Project Natal looks like loads of fun, entertainment, and an overall good time; the ease of use it appears to have is also great, but with great ease of use, comes great possibility... Possibility of looking silly.
Hey, what you do in the comfort of your own home is nobody's business. The argument that playing around with Natal makes you look stupid is clearly a logical teaser. What if I said that playing with the PS Move wands makes you look like a dildo-lover? Who cares what other people say to make you think twice about playing something that interests you? These so-called hardcore gamers want to criticize anything that doesn't fall under their category of hardcore games. I say, if it's fun, play it. And hey, you burn more calories jumping around than you do sitting on your ass.
I agree with you on the fact that it looks fun and if it is fun play it. Silly != stupid. I say go ahead and be confident in yourself and throw your body left and right. DO IT! It just might LOOK silly is all :p Definitely is a good thing for getting people active :)
definatly a good thing for getting people active you say? Well there is a world outside and i'm sure that you can get a friend to launch red balls at you outside that means that you would have more room to move around as well. In fact get your friend to throw bricks at you instead that has the element of danger too and if one does hit you you can experience pain as well! How much more interactive do you want? When i play games i would far rather sit on my ass and not flail like a fool.
if it's fun im playing it f*ck how things look cause there alot more to things then there look. don't judge a book by its cover.
Exactly. Natal is all about body movement and utilizing your body. I do think it looks silly, but so is dancing, and look how that turned out for human cultures. I just don't know if I can bother using my body to play hardcore games like FPSs. I think that if MS were smart enough they would add a Wand or a remote control for some sort of controller/motion hybrid, but it seems to go against their philosophy to make Natal control-free. I think Natal will be a wonderful experience and it certainly looks promising. I just don't want to be the only one at a party playing it, but it looks fun when people play together. In the same way, nobody would go to a party and be the only one dancing, but get some friends together and it suddenly becomes fun. My main concern with Natal is incorporating hardcore games and I'm most pleased with the fact that Natal can push AI to new limits by infusing communication between player and game.
any motion control can make a person look silly. but if they know your playing a video game thats usually where the focus is, not on the player. Unless the player doing something extremely dumb. And whats with all the people saying PS Move look like dildos? I've looked at the controllers and don't see it. I think the people who say it looks like a dildo just have dirty minds, and probably see dildos everywhere in the first place.
dancing is a form of art with various styles. it does not look nowhere near as "silly" as natal... unless a person with no dancing skills attempts to make a hiphop or salsa dance video, then they will just look retarted...
I play plenty of Wii games that I don't do that with, some times its subtle movements, sometimes its no movements. I imagine there will be plenty of wii sports like titles where you will move around just as I am sure there will be plenty of games where it is subtle gestures. The whole point of motion controls is motion. Do people think you wont be throwing your arms around in games for the Move? People are haters, sony fanboys hate anything Microsoft, and Xbox 360 fanboys hate all things Sony. Logical people like Alpha get hammered on this site while punk trolls like Morganfell are honored for being the fangirl that his is.
Natal is useless for hardcore gamers.
Where is all the content they are talking about. Is there a demo out yet? I haven't seen anything of Natal to form a an opinion that it will be fun. It seems to me that there is NOTHING but hype surrounding Natal.
Is for it to be FUN!!! I can already picture all the whacky drunk parties I'm gonna have with this NATAL taking center stage. AWESOME!!!
I'm pretty much talking about "retarded" dancing. Actually, dancing itself isn't natural, but you get the point I hope: the point is that you never want to be the one guy doing silly stuff.
People think that because that is how MS is marketing the device. I honestly don't see an implementation for the 360 controller + Natal. I assume most people sit while they play, which means you only have your feet and one arm to use. What would you do? Throw a grenade? Why not use a button instead? They could use head tracking and stuff like that, but I haven't seen anything that shows Natal to be that accurate. If you consider all of the different variables involved in using it at home, from camera lens cleanliness to distance from the TV/camera, I find it hard to believe it can even be that accurate. Hopefully they prove me wrong, but even then I only see casual applications. Personally, I had trouble enough trying to get Eye of Judgment to work with the PS3 eye. I won't believe any of Natal's hype until a core game is played by thousands of people in thousands of different conditions with 0 problems.
yeah, there MIGHT be a chance you'll look stupid using natal http://www.youtube.com/watc...
If dancing isn't natural, what is supposed to happen when you get excited by music? Rigid standing?
