At E3 next month Microsoft plans to unveil all the details on Project Natal - including its new name...
I suppose it would be an easy name to advertise, but I'll wait until E3 to make any judgments on this product.
Microsoft Body Cam XD lol
Move's logo looks like a wave... That will confuse some people. Edit: @gluv65 bellow Yeah MicroWave will be the next Slim version of Natal
Microsoft already uses the Wave brand as the name of a website that covers new technology. http://www.microsoft.com/uk... Unless M$ Wave has been a cover up all these years.
They should just keep Natal...Wave????.... Wii..Wave and Move into action...are they all using the same test groups for this stuff...lol...
Yeah we would rather have Natal, Wand or Arc as names but MS and Sony are trying to target casual audiences with their peripherals so they will need a simple catchy name. Kinda like how Nintendo Revolution became the Nintendo Wii
Actually, a solid source told me that its going to be called "flail". Flail: 1. To move vigorously or erratically; thrash about: Microsoft Flail!
Sounds about right to me.
Makes me think of motion, is a friendly gesture... Would be a reasonable name. But Move and Wave? Quite similar names, really.
Both have 4 letters but other then that I don't see it.
If you flip the W it becomes Mave...which is eerily similar to Move. I smell a conspiracy. This week on Hiphopgamershow "Breaking News! Natal is Move!!!"
Pal, don't give him ideas...
Wave at the TV
Wii Wave Move lolwut
MicroWave get it?
Why don't they keep the name Natal? Everyone knows it as Natal and if they changed the name wont that just confuse people?
I agree with you but in some languages it actually sounds creepy...in french "natal" refers to anything related to birth...just doesnt sound all that right. Better find a more "neutral" simple english word that everyone can understand like "Move" for instance, so I think "Wave" would be ok.
The French might like that. I think other countries Natal might mean death.
According to Some Friends, the word natal refers or it's related to giving birth in Spanish too, seems like the Spanish word come to the French Vocabulary, but they don't take it as something "creepy"
We know it as Natal but people like us who frequent these sites make up a very small percentage of the gaming population. And since this is supposed to be MS's answer to the Wii they would want to name it something inviting.
Pre-Natal Post-Natal lulz
Everyone's gonna look at the big Move logo this holiday season and think: "Hey, there's that Wave thing!" Now both Natal and Move customers will be going after Move.... *facepalm* Ok, obviously not all, but I wonder how many people will get the logo confused with the name (despite it saying "PlayStation Move").
When they see the glowing dildo, they'll know it's not the "Wave". Nobody that own's a Wii will buy a Playstation for Move. Nintendo must be laughing at Sony.
I'm not sure that "nobody" would buy Move if they have a Wii, but I think I would fall into that category. I have all three consoles (love 'em all) :) but I'm more interested in "Wave" than "Move". Since I have the Wii with about 30 games for it, Move just seems to me like "been there, done that". I know it's supposed to be more precise and be able to do more things but I just don't feel the same curiosity for it as I do Wave. Of course, my opinion may totally change once I see them in action and try them out for myself. On topic: kinda like the name!
Only someone like you would think that a company is selling glowing dildos in the Video Games aisle....
or maybe, just a very immature grown up
Wave would be just about as bad as move... WTF happened to this industry when wiimote is the best name for a motion controller?
I'd call it Gimmick. Matrick on stage: Gents, I now present to you... the Microsoft Gimmick. *unveils camera and plays Ricochet*
maybe microsoft wants you to "wave" bye bye to your controller/buttons, makes sense i guess since microsoft want "you" to be the controller.
Nintendo: Wii welcomed you first Microsoft: Wave, you're the controller Sony: These glowing balls don't Move on their own LOL
Microsoft: Wave - the EyeToy copy.
Eyetoy copy lol. Sony: Move- the WiiMote copy.
more like Sony: Move, beyond your imagination!! MS: Wave to Red Balls going past and still not detecting your hits
Next big "Wave" game: Someone Farted: Quick, Fan The Smell Away! Instant hit.
It evokes several feelings. Wave a friendly hello. A new wave. An incoming wave. It sounds very inviting, while also implying something big coming our way. Hey, then instead of calling it a hardware "bundle" they should call it a "Wave packet." ^(bad joke for any physicists in the crowd)^
fail not wave lol
Hmmmmm, i dunno. They need a short name that'll be a buzzword. NATAL is better. "Wave" might be more family suited but NATAL is a better buzzword.
Microsoft Move would've fit perfectly. Good thing Sony took the name first.
Microsoft has really got to be loving all this attention they are getting. great marketing on their part. No matter if you like them or hate them, EVERYONE is talking about them right now. All eyes on them at E3, no matter what.
Would be perfect if it didn't remind me about yesterdays leftovers
Nevermind. I had a funny comment, but decided it might sound a bit trollish.
Wave would certainly be a fitting name given how you interact with the device/games Will wait to E3 though...been too much speculation going on already.
Wouldn't surprise me as Microsoft seem to have a habit of picking rubbish names.. like 'Xbox' and 'Wave'
well google has "google wave" so....wouldnt they have a copyright on that name that would prevent microsoft from using it?
Just call it LAGTAL and be done with it. No controller/ No buttons, but loads of LAG = Epic Fail
the ms Schizo: because you'll look like a schizophrenic swatting at imaginary demon-headed insects when all you want to do is select an episode of south park. no disrespect.
wave it like ya just don't care [everyone waves hand back and forth in unison]
I like the Natal name better, "Wave" just seems weird.
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