This article goes out on a limb and claims that Project Natal will be better than both Nintendo's Wii remote and Sony's Motion Controller. All sides are looked at from, and the advantages and disadvantages from each angle is looked at.
Ya...mkay....so in other words, there are no games that are actually "better".....( no milo is not a game, its a puppet show)....he still declares a winner. Let the games do the talking, i dont care if it shoots laser from its freaking lenz.
Hopefully the writer is an 8 yr old. I think that is the only demographic that will solve the 'best motion controller' debate. Let me put my friends on notice if I stop by and see you playing milo or that racing game where you do the tire change...I get to punch you in the face! Hard..
Which I got the moment I read the title of this article. No need to read beyond that point as Natal is 12 months away, PSSphere is 6 months away, and Motion Plus is here but still not enough to get me to buy a Wii. At this point, Motion Plus is the winner as there is no competition on the market. Now 4-6 years from now we will have 20/20 vision about this gens winner when it comes to motion controls, until then everyones just placing blind bets. BTW, mines on PSSphere. ;)
No mention of the 1/2 second lag between the movements. Or the Milo choreographed video with the girl.
It'll definitely get more worldwide attention, but idk if it'll be better. @cmrbe- Yep, as good or bad as they games my be. The media and the casuals will run in droves to buy Natal for the simple fact that it uses no physical controller. Are we forgetting already what the Wii(crappy console IMO) has been doing at a $250 price point? The hardcore crowd cares about revolutionary games, but the casuals that make up the majority of the market DON'T. When M$ sees Wii Fit outselling games that are clearly "superior" to it, why would they make revolutionary games when they know thats not where the money is? Little Big Planet and Warhawk were "revolutionary" in my eyes, but they didn't appeal to a large crowd. Even though WE don't wanna see Natal succeed, it most likely will if M$ just makes it a head and shoulders better than the Wii which has been dominating this generation and is in more homes than any other next-gen console.
Let see some of the revolutionary games before making such bold statements which i am sick and tired of hearing.
ALL ANGLES? where's the comparison to the PSEYE? that's right he didn't make one cause that would put the PS3 in front due to the fact that they are nearly IDENTICAL but the PS3 also has the motion controller.
natal is a good technology but its not a good gaming device there is a big difference
Project Natal Has a Microphone- PSEye has 4 microphones. Get your facts straight. Project Natal Can Scan Items Into The Game - While it hasn't been announced I see no reason why you wouldn't be able to scan things with the PSEye Natal Looks Physically Better - Really?
baxy-z.com publishes an article unboxing their fancy new swag bag from Microsoft. Included in the bag is a golden voucher good for one shiny new Natal upon release... Pathetic.
This article is nothing but flamebait. It would've actually made more sense if he researched Natal instead of just spreading fud. Hell, even Wikipedia is better than this.
logic The Pseye already scans stuff. You can scan a drawing of the pieces of certain things like plane and cars in eyepet and it will come to life for your pet to play. This is old tech but since Sony did this already no one gives credit. MS is the master at stealing ideas and calling it their own, just like Bill Gates did.
natal is aimed for casuals and gamers, right? no joystick = no gamers and no OMG revolutionary motion gimmick piece of plastic = no casuals
Miss informed Natal fanboy, shame shame shame. Can Natal see you use your finger to shoot in a game? Can natal measure a foot pressing an accelerated or break in a racing game? You can't do combo moves in fighting games with Natal. Its a casual gamers toy and a interface control scheme, that's it. Sony's motion control does have sound, the Playstation Eye has a microphone built in and that is needed to use the motion controls. Sony's motion control will probably be the most accurate of the three, and has triggers and buttons for things that just can't be done any other way. As far as aesthetics go, I don't think the look has been finalized and as is doesn't look bad to me and is hardly anything to declare a winner or loser over. Winner 1. Sony Motion Control 2. Wii Mote with Motion Plus 3. Natal
For the fanboys who "disagreed", im not bashing your Natal, im just saying there isn't really much to compare game-wise. "MS is the master at stealing ideas and calling it their own, just like Bill Gates did." To be fair, Apple also got their OS concept from something else, if you can guess which one ill give you a e-cookie.
To easy, The apple W.I.M.P interface was based off Xerox's Alto.
Fire on a fishing hook.
First thought Flamebait...
