After all the money and the hype, Microsoft finds themselves stuck with a peripheral no one seems to like very much.
Yeah they do. No one wants it, cause it doesn't work properly. Now they have to send out saviour Phil and have him pretend they're still going to support it. "My son and I sit there saying random things at it, and it doesn't work." - Peter Molyneux
Thank you (Crying like Might Guy). @MorePowerfulandGreen I love how Xbox fans are also hypocrites hating on PS4, if you guys don't like it, and stop talking it, and play your Xbox 1s oh I forget both sides are hypocrites jeez. Hashirama: Geez every single generation their war no matter what *Facepalm*.
Kinect works fine for me
kinect works much more than fine for me
It just amazes me that PS fans are so envious and hateful over Kinect that they have actually influenced mindshare and media talking points and even MS strategy. Instead of spending so much time on XB1 you guys should try to get Sony to deliver on more than hype.
They'll spend the same amount of time you spend bashing Ps4 articles and preaching nonsense about Cloud, Dx12, secret sauce. You should try to get MS to deliver on more than "ULTRA-HYPE"
No one is envious of Kinect. No one. Do you really think Microsoft's strategy was influenced by fanboys (PS4 or XBO) on N4G? No way! They ditched that camera and probably want to send it back to the hell hole from which Don Mattrick summoned it.
Chooka chooka choo choo... Welcome to the Xbox one Hype train...All aboard. Ladies and gentlemen we are about to leave the "Kinect" station. Next stop will be the Cloud. "...get Sony to deliver on more than hype.". Its funny you said this, because didnt Microsoft promise the Cloud, Dx12, and Kinect 2.0 will be a game changer. Yet, they have not delivered on anything that they've claimed.
Hey, if Ps4 fans actually influenced MS strategy you shouldn't be complaining about it, you should be dropping to your knees and thanking them. Thank your lucky stars Xbone isn't anywhere close to the machine MS wanted it to be.
"you guys should try to get Sony to deliver on more than hype" Pretty ironic thing to say in a comment section regarding Kinect.
Seriously powerofgreen you can actually say "envious of kinect" with a straight face? I lol'd.
If it wasn't for Sony and their fanboys, you'd be here actually attempting to justify that DRM box sitting in your living room.
What's actually amazing is the fact that you think that PS fans are solely responsible for the policy changes (changes that were for the better of the industry/consumers)... Because no one who owned an X360 would have *ever* been upset with the original policies or were never interested in kinect at all... You must really love the taste of your own feet because you're perpetually putting them into your mouth. And is mindshare the new buzzword over at the delusioblog?
@MorePowerOfGreen Ironic you mention hype which was all kinect ever had. Like hype for Ryse?! Oh yeah you actually need a controller, it was nothing like their E3 demo at all. Please name me the One single game that has proven without a doubt that it's great for games?! It's been 3 years and I have yet to see this must have kinect game that I actually can use kinect for well aside from dancing and exercise.
Did you just quote Peter Molyneux regarding Kinect?! I'll let the others on here explain how ridiculous that is.
No where near ridiculous as the distance between the Milo demo and what the device actual produced, 4 years later with 2nd version of it. Molyneux introduced it to the world, who better to quote?
@nextlevel, you forgot about the "illumi-room" feature. Another big promise that fell flat.
Illumi-room was ALWAYS a concept NOT a promise.
"Illumi-room was ALWAYS a concept NOT a promise." Sounds just like Kinect and Milo.
"Sounds just like Kinect and Milo." If Milo was always a concept then what's the beef?
@septic You really need to ignore. Next level has been trolling xbox articles for the past few days.he also loves posting negative articles about the xbox one then he jumps in to comment first. You can check it out for yourself. Just ignore the dude and move on bro.stop wasting your time on this one.
