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complicated much?? damn!!!
That's what I thought.
Geez this makes me want to work on code instead, atleast LBP was more intuitive with the instructions and implementations.
I bet it runs on the engine from Rare's Viva Piniata (2), movement is kindoff the same, and also the menu selecting stuff seems a bit like the Viva Piniata menu, its only mixed with a level developer this time. Kids could love this though, make their own stuff in an easy way.
Its free???? LBP and spore just turned irrelevant (more than before anyway).
To be clear kodu has been in development for three years in Microsoft research labs. This is for xbox360 and pc using a controller. It looks like a great way to introduce children to the concepts/decisions needed for programming in a visual way with no technical knowledge needed. It looks very easy so a selection of 'Character > Controller 1 > A Button > Move Forward' all via the icons in the menu makes a character move forward when you press a on controller 1.' It all seems contextual aswell so when you get to the a button icon it only shows actions that an a button can do etc etc. I dont see how anyone can see this as a bad thing if it helps children get into programming it must be a good thing. Like i said this does nto teach someone how to program but thinking in the correct way to achieve it (and hiding away that technical stuff until later on when maybe they will then look at XNA)
this was called Boku before right?
Yep. I am not sure why Microsoft chose to change the name, but the program still looks pretty cool.
probably MS are upset that people are calling it Boooo-ku
Ironic.. PS3 owners love LBP and they are kids a 12 year old girl comes on stage and introduces this and the Xbox fanboys will be all over it calling it amazing AAA *yawn* Got to say, looks bit sh*tty
Come on Microsoft, do something more intuitive than copying and pasting someone else's work then changing the skin. The difference between LBP and this game is minimal(perspective). I want some good new games for my 360. Fable II was great, and Gears 2 was fun(played it at a friend's house), but I've found myself using my 360 to play original Xbox games again...Nice effort with the community function on this game though.
is like saying anyone who ever made a FPS is copying wofenstein 3d ... or doom, or or or
There are a variety of icon-based visual code generators for a wide variety of uses and this seems no different...the tech has existed long before either console: MVPL, AppWare, SCALA, OSVP, Demicron's WireFusion... I've even run across much older versions, like AmigaVision* This technology is not new, and also not new to games, just new to the current generation of consoles...No one copied from anyone. I've not used Kodu (Read: CodeU?) so can't fully comment on it but it looks fairly intuitive for a full 3D environment. Sparrow clearly had quite a bit of experience...I think the question must be how would someone starting this for the first time use it. Seeing video's of someone whipping through preset or practiced routines is not a great example of how usable, fun, and capable this is. I'll have to wait till I see a copy or beta to find out. . * AmigaVision - I Couldn't believe the date on this one...WELL ahead of it's time! From a 1990 review: "This technique is called multimedia (the industry's latest buzzword)" http://www.atarimagazines.c... Jump to 36 seconds . . . This computer had full screen, full frame video on a stock 25Mhz Motorola 68000 CPU, and only 2mb of RAM. (TWO MEGABYTES -NOT- GIGABYTES) What the H3LL is wrong with our computers almost TWENTY years later??? http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Like Sony did with Second Life & Home eh Qdog & lets not forget Trophies which are Sony's version of achievements. Stop acting like only Microsoft copies. Even your precious Sony does & everyone does at one point
Perhaps you should fix your perspective, to somewhere outside of your rear-end. I stated that I wanted something intuitive, which is entirely realistic, and unbiased...If it really came down to it, The true innovator this console quarter would be Sony hands-down. I love my 360, and I'm tired of having to play originals because nothing new and worth getting comes out. This game is only a rehash, of a concept that Sony executed successfully first with LBP. Kudos to Microsoft's XNA, but shame on them for making you pay even more to actually use it. You should consider that not everyone is a fanboy/girl, and that some people actually have an opinion thats not based on justifying a purchase. I have a high level of ownership for all my gear, whether Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, or Toshiba. I am a gamer first and foremost, and I dont appreciate you trying to slander my character with such baseless comments, and needless stereotypic classifications.
I think you might be confusing upgrading with innovation, sony is not the true innovators. If anything I would actually say that the wii is. I mean think about it, BD is an upgrade from dvd, and what else is supposed to be innovative about their system? The six axis? All so this game is aimed at children, I believe thats why they had a 12 year old girl demo it, but then again this is the internet I dont know who you are.
It's my opninion, it may differ from yours, but it is mine none the less. I would say that the Wii is innovative in that it took an existing technology, and made it cheaper and more consumer friendly, and therefore appeals to a different market demographic. The PS3 is full of innovation, but thats my opinion if I choose to believe that someone who was one of the first to push parallel processing/programming towards an inevitable coming of age in the consumer market, then thats my choice. I have played many games on many systems over the past two decades, and I would have to say that Sony pushes out innovative technology with every iteration. When Killzone 2 comes out, even if it flops financially, everyone(who has seen it in action) is admitting that it sets the new bar graphically, for what other games want to be when they grow up. I also choose to think that any hardware company that provides and online service, with components included for free, to the community is innovative, in this world of pay to play. Lets not forget that Sony also allowed Linux installation and use in the PS2(with a hard drive) and PS3 from the box, allowing greater community growth, with every SDK(regardless of gpu access). Also the first console to push HDMI 1.3 spec before TVs even supported it, just to ensure future profitablity with advancing tech. As well the first console manufacturer to allow the installation and use of non-proprietary hard drives of any size within the SATA 2.5" format. Yes I do choose to think with good reason that Sony is innovative. I respect Microsoft as a software giant, as well as a console manufacturer, but just about everything I've seen come out of their respective departments, seems to have the signature of another company, buried just under the surface. I am a gamer just like every other gamer here, regardless of my occupation as a soldier. As always, though thank you for your comment, and your time.
