Kombo runs down the hilarious reactions to Microsoft's Cirque Du Solei, cult & Kool-aid event.
"If any creepy dancing people touch me, I will fight them. " That kept me laughing for a while. Along with "Microsoft now has a standing army" (in reference to everyone wearing the ponchos)
I'm so lost. Was THAT it for Kinect at E3? Where are all the hardcore games?? And I'm not trying to troll, I'm genuinely confused as to what happened. Correct me if I'm wrong but MS revealed Kinect with more casual games, and made no mention of any of the actual retail titles or projects I assumed we would see? Like games from Bethesda? Rare, etc?
Uh, I guess so. They didn't reveal anything else other than what's publicly known on N4G. They're supposed to be having something on Tuesday as well, but I don't know if they'll show more games than they did here. Though it would make sense if they did - this event was clearly targetted towards the parents, the tweens, non-gamers and what-not. If they had a separate conference exclusively for showing hardcore games, then they could show off all the so-called rumoured games from Sega and Capcom. We'll have to wait till Tuesday it seems. @eggbert: No, they do. They - Oh my god, I think that's it. O__O http://dlb-network.com/2010... Edit: I don't know what's what any more. It's like I'm in Inland Empire. >.<
scheduled or something? The one on tuesday? Or am I just retarded?
...But I thought that Tuesday is just going to be the public airing of this conference (that just passed) on MTV and Nickelodeon, which is why the conference was a "no camera" event for bloggers and attendees. So nothing new on Tuesday. But of course, correct me if I'm wrong. EDIT: Yep, pretty sure I'm correct. Source: http://majornelson.com/arch...
OMG A FIVE-BUBBLE !!!
Such positive reception. LOL Very funny article.
@alpha-male, they already said Gears and Reach won't be supporting it. From the announced games so far, only Fable 3 will be using it and not to the fullest extent. I think people are taking it the wrong way. Never Microsoft once said they are going to catering for core gamers with Natal/kinect. The sole purpose in my opinion of Natal is to cater Casual market of Wii. We will see some form in hardcore games but it will be after thought. Microsoft just doesn't have the first party studios to push towards inventing new genre/software. I will happily eat crow if tomorrow Sony or Microsoft blow me away with there launch lineup for motion controls.
I think was always meant to be more for the "Casuals", Tomorrows press conf. is for the core audience and that is where they need to show more on star wars and a host of hardcore games for Kinect.
Besides...Ms said its sooooo many dev working on Na..Kinect that they cant get into the launch window so they must have more to show, that wasnt really in MS fashion no surprises no......nothing really for us Hardcore gamers
Yeah. As Greenberg said in the Joystiq interview, this was just to introduce Kinect to the press (or whatever the hell that mess was SUPPOSED to be). It was to show off Kinect in SOME way (still unsure what they wanted to accomplish, because it just left all of us confused and wondering what in the hell did we just SEE). That is more or less what we're gonna see out of the televised special on Tuesday. Tomorrow (Monday) is going to include the meat of the entire thing: the usual press conference where we'll see Greenberg, Mattrick (you know, the guy that has that "I'm a dick and proud of it" smile to him. Can't STAND him, though I can handle anyone else on the MS PR team), and etc. talk about what games they have, what new Live features they have, reveal what they stole from Sony THIS time (sorry, couldn't resist), and reveal other things that you probably don't care about. There's no other NEW MS conference that is scheduled. Thing is, that one WILL be televised on Spike TV (not sure HOW they were able to do THAT. G4 must've pissed them off somehow). That's the best chance to actually show the masses (the public) Kinect. To do that, you KNOW they're gonna use 3/4ths of their show to shove that thing down our throats. There'll be some of Halo, Gears, and Fable, but I don't think we're going to see much else in terms of core, non-Kinect games being shown unless that whole Versus to 360 thing comes to fruition (we can go on all DAY about THAT one). Seeing as how MS is very, VERY committed to this thing, you have to think that they will showcase the thing like nothing else. I do think they have to be careful, though. Remember last year and how the whole thing with the avatar's shoe thing revealed the motion tracking to be rather buggy. If they have another showing like that, the thing will be dead in the water before it even has a chance to swim.
Thanks guys: Darkpower, Monday is supposed to be just Xbox 360 though... I don't think it's going to mention Kinect at all. In fact, Monday I believe is all about us "hardcore" gamers. And Tuesday is the recording of what was shown Sunday... Which means MS really isn't using Natal towards us hardcore gamers the least bit. And this makes me feel confused. Will we or will we not see games proper games? And I'm not talking about Burnout using it because I can do that already with a controller. Ah, whatever. I'm just disappointed with what I'm hearing and sort of shocked because I was expecting more. For some reason I feel like I'm the only one. Anyways, guess I'll just have to look forward to the Xbox conference.
Lol the creepy danceing had me going too. Alpha yea I think it is man
"Now I know why Robbie Bach quit." Lmao
#18 was the one that made me laugh the most.
