Natal is going to shake things up. Does that mean good things for you? by IGN Staff
Nothing not gonna get it.
It means I'm going to have to listen to these whiney b*tches for a while yet proclaiming it's a failure even before it's released... As I said in another thread, we don't know the real deal with natal (or move) yet, so why do you need to keep disregarding them when you haven't experienced them yet, it just makes you guys look like morons.
Not into waggle, that's all it is for me. Also the fact that they have shown us nothing besides balls flying at you which would be fun if I was like five years old. What I don't get is hardcore gamers backing this crap. Because it's quite obvious that it is in no way shape or form catered to you.
Natal = Eyetoy I have it seen what it can do and really the best purpose I found for it is a webcam/mic. Move ya its just a wii-mote but I dont have a wii and main reason why is because their games are mostly shovewlware and on last gen technology.
Natal is either going to be cheap so that I can use it for all of the little, non-casual game applications, or I say screw it. I'm not going to spend even $100 for things like Ricochet, and they certainly aren't about to revolutionize the way games are played, as much as they'd want us to think, the lack of input won't allow it to. And adding a controller to the mix defeats its entire purpose, and then you may as well play with Move, now wouldn't you?
hahah this is full of scared fanboys!
I fall into the Hardcore category that the article mentioned and they're right. I'm much more interested in Gears 3 and Halo Reach than I am Natal. The idea of ordering around my squad with without a headset doesn't matter to me, nor does speaking to the characters on screen. Personally, the idea of talking to my video games seems kinda sad to me. It's like talking to your GI Joes. The idea of head tracking to pan the camera around, that's something I could get into but that being said, it's not worth $150 to me. I don't think I'd pay any more than $20 for head tracking. It would be kind of cool, but little more than a novelty for me, and it's not like every single game is going to support head tracking all of a sudden. I'm interested in what Microsoft will show at E3 as I'm curious as to what all the hypes about, but cameras have been around for years. I'm sure there's good reason why Sony and Nintendo both passed on this technology but for the life of me I can't understand why there's so much hype about this. It's a camera, people! I played breakout with a webcam 15 years ago, and it was entertaining for all of about 75 seconds. I just don't understand why the gaming media is so gaga over this.
There is no magic or mistery to your statement: "I just don't understand why the gaming media is so gaga over this." It is actualyy quite simple to me.
Considering you spent 900 dollars to repair and replace your consoles, I'd also put you in the tool category.
As an early adopter, I think I've spent about $900 on my 360 in general, but not to repair or replace. I spent $500 on the console when it came out and then between the wi-fi adapter(which I needed when I bought my new house), extended warranty from Microsoft, extra controller, charge and play kits, more charge kits when they stopped holding a charge, 2 years of XBL before I called it quits - that added another $400 to the console. I did pay an additional $340 on top of that - the first time when my 360 died after it's original 90 day warranty and the second time when it died after the 1 year warranty Microsoft originally extended it to, but after a long battle with MS they finally refunded me that money back when they extended the warranty to three years. Really though, other than personally attacking people around here, do you ever bother to post anything useful that might be of interest to gamers. What does your statement have to do with the discussion at hand? Why not join gamers in actual discussions about the industry? I'd be more than happy to debate my viewpoints vs yours if you ever wanted to talk about real issues. We're gamers, after all.
natal,natal if i remove the ''L'' and replace it with a ''S''= natas and if i mirror it=..... oh i see who they are working with /its a joke
and if you change satan to their numerical form its 19, 1, 20, 1, 14 19-1+20-1-14=23 :O the number 23...lol, movie joke
LOL I was going to post the exact same thing. BTW it's only $150 dollars!!
It means PS3 fanboys think it sucks using attacks as a way of disguising fear, frustration, anger and worry. The rest of humanity says awesome device for new experiences and control of gaming and non gaming apps.
You cannot say that it is an awesome device without seeing much of it, That's called Blindness, I'm Skeptical, I want to see more of Natal before I say wether It's cool or it sucks.
No Actual Talent All Lame
your acrostic poem sucks...maybe you should actually use some wit.
i agree it means nothing for me
Can't wait for it
Hmmm... MS's Motion-control Response to the wii?
An unproven utility for unannounced games. An exploitive attempt to glum onto another company's product - the Wii - and its market. Same as the Move, although that's an add-on for the PSeye.
i will get it no matter what people say! wel only if it's under 90$ ;-)p
Until I see games like Gears of War, or Halo, being fully playable with Natal, i'll pass it off as a gimmick. I'm not going to pay $150 (give or take) to supposedly "enhance" my experience. We'll have to see this E3.
I highly doubt its going to be $150 bucks but we will know more in just a few weeks at E3(which I can't wait for... never the less all the conferences should be good)
Nothing. I know shit about it except that its a camera thats going to be over priced and fail to deliver what it promises. After all, all Microsoft products never do. It supposed to "revolutionize" gaming, the only thing its done was show me why dodgeball is better in real life
MOVE and WAVE wait its the M up side down
I love how my joke was trolling. I wasn't even bashing Natal. Hell, my comment didn't even say "Natal". Oh well. Day in the life at N4G, I guess.
Something that could count how many jumping jacks and pushups we've done in one session, tally our progress, etc. All without requiring a little balance board. Could be a great alternative when I don't feel like driving to the gym.
