Games.on.net editor Bennett Ring was baffled, confused, and possibly aroused by the newly-christened Kinect's debut. Read his blow-by-blow account of the party that finally lifted the lid on Microsoft's motion-controller-formerly-kno wn-as-Natal.
good piece. it seems like the media has taken a completely different turn now. ms needs to show some truly amazing stuff because they left a really bad taste in pretty much the entire gaming medias mouth, i think move is looking better and better to them. i don't know if a new 360 model will be enough to repair last night. i feel genuinely saddened for myself, deep down i honestly wanted this to be cool but it's looking terrible so far. i sense tough times ahead for ms.
instead of waiting for E3...they try to overcompensate with a bunch of distractions...if you are going to say that this was an event you HAD TO SEE....well then show the games that WE WANT TO SEE
truth be told, MS were looking to far into the future with this no controller stuff, i liked the concept, like an evolved ps eye. At the end of the day for now, i think we neeed some type of controllers.
There presentation should have persuaded us that we don't need to have controllers to have fun, but instead they showed some pre-recorded footage, which tells me that theres some lag issues, and well like you said the gaming media didn't like it, and if they don't like it, gamers won't be persuaded enough to get it.
"i feel genuinely saddened for myself, deep down i honestly wanted this to be cool but it's looking terrible so far. i sense tough times ahead for ms." This drama could have been avoided by you if you didnt place all your money on a console whom everyone knows is standing on its last leg.
I think even if some wanted MS to fail, nobody wants any company in this industry to just fuck up that bad. Like really, what the hell were they thinking? We all know Kinect=Eyetoy and Move=Wii, but atleast Sony is making it look COOL and needed, MS is just shitting on their customers right now.
It will get worse. Microsoft's own Rare says Kinect has 6 times the lag of Move.
it's about having cool stuff, idc about little lag if it's a cool game but that's the problem, even the software sucks.
That doesn't inlcude TV lag or internet lag. So yes, it will be more than a little lag.
i think there are some great ways to use natal. Gaming has to few options though. Microsoft wants to keep it game/ 360 reated so far. Unfortunate, cause i know some people that have developped some great concepts for this app, outside of the gaming world.
They need to go back to the 360 of the first three years...hardcore exclusives and stealing exclusives...it worked for them..screw all that DLC and this NAtal crap...They are truly forgetting what made them get in the game this gen...and its Sad you fanboys cant see that
eh.. why are you reacting to my post? I basicly said natal isn't good for gaming. there are other ways to use it though. weird post in general.
Steal exclusives? That went to hell anyways, I mean FFXIII? That was more like a stupid move, and it made the FF franchise go to hell. They really didn't 'steal' exclusives aside from FF and most of the ones they did steal sucked real bad. And when they did take FFXIII, knowing that Sony has stock in Square Enix..they probably ended up with getting part of MS' FF sales.
after reading that, I am saying where is my killer app
and present the right things in their conference in a few hours
and present the right things in their conference in a few hours"
Jesus...really? Did you actually say that? You think MS would purposely screw up any hype they had for Natal just to see the reactions of people during one of the most inportant gaming events of the year?
Seriously, the damage control is unbelievable. I nearly put my head through my computer screen.
you must be right - MS deliberately made a big mess of smoke and mirrors and alienated the journo's !
So what is Microsoft left with now Bungie have abandoned ship? Kinect, Gears, Fable, another Left 4 Dead maybe, Alan Wake has been and gone, no more of that hype wagon. What now? What now?
Fuck me, even less than I thought, did you see the conference? The only exclusive game was some sparta shit and a new forza that uses Kinect. Oh and that ubisoft pile of shite, Microsoft have been doing a good job of taking good studios and making them pump out crap! Remedy, Rare now Ubisoft. Jesus.
.. with the "Natal" Conference. :(
I don't remember no Cirque du Soleil (and Dumbo) in the revealing of the Xbox and the 360! -End statement
What have they been smoking the past couple years?
Putting their eggs completely in the Natal/Kinect basket?
Losing and Not Aquiring new first party Game developers?
Can't see many bright points in the 360's remaining life, except maybe Gears of War 3.
As i have stated previously, Kinect/Natal will and only be casual gaming for the most part. Article did state some positives and some negatives. It seems odd that some games seemed very responsive like the Star Wars, and others seemed to show a lag - framerate issues are concerning, but they do have a few months to clean it up. But like Sony pushing 3-D gaming a year early in my opinion, controller less gaming is not ready to come out yet, but MS is going to go ahead push it, and clean it up as they go.
If MS can't make the Kinect for the hardcore gamers then its logical that they will market it for the casual gamers. There's a lot of money to be made in casual gaming seeing that the 360 has a budget model they can package it with. MS has all the advertising expertise to lure in those casuals.
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