Top
340°

The Last Word on Project Natal: "Is there a lag or do I suck?"

Gamertag Radio says: "The Last Word with radio host Matt Cooper plays Project Natal with his co-host Anton Savage. Check out around 6:50 where his co-host asks "There was a lag." and again on 7:55 "Is there a lag or do I suck?"

Read Full Story >>
gamertagradio.com
BakedGoods2163d ago (Edited 2163d ago )

...given all the recent press I'm afraid it looks like Natal is still under-developed. Considering the lack of, well, games and with early reports like this, how do they expect to take on Wiimotes and Move in only a few months?

Raoh2163d ago

lots and lots of advertising

inveni02163d ago

I agree, it does seem under-developed. But, this video has made me form a little hope for the first time. What did it, you ask? The software was responding to him opening and closing his fist. Sure, maybe it would respond to a simple wiggle the same way, but what if it actually detected an open hand? I'm starting to wonder if Natal might be worth something in 2-3 years, when developers finally figure out how to use it (like the Cell during its first couple of years).

bioshock12212163d ago

People gotta realize this is still in development if it was done they would release it already. So I'm not judging a product that isn't finished.

AtatakaiSamurai2163d ago (Edited 2163d ago )

I now understand.

The plan is to set expectations so drastically low for E3 that ANYTHING new they show for natal will be looked at as a roaring success.

the sarah palin effect - Brilliant!

sikbeta2163d ago

Guys, you really Believe Advertisement is Going to Work after some Shows/demonstration of the device?

I know people can be dumb, but come on, you're underestimating the masses...

Better wait...

Bigpappy2163d ago

I think you guys have out smarting M$. They thing by hiding the screen they could fool the hater into thinking that the game is fun by just showing the users faces. But the fanboys can sill tell that it doesn't work. Amazing!

Now to what actually took place: That last guy was making so much fun of the first player, that when he got his turn, and he knew he was going to be on the net, he tryed too hard not to look silly and never relaxed and got into the game. He reminds me of some of you on this site who care move about looking kool while playing games than actually enjoying the game.

IdleLeeSiuLung2163d ago (Edited 2163d ago )

"That last guy was making so much fun of the first player, that when he got his turn, and he knew he was going to be on the net, he tryed too hard not to look silly and never relaxed and got into the game. He reminds me of some of you on this site who care move about looking kool while playing games than actually enjoying the game. "

That guy look like a smuck with his grin, stiff movement and hands in his pocket!!!

Will there be lag? I'm almost certain there will be, but developers will just have to figure out a way around it. Instead though, I think the internet will explode because one guy said there was lag on video while another couple hundred seem to not have mentioned it....

Denethor_II2162d ago (Edited 2162d ago )

"how do they expect to take on Wiimotes and Move in only a few months?
lots and lots of advertising "

after that hit them with a little more, and there you have it. A complete success. Except the time when they advertised FF13.

@inveni0
"The software was responding to him opening and closing his fist."

PS Eye can do this also; its not that impressive.

+ Show (5) more repliesLast reply 2162d ago
Ilikegames762163d ago

the Jedi mind trick that they are going to use on the "journalists".

cLiCK_sLiCK92163d ago

The average consumer doesn't and wont know its just a camera.

deadreckoning6662163d ago (Edited 2163d ago )

"...given all the recent press I'm afraid it looks like Natal is still under-developed."

LOL, nice determination based on the fact that all uve seen of Natal is tech demos.

Speculation. Speculation. Speculation. Why do u people want Natal to fail? LOL, I got one better, which one of you have PLAYED Natal in its final form with an ACTUAL launch title????? Im waiting....

Ignorance, Desperation, and Insecurity, the 3 facets of idiots who pretend to know what they're talking about. God forbid u people actually test a product out yourselves before judging it.

@BakedGoods- No. Any smart gamer would WAIT until they test out Natal(in its final form) at their local electronics shop with a launch title. How can u be smart enough to understand that all we've seen from Natal is tech-demos but be too ignorant to understand that tech demos DON'T equal final product lmao.

People who prejudge Natal(or Move) without playing it first= SHEEP

@Baked Good- Haha...and YOU are the ultimate determiner of what REAL gaming is huh?

BakedGoods2163d ago (Edited 2163d ago )

"...based on the fact that all uve seen of Natal is tech demos."

