CC: The Gadget Show presenters have listed Microsoft's Project Natal as one of the top ten gadgets to look out for in 2010.
Gadget show speak the truth
If usual Wii families catch on, Natal could be a real success. Otherwise I see it doing OK... I'll be buying both Natal and Move though :)
Gadget show are ignorant, biased and owned by MS. And Satanists.
The hype just keeps building up. It would be a shame if Natal fails, but just like any hyped game/gadget, it is highly likely to sell well, regardless if it's good or not.
Yes, it is hyped by people a lot, but it seems like genuine interest not necessarily a marketing push from MS yet. Almost everyone I have heard try it have responded very positive to it. The only people that seems to be negative is here at n4g. With the hype from the public though it is certain to not meet that expectation. Either way, from what I have seen, I'm pleased with the technology and hope for some excellent games casual or hardcore.
"it plays well – not brilliantly – just well" interesting...
Natal, is like magic (Noting in my hands nothing in the bag). People just LOVE it. Its a media darling (a celebrity if you will). I remember "Elmo", "Cabbage Patch", "Wii", "Ipod" and now.... introducing........ NATALLL!!! The new hot product for holidays 2010. If you don't have one you are a square! Hahahaaah... It is fun reading about little Natal being picked on by these PS3 bullies. "No, no, no! What about Move and Eyetoy? They are made by Sony for crying out load!" Its not that big a deal. Natal is just a controller, an add-on for that matter, just another web cam. So how much harm can it really do? You guy are panicing and E3 is no even here yet. M$ has not even ran one add. It is just the Media getting excited about something that they see as exciting and new. More so that even the Wii. It is up to Sony to convince the casuals and the media that the "move" is not not the wii in HD. Natal has already distinguished itself with out even releasing one game. This is the easiest money M$ will ever make (Fire all the PR folks and just put a Natal on the floor of every major game and fitness store. 15 mil sold in december alone. "Mom its Natal from TV! The game where you can kick and punch the monsters. Bigpappy got one!"
peoples imaginations and interest in "new tech" is fueling the natal hype but make no mistake, if the games are meh, theres lag etc, the hype can only go so far before even casuals wake up also, no ps3 fan is panicking, 360 fans among others are just overhyping a unproven controller, if natal is everything M$ wants us to believe then fair enough, but nothing shown yet proves this no doubt, sony will have to put out some awesome ads to show what move can really do while M$ can literally do no advertising because "control-less gaming" is bound to appeal to the casuals
Makes sense. It does look pretty sweet.
I agree with most of what you had to say. The exception would be the part where you say "no ps3 fan is panicking". Yes 360 fans get excited and over-hype before the game, and many PS3 fans think everyone who tested Natal and is blown away by it, is either a bias liar who or paid of by M$. So may be your are right about that also. I might have chosen the wrong word. I will correct that by saying: They are in denial. There, fixed! P.S. I clicked the agree button.
I'll watch out for it, but I'm still somewhat skeptical.
The gadget show is ok for getting your product out there to people who dont follow whats happening with technology, but as an actual technology review program its total shat.
Waiting for E3
Yeah, I think it needs a big showing.
**Bradbury’s been playing video games for a long time, and with Natal experience after testing the device at a top secret demonstration for UK celebs, he knows what he’s talking about.** no GDC showing for developers....top secret......uk celebs.....can't wait for the top japanese celebs and the us celebs articles and videos.is there something wrong with this picture? guess GAMERS don't matter with this product.looks like real gamers may have a negative effect on its release.so they are not getting hands on.can't wait for oprah winfrey and martha stewart's impressions.but here are my thoughts posted earlier in another thread... http://www.n4g.com/up/Actio... you need tons of space to play.you have to stand far away to allow the camera to see you and other player's bodies.wasn't necessary to release when natal is more software than hardware and could have been mostly done with the VISION CAM. celebrities......even nintendo didn't use this tactic. it's like now when actors and athletes are not used in beer and liquor commercials in america because they didn't really USE THE PRODUCT.they just got people to buy something because they said is was good.not that it really was good.and possibly get kids to want beer before legal age.BUT THEY WILL GET PAID TO SELL IT TO YOU. should sell well if they can get **non-gamers** to get you to buy it with pretty smiles and toned physiques.and not on it's ability to change gaming and move it forward without buttons.
Rockband probably needs more space than natal, that didn't stop it from being a success, same goes for wii fit. As for your vision camera spam, saying it over and over again doesn't make it true. Developers have used it and worked with it, they're not they're same, hardware experts have said their not the same, so WHY do you keep saying it is? Your comments come off as being scared, of what? I have no idea.
