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4 New Natal Games Detailed, Over A Dozen More At E3

It’s not about reinventing the wheel, it’s about no wheel at all. That’s what Microsoft is trying to do this generation by introducing Project Natal. Los Angeles Times has revealed a new list of games that they were able to play with Project Natal, and a short description of them. LA Times also confirms that Microsoft will be showcasing over a dozen more Natal-licensed titles from other game developers this Monday and Tuesday (Microsoft, Project Natal, Xbox 360)

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THC CELL  +   2075d ago
sound like eyetoy games to me
Hideo_Kojima  +   2075d ago
Well they are going to be similar since neither use a controller. This are the type of games you will get on Natal.

That is 3 new games detailed Ricochet has already been talked about.
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PixlSheX  +   2075d ago
Can't wait to E3. Got to see a celebrity doing Elaine's kicks dance.
Focker420  +   2075d ago
Ok you deserve some bubbles. That was f*ckin hilarious!!
HolyOrangeCows  +   2075d ago
Maybe they'll have Julia Louis-Dreyfus on stage.
Biggest  +   2075d ago
So like. . . Hardcore? Or should we just wait for E3 and keep expecting better?
SonyGoogle  +   2075d ago
They've already shown a hardcore game, remember the Burnout demo? Where half the experience was lag, and the other half was even more lag?
Parapraxis  +   2074d ago
@ SonyGoogle, you should have split it into thirds, as you left no room for 1/3 of the experience is only being able to accelerate, no breaking and no variation....ON or OFF.
Who wouldn't want to play a racing game where you have no brakes and no throttle variation! LOL
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doa766  +   2075d ago
I was having my fair share of doubts but now I'm convinced: I'm buying Move
oohWii  +   2075d ago
This highest level of hate in N4G history
Honestly, I have never hear as much BS clowning on something as much as you frightful PS3 fanboys appear to be about Natal. You claim it's not going to be worth a hill of beans, yet it seems to trouble you enough to the point that you CONSTANTLY bash it. Why worry about it if it's nothing to it.

Additionally, EVERY Natal article has 5 times more PS3 Fanboy trolling comments in it than 360 fans commenting. Why not just put all Natal articles in as PS3 news being that PS3 fans seem to have the most interest in it.

The level of hate some of you guys are spewing, can only be explained by jealousy for fear, both of which are SOLID traits of a HARDCORE fanboy.

I can say this, at least Natal is different, but Move is nothing more than a wiimote and nunchuk, a straight copy.
k-Lan  +   2074d ago
Nice post! The best thing to do is sit back and watch them make fools of themselves. They know it, we know it. If you hate a console or a company would you follow their every move? Obviously not. I associate such people with one word. It starts with an L and there are a hell of a lot of them in the wrong section!
Milamber  +   2075d ago
"Instead, the games will rely on a device the size of a stapler that perches on top of a living room TV to recognize faces, obey voice commands and track body movements."

What kind of staplers do they use in LA?

Parapraxis  +   2074d ago
LMAO @ the picture.
Maybe their slogan should be:
NATAL: It'll make you suspect your own parents are gay.

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sonnyz  +   2074d ago
What are you talking about? I think that "Obstacle Course" is a UC2 killer!
Cajun Chicken  +   2075d ago
Oh, My, God.
Not the 'dozen more', the four covered in this article.
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KionicWarlord222  +   2075d ago
At least now there`s more then riochet .
WildArmed  +   2075d ago
I like the idea of an obstacle course.
If it's a rainy day and u dont feel like going out, time to get some exercise in your living room!
SonyGoogle  +   2075d ago
Because if it wasn't raining, you'd be outside in your obstacle course.
WildArmed  +   2075d ago
Actually, while I don't own one myself. The gym I go to does!
Sadly it's an outdoor one!

But it's only fun the first few times.. then you just wanna go back inside -.-


The point was getting excercise in your living room.

I'm glad such intellects come and comment on N4G!
This is what keeps me coming back to N4G! The great minds that come together in the comment section!
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Oner  +   2074d ago
@ SonyGoogle ~ F'ing classic! You got me with that and made me literally LoL! +Funny & Agree.
outrageous  +   2074d ago
Well that is some really dumb trolling. Video games are played INDOORS. By attacking Natal with that line of thinking, you've attacked gaming at large. It's bad enough when the President of the United States attacks video games and gamers, now we have gamers ( assuming your a gamer ) themselves attacking gamers. Rather sad.

