Gamepro writes: Do you like motion? How about controlling things? If so, Microsoft has the job for you!
Man I would love to make natal games but I'm simply not qualified for making video games.
dear Microsoft, HELP YOUR SELF signed: WXER edit @below i hope this hole motion control fails natal and the wand both DAMN YOU nintendo
What kind of classes/school would one go to to learn how to make them? @wxer I hope Natal does good! Their marketing push could be enough to make those kind of games really profitable. Then we get more (and hopefully better) games. This may also make Sony put more money into making good 1st party PSeye/wand games. ;)
Great guys!!! Let's help Microsoft with free development! They're always spending too much money and development hours on games. Check out ODST! It took them so much money and time to make that! Maaaaaaaaaaaaan, I'm about to get pwned my MS lovers! lol, newbies always cost less money.
My first input is to scrap Natal, or just use them for party games I'll never play. I don't want to race with imaginary steering wheels. I also don't want to leap around my living room like a hyperactive child. When I get home from work (now school) I like to sit back, relax and blow things up. You want to get some of Nintendo's casuals - fine, I can appreciate that, but you'd better not do it at the expense of the gamers who got you this far.
Relax, darkride66! The standard controller and associated content is retained by the 360. The natal content is in ADDITION to everything else and will further enhance and add value to every 360 in existence, that much is clear. Sadly, Sony has not chosen to go down this path. Instead, Sony has REDUCED its PS3 features, gimping much vaunted features such as linux and backwards compatibility, to save on costs. A PS3 fanboy like you would do well to acknowledge that while the ps3 may be reducing its features, the 360 demonstrably is doing the opposite, for the good of gamers. Your erroneous habit of seeing the ps3's faults reflected in the 360, would in part, explain your ongoing confusion about the benefits of natal.
"Sadly, Sony has not chosen to go down this path. Instead, Sony has REDUCED its PS3 features, gimping much vaunted features such as linux and backwards compatibility, to save on costs." Gimping ??? if you wana play PS2 games get out there and get one its 99$ (as much as youre 360 wifi's cost) funny how you 360 fan boys act like its okay to buy a 99$ WiFi but its not okay to buy a 99$ last gen console and guess what the wii dose NOT play NES games but no one gives a f*ck and yah wait a sec "the 360 demonstrably is doing the opposite, for the good of gamers." and you've just said this "gimping much vaunted features such as linux and backwards compatibility" soo gamers need linux on the PS3 ??? and how the hell the PS3 is "gimping" things with all of those games look at the PS3 titels the best right now in all ways and thats a fact and buy the way the old PS3 used to cost 800$ to make and they started selling it for 600$ they are loosing money from the get go now thats a company that loves its customers but Microsoft stopped supporting the first xbox the minuet they start losing money and they'll do the same to the 360 soon and one last thing if you think that natal well be a success you are really living in some nice dream so PLZ keep your mouth closed
@wxer - relax dude. they are valid points. i'm sorry but neither MS, Sony or nin care about their customers. you are in a fantasy world. Sony don't even care about playstation, they advertsise the console as a movie player. blu-ray is worth way more than PS brand to them, that is just their way of getting blu-ray to the masses. blind fanboyism at it's finest right here folks
I've been very vocal about my feelings with Sony cutting features from the PS3, and I'm just as skeptical regarding Sony's motion control as much as I'm skeptical on Natal. Sony was dead wrong, in my opinion, for cutting BC out of the PS3. Linux I couldn't care less about, but the loss of BC couldn't have saved them much cash. I think it was a step in the wrong direction. Funny. You critisize me for not being critical of Sony, and yet my posting history is available for anyone to view. You think maybe you should have checked before you opened your mouth. At any rate, I'm not talking as a PS3 owner. I'm discussing Natal as a 360 owner worried that Microsoft might shift their focus. I bought my 360 because I liked the games it had to offer. Like I said, I've got no problem with them trying to capture some of Nintendo's market - just make sure the core focus is on the gamers that have supported you up to this point.
Making games would be a dream come true for me, but I'm afraid I'm stuck in the same boat as you guys. I'm not qualified. I have seen a lot of great Natal game ideas in the comment zones on this site, I'm sure there are some creative people here who can take up the challenge.
Yea same here I also have great ideas to share but like I mention early not qualified.
OK. lets make a bit of a game of this thread and bounce some Ideas for Natal Games or Natal features in existing games. No Fanboy BS please, lets see how creative we can get. I think a trauma center type game would be perfect for a Natal game. You could use a Milo like interface to diagnose people and then use the gesture controls to perform the surgeries, you could use the voice recognition to switch tools and direct other NPCs in the game.
I'm not here to bash your idea at all. In fact some of that stuff you mentioned aint half bad. It could work and it's never been touched. You may have been joking, but I think you realize there's so much untouched territory in a gaming. I have a slew of game ideas on paper from start to finish, and I'm an artist. But I never finished college, so.....
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No I'm not being sarcastic, I think there are lots of great Ideas for this kind of tech. Ha, I also get game ideas on paper as I'm a bit of an artist myself. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who does that sort of thing.
Imagine you make a porn game for natal and u can able to u know ;)
Im sorry i dont follow.... oh....OHHH....OHHHHH i see . I can see the commercial now ; "Buy Natal love." "wet naps included ."
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With our money I suppose...
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If only we could make natal games using XNA that would be awesome ay guys.
Hey, guys. Making games for Microsoft, even for Natal, would be a cool thing to put on a work resume'. I for one spend so much time thinking about games that I know for sure that it has become my calling in life.
.... until game consoles can put me in a virtual world where I can kick some A$$ and take names then i'll use a controller ...
exactly! Bring on the Holodeck!!!
It seems microsoft is having to make new studios since noone who is established even wants to touch that future failure. less then one year and NOW they are hiring people to make games for it. Damn.. the launch titles are going to suck!
Looks like M$ spent all their money on gift baskets for the ODST reviewers. Now they have to beg their fanboys to make games for free.
because they have no f#$king idea what they are doing with this thing....
"M$ wants you to help make Nathal games" So that's why they closed all their studios.
Wow, most of the idiots commenting here did NOT even read the article! These are JOB LISTINGS, Microsoft is looking to HIRE developers to work on Natal related things. Microsoft are a very good company to work for, they pay well and have many benefits, this is by no means "free".
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