Exactly my point: tech demos. It comes out in four months and all we're seeing is the 'ball game'? Not to mention some impressions already note the lag and capturing problems.

Any smart gamer would need more confidence in the product before dropping $150 on an accessory.

EDIT: @deadreckoning666: Sure, wait till launch and play it. The rest of us will be knee-deep in some REAL gaming come the fall. I read gaming news/impressions so I can decide what games I'll commit my hard-earned cash to, and so far Natal isn't shaping up to be much.

REAL gaming = anything but a motion-capped 'slap-the-ball' game.

oohWii2163d ago

@deadreckoning666 - When saying something positive about the 360 or wii on this site, some things are reversed. The agrees are 360 fans that agree with you. 75% of the disagrees are PS3 fans that agree with you but are incapable of admitting it because for some reason that are afraid to.

Natal, has really got a lot of them afraid. It's so bad now that they have stop saying good things about MOVE and are working full time hating on Natal.

Go figure, the irony of it all is they complained to badly about how people prematurely judged the PS3, yet it's okay for those same hypocrits to do it to Natal.

The Maxx2162d ago (Edited 2162d ago )

Well Said.

@BakedGoods

"REAL gaming = anything but a motion-capped 'slap-the-ball' game."

Is Move or Wii "real" gaming?

AAACE52163d ago

I just noticed on other post that when people think of Natal, all they seem to know is the ball game that was at E3!

Go to you tube and type in "Project Natal" and watch the first video!

Biggunz2163d ago

it's looking more and more like M$ Ru$h-ware.

Sm0k3y_Bac0n2163d ago

Yep, only the final product is really judgeable. Writing Natal off is like writing a game off for having bad AI in its pre alpha stage.

fr0sty2163d ago

um... pre alpha? 4 months prior to release, most games are near the point of going gold. this is the point where they should be fine tuning every aspect of an already near perfect system. we just don't seem to be anywhere near that point yet, and them not allowing us to film a year old ball demo still to this day does nothing to boost confidence. nor does this guy and many others still saying it lags, and lags even worse with more than one person on screen.

niceguywii602163d ago (Edited 2163d ago )

Have you seen so much hate and fear of a product before? Who in the hell would make an article about somebody asking a question? Microsoft will reveal one of the final builds of Natal and all its offerings and launch lineup soon. What does Ricochet's tech demo code response time have to do with Natal hardware and device/system software? lol

It's like saying PS Move response time will always be that of the Move boxing game.

Dam Natal is getting hated on by PS3 fanboys and Wii fanboys at the same time.

Ricochet is just a demonstration of what Natal can do and not a set in stone example of its potential out of the gate for all games and uses LOWLLOLOLOLOL

badz1492162d ago

"Have you seen so much hate and fear of a product before?" - yeah, the PS3! and then KZ2!

HolyOrangeCows2163d ago TrollingShowReplies(2)
pixelsword2162d ago (Edited 2162d ago )

I would say that it's unclear at this point. The guy complaining about lag was playing like "I'm too cool to play this game" and he, in turn, sucked at it. The other guy was actually trying to play the game and not only did he do a lot better (per the sounds), but he didn't complain about lag.

BUT since just about everything shown on Natal had lag, the guy complains about lag, and funny enough this clip never even tried to show the game in play, I would have to say that at the least the lag issue is not resolved until proof is provided to counter that claim.

Qui-Gon Jim2162d ago

It could be just a case of "I'm losing because of the host advantage" syndrome where the person has to find external reasons for losing.

I expect Natal will have some lag because of what it is doing. There's a lot going on inside that system. I mean, if Move adds 6ms of lag over the Dualshock by tracking one point, think how much time all that skeletal mapping takes. If developers find the proper ways to use it, though, it can bring some really cool things to the table.

ThanatosDMC2162d ago

They're gonna pay a lot of celebs for this one.

captain-obvious2162d ago

when is NATAL coming out again ?

+ Show (10) more repliesLast reply 2162d ago
enkeixpress2163d ago TrollingShowReplies(3)
Whoooop2163d ago

Considering the scale of the area it is supposed to detect and the fact that this isn't a super high tech devise then it's bound to lag.

MajestieBeast2163d ago

I guess circ du solei is gonna steal the thunder from Natal.

RememberThe3572163d ago

This looks more lame the more I see it. Please MS bring the big guns for E3.

Bigpappy2163d ago

What do you want bigger guys? All I saw were to guys playing around. Did I miss something?