Submitted by theshizer 1533d ago | news

New Natal Footage

AU Pre Review of Project Natal (Project Natal, Xbox 360)

ActionBastard  +   1533d ago
Guess what "game" they show?
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dangert12  +   1533d ago
intersting i must admited it does look alright like reactions etc i know there lag but it did't look to bad don't screw natal unjustly about it we still have some pretty disgustin lag with pads these days
what worries me is there only showing ricohet like when nintendo showed us wii sports they showed us a few games there is noway this can be a full game =/

@king david
what i mean is.
ricochet can't be the only game on the disc what microsoft are doing makes it look that way


its no more embarrasing then breaking the controller over on screen ranks and animations or abusing the next guy over live or psn
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kingdavid  +   1533d ago
Ricochet is the only game MS is showing with the previews of natal. At least 10 games will be announced at e3.
KingME  +   1532d ago
Nice video
That was well demoed by Stuart.
mrv321  +   1533d ago
A game which shows Natal working with shooter and other genres... no. Just A ball game.

I know I know Microsoft holding stuff back for E3. But come on 1 demo of a FPS no matter how bad could silence a lot of haters... you know Just like what Sony did LAST E3.
Montrealien  +   1533d ago
To be fair Action Bastard and others knocking the current Ricochet demo, he clearly stated that they are showing other games, but Ricochet is the only one they are allowed to show.

Interesting quotes.

"I saw some stuff that was a lot more fun"

"I did notice some slight lag at certain points"
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Meryl  +   1533d ago
blue balls???
Omega6  +   1533d ago
Montrealien  +   1533d ago
Awesome gif, ROFL
karl  +   1533d ago
i dont understand
why they call it NEW footage

when its always the old same crap
LTC  +   1533d ago
"If u really want to embarrass yourself"
LOL I bet he is regretting saying that.
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Omega4  +   1533d ago
More people enjoying Natal even if they think they look stupid. Fun is what made the Wii successful and the same should happen with Natal.

Still can't believe how hot Natal gameplay gets on this site despite all the hate, when MS E3 started this site is gonna have some serious crashes lol
ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   1533d ago
Yeah that's why none of my friends and cousins who own a Wii play it anymore, I wonder what happened to all that fun?
corneliuscrust  +   1532d ago
oh shit
All of your friends and cousins?!

That's pretty much everyone in the world! You must be on track with that one.
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siyrobbo  +   1533d ago
what interests me the most is how close he is stood to the natal unit, he's right up close to it. Puts my mind at rest a little about needing vast amounts of room for it
ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   1533d ago
He was right next to it? are you blind?! he's standing about 3 coffee tables & a foot away from the screen.
wicked  +   1533d ago
He says it will work from 1.5 to 3m away from the system.
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FragMnTagM  +   1532d ago
1 meter = 3.2808399 feet
So, 1.5 meters is roughly 5 feet away.
skimming  +   1533d ago
look at 1:19 or so
The field of view (FOV) of the screen actually shifts as the player is moving. When the player is moving left-right, the screen is moving left-right, when the player's head is moving up-down, the screen is also.

This shows advanced stages of head tracking/FOV shift which should theoretically provide a highly immersive environment. This is like the video ala Johnny Lee http://www.youtube.com/watc...

I'm very excited!
skimming  +   1533d ago
headtracking + 1st person shooter!
Natal + large screen plasma + high level gaming dev should result in an experience a lot more immersive than this:

Calm Down Sunshine  +   1533d ago
How will you run/walk?
bnaked  +   1533d ago
Natal needs 10% of the 360's Power..
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Mc Fadge  +   1533d ago
While I somewhat agree with you skimming
Natal's unique feature is the Z tracking camera, and if a developer really wanted to, they could provide head tracking with the Live Vision camera. Head tracking is all a matter of software.
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Xeoset  +   1532d ago
Wrong, they put the microprocessors back in. Besides, that claim that it would need ~10%+ of the 360's power is bull.
HarryM  +   1533d ago
They took down the video..
I wonder why :S
skimming  +   1533d ago
video is still up
I just accessed it. It is more detailed than anything else I've seen on the web.
skimming  +   1533d ago
he says he saw some stuff that's a lot more fun!
at 1:42.

He says he can't talk about it. I can't wait for the E3 announcements.
Cevapi88  +   1532d ago
at least the guy is being honest about the tech...he was having fun with it...you can tell that he wanted to talk about the other games MS has under wraps until E3
jp_footy2  +   1533d ago
rezzah  +   1533d ago
...to the face
arabiensoldier  +   1533d ago
Xbox 360 owners it's offcial microsoft is GAY
SkylineR  +   1533d ago
Way to go
Good insight from yet another Sony fanboy. Kudos ya douschbag!
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1533d ago
I honestly think MS is going to surprise us all with some cool tech stuff.

Otherwise, they wouldn't be talking it up so much.

I'm serious.

Head tracking with an FPS...
Milo actually working...
Running through the middle of a live earthquake...
Playing live gameshows on Xbox Live...

There are so many possibilities.

Now, I have to say that I believe the Move is a better technology.
However, it's up to production values and marketing to sell the audience.

MS needs something REALLY big to compete with what Sony will be showing.

Trust me.
Mc Fadge  +   1533d ago
It depends
Head tracking is available with most cameras (quality is the factor), so why don't we see games using the Eye/Live Vision? The quality of the video feed will be better, which may boost interest I suppose, that an releasing it as a main product. But yeah, not so sure we'll see lots of these, and you'd have to have it close to you for it to work well.