Oh thanks a bunch for that. I've not laughed so hard in a long while. Now THAT'S crazy fun. I can see that vid flooding gaming forums when Natal is shown at E3 this year.
That old lady Fuked some $hit up, damn.
Let me guess now. The same people who don't want to look silly in 3D glasses, are now down to get a little silly!
Dancing is completely natural and has evolved from mating rituals seen in most animal species. Hence the reason competent dancing is seen as sexually attractive and flailing is seen is repulsive or a ridiculous in a potential mate.
Actually, Alpha is correct. While it may seem that dancing is a natural, in other words innate, action it isn't. Babies bouncing around are not dancing, but attempting to emote movement seen by others. But, after a child is grown and knows to move, dancing is not something they do naturally. Your comments on the sexuality of dancing have come about from the focus on sexual elements during dancing. I highly doubt someone doing a formal waltz at a wedding is going to appear as attractive as the couple doing a fairly choreographed tango. What makes dancing appealing to the opposite sex is the focus on certain body parts and how you move to emphasize them in addition to what you wear. General appearances don't hurt. But dancing itself is not a sexually arousing act, it requires other parts and specific focus. Tribes who use dance for mating rituals didn't do that because it came natural to them, they did it as a reflection of other animals, which speaks even louder to how it is a learned behavior and not natural. Dancing is as natural and sexual in nature as how a person walks and dresses normally. A guy who has poor pasture and dresses like a bum isn't going to result in any sexual arousal the way a guy who has good posture and is well dressed. Two of the elements that are why some women like men in uniform.
What I care about is this looks just as gimmicky as wii did and will have just as much of the re playable value as it did. NONE. In my opinion. This has nothing to do with hardcore or not. I have lots of friends we are all 30ish some hard core some casual and we all got the wii on a whim because we had fun one night together playing it and we all have not played it much since. To me Natal is no different. You need the camera and buttons and accuracy only one new system seems to have that but I will wait and see what they both have when they come out and make a final decision... Until then happy speculating. I especially like a company that uses actors models etc. to sell their product because that really makes me want to buy it. Keep going Microsoft you da bomb... ya right
You have already lost. Dont try to sell something if you have doubts about what youre selling. Having to reassure the consumer that its ok to look like a moron with your product is a sure sign of failure.
Spot on Kaveti. As if many people don't look silly already just playing with a standard controller.. People make faces, twist their body and make all kinds of silly looking faces when playing games. Motion hasn't stopped millions of people from jumping and waggling with Nintendo this gen. Or looking silly with their plastic guitars and microphones.
As are LAGTAL games. Don't forget your Orange 'COVERALLS' bots. That 'Kung Fu; game looks appalling, lagfest. Jump Out, Play B3yond MOVE over LAGTAL
I bet you only own a Wii... BTW, I gave you an "agree."
And... you and your 3 other troll accounts gave me disagrees. LOL~!~! You wish you owned a Wii!!!
It all starts when you go to a store to wait in line for one of them, and it just gets worse after actually buying one. By the time you get it home and hooked up the worst part is over, people saw you buy it-- now that you have it home look like a spaz all you want.
or you can just go play outside
Good idea. Go sell your PS3 and go play outside. Playing outside is also a better alternative to playing ANY game on ANY console.
So apparently you can now tell people what emotions to not have, and somehow that'll work. Nice...
Gotta love the 'news' that gets on the front page fast here. Repost of videos we've seen a lot already from the last year and a sentence about not looking silly? News!
I am looking forward to e3 so Microsoft can show us what Natal will do for the gamers. I think the more hardcore games will use Natal as just an addon along with a controller, like giving orders to your squad in Ghost Recon with your voice, or giving hand signals. It doesn't have to take full control of the game, and I'm pretty sure they stated that both controllers and Natal can be used together.
Newsflash : people look stupid as well with a pad in their hands , between tongues out , grinning , crazy folks being too angry or too happy , the swearing fool and the robots ... If someone is there standing doing nothing and judging what you look like when you play , be it with a controller or something else , you gotta wonder wtf he's doing , and tell yourself that he's the ridicule one , with no tasks in sight , yet staring like a stalker zombie .
Just don't forget to limber up before playing any Natal's game !! Ack , my back , shoulders and knees are hurting baaaad ....gonna sue Microsoft!
"What is this third grade? Pew, pew, pew pew."
