect this to change anything w/Kinect 2.0.
Tapioca Cold  +   966d ago
Hear that.... Nothing. Now, can we please move away from motion controls console makers? thanks.
edonus   966d ago | Spam
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   966d ago
Spoof. I really can't see a team of Cambridge research scientists carrying out a 3 year study of KINECT.
And would a 'Dr Bryan Woods' really use such technical and scientific jargon as "how fucking terrible some of these Kinect games are....."?
Neko_Mega  +   966d ago
Some developer needs to make a game and have on it "Better without Kinect" lol.

Don't care how crappy the game is, I would buy it just for that XD

Anyways, really? I knew this and I just took some collage, didn't think you had to be super smart to understand Microsoft is full of it when it comes to Kinect.
SOULJER  +   966d ago
Serious. Stop pulling my leg. Hey that's not my leg. lol. LET GO.
abzdine  +   966d ago
why make a research to prove something obvious?
M2-  +   966d ago
"Dear lawyers..The Daily Pixel is a comedy website featuring spoof and satirical news reports from the world of video games and technology. All of the content is made-up and should not be taken as factual."
Godmars290  +   966d ago
Well, they got me.

And I even read the article first before commenting too.

Was thinking about the first driving game that came out for it. The one a Youtube video proved drove itself. Also the Han Solo song.

Cannot get that out of my head...
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hesido  +   966d ago
"Gardening was just one of the many activities scientists discovered to be better without Kinect."

I think you must have skipped this caption to think that this is serious :)

"far from improving the experience, use of the device immediately reduced our enjoyment of any given title by up to 97.4%."

Even the percentage is a give-away. You don't talk about enjoyment with percentages as there can be no universal scale for enjoyment.
hesido  +   966d ago
I can't understand how people didn't get the jokes. A gaming joke site it is but most of its audience don't get jokes. They won't go far with this, although I'd hope otherwise.
hesido  +   966d ago
Relax, it is a tongue-in-cheek piece. I think the rest of the website is also dedicated to humorous articles like this one.
Adolph Fitler  +   966d ago
And Kinect 2.0 will be just as useless, & better nothing either. The controller experience CANNOT be bettered at this point for console gamers, & especially with all this Hollywood "Minority Report" bs.

MS fanboys will be hitting the disagree button with passionate anger, but fact is, I am right & they are wrong.

Kinect 2.0 is an even bigger waste of money, & resources, than Kinect, because the outcome wasn't really 100% known at that point, but now that MS has the "scientific" proof, (like they needed scientific proof that Kinect was crap??), but now they are doing it all over again, & as the same fanboys that will be angry with me were saying about PS3's "forced" Blu Ray drive, MS are forcing this unnecessary money waste on there machine, instead of adding extra grunt, faster memory or even a Blu Ray drive, that I would much prefer in there new machine.
Sarobi  +   966d ago
How dare they make a joke about Kinect.. Kinect is the best accessory ever. In fact the next xbox should use only the Kinect, who needs controllers anyway?...

....said no one ever
glennco  +   966d ago
We all know this, it is blatant false advertising.
carreirabr  +   966d ago
Next research: WiiU gamepad.
imahustla19  +   966d ago
be interesting to see how the Move does. i liked it with killzone 3 online,running was a lil weird but it gave you great accuracy once you got used to it.
mcstorm  +   966d ago
All depends on how use the console and what games you play. I used the head tracking in forza 4 and though it worked very well as well as the voice commands to. For Forza Horizon I have not used the Kinect side of it as I don't think it works as well as on forza 4 but they are different games.

It also works well with Fifa 13 for SP to change tactics or sub but I wish they could of added it to more than just SP.

Some games I don't think worked that well though like JoyRide. They should of let you sit down with that game.

For me the games I found Kinect for worked well on are Dance central 1 2 &3, Forza 4, Nike+, Steel Battalion, Halo CEA, Fifa 13, Kinect Sports 1 & 2, Kinect Adventures, Fable The Journey, Child Of Eden & Kinectimals.

I do think for the Core gamers they would not miss it if it was not in there games but I think what Microsoft decided to do with Kinect worked out well for them as before Kinect it was know as the core console and to take on Sony and Nintendo they needed to cerate an image like they already have to be a console for everyone and that is what Kinect did. But in doing that they kind of left the core with 3rd party games to keep them going and just gave us more forza, Halo and gears.

For me it will be interesting to see what they do and where they go with Kinect 2. If they can deliver what they showed us at E3 with Project Natal then I think they could be on a winner but we will have to wait and see what they show us at E3 before we know if Kinect 2 will make a difference to core games on the next xbox.
BitbyDeath  +   966d ago
Money well spent

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ArchieBunker   966d ago | Spam
ps3_pwns  +   966d ago
kinect its crap it makes everything worse even games and it took games away from the x360. your not a gamer if your trying to buy the next xbox. im sorry im trying to understand if some people here still have a brain or they just fanboys who are blind.
mcstorm  +   966d ago
How do you work out that if your trying to buy a next xbox your not a gamer? If anything if you don't own a PS4 Next Xbox and a Wiiu your not a true gamer as all 3 are games consoles and will all have must have games for gamers.

Im not defending Kinect in any way but your logic dose not make sense your just sounding like a blind fanboy.
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FaSCoRP  +   966d ago
The article is a joke. Is brief as an elevator chat and the only example is about GARDENING with Kinect.
InTheLab  +   966d ago
They sold 12m on smoke, mirrors, and "potential". No way consumers are falling for it again. $150 for 3 Dance Centrals and voice commands...lol
andrewsqual  +   966d ago
Clearly it isn't. Did Microsoft put that purple banner of death on their Halo 4 or Gears of War Judgment box arts but still make other big developers like Bioware put it on their game? Nope and yep.
GABRIEL1030  +   966d ago
Kinect is a scam...Kinect 2.0 for Xbox 720 :(
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CEOSteveBallmer  +   966d ago
Hahaha Way to go Scientists!! :)
josephayal  +   966d ago
Im kinected

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