Submitted by Faztkiller 1999d ago | article

Playing Natal Is Similar To Drunken Dancing

Ripten: "Now, I think we all understood that for the most part Natal would make us look crazy, but seeing it on video like this makes you realize just how crazy you look. If you pretend that the Natal sensor isn’t even in some of the shots, Jacobs and his family just look like they’re dancing while inebriated. I’m not calling Jacobs ridiculous, I’m simply saying that Natal will really accentuate the “you look so dumb while playing this” thought that came along with the Wii." (Project Natal, Xbox 360)

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LordMarius  +   1999d ago
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Conloles  +   1999d ago

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LOLconsoles  +   1999d ago
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Redrum059  +   1999d ago
Actualy, even though it does look funny, the point is that the little kids and parents r having fun together. That's where MS is gonna get their money, but if the price is at 150$ like some hav stated, then that can hurt MS aswell.
NecrumSlavery  +   1999d ago
Let me show you how the pros do it.

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hakis86  +   1998d ago
Lol@ Elaine
and LOL @trololo - why on earth would somebody do that! ^^ Now shared on my facebook page ;)
Somebody should do a mix with Natal and trololo.
BattleAxe  +   1998d ago
This looks retarded as F***
nickjkl  +   1998d ago

NATAL will never be that epic
gumgum99  +   1998d ago
lol, that made my day.
SmokeCheebah  +   1999d ago
lol, saw this last night, only a matter of time before an eye gets poked out.
FOXDIE  +   1999d ago
the guy already steps on the hags toes, lol did you see the look she gave him!
absolutecarnage  +   1998d ago
I think its funny as well
You say People playing Natal makes them look stupid, What do you think people look like playing with the move, its like everyone has a dildo in their hand waving in around saying look what i have
HolyOrangeCows  +   1999d ago
Those journalists make for very poor actors. They put on insincere smiles, force their children to play along (it hardly keeps the kids' attention for more than 3 seconds without the guy telling them to keep playing), and worst of all have no idea what they're doing (See the lady doing the Elaine dance).

Terrible. They should really stick to B-list TV stars to fake enjoyment.
And Cirque de Soleil, I guess.
cayal  +   1998d ago
What I want to know is...who has a lounge room (or gaming room) that big with that much space?
CoxMulder  +   1998d ago
Don't diss Cirque de Soleil, those ppl are artists.
SIR-DARK-HAZE  +   1998d ago
Cirque de Soleil
I have seen Cirque de Soleil twice, the show is truly fucking amazing. If you ask where, Florida, Orlando, Disney
DigitalRaptor  +   1998d ago
I agree, their enjoyment looks forced, and the kids just look bemused.

And the woman is just like "keep moving, just move around" as if she doesn;t know what she's doing either. Kinda sad really!
Imperator  +   1999d ago
Why would anyone want to play that? It's embarrassing, and it does not look fun.
rezzah  +   1998d ago
To your 4 disagrees, its alright we understand. There are those out there who actually enjoy looking like retards.
beavis4play  +   1998d ago
imperator - i agree, and not only that.......BUT
lets see them do that for 2+ hours.........what a sweat-soaked mess that would be.
beavis4play  +   1998d ago
sorry - my bad....... wrong spot.
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coolcut135  +   1999d ago
what has the world come too. if this is considered gaming then i am really scared.
Cryptech  +   1998d ago
truer words were never spoke.
NecrumSlavery  +   1999d ago
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meetajhu  +   1999d ago
PLAYstar  +   1999d ago
This video irritates me. Look at the crazy woman go! I almost puke~! Only a pedophilia would even considering buying this garbage.
Family and have fun?! Please.. Natal initial purpose is to create more lunatics.
palaeomerus  +   1998d ago
Uh huh. Thanks for sharing that incoherent, bigoted nonsense you illiterate twit.
absolutecarnage  +   1998d ago
Retarded Comment from a Retarded Fanboy @ playstar
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PLAYstar  +   1998d ago
So you actually think that the woman looks normal while playing with Natal? Is she your mate, or perhaps your type? ;=\
How about we recall back last year E3 of the Natal demonstrations? Remember the psychotic disorder asian bitch doing the BANZAI LUNATIC dance? What about the head in the arse to make a shadow of a distorted elephant.. Sure is an ironic show! Even now recalling it sure makes me LMFAO! Lets also not forget that this isn't the first time that we have witness such embarassing act with the peoples that come interaction with the Natal.