Project Natal is a casual gaming device, no different than the Wii or the Move. If you don't like it say so. If you have a problem with video games or gaming at large, go find a web site that caters to ignorance such as yours.
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WildArmed  +   2074d ago
lol? I'm trolling?

Oh yes yes, i forget.
If you say something positive about Natal.
it's still considered trolling.

Thanks for your in-genius input.

now you can shove it back where it came from ^^

once again, gotta love the great intellect @ n4g.

They definitely understand the world sitting behind their computers.
It's funny when people think having an opinion is trolling.

W/e helps you sleep at night mate.
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xc7x  +   2075d ago
oh no,this don't look good for the hardcore crowd,in fact it's looking scary.
IcarusOne  +   2075d ago
"Using facial recognition software, the camera checks who is playing and pulls up their personal avatars on the screen. The feature would, for example, let parents control which games their kids can play. If the console sees that the person playing is associated with a profile with parental controls, it will restrict the types of games that can be played."

That's kind of scary. In a brilliant kind of way.
xc7x  +   2075d ago
the technology of Natal is cool,never said it wasn't but these games are not meant for hardcore user.
jerethdagryphon  +   2075d ago
honestly photo recognition not exactly that hard
yes natal uses that only instead of a static photo it checks the face and outline against stored images.

still not impressed by ms offering
MELMAN26  +   2075d ago
Im loving it, I think that the "statue" game is gonna be a hit. I can imagine sending my friend a video of my avatar pop locking.
webeblazing  +   2074d ago
jereth is right face recognition isnt new its even on pseye for the ps3 it can even sort the mood people in your album is in and sort happy and sad. but thats not new cause most cams got face recognition
Tony-A  +   2075d ago
I've seen half of those detailed, so we (obviously) still have much to see.

I predict that some will be disappointed by how many casual games will be shown at E3, but I'm pretty sure Microsoft won't care. They won't be aiming for the audience they revealed it to.

@disagrees: You're saying you won't be disappointed if they show a lot of casual games?

@Dark: Yeah, for instance, in the demo that they showed using a kid and his mom, the lady demoing mentioned E3 and the guy said "What's E3, I've never heard of it". Guys on N4G like to think E3 is like the Oscars, but in reality, it's not nearly as popular.
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D4RkNIKON  +   2075d ago
ironicly the E3 audience won't be the target market for games like this. Most casuals don't know what E3 is.
WildArmed  +   2075d ago
At this point, most casuals dont know what Natal is.

Casual gamers are the gamers that look at best buy catalogs or think that a gamestop employee is a one way ticket to know it all gaming.

Once the hardware comes on the market, thats when the casuals will start to notice it.
oohWii  +   2075d ago
But guess what?
This is why Microsoft have the Natal briefing being televised on both MTV (10 and up) and Nick (3-10, watching with their parents.) It appears that they will have ALL audiences covered at the same time.
outrageous  +   2074d ago
I agree, E3 is not mainstream like the Oscars, BUT THANKFULLY Microsoft does think it is. They, the casual gamers out there, may or may not of heard of E3, BUT they have heard of MTV and Spike TV.

Microsoft knows what they are doing. Project Natal will blow the casual gamers away. Did you notice that this article is from the LA Times? Do you think casual gamers read newspapers?
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k-Lan  +   2074d ago
Ummmmmm... Weezy? Maybe that's why there are TWO conferences? What about Sony? Will Move be for the hardcore? lol. I can't wait to find out! Just make sure you're here afterwards, alright?
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aryan_irani  +   2075d ago
natal could have big potential
i feel like the stuff we've seen so far are very first generation and very basic forms of what natal can do. i mean it does 3D motion tracking. you could do alot of stuff with that. all up to the devs
BubbleSystemSuck  +   2075d ago

sound like atari games.
Very simple
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Megaton  +   2075d ago
"4 New Natal Games" #2: Ricochet.