And the cookie
ZOMG, I REACHED LV. 48 IN BLAZBLUE! o.O On topic: ...*sighs and headdesks* I'm sure Natal would be good for 360 owners but seriously...let's not get carried away here.
zomg! Natal declared the "winner" in a 360 website! my favorite quotes from this site: Natal will be cheaper than $60..."it's going to most likely that it'll be cheaper than if you purchased a Wii remote...and a Wii Motion Plus attachment." "Project Natal Has a Microphone" ummm... ps eye has 4 on the top. "Project Natal Can Scan Items Into The Game" didn't Sony patent this? "Natal Looks Physically Better ... in my opinion" but although Natal has no games announced, no exact release date, and is more expensive(these points are mentioned in the article), natal is cleary the "winner" /sarcasm
It doesn't come with a dildo controller like Nintendo and Sony's does.
Go back from that limb.
The use of 3D space in a lot of games is limited, especially hardcore ones. So, Natal is not any better.
get on your nerves? I am tired of reading this stupid articles comparing technology and games that haven't even been released yet! Complete BS!
You can scan things on PS3 Eye. Eye of Judgment cards and the stuff shown in Eye Pet and that simple tank creating game concept. Natal is just being "advertised" to death like it's the savior of 360 and the next gen concept. I really hope they dont F-up hardcore games competing for camera type gameplay.
Ps3 vs 360 motion controller: "Winner: Project Natal. It was pretty close, but Natal beats Sony's controller. Even though they have more games lined up, the features of what Microsoft has shown off look more promising, and well, more fun. Scanning objects will be a fantastic way to expand on gaming, and the built in mic will mean there will be no hassle with ear pieces." LMFAO... Even though it has no games... 'looks promising' oh.. like.. Too Human? Scanning objects.. oh you mean the trailer -.- Never been demoed. Unlike Eye Pet n Eye of Judgement in which you can do it already Build int mics... wtf are u stupid? Have you even SEEN the pseye?
This goes to show how desperate the 360 fanboy's really are. All angles would require you to do some research, in which in this case has failed to do. So much misinformation.
Sony's motion controller can't do what my N4G avatar is doing, so Natal wins. Besides, who would want pin-point precision and technology that could be used in hardcore games, instead of an arm flailing, laggy, unresponsive and expensive camera? /sarcasm Project Nafail.
Natal is gonna suck balls.
but its only me. i only hope that sony dont go that way... nintendo has leaved us here in germany, here are more barbie games for DS and Wii than hardcore games
my balls to be exact.
natal goes without that option so who is gonna suck it? PR women, yes... Aaron Dumberg = disgusting
If anybody can make it happen it sure would be Peter Molyneux... Go Milo!
Barbie games on the wii and ds ey.... Heres some games from the ps2 library (in case you forgot)- Bratz: Forever Diamondz Bratz: Rock Angelz Barbie Horse Adventures: Wild Horse Rescue Powerpuff Girls: Relish Rampage Shrek: Super Party Shrek Super Slam Shrek 2 Britney's Dance Beat Horsez Catz Gogz Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds Buzz! The Big Quiz Buzz! The Hollywood QUiz Buzz! The Mega Quiz Buzz! The Music Quiz Buzz! The Sports Quiz And thats just a quick glance!
You should check your EYES my friend, i never said that the WII-, DS-games were shovelware, i said there are not for HARDCORE GAMERS,there is no Balance between Hardcore and Casual games on the Wii/DS... ON THE PS2 There was a BALANCE my friend... You should never point a Finger to someone that you dont know, I have HUGE respect for NINTENDO since the SNES era...but lately they have abondon games like ZELDA look at ZELDA Crossbow casual at best... What happend to the EPIC franchises like ZELDA, STARFOX, KID ICARUS, and so on...
I must of made up those games i guesss lol hmmmm yeh /sarcasim Btw those were just some of many. But dont feel bad even the NES and SNES was out numbered 20 to 1 of crap to good ratio
It takes a long time to make a Zelda game. And the last one released was only a few years back. They dont pop them out like EA does. It would get repetitive. And for Kid icurus nintendo have hinted many times that a game is coming for it. If you do your research.
Ehh didn't like the way the author came to the conclusions that they did, and here is why. I'll only discuss the PS3 for now though. First point they give the Natal, has a mic. Did they not notice that the wand uses the eye, which by the way has a mic. Next point scan in items. Yes that might be a good idea for some, it still does not overcome the major problem of no physical feedback. Last point, opinion. Then they give the Natal the nod?
Ever watch an EyePet video? lol PSEye is doing this today while Natal has yet to show it being done in a controlled demo... and E309 doesn't count as that was movie magic.
