Ironstar: Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Kinect is indeed the name of what was formally known as "Project Natal".
Natal was more distinct...but I'm sure it will catch on. I mean we got used to the "Wii" lol
Good thing they called it Xbox Kinect, Kinect alone would make it seem too distinct from the xbox brand.
"Most of us are under the opinion these demos are NOT live." "This doesn't look as awesome. Running in place, lawl." http://twitter.com/Feep
Horrible name hopefully Natal will fail now so we can get our next console.
Read the following tweet. He says, "Mever mind. This one IS live. Beach volleyball. It's all right. Real Wii Sports type stuff."
sorry but thats a lame name dose it even have a meaning ?
sound hip-hop-y XD why is the font color purple?? lmao
I'll be captain obvious for you....captain obvious: Kinect is a play on words: connect, and kinetic. Kinetic as in motion, and connect...not sure yet.
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Natal was a weird name. It means Birth, but it's just not catchy. Honestly, Sony got their name perfect. Move is just an ordinary everyday word. Great for casuals to pronounce too, much easier to remember than Natal. Kinect is cool but what's with the spelling? Anyways, it's just a name. @Rumor I've seen others with 5. Frankly it makes me feel like I have a target on my back lol. I don't even know how it happened but thanks to everyone who doesn't mind me going off on a tangent in nearly every article...look I'm even doing it right now.
for you 5 bubbles man XD and here i thought this new n4g only limited us to 3
Natal wasn't bad, the thing with Natal is mispronunciation. Nay-tahl, Nuh-tahl, Nah-tahl, etc. Kinect is better if you ask me. Sounds more, social and up to date and makes sense. Kinect, taken from kinesis which means to Move. Alpha-Male has 5 bubbles cause he says good things and isn't a fanboy. Wish we had more comments like his around here yeah what BRG said, portmanteau lol. wtf I feel dumb XD
The spelling is like that because it's a portmanteau of "kinetic" and "connect." Clever, but not super catchy.
Damn you Alpha :P, I was suppose to get 5 first lol Congrats man. Anyways back to the topic. I agree with you, Move is a much easier name to understand in my opinion.
@BRG9000 I have been reading Kinetic this whole time, but just released that it is actually Kinect. @Alpha-Male22 Wow, people are starting to shoot back up in bubbles. I don't why for like three weeks everyone sat at 3 and now everyone is leaping upward.
"I disagree, Wave is silly sounding or even retarded goofy. Kinect is actually perfect name for the technology. Simple with meaning not many other names can get that across as good. Connect to the hardware/games/gamers with just yourself(not using the controller as the Medium)" Natal is just a code name for Kinect and doesn't really have a meaning related to the vision of Microsoft which is a company known to name their products based on philosophy or is related to the function of the product(most of the time) EDIT "I didn't expect Microsoft to give it a good name. Microsoft also named the Xbox 2, "Xbox 360." -Xbox=something secret, powerful, mysterious, something with alien capabilities -360=complete turn around for the better Great names I see the PS3 fanboys in here prefer *WAVE* ? Nah they'll hate anything about the motion device for the 360 lol.
Haha they also named it the Xbox in the first place, which is a horrible name everyone has just gotten used to. I'm kind of pleasantly surprised by the final name for Natal. At least it's not like "Camera+" or something as unimaginative as "Xbox."
I didn't expect Microsoft to give it a good name. Microsoft also named the Xbox 2, "Xbox 360." I remember their reasoning behind the name change but the reality is, I think, that MS wanted Xbox 360 to sound numerically superior to Playstation 3. Kinect sounds lame but I know given enough time I will accept it as I have the name Xbox 360.
Most definitely. Xbox 2 vs. PlayStation 3, it's common sense. I heard a random writer proposed 360 and they took it. Regardless of the name I hope they don't name the next one 720.
They didn't name it Xbox 2 because people who don't know about games would think it's better because 3 is bigger than 2.
Kinect doesn't have a gaming sound. Sounds like a broadband Internet service or something. Wonder if the price will be better than it's less catchy new name?
thought MS changed it to WAVE now kinect? why not call it "flap-your-arms"
Why not call Sony Move "Wave the dildo wand around"? Nice stealth edit to try and appear more civil.
same thing about the Wii's name.... I guess that caught on.
I like the name. Not the product though. At least not yet.
I was never a fan of "Natal" as more then a code name. Kinect seems friendlier and it's a nice play off "Connect". So I dig it.
It reminds me of EyeToy Kinetic
You got 9 disagrees for that? Umm ... wow lol.
Without the xbox logo I would have thought the ad is for the wii. @above: if MS calls it crap you would still dig it.