If you don't agree with this, you're certainly in denied. Oh and if you're mentally retarded and bought this garbage. Please do upload your pathetic self on the web! So that I can have a good laugh at you! ;=) Thanks!
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andthensum  +   1998d ago
WhaBAMM!!! is back at 1:07 towards the end of the video.

lol, look at when the kid gives a five and what the avatar does; Whabamm!
AK46  +   1998d ago
Ouch! thank god that Avatar doesn't have any jewels dangling down.
harrisk954  +   1998d ago
Look at about 14 seconds in... the dad steps on the mom's foot and she looks PISSED!! LOL.
fryday  +   1998d ago
funny lol but those journalists really don't know what they are actually doing.

I think it that Natal could be funny, I have enough self-esteem unlike some others.
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playstation_clan  +   1998d ago
that suppose to be fun
it looks like i can have more fun slapping myself over and over 50 times
JokesOnYou  +   1998d ago
lol, funny stuff....they did look silly,
Still I say keep showing this vid, sure the initial reaction might be "lol, what are they doing" but when soccer mom's see they're playing an exericise game with the whole family and having fun, its still going to sell Natal to the casuals, regardless of the irrevelant n4g fanboys mocking them. I showed this to my Aunt(who owns a wii) and that was her exact reaction, she laughed and said "What is that?....they look so silly, but it looks fun, I liked to try that with Mark and the kids." btw, She already owns wii-fit, so go figure. lol

Laugh all you want but truth is the family is having fun and those type of folks will love casual Natal games regardless of how they "look", as for me I'm looking forward to Fable 3 which won't make me look anymore cool playing that with a 360 controller+Natal than I do when playing any game with a standard controller, not that I care how I look gaming anyway. I mean its not as if gamers haven't always been made fun of for playing videogames long before motion controls, who cares, I never cared up to now what elites think of gamers. It's just a shame this one Ricochet game has shown more people having fun than sony's entire wii-move lineup,
-I guess that's where all the bitterness of sony soldiers is coming from, they know exactly what their getting, all they have to do is look at the wii lineup and subtract the nintendo exclusives that include stuff like Mario, Zelda, Metroid etc= the shovelware. Unfortunately as the latest vid of wii-move indicates it looks like the casuals are not impressed with wii-HD, errr I mean move. lol

So to sum it up this "drunken vid" of a family having fun will sell Natal to the casuals and when micro unveils Natal being used with the hardcore games starting with Fable 3, combined of course with Natals unique use for manipulating menu's and the dashboard it will appeal to micro's main fanbase which includes people like myself.

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halojunkie  +   1998d ago

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Cenobia  +   1998d ago
Are you stalking him? Wtf is wrong with you.
ActionBastard  +   1998d ago
Look at the internet crusader...

When MS makes a spasm-inducing seizure simulator, I'm going to point and laugh because it's a waste of R&D and takes the industry in a different direction than I want it to go. Will bitching change anything? Maybe not. But there's always gallows humor, and I'll settle for that.

Get off your high horse, internet knight. Moving a menu with your voice or waving your hand is not a reason to shell out $150...or even $100. Get a harmony remote and do more. As long as I have a thumb, I'll be able to navigate console GUIs without issue.

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cayal  +   1998d ago
Does your aunty have a living room big enough to use Natal?

Case closed.
heroicjanitor  +   1998d ago
They do look supremely stupid
But has anyone noticed it isn't actually working? Look at the avatars on screen between 0:25 and 0:29. It doesn't work in whatever build they have there.
absolutecarnage  +   1998d ago
At least they look like there having a great time
Unlike the video i saw of the ps3 move being displayed, those girls in the video looked really bored