Yea the author of the article seems to suffer from a severe case of disability because anyone with Eyes can see that the PSEYE has a HUGE MIC on it. And obviously the PlayStation Motion controller has a huge advantage over Natal for it's motion sensing and space tracking abilities to know where it and you are at in 3d space at all times.
The theory of Natal is nice, but to date we have yet to see any type of example that shows it might be fun. Heck, the E3 demo of the PS "sphere" where they used it as a crossbow to shoot zombie skeletons blows anything that Natal has shown out of the water so far.
This article is a farce. Wiimotes are in every system, Natal is not. The wand allows for feedback. All motion controls are bullshit because they are only used for casual games or tacked onto hardcore games. They need to develop games around the controls instead of developing games and shoehorning the controls onto the game.
Natal = Epic Fail.
He should have got his info correct first. First off the motion controller needs the ps eye which has a microphone. This makes his point about needing a headset invalid. Secondly the ps eye can import objects and scan just look at eyepet and the tank demos we saw using bananns and toys,
and don't forget The Eye of Judgement that's been released on the PS3 for about 2 years now.
"Project Natal Has a Microphone" - So does the Playstation Eye "Project Natal Can Scan Items Into The Game" - Eye Pet
Or how about even Eye of Judgment, that's been scanning things in before Eye Pet & Natal were even known ;)
Natal will bring us , some epic Japanese sex games * daydreams* lol Seriously though Natal should be maybe a MS item for other applications outside the 360 zone, you have a system super hardcore and now you're going to try and slap "casual" bumper sticker on it? Check the general amount of 360 users and they or either on a FSP or a sports game. meh?
Natal is also designed to function with a PC, so it will see applications outside of the 360. But like you said, the 360 has a somewhat "hardcore" following, hopefully they continue to support that, I personally believe they will, Natal is just their way of trying to attract a new crowd. They know they'd be foolish to turn their back on what got them where they are. I know I wont be buying into Natal, it's just not my thing, especially when it's clearly going to be expensive.
The person clearly didnt do his research well, he doesnt even know that the pseye has a built in mic. Epic fail.
PS2 had the PS2 Eye Toy that first came around in 1999. So yeah, 10 years ago. So don't tell me MS is going to come in and own Sony where Sony has been forever. Sony is audio and video electronic's. They own Sony record label and Sony picture's. They have put out video cam recorders, VCR's, digtial camera's , Hi-Fi stereo systems, music and tv shows for years and years. BTW, I just love the Xbox colors of that website he's on, lol... Noticed that right off the bat! Next, look how even though a Xbox looking site. He is getting owned in his own comments section below his story, lol... O_o. Apparently this guy has not seen one of these commercials either, lol. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I feel Sony is going to wait for Natal to be released then they are going to sue them. The Natal is nothing more than Playstation EYE.
Wait... The PS2 is only 9 years old. How can the eye toy be older than the console it was released for? Oh and the PS eye really doesnt compare to what they are doing with Natal. I do not think it is going to be all that but it's trying to be a lot more than the PS Eye was.
Natal (It just does everything).
Natal, It just does everything to fail. =)
You bought an Xbox
-a Playstation Eye practically does) Where have i seen microsoft do this before... oh yeah, The Miis for nintendo.
Motion Controls = 90% hype 10% reality I believe it more when I actually see some games being developed for it.
Phuck natal and flopbox 180. :)
Just wait until it's done before hailing as the next big thing: because it could be the next big thing... that fails.
Natal... it only does everything! oh wait. It doesn't do linux or Backwards compatibility. sound oddly familiar, right?
Amen, just like i said Halo would sell well, and Forza 3 would score well.
you're a smart man to be able to predict that Halo would sell well. Hats off to you mate. On topic - We've still yet to see Natal do anything anything that's cutting edge or that it is an improvement over the controller. I think it's getting way overhyped and could flop hard.
There was the user hands-free interface, but that still as much concept as Milo.
Would you have told that as well before Halo was out? Because all i remember was the endless amounts of trolling about the game not being worth 60 bucks.
well you said it yourself, it was the trolls and maybe they are right about it not being worth the money. The bottom line is that it's halo and kids would murder their mum for that game, quite literally.
Just because people don't think Halo 3 ODST is worth $60 doesn't mean they didn't think it would sell well. Halo 3 sold over 10 million copies. I'm sure a lot of those people bought ODST. So it is obvious ODST would have sold well.
It might be worth that to someone who's played a Halo game, didn't pick up any map packs which is possible to anyone w/o online, but you have to find a significant number of people who've never played it at all before you could generally say that that game alone is worth $60.