Xbox One's Kinect Is Legitimately Awesome | IGN

IGN: "Even in its present form, with primitive tech demos comprising its software showcase, the next generation Kinect represents the partially fulfilled potential of the original's failure. Amid the unveiling of a Spielberg/Halo television series, Remedy’s new IP, and a sexy new controller, I never expected the follow-up to a maligned motion device to impress me more than anything else at the Xbox One reveal."

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Nevers1827d ago

"Legitimately scary"


I'm not interested in an always on facial (and more?) recognition system uploading a bunch of marketing info up to a bunch of servers so they can learn how to better cater to my wallet. No thanks, for the time being.

hellvaguy1827d ago

Agreed not interested in Kinect nor the touch controls on the ps4.

Root1827d ago

As I said on another article the big difference is that Kinect will be mandatory but the PS4s touch pad will most likely be optional.

If you want to swipe your weapon in a FPS for example you can use the touch pad, if you don't you can use the D-Pad.

ziggurcat1827d ago

@ root:

just like how the touch controls aren't mandatory in any of the vita games i've ever played on that system as well... just because it's there's doesn't mean it's required.

Nevers1827d ago

Mandatory and intrusive. This just doesn't sit well with me.

JokesOnYou1827d ago (Edited 1827d ago )

I don't like most of the 360 Kinect games but you can see the potential there for some great game experiences/interaction...this 2nd gen Kinect looks impressive and YES making it standard not optional is a plus because devs can really design games from the ground up with proper well thought out Kinect implementation. If you actually read what IGN says about Kinects current tech and can't think of at least a few great ways this could innovate gaming then its just because you have blinders on.

@dedicatedtogamers, yeah keep telling yourself that, I mean of course the negative stuff is gospel but any positive news is paid off. /s

InMyOpinion1826d ago

@JokesOnYou - You really have to cut your way through the troll comments to get to anything substantial in here at this time :)

Anyways, I was incredibly hyped about the potential of Kinect, but let down by its technical limitations (lag and lack of precision basically). I do see a lot of potential in Kinect 2, but I definitely want to see some games running with it first.

And maybe this time around they'll give it to indie devs to play with. That's where creativity is, and where Kinect should have been in the first place.

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dedicatedtogamers1827d ago

" I never expected the follow-up to a maligned motion device to impress me more than anything else at the Xbox One reveal."

Shut up, IGN. You've been shilling for Kinect the day it launched. I've lost count of how many "_____ is the hardcore game Kinect fans have been wanting" articles you wrote.

Until someone like Angry Joe (who genuinely loves 360, but hates Kinect) gives his approval to the thing, I'm not buying anyone else's word.

grimmweisse1827d ago

Seeing Joe rage about the Kinect is a great laugh, but very accurate. Something that was "supposed" to elevate gaming just hampered it.

They took one of the most hardcore games like Steel Battalion and completely destroyed it....thanks to kinect!

Motion gestures in gaming should only be an option. Only a few Wii games managed to do it right, and even then it was not really needed, just a gimmick that has passed by.

HammadTheBeast1827d ago

You guys see Angry Joe's video on Xbox One? He absolutely tears it apart. But his complaints can't be argued against.

zebramocha1827d ago

@never your not interested in an all ways on facial? 

LogicStomper1826d ago

Wow, you and the 28 others must not like Google or Facebook and such. You do realise Google tracks what you look up and uses your history to put ads relevant to you. Facebook also sells your information so how is this such a significant problem?

Nevers1826d ago

No actually I would quit FB in an instant. I also attempt to sign out of Google to search anything because I do NOT like how it sticks me in a bubble of "my interests". And this Kinect 2 even a further step on spying on me.

"So how is this a significant problem?"

Everyone else is doing it, I guess, so don't question it, right? Ha!

LogicStomper1826d ago

"No actually I would quit FB in an instant."

So you're saying you made a Facebook account KNOWING that they your information? Did you know Facebook also tracks your search activity aswell? Does this not mean that for every time you want to google something, you sign out both on Facebook and Google?

"Everyone else is doing it, I guess, so don't question it, right? Ha! "

Well you're still using Facebook, so that gives the assumption that you don't mind it at all. So then what's big difference between how Facebook uses your data and how Microsoft uses your data?

Nevers1825d ago

There is something inherently different between a site you log into that tracks what you click on compared to an "always on" device that sits in your living room and constantly uploads video/audio of everything you do/say. Sad you can't see that, lol.

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fsfsxii1827d ago (Edited 1827d ago )

Legitimately stalking the shit out of you.
Its actually looks worse than Kinect 1 (Hardware wise)
Thats ONE reason not to buy the XbOne

SexyGamerDude1827d ago

How am I supposed to watch porn in peace now?

HammadTheBeast1827d ago

Xbox app lol. Scares you into watching their porn.

hellvaguy1826d ago

"How am I supposed to watch porn in peace now?"

1.) Unplug Kinect from the usb port (rocket science I know)
2.) Get a hot girl friend : )

dumahim1827d ago

" I never expected the follow-up to a maligned motion device to impress me more than anything else at the Xbox One reveal."

That's because there wasn't anything else there that could possibly impress anyone.

HammadTheBeast1827d ago

I Absolutely HATE how IGN is playing this off. They're so full of bulls***. They complained endlessly about PS4 reveal, not a peep about this one.

rainslacker1826d ago

Their post reveal analysis was quite critical of the show.

Maybe this guy is just genuinely impressed with the way it's shaping up.

001827d ago (Edited 1827d ago )

It knows when your heart beats at it's slowest, the scariest part is no one will know how you died.

Minato-Namikaze1827d ago

You just creeped me way out, lol. Dont even wanna think about it now.........

001827d ago

but if your neighbor has a kinict......It's watching you too.

Minato-Namikaze1827d ago

goddammit i'm boarding up my windows when it releases, lol

Blank1827d ago

Holy balls! I forgot bout the heartbeat detection! But on topic IGN: Yeah kinect is awesome! And so is our XBOX APP! Availiable to gold subscribers ; )

InTheLab1827d ago

Kinda feels like we did this 3 years ago. Reality and potential never met last gen with Kinect and I've seen nothing that says K2.0 will be any different.

grimmweisse1827d ago

It will be the same, but MS is hyping it to no ends for a cash and grab!

InTheLab1826d ago

It's not even just MS. Everyone from IGN to Adam Sessler are seemingly excited for the next gen version of a gimmick...

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