edit and don't feed me some bullsh1t that there being paid. Everytime you see someone playing Natal They have a huge smile on there face Chalk up another bad marketing play by Sony " I know lets show everyone people playing our product and not having fun"
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n4gno  +   1998d ago
dumbs are sometimes easily taking good times while smart people are less gays..
4Sh0w  +   1998d ago
pffft, whateva
It is pretty hilarious, but it doesn't look much different from alot of the crazy "moves" I've seen when I've had a full house of relatives over and we fired up wii-sports. My sister makes the wildest insane movements for something as simple as bowling, I don't know why she does it when simple controlled movements work best but hey whateva, its all good because she's having fun any everyone is laughing, same as this lady. I've seen Ricochet played with much better coordination but again she's having fun franticly swinging and kicking all over the place so I say good for her. Also I'd ask those who downplay Natal because of a demo showing people playing a "active sports game", what do you think it will look like when sony unveils some "active sports game" for Move? Will it be alot less funny with "glowing balls" controller moving around?

aaah well, I will never give up playing stuff like Alan Wake and God of War with traditional controls, but when I think about it although I enjoy every minute of it, its almost always alone. At the same time the memories of getting together and playing "videgames" with my whole family on the wii, are very special, I still laugh about my sister looks. So all the "this will ruin gaming" is utter nonsense, wii is doing very well and hasn't ruined anything, if anything its allowed me to enjoy some lighthearted gaming fun with my relatives that won't even look at a controller. We still get great gaming experiences and WISHING for other approaches that will let NEW GAMERS enjoy videogames is just downright immature and selfish. Why can't Natal and Move offer something for all types of people? I don't understand why the people who are not interested in these motion controls can't just ignore them, I don't like certain types of music, that doesn't make it garbage and definitely doesn't mean those types of music shouldn't exist, I just don't buy it or listen to it. aaaah but haters can't stand the thought of people liking something they don't.= most of the n4g members on this site. "pffft whateva", I like that vid, can't wait to see more of Natal at E3.
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evilmonkey501  +   1998d ago
wtf happened to the crazy natal people video?
dizzleK  +   1999d ago
and all the xbox fanboys have beer goggles on.
seinfan  +   1999d ago
Majority of gamers either don't want or don't care for motion. I would think the fanboys don't give two shits about this. It's only the Wiitards who are always saying "xbox and ps fanboys are jumping on the motion bandwagon". Sorry to break it to you, they aren't.
beavis4play  +   1998d ago
i hear you dizzleK!
they probably think that woman is "hot" too. lol

that vid was as funny as this from a nintendo E3 conference (just turn down the volume- it sucks): http://www.youtube.com/watc...

edit at below: it has to be "chariots of fire" doesn't it?
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palaeomerus  +   1998d ago
" and all the xbox fanboys have beer goggles on."
Sure. This'd be real cool if they were all clutching a Move in each hand though, amirite? LOL. Pew pew pew.
tavo1117  +   1999d ago
Try to put music with that pictures. It's hilarious
twostep18  +   1999d ago
mhm ^_^

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djtek184  +   1999d ago
shoddy  +   1998d ago
LOL, I miss the xbox lady. they should make FPS games.
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The Wood  +   1998d ago
rip stevie hyper d
thor  +   1998d ago
Ragga Jungle <3
bjornbear  +   1998d ago
loved it =P
Lord Anubis  +   1999d ago
oh the shame
That was embarrassing. maybe they should have left the babies try it. I don't have the space for natal.
Karooo  +   1999d ago
LordMe  +   1999d ago
Your avatar suited your comment so very well... I just seems to fit!
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1999d ago
HolyOrangeCows deserves massive bubbles for the Seinfeld reference.
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00  +   1999d ago
this shouldn't have gotten approved
this video was shown just yesterday.
PirosThe4th  +   1999d ago
I suppose they are just making it worse than eyetoy not better...
not even eyetoy games where this retarded..... the table tennis game for ps2 was tons better.
Not as ridiculous or is it!?

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palaeomerus  +   1998d ago
Eyetoy games were MORE retarded.
Nike  +   1999d ago
Sigh. I mean, a very, very, very heavy sigh.

That IS ridiculous, but you know what? You know what annoys me the most?

That they're having fun. I'm sure on some intrinsic level they know they're making idiots out of themselves but they genuinely look like they're having fun. As some one who dislikes Halo but laughs insanely when playing Ninjanaut with extremely ridiculous rules with 3 other friends, I can understand.

