Submitted by -Mezzo- 687d ago | opinion piece

Keeping innovation in motion: why I like Kinect

Metro - I’m going start this article by making a statement. I’ll be sticking my neck out here, going against the status quo, so pitchforks and rotten tomatoes at the ready: I like Kinect.

There it is. I’ve said it. And not only do I like Kinect, but I enjoy my Wii and have been looking for an excuse to invest in PlayStation Move (Wonderbook in particular gets me feeling a bit gooey eyed). (Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Belking  +   687d ago
The new kinect is much better than the first. I can't wait to get that sucker in my house.
edonus  +   687d ago
If the new kinect catches on it going to murder the competition. MS has positioned it really well.
With kinect being standard we can expect some great things from devs across the board. I like that so many games are already using kinect it shows its not an extra it just part of the system.
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n4rc  +   687d ago
My excitement for kinect had nothing to do with motion gaming..

Its the voice and gesture controls for everything.. The applications for in-game use are massive..

Plus full 1080p video chat..

Well, well worth the $100..
SilentNegotiator  +   687d ago
" Well, well worth the $100.. "

Not everyone feels the same way.

And it isn't fair to the people that want nothing to do with Kinect be forced to pay $100 more and always have it plugged in (thus taking shelf/entertainment space whether you want it or not) so that it gets more games developed for it.

Let me know when Microsoft comes to their senses and 180s on this issue, too. Then I might consider buying one.
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nukeitall  +   687d ago

Not everybody wanted a blu-ray drive or "the powaz of tha cell" either, but that didn't stop it from being inluded and priced at a premium.

Point being, MS thinks so and it is up to consumers to decide.

However, I think once consumers start seeing Kinect in use and not the hardcore of the hardcore, it is going to take off.

That is why GameStop is selling out of PS4, but Best Buy is selling out of Xbox One. The former is for core gamers, while the latter is more for general entertainment.
SilentNegotiator  +   687d ago
Really? Comparing the storage medium and processor to a peripheral?
nukeitall  +   687d ago

That is your best response?

At least Kinect opens up opportunities for new input methods for gaming. The new accuracy might or might not revolutionize gaming, but it is a possibility.

What did "the powa of the cell" or blu-ray do?

Exactly almost nil and the cell claim to fame is to reduce game quality, while blu-ray was to win a video format war.

That is what I say is including something nobody really wanted!
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Godlovesgamers  +   687d ago
"The new kinect is much better than the first. I can't wait to get that sucker in my house."

Because I love to be spied on! I can't wait for it to watch and listen to everything I say and do, as well as mine data about me then sell that data without my say-so.

Better yet, why don't you just pay me $150 to kick you in the privates, and then sell you on how much fun that was for you. It's about the same effect.



Time to wake up, kiddies.
Belking  +   686d ago
Hey buddy don't hate. Kinect is awesome technology. MS is including it with the package because it offers good value and things you can't do with ps eye. If ps eye was half as good sony would be pushing it too, but it's not. pS eye offers no value whatsoever and sony knows they can't compete with this camera technology.
Godlovesgamers  +   686d ago
Hate has nothing to do with it "buddy". Kinect is awesome technology, but like all technology, if it isn't useful, practical, and interesting then it's completely worthless, as is the Kinect in this case.

And even worse, if you had actually read the links I had posted in my previous comment, then you might realize that Kinect is a gateway to home spying, which...

1. Microsoft has already been caught doing


2. is why there's a bill in congress to keep that from happening with Kinect, specifically.

And for your info PSEYE isn't made to compete with Kinect and it's additional "functionality". I use pseye with move, Yoostar 2, and to video chat with friends and it does what it was designed to do quite well.
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fenixm  +   687d ago
I'm surprise those japanese haven't make some kind of adult kinect videgame. (only for japan)
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Dlacy13g  +   687d ago
I find it so funny that "motion controlled" has this air of being a dirty phrase in some gaming circles.
SpinalRemains138  +   687d ago
Its silly to most. An unnecessary gimmick which has already peaked and is over with.

This is why the Kinect being welded to the XO, is MS surest way to write their own death certificate for their new console.

Really. It was bad enough when it was an option. Taking precious development time away from real games. Now we are forced to have it and use it? Lol no thx.
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Mystogan  +   687d ago
You were never forced to use and will never be. It's there so developers can take advantage of it.
Kryptix  +   687d ago
True, why add this on the Xbox One when we didn't see much positive impact on the 360? Now that it's a mandatory add-on, it killed many sales and those buyers went to the PS4. That's why a few people say that the Xbox One is the PS4's best advertisement, they see it then they run to the other side. There were very few good games for the Kinect and most were for the casuals. I wonder how many games on the Xbox One will be worse because of it. And I know, the Kinect 2.0 is improved by a lot, well...the Playstation Move was more precise than the Wii's remote and where did it take Sony? Nowhere, the controller will always be the best way to play games. Till someday we can wear motion suits and virtual reality goggles. And with Oculus Rift, it isn't that far ahead.
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n4rc  +   687d ago
The Sony move failed because only 4% of ps3 owners had one.. I was one of them.. Lol

Move sports was tons of fun.. But developers aren't going to bother with a 4% adoption rate..

Same will happen this gen.. Ms is making it 100% so development will be very high..

Its the future of gaming.. Sony tried to innovate and it fell below expectations.. Now their focus is games only while ms is taking the "it does everything" banner..

Which is why the fanboys make me laugh.. Wasn't doing everything the reason ps3 was so much better but now Microsoft is idiotic and ignoring gamers for trying to so the same thing..

How odd.. Lol
Themba76  +   687d ago
kinect is useless trash for dancing usher fans who like to look like complete idiots waving there hands at the tv screen. (it also has a new spying feature). now before you ignore this comment and just say "oh this is just another sony fanboy talking" keep in mind that im actually an xbox fanboy for 12 years now never even owned or played a ps2 and ps3. and I wouldn't take a kinect if it was given to me for free. btw im a recent convert to sony's side now haven't been back since ps1 I think it's time for me to come back to where gamers belong. Have a ps4 preordered with bf4 and watchdogs. im tired of ms.
Mystogan  +   687d ago
A fool.
n4rc  +   687d ago
I dont believe a word you say..

Its a nice try to make your argument tho..
Themba76  +   687d ago
why would I waist my time lying about some video game stuff this is the truth i haven't played played a sony product since ps1 but hey i guess your allowed to beleive what you want my xbox collection is probably triple the size of yours any way and right now im trying to find a way to sell off my og xbox stuff on ebay because gamestop won't take og xbox games or systems. i need to play catch up on sony stuff because i missed out on all of god of war and uncharted series just to play some crappy halo games but oh well a lesson learned.
strickers  +   687d ago
I can't believe how many people on here are looking forward to Kinect . It's shite.

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