Jenna Jameson: "What kind of dildo is this? Oh I like the shiny tip it makes my gina twinkle!"
"Project Natal looks like loads of fun, entertainment, and an overall good time" No it doesn't.
key word in there is "looks", too bad it couldnt be "is"
I stopped reading at "will make you look silly"
I really interested to give this go dont get very far but willing to buy test it out see what it like really think they should not adverties the no controller part as they could made some kind controller witch microsoft are really good at 360 controller is amazing for comfort.i would wish if even if you are fanboy not dis things that are not out yet i my self pc+ps3 but you will never find dissing somthing that have not played.
What if theres a tournament ..... I mean realy, SSF4.natal world wide tournament. Do we feel like where in the game or die trying.
That made no fing sense
project eyetal is nothing new, lets move along
I'll start off by saying that "I" want motion controll to take off in the industry. I may be in the minority, but Oh well! But that's not the meat of the issue IMO, it's the shady underhanded behind closed doors dealing that concerns me, as it should you. If the technology has issues so be it, it's to be expected regardless of how long the tech has been around. Some thing are just not going to work, no matter how you try to shoehorn it into place! But don't try to sh#t on my brain and p#ss down my neck and tell me that your methods of marketing is not in the least bit suspect! I get it money makes the world go round but, stop trying to play on my sensibilities. Don't get has been steroid induced, has been jocks or, strawberry shortcake voiceover actresses who double as All my Children day soap stars or, even the media at large who still think when someone brings up the Wii it's referring to a specific part of the male anatomy. I'm just saying if your going to bring it, BRING IT!!!!!
Natal is silly and an american way of stealing silly people`s money. And made by silly people. It`s just silly.
Who do you prefer to steal it? Its not working fellows. I am still getting Natalll. If you don't like how I look when I play, I would advice you to stop peeking through my window. Where did I put that salt any way.
The trolls on this site never disappoint, from Kevin Butler quotes to anti-American sentiments and I think I even saw some accusations that Natal is racist..
I'm sorry. I'm not a self conscious person but the control system is just unnecessarily embarrassing. Here's the official list of standard controls that will be used in most games (obviously the system will vary slightly from game to game but for most games this is the basic control system they're going with). Walk forward - Have sex with somebody of the same gender as you. Turn left - Hold a duck by it's tail at arm's length while slapping it with a rolled up newspaper and singing 'I am the one and only' by Chesney Hawkes. Turn right - Shout the word, 'Rape'. Jump - Rub your nipples and purr like Chewbacca. Shoot/hit - Perform Gob from Arrested development's famous Chicken dance. Action/use - Juggle three bottles of insulin and laugh maniacally as a diabetic child dies in the corner. Not only would I feel silly doing these things. I honestly don't see how any game could keep this control system and still keep a decent pace.
This video shows it best.. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Its owning a 360 that makes you look silly
Its owning an xbox that makes someone look silly :P
while I make sure that my window shades are shut.
LOL Don't want the neighbors to see! :p
I'd like to play with Brittany Snow's 360.
Make sure you close the blinds before playing natal. Otherwise the neighbors might see and think you are having a seizure and call the Paramedics.
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No? Ok, i'll stick to my PS3 then.
the lag will bcome a glitch with 6 feet
you guys realized that they didn't get a black person to play right?
The project is already silly
We better get to see more than just that "ball" game soon or I am going to lose interest quickly. :(
LOL yeah the ball game is all they ever show us.. What if it's all that's at E3 :| lol
it looks fun but no true competition can go on in them games its too SILLY plus u need a big room to play any game and for multiple gamers playing at the same time it will get rather stupid if u ask me FPS wont work and them anologue controls dont touch the wiimote IR so i thought microsoft would come up with something that enhanced hardcore games they didnt this is just fun wiimote has proven it self with shooters and fps's i think sony move will have a better chance thanthis but it wont touch wiimote in fps mode nothing does dosnt matter what graphics or what games it wont touch wiimote IR for hardcore gaming in fps games NO CHANCE even HVS said they prefer wii for fps they tested with sony move and didnt like it same with alot of devs At the moment nintendo still have the best motions and classic pro is the best game pad on the market too,plus i would get sick of throwing my arms and legs around and VEY TIRED
Why is she moving around so fast an the character isn't even moving as fast as her? Is the the lag they are talking about?
project natal might make look you so.... http://www.youtube.com/watc... embarassed