@DanRyckert: According to tweets I've seen, the Kinect event seems to involve: KKK members, magic smocks, floating couches, and people dancing on flowers. An array of the most random things ever. Is this the thing that's supposed to air on all those channels? It sounds like a huge acid trip. I should've gone!
"Is this the thing that's supposed to air on all those channels?" God willing. No, seriously. Please air it.
I think it's airing on Tuesday, but for whatever reason I can't seem to figure out Microsoft's E3 schedule at all. I wish they would have kept it a bit more traditional. So far, Kinect is making me very sad. I'm a sucker for cats though so hopefully the Nintendogsect game will be decent/good.
9. @GI_AndyMc: In any other place this many people in white sheets would be hit with tear gas. I hate myself right now.
Why did get a disagree that's what they said.
"It sounds like a huge acid trip. I should've gone!" I LOLed, thanks.
i found a good quote- So be patient. Be patient. Death is--I tell you, I don't care how many screams you hear. I don't care how many anguished cries. Death is a million times preferable to ten more days of this life. If you knew what was ahead of you--if you knew what was ahead of you, you'd be glad to be stepping over tonight. -Jim Jones i think that sums it up. death is preferable.
what the point of the ponchos is?
... Gallagher was scheduled to a Kinect "Sledge-O-Matic" bit, but backed out at the last minute. Apparently there were several hundred black people there...and he only brought watermelons to smash. :p
I think the ponchos lit up from what I have read. It just makes this event even trippyer
Space Ponchos for the 360 fanboys now!
well from what ive seen from the live blogs the event was awesome.. why are there so many negative reactions? Man i wish i was there. @Eggbert Only microsoft knows.. i wouldn't ask too many questions if i were you
i want to know what blog you were reading. these blogs forgot to put /s at the end.
The event may have been awesome in the sense that it was well put together and Cirque du Soleil did a great job, but most of the negativity is either coming from disappointment in the product or people acting like they are above this. I would likely make similar jokes about the event if I were there, but that doesn't change the fact that I would have probably enjoyed being there.
"The only way this could have been worse was if James Cameron came out and talked for two hours." That was very funny, the giant bomb guys just left it was that shit lol
"16. @Vahn16: That Star Wars trailer was so obviously pre-rendered. I think this event is actually making me angry with it's underwhelming-ness. " wow wow. MS posting FAKE footage again??? And is it just me or that Kineract may not work with black people lol.
Lolat the black ppl comment becuase I've been thinking that. But two years ago the game tryed it out.
11. @jeffcannata: You know what wod make this event better, Microsoft? Anything. 4. @Vahn16: From now on, when I'm embarassed, I'm going to imagine everyone in these ponchos.
I never heard of most of the people on that list, but it's a heavy Nintendo group. Cliffy B and a ton of people tweeted that it was awesome, so I am looking forward to seeing what it has to offer. *Edit* Keep my chin up? I am not the Sony Fangirl checking every Kinect article and trying to find fault. The show itself had everyone on the internet googling Microsoft and checking twitter, the show was the most tweeting thing over the last hour +. If anything, it generates more hype. It's not even the thing I'm most interested in. It's the games, slim 360, price drop, bundles I'm interested in.
That's right, buddy. Keep your chin up. I've only heard Cliffy say it was awesome, and he wasn't even talking about the event itself, he was talking about the potential for it in the future. Even he mentioned that everyone in the event "looked scared".... As for the people on this list, they were pretty much all being sarcastic (some just being plain negative).
was Nintendo. Looks like we have a winner in Microsoft.
http://www.giantbomb.com/ne... cant wait to hear what they think.
You have NO CONCEPT of what "live stream" means, do you? So sad. :o
Thanks for the link, your Holiness!
confirms that many things were fake and pre-taped! Everyone agrees on that ! And they said now they noticed too much lag on the Star Wars micro game !
LOL, FAIL. looks like Kinect is DOA 9. @GI_AndyMc: In any other place this many people in white sheets would be hit with tear gas. I hate myself right now. No wonder Kinect doesn't work on black people, it all falls into place now.
Like how Ghost recon will work. MS confrence is tomorrow, so i guess that it will have harcore stuff, that is if MS hasn't moved confrence to tuesday. Why does everyone keep saying tuesday haha
Who are these guys?? they seem to be trying to crack jokes (very bad jokes) rather than give an honest input
Andrew Reiner/Matt Bertz/Dan Ryckert are writers for Gameinformer. Andy McNamara is the Chief Editor of Game Informer (I believe).
Olivia Munn is from Attack of the Show, among other things.
Jeff Cannata is a video game reviewer (I believe)
Ben Kuchera... I think he does movie stuff?
Andrew Pfister is from 1UP
Jeff Gersttman is from Giant Bomb?
Louiethecat is actually Billy Berghammer, and he works for G4tv.
Dunno about the others.