@chris I know. But I'm having fun with MariaHe....NextLevel. I do agree though that MS has 99 problems and the the Kinect is one.
the funny thing is when MS spoke about the billions of commands done on kinect,yet failed to say how many times something was repeated as it didnt get it right,or how many times people was saying [email protected]*k off xbox in anger as it wasnt picking up what they said
@NextLevel, LOL, you just joined 5 days ago and all 7 of the articles you had submitted is either Pro-Sony ,anti-Xbox or flame bait in nature from sites that we have never heard of. Do you know MariaHelFutura by any chance?
You better hope not lol.
They've also posted non-stop helpful links, quotes, and information in their comments. Whoever they are, they're welcome to N4G in my book.
How are these Anti-MS? http://n4g.com/news/1537086... http://n4g.com/news/1537177... http://n4g.com/news/1535955... Yesterday people said I was Hicken and Strongman.
NextLevel: So biased against Xbox, that he posts surveys favoring Xbone, articles about Microsoft making efforts to get the core gamer, Ps4 shortages, and - most damningly - an article about Order 1886 that isn't negative! http://n4g.com/user/news/ne... Seriously, his posting history isn't even remotely the way that you described. If he's Maria, then Maria must have gotten amnesia and forgotten how to troll.
@NextLevel, "How are these Anti-MS?" Dude,stop playing du_b! We can see it miles away of what you are trying to do. http://n4g.com/news/1537177... Microsoft: "We're Going to Try to Win That Core Gamer" then, you would be the first one to answer your own submission with: "I love how Microsoft has now resorted to just trying to be like the Playstation 4 and how it portrayed itself to the consumers. It's so insincere, it's makes me sick." http://n4g.com/news/1537086... EA Sports UFC is new UK #1 again, you would be the first one to answer your own submission with: "61% for PS4 in UK for a game with no exclusive advertisement or content is super impressive." and in this article, you once again was the first to reply to your own submission with: "Yeah they do. No one wants it, cause it doesn't work properly. Now they have to send out saviour Phil and have him pretend they're still going to support it." That is just a small sample of the entire 70 plus posts you have posted in 5 days and every one of them are anti-MS posts. You post like a veteran and expect us N4Gers to believe that you're a new kid on the block that only joined 5 days ago? Please!
@Silent Are you really that thick LMAO?! Also @ NextLevel. LOL at the links you posted: "How are these Anti-MS? http://n4g.com/news/1537086... [loving up PS4 proves your lack of anti-MS bias??] http://n4g.com/news/1537177... [lol THAT is anti-MS! You just pandered to the likes of SilentNegotiator with this nonsense: I love how Microsoft has now resorted to just trying to be like the Playstation 4 and how it portrayed itself to the consumers....[bla bla Sony fanboys unite bla] " http://n4g.com/news/1535955... that's pro-MS yeah?!] " "Yesterday people said I was Hicken and Strongman." Yeah because Hicken is known for singing praises for MS rofl. Can't believe people are defending your nonsense. SilentNegotiator defending you is obvious because well...we all know what he's like. Just another day on N4G...
Sounds like he is pretty intelligent, actually. Why would anyone with any level of intelligence, support the underpowered, overhyped console with less games?
Lol you say it doesn't work but mine works perfectly fine.
you don't even have an x1 or a kinect, so you need not even comment on it. so we will all just take anything that you say about the x1 as a joke. so everyone just carry on and pay this joke no mind and buy and play what interest you. GAME ON!!!
It's near faultless for voice commands (at least now, it was a bit shonky at release), not convinced about much else though, it's clear that gaming doesn't really work on it, although xbox fitness is a good use of it.
"It's near faultless for voice commands (at least now, it was a bit shonky at release)" In the US, it's fine for the most part. Outside the US is another problem, where some places don't even have voice commands still and yet they still had to buy the camera with the system at first. Edit: At the moment, only English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Italian are supported / 10 countries. Still not working in 3 launch countries. "Additionally, only five of thirteen launch countries have access to what Microsoft calls “premium/natural voice” and the “Xbox On” command, available only in the US, UK, Canada, France and Germany."
I'm outside the US ;)
Everyone is entitled their opinion.