I would expect something like that for sure. You will see it at E3, mark my words. No balance board required.. What Natal means to me is more opportunities to increase immersion in my gaming and get a bit of exercise as well when I don't feel like the gym like you said. Looking forward to seeing it at E3.
i prefer a controller thank u
I'm not getting it. I'm not getting Move either. I'm also not going to buy a 3DTV until the prices for the good ones drop down to below 900 bucks. See the thing about investing all this money for console gaming is that at some point you realize that it's all for the games, and not only that, console games will never ever look as good as PC games, so I don't see the point in investing so much money into expanding technology on mid-level products.
lol, PC gaming? yeah you are the envy of all gamers my friend. Everyone wants to own a high-end rig to play games on. You have no idea how big of a nerd and loser you sound like. I bet the ladies just melt all over you when you show them your rig. Lol, hilarious
You have the entire internet at your disposal. You could have responded with an infinitely better insult than that one. And to call me a nerd and a loser? Are you not on this site as well? Fucking dipshit you are. You wouldn't say half of those things to my face that you wrote in the post, Mr. Internet Tough Guy.
is my finger at the 150$ price tag... think i will pass.
Same with Move. I rarely post on any of the motion control articles because I don't care about them - yet. If the price for natal is true, I'll probably never get it - regardless of how good or bad it is - unless the price comes down and it is in fact fun for more than 10 minutes. If I *had* to choose between Move and Natal and they both had good games that live up to the hype, I would go with Move first, but only because I have the PS Eye.
"what it means for us at ign is some sweet ass gift bags as a thanks for unblinkingly supporting it and not asking any hard questions".
who keep trashing the supposed $150 and brag about Move need to get a brain. You do know that the Move basic kit, a 2nd wand, and a Navigator will cost you more then $150 right? Thats what it takes to have a fully equipped 1 person Move setup. And THATS ONLY FOR 1 PERSON! HAHAHAHA!!
LOL at some people saying Move will destroy Natal. Move is nothing new and not a threat. Most gamers would buy the less expensive Wiimote.
NOTHING TO ME
At the moment nothing. After E3, we'll see.
No, it's not for me i don't wanna play with my self. Why are so many 360 fanboys defending Natal? Natal has nothing to proof yet and yet those fanatic 360 fanboys cry out for Sony fanboys for trolling like Hallmark Moment always do with PS3 articles. I use my opinion about Natal, and my opinion about Natal is they are gonna fail. people wants a controller feeling not playing him self like a crazy child. The move is a whole different story, becouse it's a controller that use the camera as pointer. Some 360 fanboys saying that the Move is a Wii mote, they forget that the Move much early in developing stadium than Nintendo licents the Wii Mote stuff.
Waste of money.
As a 360 fan.... absolutely Nothing, except an invasion of more casual trash and spamming of get fit and sports titles so the FU$king Avatars actually have something to do other then jump around in parties and look like freaks ! good day Sir
to a famous tennis player's name.
Yawn it means nothing for me as i'm getting the move instead, wave is a waste of my time
No controller, No Buttons, just loads of LAG = Epic Fail Don't forget to stock pile your orange overalls bots. lol This video says it all, how dumb bots are gonnna look. Using finger as a gun. lol
It means nothing to me because I wont buy it. I tried playing the WII which is a similar concept and didnt enjoy it. I much rather the controller that came with the Xbox 360. PS: This is not a complaint. Just my opinion
I read this and i just shook my head. they write at the beginning that hard facts and knowledge in general about Natal are almost non existent, but they spend the entire article trying to convince us that Natal is going to be everything to everyone. doublespeek much?
Why do i wanna play some idiot childish ardade Ricochet game instead of playing Gears 3 with Natal!? Srew this!
From the article: "That change won't come immediately, but over the next year or two. Natal isn't just about controller-free gaming. It can be used to enhance the type of games you already love. It could mean added voice recognition for games so you can tell your squad what to do without having to wear a headset. Or it could mean role-playing games where you don't select responses from a menu, you say them directly to the other characters. Or in a racing game, slightly turning your head left or right can pan the camera as if you were in the driver's seat. There are infinite possibilities with Natal. It's up to developers to make smart choices and use Natal to take our favorite types of games and add a new level of immersion." We know that these are things that the PS3 can already do with the PS Eye (not even with a full Move set-up)... For example, GT5 is already confirmed to have head-tracking. Maybe Natal can do this will a little more fidelity, but who knows. Obviously, these functions have not been shown off yet and are still in development because every article has been about what Natal will do in the future. Well, Sony has not been shy about showing what Move can do now and who knows how developers will take that and run with it in the future. But, more importantly, if MS wants Natal to be a system seller, then they need to show GAMES USING NATAL -- Hardcore games, casual games --- GAMES!! Perhaps we will see this at E3, but bottom line is that people will not buy a Natal add-on 2 years from now just to have head-tracking and gesture controls to navigate their dashboards, especially at $150! The Xbox/Natal bundled systems are the future of the Xbox and they will be sold in a set going forward, so new owners will have Natal, as will people buying replacement systems. But will it produce a surge of Xbox purchases 2 years from now? I really don't see that happening. Especially when PS3 will have some of the same types of features. That's just my opinion.
Everything they said sounds pretty good to me. I like the fact that, with Natal, you don't NEED a controller but the OPTION to have a peripheral is def not out of the question. Some games may use it, and some wont need it. The possibilities are endless; In the hands of a great developer, Natl will be ridiculous. I'm sure after E3, we will all have made our decisions as to whether or not we will yay or nay Natal. My opinion, of course.
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