It's vids like these that are going to make people want to try Natal. Maybe not hardcore gamers, but I think people are gonna look at this, say how funny it looks, then try it for themselves and laugh to death - as we sit in our arm-chairs, talking about the "seriousness" in gaming.

Not asking anyone to lighten up or failing to acknowledge how funny this looks, btw. Also, isn't this video old? Saw an animated GIF of it before this vid was actually posted.
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1999d ago
I understand what you're getting at.

However...I don't think they were having fun. Wario Ware: Smooth Moves for the Wii is fun. You look ridiculous, but the controls are accurate. That's why it's so much fun.

Wii Music is NOT fun...because you're moving the controllers randomly...with little skill involved.

A fun game is a fun game.

EyePet is fun.

Natal...I'm not sure.
iistuii  +   1998d ago
However...I don't think they were having fun
Why are you telling us what fun is or isn't, your saying Wario Ware: Smooth Moves is fun. Some people think FUN is shooting someones head off, you can't tell people what fun is, it's up to them.
ManGastaS  +   1998d ago
EyePet is fun ? you must be kidding.
bjornbear  +   1998d ago
get drunk and play DDR
same effect.
Elwenil  +   1999d ago
No. Not in my house. Not now, not ever.
Sagetech  +   1999d ago
If this is the future of gaming...gaming has no future


Is this a rare form of disease?
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HINDERIZATION  +   1999d ago
serving alcohol to minors?
and they haven't been arrested yet?!
Godmars290  +   1999d ago
I know its funny.
But still, that's the audience MS is hoping to snag: families with kids that wouldn't know a good game as anyone here understands the term if it bit them in the @$$.
HINDERIZATION  +   1999d ago
microsoft fanboys are in denial...
yewles1  +   1999d ago
Well... atleast Natal's not really THIS in disguise:

ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1998d ago
Lol, that was a good movie, here is another Jackie fighting in the Drunken Style:
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pixelsword  +   1999d ago
In a (scant) defense of this clip, if they were having fun, I guess that's all what matters.

Yet looking at the clip reveals...

The kids couldn't stay interested because they don't know how their movements are relating to what's happening in the screen because they're being told to "move" and not "hit the balls" (notice how the last clip had the kid with the green shirt playing), and they weren't even playing as four players... since it's only a two-player experience (as seen on the screen @ :26). But I'm really rooting for Natal because I want my brother to get a 360 over the Wii for his kids (and for his own sake, since he likes hardcore games and not Wii-like kid games).

The funniest part was that guy in the red shirt looking like "I'll play it, but turn the camera off first".

But my hardcore-gamer side says:

it was like watching kittens getting raped... all I could do is sit there and say "why?"
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Nike  +   1999d ago
After imagining watching those kittens getting raped, all I could ask was "why not?"

I don't know if it's because of all the horror and gore movies I've been watching lately, but it's not related to Natal. Aaaand, I'm pretty sure it means I'm a terrible being. :|
pixelsword  +   1998d ago
Welcome to the club, and I don't even watch horror movies. =/
Godmars290  +   1999d ago
One thing of rather pointless note.
If the two kids where in front of the parents and the game was only two play, doesn't the mean that the kids were the only ones playing? That unless Natal was recognizing body shape and size, which actually would have been worth demonstrating, the parents were jumping around like idiots for even less of a good reason? That they were likely playing up to the cameras on them?
pixelsword  +   1998d ago
I think it didn't so much as get the hands and feet of the kids as much as get the feed of the kids confused with the feet of the parents because the kids were closer, the spacing of the parents feet were probably similar enough for Natal to accept the movements without having to re-sync; the hands, since the parents didn't step away Natal, but the kids stepped toward Natal, probably were in the control of the parents.
DigitalRaptor  +   1998d ago
None of them had any REAL idea what they were doing, especially the kids (which is funny because this is aimed at kids). It was all for show.
YourFlyness  +   1999d ago
So How will the average family, who doesnt nearly have that amount of space in the living room or bedroom, going to play Natal like in the Video. If I have my daughter spinning and jumping around like that something is going to get smashed. I could be wrong but Natal just doesnt seem pratical unless, you have a room dedicated to it.