koh  +   2075d ago
To be fair, it is the LA Times, not gamespot. But yeah, a bit old.
redDevil87  +   2075d ago
standard party games, pretty much what everyone's expecting for the first few games. Sounds like they should be included on one disc.
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nilamo  +   2075d ago
hardcore gamers are going to be very dissapointed come E3. Natal isn't meant for you people. Obstacle course?? really?
Cajun Chicken  +   2075d ago
Actually that one sounds arguably promising if it's anything like Hole in the Wall or Muscle March.
D4RkNIKON  +   2075d ago
Hey now, obstacle course sounds like hours of fun
k-Lan  +   2074d ago
This guy is sooooooo cool. On the internet that is. In person, probably far from cool. More along the lines of a L. $20 bet? More?
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MajestieBeast  +   2075d ago
Lol they should hire cammy dunaway from nintendo to make it casualtastic natal music with ravi on the drums.
cfountain  +   2075d ago
sounds very...underwhelming. obviously they are saving the big guns for E3 tho.
MajestieBeast  +   2075d ago
Teabagging simulator?
niceguywii60  +   2075d ago
Here comes the PS3 fanboys and their fake concerns. Obviously those are the throw you a bone titles before E3. Funny how PS3 fanboys troll these articles trying to make something out of nothing.



"the whole industry will have their eyes on MS and Natal and we will see what the early reaction will be since we haven't seen anything concrete besides the Ricochet game"

Yeah so show some class like the *rest of the industry* and stop your PS3 fanboy tolling right now. lol

I already know the whole industry has their eyes on Natal the tech is hot hence the 99% of major developer support and the reason you PS3 fanboys keep trolling Natal articles with agitated hate. No one cares what PS3 fanboys think about the 360 in the casual and 360 camps.
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MajestieBeast  +   2075d ago
Here come the XDF trying to make these games look hardcore. You are the same guy that flamed sony for move party.

What makes you think microsoft wont just trade in the whole hardcore crowd and go completely casual like nintendo did with the wii exception of the good old franchises. They joined cause Sony was having a huge succes appealing to the mature gaming crowd and showed that games arent only for kids which alot of people thought. So really you think they wont do the same to appeal to the wii audience. They havent shown 1 *hardcore* application of natal its all been casual and gimmicks like flipping through menu's. If they cared anything about their fanbase they would have more first party developers but instead they close everyone down and just hope people will buy the 360 version for exclusive dlc.
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Godmars290  +   2075d ago
"Here come the XDF trying to make these games look hardcore."
Dear god I hope not!
Arnon  +   2074d ago
"Here come the XDF trying to make these games look hardcore. You are the same guy that flamed sony for move party."

You do realize that this is an Xbox 360-only article, correct? Any reason why you're here?
Lionhead  +   2075d ago
More like this is the guy who ALWAYS trolls about the PS3

God I friggin love hypocrites
Cevapi88  +   2075d ago
we will see everything come E3....after the conference it wont be only "Sony Fanboys" who will be commenting on the tech and the games...the whole industry will have their eyes on MS and Natal and we will see what the early reaction will be since we haven't seen anything concrete besides the Ricochet game
Bathyj  +   2075d ago
You're right about one thing.

This is nothing.
LtSkittles  +   2075d ago | Well said
"Yeah so show some class like the *rest of the industry* and stop your PS3 fanboy tolling now. lol

I already know the whole industry has their eyes on Natal the tech is hot hence the 99% of major developer support and the reason you PS3 fanboys keep trolling Natal articles."

Ironic coming from the guy who trolls PS3 articles. You want PS3 fanboys to stop, and you are apart of the problem with this site. Go back to your cave.

Trolling PS Eye

Thats nothing like Natal all the game is doing is using the gamer's image while looking at limbs and then making the avatar fight in a traditional way. Nothing close to full body real time motion tracking in 3D. Fucin joke trying to compare this to Natal. This is like the Sixaxis motion dualshock tech vs Wiimote again but this time Natal and Move.

