Speaking to IncGamers, Professor Harvey Rutt from the University of Southampton and expert in lasers, has suggested there shouldn't be a problem with the lasers used in Project Natal, however software might be.
Good to see they bring in the experts for second opinions.
NOW they're against darker skinned people who like to game nude. We'll find out when it comes out... in almost two years (1.5?)
impede the use of Natal? What about dark clothing or SUNGLASSES like Kudo's been wearing all along??? I see that that tracking and detecting different bodyparst is the key feature here. I.E. it has to calculate each hands' postition, velocity, distance from eachother and maybe even angle. Also voice recognition could be hard to utilize effectively.
Well Natal obviously had problems tracking kudo when he was showing the Avatar movements. Also i find it interesting that the cheaper solution they go for the higher risk there is for issues with tracking of dark colors. So basically while Microsoft will want to make the device as cheap as possible they will risk issues with the tracking. Lets hope they dont go the same route as they did with the 360, making it as cheap as possible and then get the RROD problem.
He's biased though! :P
Well, who isn't? :/
I'm glad, that would've been one hell of an oversight!
I find it hard to believe Microsoft wouldn't have looked into this when they were prototyping it. Storm in a teacup, I reckon.
You never know what people might have missed, especially if it wasn't even a consideratino.
if your skin is darker there is nothing to WORRY ABOUT Amen to that. And say that all those people were talking smack on that last ''natal darker skin detection problem'' like it was the definitive version of the product. Shame on those
Imo I think Natal would have a hard time tracking Micheal Jackson. Same goes for Playstation eye. What color is he again lol?
Well, lucky for MJ, he likes to wear white gloves anyway. :p
I'm all for motion sensing technology - as long as it can be implemented effectively. But if problems continue as far as random interpretation of player movements, or if I hear the term "waggle" used one more time, I think I'll probably have a seizure. And I'm not just mocking Nintendo here... I love my PS3, but the sixaxis is usually nothing more than an afterthought at best and a poor game mechanic at its worst (with some rare exceptions). So count me in the "wait and see" camp for now. Until then, Project Natal = Project Nytol (zzzzz, zzzzz, zzzzz, zzzzz)
Lol, nicely put. I'm more interested in the voice recognition stuff to be honest. I think speech heavy games like Oblivion, Fallout, Fable would benefit hugely from VR.
I liked Rag Doll Kung Fu Once you figure out/get used to the controls its pretty fun, they should've had an online vs mode though...
how will this work with people in wheelchairs? My friend is bound to an electronic chair, will the software recognize that? If not, NATAL is useless to him, and me too. Nevermind skin tones... it's time to my buddy back into video games!
This is for full body motion control. People who are paraplegic will have to find other ways. It sucks to be in his position and I don't want to make light of it but in the end, asking what MS will do for the very small group of folks in wheel chairs is a request that will certainly fall on deaf ears.
maybe the ps3 wand thing might be better suited to people in wheel chairs. It looked like you could get away with using it sitting down.
since microsoft can hire The beetles and sugar ray leonard to say anything they want then why not pay off some "expert".
lol yea because you know sugar ray leonard, and felicia day are hard up for cash... and will do anything MS says... lol. that's as bad a people saying MS pays off gaming sites for good reviews.
Sony and Microsoft are selling out with all this motion-sensing crap. It's never accurate and the mainstream people who bought wiis will not fork out for a new console when the fad dies. I like to pick up a pad and play. Sony and MS, get back to making good games!
What if you had a game that would be better with motion sensing technology though?
I agree. I respect what each company is doing to try and shape the future of video gaming. But I just don't see it becoming more than a cool thing to play once in awhile. Natal looks like it can do some cool things, but I highly doubt I'll be purchasing.
I agree, I don't like the gimmicks. Even if I do get Natal, I'll still prefer the controller with most games. I don't think anything other than the controller will be the main source of input for us hardcore gamers. However one of the cool things about Natal is that it can be integrated for use with the controller to supplement it. Imagine playing a FPS and clinging to a wall, and then actually tilting your head to the side to peek around the corner. Or maybe using a throwing motion to toss a grenade. Pretty cool. And of course there's the obvious uses for racing or fighting games.
Selling out? I wasn't aware that any of the big three console megacorporations had such integrity.
http://www.youtube.com/xbox... Loads of videos showing celebs and sports stars with different skin tomes using natal at E3. all working just fine.
LOL you guys are funny. http://www.youtube.com/xbox... Hmm this article talking about skin change. Hopefully that want happen to anyone .
lol that video with the family cracks me up, such Bullsh*t lol... I don't care if it ever works that well (which I highly doubt it will, not anytime soon at least), but even if it did that will never happen. **ALRIGHT!! I'll drive my invisible steering wheel, and you can sit there and wait to change my tires YEAH!** FUN4THEFAMILY!!!!
The guy who created Natal is from Brazil. Why would he develop tech that his own people cant use. This whole debate is stupid. Not to mention he is an MIT grad and developed similar tech for NASA. So no extra "experts" needed.
There's nothing to worry about. Is MS really had problems tracking people with darker skin, they'd fix it...
What if you have a big bushy mountain man beard?
what if you have no face?
What if you had no hands? Does it detect hooks?
"So, yeah, in order to find out about this technology we contacted a vague technician at a university in the Southamptons and asked him about a piece of technology that won't be out for another two years. After five to ten minutes of explaining to him what the xbox 360 was and what exactly Natal was and what developers will be using the technology for, the technician (a "legend" in his field, whatever that means)said he thinks there will be a problem using software with it, barring the fact that said technician doesn't have a clue about the entire subject. We are confident that the extrapolations based on his comments are sufficient enough to provide you with this short, uninformative article."
"Asked whether there was really any reason to worry, Prof. Harvey told IncGamers the technology used, Near Infrared "will be much more vulnerable to skin colour changes than ‘mid’ or ‘far’ infrared." Wikipedia says: "Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a spectroscopic method which uses the near infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum (from about 800 nm to 2500 nm). Typical applications include pharmaceutical, medical diagnostics (including blood sugar and oximetry), food and agrochemical quality control, as well as combustion research. Near infrared spectroscopy is based on molecular overtone and combination vibrations. Such transitions are forbidden by the selection rules of quantum mechanics. As a result, the molar absorptivity in the near IR region is typically quite small. One advantage is that NIR can typically penetrate much farther into a sample than mid infrared radiation. Near infrared spectroscopy is therefore not a particularly sensitive technique, but it can be very useful in probing bulk material with little or no sample preparation" infrared senses temps and not images so this whole things is messed up. Oh and btw the way, kaveti6616, nicely put, :)
I prefer the PlayStation Jack Trenton Motion Controller 2 wand stick bundle. Micro doesnt have what i want
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