PS. is it pronounce Natal(nay-tal) or Natal(Na-Tall)?
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Mighty Boom  +   1999d ago
Ummmm .... No thank you.
Doc Sony  +   1999d ago
Even If I were interested in this, I don't have the space in front of my TV. Look at the avatar still go BAM at 00:25

And the guy steps on the womans foot at 00:16 which could cause serious injury.

MS did not think this one through.

It has fail written all over it.
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PshycoNinja  +   1999d ago
Am I the only one...
That saw the lag in that part of the video where it showed the tv and the people playing it? It was pretty noticeable. They better work that out before Natal releases otherwise there will be many frustrating games between family members when they play natal games.
HarryM  +   1999d ago
Did anyone see..
The characters glitch in a way that their arms and legs twisted into their bodies? :S
YourFlyness  +   1999d ago
Yea, but to be fair I think it was because it was only suppose to be 2 people, but they had 4 people in front of the camera, so it threw the tracking off. Either way this video did not help Natal in anyway.
seinfan  +   1999d ago
And this is why any motion technology fails miserably. You look like a retard and you can hurt others around you.
cayal  +   1998d ago
And people do not have that much space in their gaming rooms.
hi2  +   1999d ago
i just saw
2 avatars on screen while 3-4 people were playing,i don't think the kids are doing anything in the game
reintype  +   1999d ago
I've seen a ton of videos about NATAL,
but I have yet to see it demoed at a normal-sized room. It is always very spacious and clutter-free.

Even if I own a 360, which I do not, I still won't be able to use Natal. In my Sala where I usually game, It's only 12 ft. between the couch and my TV. Not to mention, I also have a coffee table full of displays.

So if I want to play Natal, I will have to move the couch and the coffee table everytime, to do so.

Which is more effort than I'm willing to spend, no matter how impressive/immersive the games that MS will show on E3.

Probably those with Game rooms, can use Natal. But for simple guys like me, it's just not possible, or just too strenuous to enjoy.
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HINDERIZATION  +   1999d ago
now instead of remotes flying into television sets...
it's gonna be people.
do i hear lawsuit?
Sagetech  +   1999d ago

Is this a newly discovered rare form of disorder?
Project Natal (Neurological Abnormality That Affects Losers)

Look for a remake of the hit movie The Wizard now featuring Project Natal instead of the Powerglove

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God_Of_Epicness  +   1999d ago
Retarded or not, that isn't the point. You play games like these if you enjoy it. Some might like it. Some might not. YOU don't represent the whole world you realize that? Saying it's not fun is completely based on YOUR opinion. However, I won't be buying this crap as I wouldn't want to get caught getting crazy in my living room. It would be just embarrassing.

MOVE would be okay for me but it isn't really futuristic either. Nothing new about it. Wii exists you know. But since I don't have a Wii, I'll just get the MOVE.
voodoopickle  +   1999d ago
Whether you look rediculous or not, I STILL want a God Damn controller. not of this I hope i get the motion right shit. And why would I want to spend any money on cheesy mini games, let alone $150. Plus what parent in there right mind would spend that much for something that there kid is either gunna stop playing after about a week, or end up breaking. I think even M$ is getting pretty nervous about this thing at this point
Crusade  +   1999d ago
Gaf needs to make gifs of these already.
soul899er  +   1999d ago
AHAHAAAAA they already did!!! Check out the Natal thread!!! It has tons!!!! Everyone is laughing at M$ there lol
wages of sin  +   1999d ago
Yeah make fun of...
A family having fun. What a bunch of haters.

I don't know about you, but I don't concern myself with other peoples opinions on how I look playing a game. Are you that insecure? Try growing a pair. You have no problem playing with a glow in the dark Wii 2.0 sex toy but this, this is beyond belief.

Some of you put the b in bitch.
Krugsy  +   1999d ago
I agree with you that it is pretty sad picking on a family having fun. To be honest, I think Natal could be awesome as long as the software being supported is good. I want depth and something the hardcore fan can enjoy. And honestly I dont think MS is dumb enough not to figure that out. But I will still probably get the Move also because I have enjoyed what i've seen. Socom 4 looks great.
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