LOL Stick an arm out and the copy and pasted avatar does a super punch. Leg out means kick and arm out means punch is nothing close to Natal. LOL at Sony being desperate, this means they are worried about Natal."
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Focker420  +   2075d ago
gives bubbles for obvious reasons :)
Cevapi88  +   2075d ago
this fool is going to call me a troll when im stating a fact....why are you even defending a piece of tech that you havent seen anything you see me going crazy about Move.....he needs the STFU....we are gonna hear so many more of his retarded comments after E3 is over..its going to be pathetic
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webeblazing  +   2074d ago
im soory to tell you but natal didnt show anything the media is on the head cuz thats jus MS showing a good idea that dont work right. the media is gaonna ignore the neg. like they always do i dont know why but that how they alway do. more and more its seeming like natal is like an eyetoy (never could get into it) but ill wait til e3 to see how it is
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BubbleSystemSuck  +   2075d ago
Eeey... lets play Living Statue...

and send this:

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BillOreilly  +   2075d ago
i agree with aryan so much potential and the games will get better deeper and build on this first gen of natal games just as wii sports let the world know what the wii was capable of this will show off the hardware and developers will experament and hardcore games will thrive and natal will be incorperated into most future releases even if its small extras its the future of immersion in games and once 3d is incorperated omg imagine even ricochet in 3d you gotta admit it would be amazing
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Ivan Drago IV   2075d ago | Trolling | show
Godmars290  +   2075d ago
Three of them sound like they should be bundled together if not come with the game, while Living Statue should be an app.
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crapgamer  +   2075d ago
We already knew about these games, it's Wii sports resort kind of. I am sure they the casual gamers will eat this stuff up. It's the Metal Gear Solid, Ghost Recon, Fable 3, Street Fighter games that the "Hard core" gamers are going to want to use Natal on. I know I couldn't be more excited. I always have people over and you toss back a few brew's and can play games like the ones shown here, you don't need to buy 3 extra controllers or anything, which is a plus. Then when I want to get my hardcore on, I can do that too! I'm loving the Natal tech and it's a day one purchase for me.
Unknown  +   2075d ago
Wait and See
All one can do at the moment is wait and see. I have faith for some reason that MS is on to something big. I mean to have Hideo Kojima and a slew of other developers big up the tech says alot in itself. But who knows. MS could've paid them right? After all, if Natal is just an upgraded eyetoy then we all know that the MOVE can't be an upgraded wii-mote right?
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dizzleK  +   2075d ago
this is tough, man. socom and that fighting game vs obstacle course? it's gonna be tough making a christmas list this year. /s


kojima also thought mgs4 was good storytelling. his opinion means jack and sh*t to me.
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saint_john_paul_ii  +   2075d ago
well there has to be a few hardcore games there out of that dozen right?

I mean, i am hoping to see that this is the case, cause seriously, and i am doubting it right now.

we might see hardcore games for it, but it will just be for gesture based commands...
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Boody-Bandit  +   2075d ago
River Rush, Ricochet, Living Statue, Obstacle Course. So I see some in here writing people are trolling because some are saying these look like shovel ware games. What do you guys that say people are trolling think these titles and descriptions sound like? Hardcore game?

No they are extreme casual shovel ware games that will probably be on one disc or a lot cheaper than regular titles. At least I would hope so. I still cant help but be surprised that this is the direction MS is trying to go. Their target audience is hardcore gamers made up mostly of males between teen to adult. These games sound like titles that would be on the Wii for young children and soccer moms.

It's not trolling if you are stating an honest opinion and "honestly" that is how this looks to me and exactly how I thought Natal/Wave was going to be implemented. The device by itself will be for extreme casual games and a secondary/add on option for hardcore titles. Voice commands, head movements, some arm motions.

I have still yet to see articles on the distance, lighting, clothing, type info on how this device has to be set up / calibrated to use. Is it something that can be used in any environment or will there be restrictions?

Edit: A disagree in less than a minute? I must have a stalker or a fan.
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saint_john_paul_ii  +   2075d ago
lets hope its not the case.
emk2004  +   2075d ago
looks like shovleware. after e3 if they show nothing hardcore i think all natal stuff will be shovleware.
Qui-Gon Jim  +   2074d ago
I was going to say "we'll see on Sunday," but then I though that they might also hold off the hardcore stuff until their other press event on Monday.

Just saying that if on Sunday Microsoft only shows casual shovelware, remember their main press conference is on Monday, and they may hold some Natal surprises for then, too.
tiamat5  +   2075d ago
Doesn't sound very fast paced or challenging to me. Something tells me you can already forget about getting games that need split second timing,fast reflexs,complex or quick actions to win. So far Natal looks slow and methodical. Of course I still could be wrong but so far that's what the evidence suggests
bjornbear  +   2075d ago
is it me, or couldn't you fit all these "games" into one party game?
ala "Wii Sports" and that PS party game thing.

well, wtvz
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