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Is this a Natal-powered game of Geometry Wars?

Destructoid writes:

"Reader Raffi sent us this video he shot from a holiday party where a developer for Natal was playing Geometry Wars with just hand gestures. We can't say for sure if this is really a Natal powered game of Geometry Wars until Microsoft says it is, but it's no secret that Natal developers are experimenting to incorporate Natal controls into a wide assortment of games."

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SlipperyMooseCakes2581d ago

It looks sweet and all, but I don't think I would want to be flailing my hands/arms around for that long. I hope we get to see Natal used in actual games soon and not just arcade and mini games that we have seen thus far. Great potential though.

we won2580d ago (Edited 2580d ago )

That's funny, I use to say the same thing about Wii and how funny it looked when people played it. I guess I can't make fun of people because it looks funny, because the casual trend suggest Motion is the hottest thing in gaming. Sure it looks funny but that doesn't stop, what? 60 million people(Wii owners) from using this tech in one form or the other.

Did you know millions of people think it looks stupid sitting in front of a TV mashing buttons? You know the same people that end up buying the Wii.

The tech is hot and it's nice to see this game using it in this tease. This will be far the biggest thing in gamer, EVER!

kaveti66162580d ago (Edited 2580d ago )

Oh yeah. He seemed to be exerting a tremendous amount of energy, flailing about like that. / sarcasm. Guy was barely moving.

Not that I care. I just realized that the major arguments against Natal are

1) I don't want to look stupid playing video games.

2) I don't want to come home from a hard day's work (banging rocks against other rocks) to have to stand up. I just want to relax with a beer in my hand and play games with a controller.

Sorry, but if this is how people rationalize their negativity toward motion controls, then I don't want to know them. If you're too tired to stand up, then you're too old to be playing video games, unless you're in a wheelchair or have lost the function of your legs, in which case you are exempted from this argument.

Rumor2580d ago

i REALLY dont see the mechanics behind this.(not natal, the gameplay) it doesnt look right to me :/

but again, thats just me. being a ps3 only owner, im pretty impressed with Natal :)

Simon_Brezhnev2580d ago

kav u have anger issues lol

JokesOnYou2580d ago (Edited 2580d ago )

Looks cool, I imagine there are some even bigger things being done with Natal that micro isn't going to talk about until E3.

kaveti yeah the "flailing about" comments are waaay overdone, all I saw were rapid hand gestures, I imagine exercise games like Ricochett will be pretty tiresome but this looked pretty easy and could be easily played sitting on the couch, damm I just wish Natal would have been out earlier so we could see it implemented in a game like ME2 for menu screens and voice commands, thats the kind of stuff I think we'll see in early hardcore Natal games.

JOY

SCThor2580d ago

Super Stardust HD is a game that looks like Geometry Wars, and it's hard as hell with a controller. Can't imaging it playing it with the Eye Toy, Wands, Natal o any device alike.

Back to the video, looks laggy as hell.

Bigpappy2580d ago

Wow! Just put the pre-orders out now so I would know I can get 1 of these things asap. This is a very fast game, and that guy is in complete control of the ship. Lag on a game like this would be torture. Here is hoping this is real footage.

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PotNoodle2580d ago

I'd buy Natal just for that, Geometry wars is one of my favourite arcade games on the 360.

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wwm0nkey2580d ago

Now more of a reason to buy Natal.

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