IGN: Though Kinect is the talk of the town right now, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg, Director of Product Management for Xbox, claims nothing will change for the current owner that just wants to play traditional games.
And all along I was confident they would just scrap everything else and force us to use Kinect /s. With the classy level of journalism IGN has shown lately I wouldn't be surprised to see them posting nothing but "top 5" lists in the coming future. Maybe they should partner up with videogameszone.de, ironstarmovement and gamesthirst in a last effort to completely kill gaming journalism?
is not a catchy word not like wii, Wii is catchy, 2 syllable word isn't catchy for casual "in my opinion"
I wouldn't call wii catchy.. I'd call it simple and a bit wierd but it's an alright name. This Kinect is pretty shit tbh though I preferred Natal. Move is the best name out of the three in my opinion name wise.
remember the "Wii would like to play" ads Nintendo put out when the Wii just came out...that was a massive success...people were able to connect Wii with We, meaning its a system that you can have a lot of fun with your friends...the change was odd at first, but you understand where it came from...as for Kinect, i cant really connect it to anything other than going off of my own opinion....hopefully MS will reveal the strategy behind the new name at the conference today
1 hour and 30 min. to MS's keynote
Kinect is an add on...don't like it, don't buy it. The demographic is clear...casual gamers. M$ presentation starting soon...new xbox?..new on line features?...Kinect killer app?...Fable 3...Milo...Crackdown...Gears.. ..Halo...lol ...start up the music...
It wasn't too long ago that you praised Natal as the second coming. Hypocracy at its best
Why's that Soda? Because the general consensus of the people who have seen this Kinect are not impressed? Did they say something you don't like? Its funny all the sites that are always favorable towards MS are bashing Kinect. They must just be trashy biased fanboys, right? lol
penny the only paranoid tin hat losers who think everyone is biased are the sony extremist fanboys. Like so many here at N4G. I dont think you are an extremist but your close. on point i can care less about all this motion bull, i hated the wii, and this natal/kenect whatever and move can all suck it
Haven't you heard? Now that they seemingly aren't impressed with Natal/Kinect(?)and ARE impressed with MOVE, they have now redeemed themselves of not being IGNorant<----We can no longer call them this per Sony fans. Memos will be out before the end of today...
Natal was an extension of the Xbox 360 giving it new life so to speak. But now you dont have to Kinect. 1hr 20mins Show some new IPs please........
What I get is this: You (regular gamer) got stuck with the old XBOX, because the new (XBOX+kinect) is not for you.
sounds like IGN is ready to dis-Kinect and Move it Move it!
So Greenberg realized Kinect is a big fail and did damage controle! If Kinect was forced on Xbox 360 I would go out and buy my self a PS3 RIGHT NOW!
you should have bought that ps3 a long time ago....
See I look at my self as a "neutral gamer" and a lot people says you have to have atleast all major 3 consoles for that, but I dont... I know that Sony makes some über cool consoles (Had Ps1, Ps2 and PSP) and some imba games for their systems, but right now I got what I need :) Even though I'm a big ass MGS fan (bought the PSP for Peace Walker and portable ops), I played all MGS games except MGS 4... I just dont feel I need the PS3 imo.. Alot of people do (inclusive my brother), but I dont...
It takes the devs time away to program this crap. That means less time spent making a great game. Sigh...damn casuals!
good, I don't want crap like this for my xbox
greenberg is bag of turd. that said, kinect doesn't revolutionize anything from what i've seen. just an overhyped eyetoy. all you've got now is halo: reach.
And of course the HD version of Red Dead
but not the hd version of halo reach
I have it on my PS3, and I play it, and its just as fun as the 360 version. try harder.
Prepare your tissues for Agent's showing.
don't you have a bridge to stand under, troll?
god I love these comment boards. I get all kinds of laughs. Keep up the war!
im not sure about the whole kinect thing, seems kinda gimmicky, but they need to keep throwing star wars at me. thats the kind of gimmicky i can wrap my wallet around. no more "rafting" please
Kinect is just a god awful name. Natal sounded more edgier, new and futuristic, which would have fit well with MS's marketing. I'd love to meet the idiot that actually approved this name. Also something about that name sounds familiar... I can't remember though.
Natal sounds better.
I think they may have changed it to make it more identifiable with the casual market. We all know what Natal is but the soccer mom at Best Buy won't have any idea. Kinect sounds more like a movement control scheme than Natal.
your name and profile pic is full of win, thats all I have to say
I concur. Bubs+
Good to hear, because I don't care about Kinect and probably won't.
But I thought Natal/Kinect was the future of gaming? :|
well the backlash has been awful so no wonder
It appears that Greenberg is lowering exceptions around what Kinect is and/or how it will revolutionize gaming as we know it. --XBox/Xbox live to continue to deliver hard core gaming. --Kinect will be the wii with out the wii mote. It's a smart move... however MS should not have created the media froth around Natal/Kinect the way that they have. Its almost impossible to live up to...
Don't worry Greenberg I won't - Kinect is made for the Fisher Price market. I may however connect with a 360 slim as my 20(13.7) gig HDMI-less 360 needs to be replaced.
Not Kinect itself. I am not sure what people were expecting last night, but we got a name and a brief look at some casual games. Today I am sure we will get the real information in a more traditional manner. Bottom line, everyone is talking about Kinect and Mirosoft dominated the internet and the media last night. Like them or hate them, it was quite a show. Weird but got the message across.