What? At most, RockBand only requires a 2'x2' amount of space for the drum kit, which can be played from a couch or chair. Otherwise, it's all peripherals that fit in your hands. Now, to be honest, the amount of space needed for Natal is going to rely entirely on the game itself, not the hardware.
i just watched Gadget show presenters trying out kung fu live. i was like..."they were using natal"? it was surprising inaccurate and dull game, i ever seen.
Kung Fu Live uses ANY webcam. It will work with Natal, PSeye, or a regular PC camera. It's not specifically designed for Natal....though at this point the only game that looks to be designed for Natal is People Pong..err I mean Ricochet.
Want GAMES, not SIMULATIONS. This also applies to Move.
SOCOM 4 looks like a game to me. ;)
well it is one to watch becuase ppl will be interested to see what developers can do with the tech. i wonder what else is on the list though
30 FPS is going to be the down fall of Natal PS-EYE can track at up to 120 FPS Playstation Move is going to kick Natal's butt when it come to playing games! http://i39.tinypic.com/9uw7... http://i41.tinypic.com/s3zu... http://tinypic.com/m/9gizav... Edit: @ feelintheflow shutup! all you have seen from Natal is the Ball hitting game and I know what I'm talking about Natal is good but it's down fall will be the speed it's not as fast as the PS-EYE and the Move will have the edge when it come to fast moving games
Oh wait, they aren't games. Socom looked cool, the other stuff we have seen for Move is what, nothing really, things that may be games, but nothing definitive. We know that it will be backward compatible. That you can say is a real edge for Move. People talk about waving their arms looking like a fool for Natal, doesn't anyone think you will be moving your arms with move? That is the point of motion controls, to be in motion. Why don't you wait until E3 and see what both have to offer before declaring one will be way better than the other. Oh thats right, you have to take your goggle off for that. Sorry.
behind closed doors is not a "new paradigm" in gaming.that's not me being scared.that's MICROSOFT being scared of ridicule by REAL GAMERS. a whole year and no new game footage.but they announced first right? a developers conference but no hands on impressions from game editors or developers. natal seems more like it will be sold in **infomercials** instead of regular gaming commercials.let me guess...mr.t,chuck norris,jada pinkett smith,jamie fox,conan obrien,hanna montana,etc are going to be in these commercials with fake audiences clapping and smiling about how great the product is. i can see it now being sold on HOME SHOPPING NETWORK too.but gamers?nah.who needs them when celebrities tell you it's awesome.4 out of 5 doctors say that crest is great for tooth brushing....what doctors?the ones they picked themselves? but look at the base i'm talking to and trying to reach with common sense. the same base that bought a product that was defective upon release.the same base that pays for online gaming.the same base that pays ridiculous prices on accessories.the same base that pays $60 dollars for DLC(odst).the same base that hated motion control and wii but now sing it's praises. whatever dude.people with common sense can see through the smoke and mirrors.one company is upfront about their product.one company has hidden their product from public view.but will use celebrities to sell it. you think i'm scared.just look at microsoft at their hiding from public scrutiny.
"behind closed doors is not a "new paradigm" in gaming.that's not me being scared.that's MICROSOFT being scared of ridicule by REAL GAMERS." You're already ridiculing it, even before you've seen or tried the thing. What motivation does MS have to show something to the public when people such as yourself already have a firm and knowledgeable understanding of the product. Obviously there's no point to show the product to you, who already knows it's a ripoff, smoke and mirrors and a vision cam... RIGHT? MS is also marketing Natal to the casual, what better audience then celebrities? Everyone knows that natal and the move are designed for the wii market, you're delusional otherwise.
yep..have to agree..this is something really diff
i love all these independent sources claiming natal as revolutionary when to be honest, almost no body has seen anything except the same crap have to love overhyping media (of course consequence of gift cards from companies) but sure, Natal will change gaming /sarc.
seriously why do you small minded ppl keep thinking that natal is going to have you run around your little apartments? holy fvck you ppl lack some imagination. just wait for E3 and we will all know everything we need to know. why do all sony fanatics make it seem as if everything micro does is some kinda conspiracy? we are all gamers or supposedly anyway, so why not just WAIT for E3 and get all the facts instead of lying to your self and everyone else like if you know more about natal than everyone else, including micro! no one is scared, when are you ppl going to realize that sony ALWAYS pulls there skirt up first and thats dumb cause even though i plan on getting both by the time move is showed at E3 everyone will know almost everything about move killing off all the hype from then to release, not like micro cant kill move hype anyway, i mean all they keep showing is red balls and its still talked about more than move... imagine how crazy its going to get when micro really pushes it as if it was a new console, like they plan on doing.. then release all the games that all the sony fanatics keep thinking dont exist..
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