Stupid name. Kinect? you mean like the building toy Knex?
lol, mine as well. Everyone knows about it now, and since Kinect is legit, then chances are, the slim is legit as well.
But that is not a slim model. Just a simple redesign. Still looks huge, check the disc drive for a rough estimate.
It is a slim model. The disc drive, while the same size, doesn't change the fact that the actual width of the console has been reduced, let alone we haven't even seen a good picture of it. Also, the Xbox 360 wasn't huge in the first place. The PS3 Slim is as large as the Xbox 360 right now.
I thought I was the only person who says Mine as well, you learn something everyday. Hmmmmmm. kind of off topic but what is PST in EST time ?
I'm french and god knows Natal sounded quite a lot better. Kinect sounds like somehing ill have to repeat 6 times for people to actually grasp the name. Sorry if this is spam or whatnot but if you are french and want to read my complete option, checkout my blog post on the subject. Don't exactly feel like translating it completely ;) http://siliticx.ca/archives...
I'm not sure what you're saying here... French people have exquisite taste when it comes to naming electronics? Or you'll have to repeat yourself because French people are...slow?
Just like my nickname... its hard to say to people so that they remember. In the next few days ai'll actually have to speel it out and type it quite a few times for people to actually identify the name. natal actually sounds like a word.
Like I said before, this is kind of killing the thing before it even has a chance to live. Name is silly, and the pricing may be too much for some to stomach.
I'll definitely have to get used to it. *shrugs*
Cool name kinetic energy, movement ala move very similar when u think of it dam the publicity on this is huge.
Actually, there's an idea.. why not call it "Xbox Kinetic"? At least that would be an actual, properly-spelled word. I guess their reasoning against that would be "Kinetic" isn't a noun, and it has three syllables where as two or less seems to be all the rage nowadays. *double shrugs*
abi980 RIP PS3? Almost know one is going to buy this overpriced peace of crap atm If i did have a Xbox 360 and i seen this price i would at least weight till it drops and im pretty sure it will drop fast because of its sales.
?? The ad makes it seem like they're turning you from real people pretending to drive a car to fake people pretending to drive a car. I would've preferred "Wave", but whatever. I keep wanting to say it right without making it seem like I'm saying "connect".
Bad price, bad name, bland games, unconvincing videos . Not a good start Microsoft. Also they did it wrong. Why didn't they just call it Kinetic? Kinect sounds like connect. So which is it connect like a connection or kinetic like energy or movement?
Obviously, it's both names wrapped into one word. Good name, bad name, good product, bad product, it's amazing how many people are having a hard time with the name combo.
Da Name Sucks
Doesn't this mean that the Slim 360 that was posted early mean it's REAL? How else would they know the name of it before MS even said anything about a name change?
From a trademark that Microsoft bought a while ago.
Xbox Kinect sounds cool, but the name Kinect for a camera is stupid. Natal or Wave sounded better.
Dear god, if they confirm that alienware desktop rip off, its going to get uglier than that name and that design COMBINED...wow.
The PS3 was down by 8 million consoles this time last year.. Now its only behind by 4 million consoles, it cut down the 360's lead by 4 million consoles in just under a year. The PS3 will net outsell the 360 by 1.5 million consoles this year in Japan alone. Just going by Japan's numbers, that will mean by the end of the year the PS3 will be just 2.5 million behind the 360, and again thats just Japan alone. RIP PS3?! lmao your joking right?
"Just going by Japan's numbers, that will mean by the end of the year the PS3 will be just 2.5 million behind the 360, and again thats just Japan alone." I think you forgot to factor in the fact that the Xbox 360 sells consoles as well.
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Kinect is actually a catchy name.
But I guess as long as everyone else likes it I guess it is fine but it just doesn't soon good to my ears.
I find it hard to say without it sounding out of place. They should have stuck with Natal, all the hype behind it and newbies to gaming reading or hearing about it as Natal will now be less effective IMO.
Its most likely a mixture of the ability to connect to the game ,console or online using movement or kinetic energy hence kinect at least thats what i get from the name but then again i have a little thing called imagination which seems to be a dying art.
i already have kinect.... Its on my ps2 and its called Eyetoy
It sounds bad but I actually feel like there was at least some thought behind the name unlike Playstation Move.
Don't buy Connect and don't buy Move! DAMN YOU Wii DAMN YOU ALL TOO HELLLLLLLLLL!!! Lol just look at the model in the pic above, this is our happy enemy, and he must die.
Why can't microsoft name things right? Kinetic might roll off the tongue nicely but like a few other products of theirs.. it sounds like a really bad sci fi movie.
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