I am very happy with my day one console and anyone knows there is no such thing as 100% success rate with a peripheral. I would say mine works 85% of the time in my new house.
Mine is like 98%. Perhaps maybe it's the user?
No one? Are you sure? I know plenty of people who loves the Kinect myself included. Lmao @arkardo You have done your homework. Good job! Add to the list doctors and scientists who use Kinect for their research .
Yeah i know them too! @morepowerofgreen @georgenoob @KNWS @lifegamesok @truefan1 And of course you, plenty of people!
The people you listed have a lot in common but one stood out for me. They all have one bubble. Wonder why???
Feel free to add me to your list of people who love their kinect. I am not hear to say its a must have device that you can't live without...but for me the functionality it has brought to my set up has been fantastic. @kayoss Pls note... more than one bubble. :)
@Dlacy Pls note...You're not on the original list...
Oh! So I can tell Folding home on Ps3 had a list of doctors and scientists who used it for their research. We are even right right? We are talking games and what purpose Kinect has on them, please stop embarrassing yourself.
Kinect for WINDOWS is a great product. There is NOTHING wrong with the HARDWARE. Kinect for Xbox is a completely different story...and less than worthless for gaming. If you are playing a game, you need 100% accuracy, not 80% or 85%, 100%. And the software for Kinect (Xbox) is not there yet...and probably never will be!
I think it is more the lack of content than the peripheral itself. My kids love "Just dance". But, beyond that, there has been little use for the kinect this generation. (Other than voice commands.) The 360 had a lot of content for the kinect that would appeal to casual gamers and children: Kinect Party, Wipeout, Dance Central, Kung Fu, just to name a few. I understand that we should give this generation time, but we are 7 months into it after all. Microsoft should look to the last generation if they want to know how to make the kinect more appealable. I understand that I will get a certain amount of disagrees just by virtue of people not liking Microsoft, please feel free to expand on your "disagree".
It's ironic; Microsoft packed in the Kinect with one of the intentions being to get lots of support for it from developers, due to the high install rate of Xbox owners with Kinect (100%, that is). Not only does that seem to have not happened, but now they've unbundled it, and developer confidence in it can only drop. They're going to have trouble getting a lot of content.
I agree. I think people have it backwards. It isn't that people lost interest in Kinect, I think it is Microsoft that lost interest in kinect. If there were entertaining games and apps, people would be interested.
Make a showpiece online game that lets you map a stylised version of you in the game, and perhaps lets you mo-cap your own taunts and emotes. That is Kinect enhancing a core game, I think a lot of people would embrace that functionality. Sunset Overdrive would have been a perfect candidate for this.
Now that Microsoft ditched Kinect I doubt devs will bother with it. I'd say the people with a Kinect problem are the ones that bought an Xbox One before they nixed it.
There are developers still interested. A simple Google might assist you.
So where have they been all this time? For all the talk by Microsoft and their fans about a packed-in Kinect meaning more developer support, there's been LESS support so far than for the original.
I do like the kinect but not really the games. Just Dance is good and works well in my living room, but Kinect Sports Rivals didn't. It couldn't see my fingertips when I was doing rock climbing, and im not exactly tall and my living room is average. The range has improved alot since the first Xbox, but still not enough for me and Im sure alot of others. That being said, the games are usually crap anyway. I use my Kinect for voice control, Just Dance and Xbox Fitness. Oh and for videos on Upload, that stuff alone justifies having it for me.
I have yet to see a voice recognition system that works 100% of the time. If people have to struggle with a user interface to make it do what they want, even some of the time, it will be a failure.
if MS themselves wont support it why would we buy it?
its because they put more emphasis on the advertising and marketing potential of kinect rather than the gaming potential
Love my Kinect. I'd recommend it for anyone. Voice controls are exceptional and work really well with me. Wish they'd do something revolutionary for games with the Kinect, even if it's just for the kiddos, but in the meantime, excellent camera for Skype and excellent with the voice controls.
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