You used to say MS is not showing Natal because they were waiting for E3. Well here it is. You expected a lot, you were not satisfied and you now come up with excuses because you don't want to admit the presantation was bad. Hypocrite
he's full of crap...he can't cut any of it =(
That is what i call acting.
does he really think people will choose this over the wii. that is 200 and comes with two games. i dont think so
Sorry greenberg but damage controlling this fiasco reeks of desperation.
God I hate Greenberg.. biggest fat unkempt tosser! Bring back Peter Moore.. he probably left microsoft because of the direction they were taking. On the subject.. well yeah I don't have to "Kinect" but considering i'm one of the many who made the xbox where it is today, I should think that everything major play they do, should interest me at least a little bit. To be honest, microsoft should be glad that Sony aren't as vile and dirty as them.. they could easily have spent the last year talking about how microsoft are too busy playing catching up to nintendo and how sony are taking care of their own userbase and making them the focus of their attention.. if it was the reverse, you just know that smug fat git would be going on and on about how microsoft is superior to sony.
YOU SPIN THIS RIGHT ROUND BABY RIGHT ROUND LIKE A RECORD BABY!!!
Microsoft Kinect is the newest unwelcoming addition to add-on products that have unsuccessfully enhanced the Xbox 360. With it's clunky reaction times and imitation software, everyone who attended it's smoke and mirrors debut event left unimpressed. Dark Sniper has stated previously that Kinect is nothing more than today's Sega Activator, which was intended to extend the life of the Sega Genesis 16-bit platform. Kinect has done nothing but proven to gamers and journalists alike that anyone who follows the gaming industry should never place their faith in Microsoft. Since the Xbox 360 released in 2005, all they have done is create tactful deception and swindle the pockets of the honest hard working consumer. Kinect is nothing more than a promotional ploy and a quick cash-in to the success of Nintendo Wii. Nothing more, nothing less. If you want to experience a peripheral that will revolutionize gaming, look no further than PlayStation® Move. PlayStation® Move gives the user seamless motion controls that react with unbelievable precision and enhances the way PlayStation®3 can be enjoyed. Sony Computer Entertainment has done an extremely successful job in creating the next generation of gaming within the same console. Dark Sniper strongly advises you to jump off the Microsoft Kinect bandwagon while it's still early. Or else you will feel regret once you've realized that you have wasted 150.00 on a camera that will leave you wailing your body around like an experimented animal. $niper
hmm, you're a very good writer ^^
it doesn't have clunky reaction time, it's pro controls! only noobs need real time response. it's not lag, it's pro. it gives it a realistic weighted feel. lol see how stupid that sounds? that's what i have to hear every time i point out that killzone 2 has broken controls. hypocrites...AGAIN also, natal obviously isn't meant to be for hardcore games, so calm down. leave it to ps3 fanboys to blow everything outta proportion. it looks like a fun way to drink some beers and hang out with friends. not a way to brag about the next generation of gaming. it looks like fun, mindless entertainment. that's it. if it's under 100 dollars, i'll probably get it since i often host get together's. what is so hard to understand about that? nobody ever thought natal was going to be the biggest revolution in gaming (except maybe ppl who know nothing about the industry). but being able to have fun with anyone, being able to scroll through menus with no control, and having voice recognition is pretty cool. if you can't admit that, you're just a douche. it's not amazing, it's neat.
I have to disagree that "nobody ever thought natal was going to be the biggest revolution in gaming" The majority of gaming/tech news websites out there were predicting Natal as the next big step in gaming. Microsoft were touting it as someting that would change the way we play games forever. And 360 supporters and fanboys were getting really really hyped up for something remarkable that they would be talking about for years to come. People have been mislead... big time.
Even though you are praying that you do. Unlike Sony, Microsoft is betting the farm on the Kinect. If they fail it will hit them hard. If Sony fails they can just go back to the controller like they did with the Eyetoy.
so now its not such a big deal... it was a couple of months ago..."next big thing" or something?...don't rememba xD
when every article is 360 exclusive related, and 90% of the comments are trolls trying to knock MS. go find something to do, trolls. go wash your face, brush your teeth! put down the mt dew, wipe your greasy faces, and mow the lawn or something. get outta the basement, take a shower, go experience a real social interacting and STOP COMMENTING ON N4G ABOUT A SYSTEM/COMPANY YOU CLAIM TO HATE!
Ok, so it was alright for 360 fanboys to take the piss out of Sony, the PS3 and its supporters for years, but now when PS3 fanboys are doing the same it's sad and pathetic? This time there are legitimate reasons to dislike MS and Kinect, and there's nothing wrong with that. Their press conference was a failure, easily. And the games they have shown for Kinect have been undeniably crap.
but come on it was bad. huh1 huh!
So basically what he means is that Kinect is their casual platform and that hardcore gamers should not expect to see hardcore games on there.
Haters will hate--Kinect is the future.
I'm going to Dis-Kinect from the 360 entirely now...
For the hardcore folks? I know of 15 newly announced games for Kinect, but no newly announced games for the hardcore? So you gonna throw a bone every now and again for the hardcore folks just like the Wii? Don't get me wrong, Kinect is cool and all. IF you never heard of the Wii...
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