Milo working to the same level as Molyneaux's first bullshit video is very, very unlikely. As far as I know, AI simply isn't there for it to work. I'm sure you'll be able to have simple conversations, but nothing much further than that.

Your earthquake idea confuses me... Where's the appeal in that? :P With no force feedback, you'd just be running in place while looking at a shaky screen. Or am I misinterpreting you?

Regarding game shows, again, this is already available with 1 vs. 100.

None of Natal's unique features really boost any of these areas, so if they start coming out it's because they're getting cameras into every home, not because of Natal itself, if you get what I mean.
jadnice  +   1533d ago
Look at his face as he plays. Clearly his body language say "Epic Fail" but his PR mouth that gets the checks from Microsoft say "Epic Win". Interesting marketing Microsoft.

Also note in that never ending demo... the player and the on screen objective have never been in sink from any of the hundreds of videos we have now seen of that over used game for Natal.

Other major problem... note how close you have to be to use the device. Clearly the Wiimote and Move have it beat in that department.
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FragMnTagM  +   1532d ago
You are wrong
In the video he states that it works from 1.5 to 3 meters. This is 4.9 to 9.8 feet. So you are really not that close or that far away.
bub16  +   1533d ago
no 1 has said anything about the lag??? what is the point in playing these kind of games when there is lag it will b to hard. i hope they do something about this
OSU_Gamer  +   1533d ago
The casual gamers that resulted in Nintendo being in first place sales wise obviously didn't care about lag.
Funky Town_TX  +   1533d ago
There was lots of lag. That's what happens when you remove hardware to make the stuff cheap.
FragMnTagM  +   1532d ago
There was barely any lag in that video
You would really have to look hard to see lag. The small bit of lag is not game breaking.
divideby0  +   1533d ago
I am so tired of watching the same crap, especially I have zero interest in that one game..
user1337  +   1533d ago
Is it just me
Or the does it almost sound like the guy is saying you can buy it for less than a 360 on its own to play it? He seems to be missing the point that you need both to work together to play the games. SO even if its less than a 360, it needs to be faaar less to make sure people buy it since its a peripheral and not a stand alone system.
tinezedw  +   1533d ago
Not paying more than 50 for it.
g4me_he4d  +   1533d ago
Just a few Concerns
What concerns me about this device is not the game they are showing because that can be change at E3. The concerns are, will I need a big TV to play and how big my room needs to be? The reason why I state these concerns is that up until now they have been playing this game in wide open spaces, just imagine playing in a small room and you have to perform all these manoeuvres, and most of the TVs that have been shown are fairly big.

Another concern is that this thing should have some exercise tutorials because this could easily become a health issue with dislocated shoulders or groin problems (just like that Nintendo situation with them having to use straps on their controllers). I will not go into the technical aspect because every form of technology has problems but instead I am focusing on the practical ability of Natal.
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Mc Fadge  +   1533d ago
TV Size?
How would that be a problem? The only problem a TV's size could cause is if you can't see what's happening on screen, but that issue should already be apparent to any owner by now.
MastermindPS360  +   1533d ago
sure are alot of ps3 owners really concerned about natal lately...kinda funny
dronde  +   1533d ago
is this the only game Natal has. Show me a shooter or racing game damn it.
gcolley  +   1533d ago
just not for me
BillOreilly  +   1533d ago
its gonna be huge they are only showing one game on purpose at e3 all the better games will be out lots of them cant wait
Funky Town_TX  +   1533d ago
That guy's teeth
are bad. He needs to go see a dentist fast. My teeth are not perfect at all, but good god. His teeth look like wood. If I gave him a termite sandwich it would end his life.
SuperStrokey1123  +   1533d ago
The rooms that they demo this in are always so big and have gobs of open space. This certainly wouldnt work in my house.
Ult iMate  +   1532d ago
Few Fatal Nootage
...oh wait!
BannedForNineYears  +   1532d ago
The amount of lag is just insane.. -_-
And this really can't be considered new.
tiamat5  +   1532d ago
I think one of the main problems is the limits to the movements you can make. When you played with the Eyetoy you could only make simple motions. With Natal how do you perform the complex motions that they claim you can do? How do you walk and/or run? How do you dive for cover? Catch a ball? Open doors? Measure distance when jumping? How can you go upstairs or downstairs and the system knows the difference? How do you turn around? Slam on the brakes in a car? Pull a trigger on a gun? Do flying kick or spin kick? For someone who is betting the farm on a genre that they are unexperienced with,they are off to a very bad start.
Keltik82  +   1532d ago
It can be just me but I've noticed
Almost every "Red Ball" game video/demo the avatar is making unnatural movements I.E arms flail around the back of the head the knee bends forwards and wraps around the other leg or something, it's just something I've seen in all the videos. All of the videos remind me of the fail video of the Avatar shoe. I don't know how they're going to release this.
Xeoset  +   1532d ago
Listen to the reviewer, genius:

"...Though this is a very early release of the Natal prototype. I fully expect these kinks to be fully ironed out by launch".
Keltik82  +   1532d ago
Hey Genius
Stfu. It's obvious this thing is laggy as hell and will be.
fooltheman  +   1532d ago
And alot of people have 1.5 meter at 3 for jumping forward, back... front ....
Hmmm, here I only can pick up Move...
bjornbear  +   1532d ago
broken tech demo
of the same crap

i get it, its a world wide tech demo of one game, stop posting the same, pointless laggy footage =/

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