as you say thats your opinion I just choose not to agree with it. Everything you claim is an innovation I see as a feature. Thats the reason I say the wii is the only true innovators, just because they have changed how people play games in general. Unfortunately I hope more people will begin to treat it less as a gimmick and more as an innovative new way of interacting with our games. The record right now doesn't fully show this, but I believe the concept more than it's current execution show this. I assume however that just like most of the people on this site you are not speaking about the PC as a platform when it comes to innovation. That honor is only reserved for any 360 game that MS claims to be an exclusive. I just want to point out that any of those points are possible on the PC. You know free online, removable drives, linux, hdmi, parallel processing/programing. I think its an old argument that the ps3 is more powerfull than the 360, everyone knows it is. The problem is the xbox was more powerful than the ps2 but that doesnt qualify as a win for a console.
Qosmio X305-Q701 with over fifty games,and two Operating Systems, so yes I do in all fairness consider the PC to be a gaming platform even so far as the father of gaming, and it always will be, but I was speaking about consoles or controlled gaming environments, that are all-in one gaming packages, pre-assembled, user friendly, and way less upgradable than the PC. Yes those are all features that you would find on a PC, but what other console allows those kind of freedoms? The Wii is innovative, but I gave my Wii to the wife, as she enjoys it more, but I remember fondly the controls, and not so fondly the control scheme in Metroid...lol. However, the Wii is not aimed at the enthusiast(Next-gen) market, it was never meant to compete with bleeding edge tech, like the 360 and PS3. Though I do think that the Wii is a step in the right direction for Nintendo. Power is not an ever-so decisive factor in the console race, as much as who provides more convenience, and feature rich experiences for the consumer(price is a factor as well in my opinion). I think, out of the three consoles(almost different tiers), the PS3 offers the most, and is the farthest away from being akin to a PC. Thank you for your response, and your time.
its nice to have a civilized discussion on n4g for a change. My 360 just recently went down with disc read errors and im trying to over heat it so I can get a warranty exchange. I am planning on getting a ps3 later this year also but thats only because of the games that are coming out, namely ff13 and vs 13. However there are alot of features that I use that the ps3 lacks. The ingame custom soundtrack is one thing I will miss the most, I have my 360 connected to my PC and I play what ever music I want in what ever game I want. The 8 person chat, I usually just use 5 when me and some friends play gears2 but that is still a feature that I enjoyed. For that matter I would have to buy a headset just to talk to people on psn. I personally prefer the 360 controller to the ps3 one. There are also some games that I would miss. I completely understand about the wii. The concept has great potential even though to tell you the truth I wouldnt want to play everygame with wii controls It would be great to see a wii with some HD tech under the hood.
Everyone has copied from everyone this gen. No company is safe from this fact. You are a fan boy if you can not even admit that Sony has copied plenty of stuff this gen
When did I ever say I was okay with anything, stop putting words in my mouth. I think you are mistaken, I am a gamer, and real fanboys show their true colors, by making a mountain out of a mole-hill when they feel their favorite console is being attacked...How about you maintain a level of maturity about this and take my comment for what it was, my opinion. I own a 360, so I do have a right to be here. I wasnt attacking, so there's no need to be defensive. I stated my opinion about a console that I own. That doesnt make me a fanboy, just a consumer with expectations.
I own all 3 consoles (just got a PS3 recently) but at least I can admit when a company copies something & not deny it just because I prefer their system & you are attacking the 360 owning it or not by saying its copying LBP when Sony has also copied 360 things which you are clearly denying & can not admit (fan boy). It works both ways. We will have to agree to disagree
i think you guys are just missing his point, which doesnt really say much for you guys. hes saying as an xbox360 owner hed like to see some more innovation from this, he doesn't want an LBP clone, none of us do. calling him a fanboy for expecting more from this concept as an xbox owner is just absurd. poeple are now being called fanboys for wanting to see something intuitive come to their OWN console, ridiculous. where the hell did he say that sony never copied anything, hes not talking about sony, hes talking about the xbox. stop being so damn sensitive.
First, I am not a fanboy, second, at least I can give my opinion without attacking someone personally, and calling them names. I mean name-calling, really? How old are you? How old are you acting? I brought up a simple opinion with a request, and you managed to utterly blow it out of proportion, call me names, stereotype me, and call me a liar. I think it's easy to see who is who here.
LBP took the concept of creation within a game from Garry's Mod on the PC, from what I've heard this is just a program/game to get children into programming without all the nitty gritty stuff.
ok that game doesnt neven graphically like LBP... to damn colorful i bet thats hows pps dreams are very gay like dreams... its funny 360 gay boys said LBP was for little kids and all that and here we have a 12 year old playing this game and sony used in E3 LBP to do there presentation i want to see MS do that with KODU or BOKU whatever this game is.... whats next for MS..
Microsoft stated that this is a rival to LBP. I look at it and honestly laugh.
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