Microsoft’s much maligned Kinect peripheral has been ‘unfairly judged’, the head of Criterion has said as the camera accessory is pulled as a boxed accessory.
MS should have release more stuffs for Kinect. Only bundling and lack of software can't convince user to buy it.
Kinect killed Xbox One, that is how I will judge it.
Well that and the weaker hardware.. Terrible reveal... The lies...the truth...the quotes like "just deal with it".. The DRM..the no trade in games...the720p,900p,792p vs 1080p...the lack of game releases... Lack of New ip's..bad indie policies ...paywalls...ads. I understand that they have 180ed some of these things...but they happened and they hurt the system too.
Like I said in that other article , Xbox is a complete mess I want to stay away from.
So why come here and comment then? Oh... I would be called the troll.....
I was one of the Kinect "nay-sayers" before buying my Xbox One. I was making my judgments purely off of Kinect Xbox 360 (unfair judgment). I was immediately impressed with Kinect 2.0 and now I am sad that it will, most likely, not be supported in the future.
Agreed i am enjoying my xbox one and kinect alot more than i thought i would using voice commands to do certain task just feels great for example the " xbox record that" rather than having to press buttons just feels natural. i really hope ms and developers keeps supporting it and not give up on it so easily.
It isn't a gaming device. That is the issue. It isn't being unfairly judged. It doesn't suit the gaming enviroment. The kinect is an expensive way to "improve" UI which is why it didn't catch on (after the initial buzz years ago). Improving UI needs to be cheaply done and not with an expensive add on. That and improving the gaming use side in a meaningful way (which is impossible due to the hardware limitations) would have made the kinect 2 popular
I haven't used it in games yet, but as a media controller I love it!! I know pressing a button is more accurate and faster but I have three kids and can never find the remote..
To be honest, given the choice between buying it in a bundle or w/o - I would be inclined to include it in the bundle. In the bundle it's only something like an extra £40, whereas in the previous gen it was something like £80? Also from what I've seen and experienced, it's actually really quiet intuitive and nice to have, if only for navigating the Xbox.
The titanfall deal was better value than the new gameless kinectless bundle for sure. Even if you didn't want the camera or game, you had 2 things to potentially sell or trade on.
Can kinect be turned to the wall, but still used for voice recognition ? Or does it need the sensors to be at the front to pick up your voice ?
Turning it to a wall would affect voice control, it takes a bit of trial and error to get the perfect space to recieve and respond to every command... You could however point it to the floor or roof so that the camera can't view you, there's even a hinge to do that, although personally I don't see the point, a light on the device shows you when the camera is on and watching.. which it turns out that it's never watching unless you use something that requires it (voice commands do not).
I realised the man talking is not Alex Ward... cuz Alex would never say something as dumb as this.
Isn't a gaming device, is just use for navigation, and tranversing and that is all!
Its not essential to gaming which is why the majority of consumers didn't want it.
That raises an interesting point of itself though. Right now the majority of buyers are core gamers. The 10 or 12million people that own at least one next gen console are core gamers for sure, so what you say is true. But eventually these consoles should hit 100million between them, and that "majority of consumers" will refer to a very different group. Would that group like the Kinect? I don't know. I am quite sure they like the cheaper price more though.
Well you did say 100 million as in PS4 + Xbox One sales and I can gurantee you that no PS4 owner will want Kinect and the majority of Xbox One owners probably won't want it either.
I've fairly judged it. It's a $100 gimmick that does nothing to push gaming and only helps Kinect owners to be even more lazy.
My guess is people don't want the Kinect because it doesn't work the way it's supposed to work. I have no idea why Microsoft appears to be baffled by negative reactions to this peripheral. When people buy something, they want it to work the way the creators say it works. Most people only give a product one or two tries before they take it back to the store and get a refund. In the case of Kinect, when people yell out voice commands and nothing happens, but an hour later a commercial being broadcast on television causes the voice command to work, people get put off by the peripheral and usually it ends up collecting dust or put up for sale on Ebay.
Had they not tried to make it more than it was it might have been selling out like the PS Camera.
Kinect, Google glass, smart watches... I think some people just aren't interested in it no matter how "cool" it is.
Judged unfairly? No, it was judged and found wanting. ZERO quality games for it on Xbox One...and the ones it does have, the Kinect DOESN'T FRIGGIN' WORK properly with! You need 100% accuracy with games, and Kinect is rating around 80% accuracy...even with "new" games. There was a review of "Fantasia: Music Evolved" recently, which highlighted the problem....if you are playing the game, and the Kinect can't accurately track your movements, it's just an excercise in frustration! I don't know about most Xbox gamers, but when I want to play a game, I want to PLAY THE GAME, not FIGHT with the controls!
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