Well, Pfister was from 1UP. He's with G4 now. Needless to say, they're all journalists or people who can plug Kinect into the media outlets.
wow these are the morons we have to rely on to give us info on kinect?? It seems their trying to get their twitter followers to laugh rather than tell us about kinect itself. What a bunch of fucking idiots
when they're laughing so hard. You can't really blame them. Microsoft brought this upon themselves.
1. @GI_AndyMc: Now I know why Robbie Bach quit lol funny tweets
"The only way this could have been worse was if James Cameron came out and talked for two hours"
Ha, that had me laughing last year when mr cameron was rambling about avatar. I'm looking forward to seeing what other blunders this year brings.
... Jimmy Dean is rolling over in his grave. Too soon?
The jumping on the raft game didn't look that fun and there's very noticeable lag between the person jumping and the character jumping in game... I hope they change this at the launch. I'd like to see a Baseball batting game where you can swing a bat, I could see that being much more fun then doing it with a wii-mote as long as the lag isn't so noticeable, this also goes with golf.
Jump in folks this is teh future of 360
I hate the purposeful misspelling of the word "connect." Also, call me old fashioned, but I want to play games with controllers.
Take Kinetic and Connect, and take out the last 4 and first 4 letters of the two words, respectively, and what do you get? Kinect. It's really not rocket science, dude. :o
there are no hardcore games for kinect, its made for idiots who dont even like video games. there is no way to have a hardcore game with it unless you use a damn controller with the camera's.
If thats seriously all M$ showed was just all the same casual crap we saw last year, except for that "River Rush", this is doomed for failure, and honestly, I'm kinda pissed off that both M$ and Sony are heading this way with the casual motion crap and cameras, etc. Wasted time, wasted resources, wasted R&D. I mean seriously, PlayStation and Xbox have all been about hardcore gamers and playing ridiculous/amazing games. Thats why nintendo is here, for the casual gamers, and family household gamers, which I'm fine with.
I'm just really ticked off they are going this way with Move, which is a 99.9% rip-off of the WiiMote, and the Kinect, just a retarded/useless product in my eyes. Even Sony with their 3D BS. I mean yes, in about 3-4 years when 3D is mainstream and 3D technology advances and becomes cheaper, I'm all for it, but right now, is it really worth it to be putting out all of your resources behind 3D and pushing devs to develop 3D games for the 5,000 people in the world who have a 3D TV right now.
Am I the only one who wants real games shown? All I can hope for is that M$ and Sony have saved a ton of stuff for actual games to be shown and pirely games. NO MOTION SENSING BUY A 3D TV SH!T.
Dude, calm down. I realize you don't like the motion sensing thing but this is about business. Here's an example my school (CU Boulder) just peaced out of the Big XII for the Pac 10 for a chance at more money for the school. They gave up 60 years of rivalries and history for money. It's all about business, they want a slice of Nintendo's pie. It's an add-on peripheral, you aren't stuck with it like Nintendo.
Ya I agree with how you feel. I understand, instead of developing useless movement games, 3D, HD, etc...just give us good ol' games. They're trying to be innovative and it only hurts the games quality. I for one like seeing new tech and I'll play with it for 5 minutes and than never touch it again. But yeah they can have kinect back if it means not breaking up studios and costing people their jobs.
Thats true, but you get my point. I just don't like the way things are going with gaming now-a-days. Whatever happend to the good old days of gaming? Whatever happend to the actual Video Games of Gaming?
And What I mean by that is a game I can play with a controller and physical buttons, without having to worry about "3D this" and "Oh, guess I have to buy a camera add-on now". But like you said, business is business. And its true, if one company sees another company succeed at something they haven't invested in, it makes sense for them to invest in it as well and take marketshare. I just think its just too much and they shoulda spent all that time and money and R&D "NOT" folding first-party studios and letting them go independant, and creating new IPs and visually inspiring games. Sony is on the bubble. They obviously want to take some money form the Wii (which they won;t be able to) but I've seen a lot of stuff form them so far, that PS3 is lookin good so far. M$ and Xbox 360, I won't decide until tomorrow (but it ain't lookin good).
Confirmed(sadly). Looks fun, for my kids and to be honest I don't like them touching the 360!
Is this some kind of sacrificial ritual???
/cmd MSdiversion Microsoft diversion tactics implemented.........failed.
Ummmm... I thought they were supposed to announce a price and release date at this event??
I am actually interested in the Kinectimals game for my kids... but I'm not going to pay a fortune for it (i.e. Kinect + game). If its the only decent game, I think I'll have to pass.
how does $180 sound?
God I hate the name Kinect, and people thought the Move was a stupid name. Move, Wii, or Kinect? Which one sounds the worst?
Did anybody actually think kinect was going to be amazing?
for the journalist, this was a bag of Fail. man i feel sorry for them lol
OMG LOL this is worse than "Giant enemy crab" and Vitality sensor LMAO
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! Best one: "10. @DanRyckert: According to tweets I've seen, the Kinect event seems to involve: KKK members, magic smocks, floating couches, and people dancing on flowers " This beats even giant enemy crab! FTW microsoft!