CNN -- Microsoft and Cirque du Soleil jumped the gun on Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) events with a special pre-show gala Sunday night celebrating motion-control system Project Natal's official renaming as "Kinect."
I am no clue why they named it "Kinect", it's way worse than Natal.
The article said "kinetic" twice.
Why are yall crying over a name.Its not that bad of a name.It beats EYE TOY and MOVE.I bet Sony spent a whole 10 minutes coming up with the name MOVE.Damn this site should be renamed WHINERS.COM.
Microsoft will reveal something that actually makes "Kinect" seem worth the effort and $$. In general, Move and Kinect better bring out something awesome, cuz I already have a Wii and I don't need Wii Sports in HD. The point is, are these motion controls really bringing something new? I hope so but as of yet I haven't seen it.
They've been slathering all over Natal for the past year and suddenly it's not good enough. Wtf? This is the same product we saw a year ago. Why were you all falling all over yourselves then while gamers tried to figure out what the hype was about and now, suddenly you're unimpressed? Edit below: But when Time was calling it one of the top inventions of the year, they weren't saying "We can't wait till they improve on this." No one was. The media had been making it out like it was some type of game changer. It's a camera! It's always been a camera. We've had camera's on consoles and PC's for years. I remember playing a breakout type game on a PC with a web-cam a decade ago. I never did understand what the hype was about, or why the hype has died now. It's like the media super inflated the hype surrounding Natal simply because they wanted something interesting to write about, and now that it's ready to launch and they realize it's not a game changer, they're all backing down because they don't want to look like the fools who recommended the product in the first place. Feel free to comment before my post is collapsed for "trolling". While gamers are interested to talk about what's going on, some in the community seem to be a bit sensitive and would prefer we didn't.
Because people were waiting for an improvement and they didn't get it.
This is exactly what I was expecting. I particularly thought MS was hiding its "hardcore" games for E3 but it was a no-show. Kinect is aimed squarely towards casuals. It makes me wonder if hardcore games will support Kinect with simple features no one cares for, making it an optional device for the hardcore instead of a must-buy new invention. The biggest problem involves the fact that you have to be active to use Kinect and not only that but you also need good support, and the lack of First Party worries me about Kinect. Compare that to MOVE where I feel much more inclined to buy it because it changes the way I play hardcore games and makes things better. And to my knowledge MS still is using the simple demo titles. Apparently a Star Wars game was shown, but what else? I mean, I'm very disappointed. I don't even think casuals or just gamers themselves want to jump around and duck. I'm not a fat guy or anything but I'm too damn lazy to play Kinect and I simply don't have the interest in what they have so far, and I REALLY expected MS to show something interesting. I guess I should have known better. Right now I am hoping that the LIVE features that will be announced at the 360 conference are huge and fantastic enough to make me happy and I hope to see some new games and to be wowed with Halo Reach single player gameplay, Gears 3, and Fable 3.
I don't get the hate you recieve by some. The truth hurts perhaps? Anyway I've been waiting all this time just knowing MS is keeping the lid on Natal on purpose so once they do reveal their Natal properly it'll shut up the naysayers once and for all. I can't believe this is it.... Oh yes I do despise MS for plenty of reasons but I was very cautious before judging Natal since the burn is big after that if they do pull through with Natal no matter how lame it looked out to be before e3. I think we all had a hunch about Natal not being the right thing for hc-gaming. I guess this nails it.
Same thing happened to Milli Vanilli...They recovered right? or Ashley Simpson..better example?
Presentation is as important as the product. If they fail to deliver something on the good side of the media when its time to (which I believe they have) then the performance and marketing of the product can be severly damaged. The media were all over it because microsoft put mega bucks into marketing to gain exposure. The more exposure a product get the more media will cling to it.
I guess the media were expecting something other than hype this time around.
But it was hard to tell just what was being demonstrated at the bash, apart from the Redmond giant's fierce determination to push this hardware to the forefront of successful gaming technology. The smoke, mirrors and half-naked people slathered in face paint didn't quite mask what seemed to be a limited, and undercooked, selection of initial supporting titles and concepts. ^^And thats what they got.
I have no idea why they invited the media to that event. It was geared for soccer moms and children.
From what I gather from people's responses, Microsoft captured people's imagination with the initial reveal of Natal and this presentation last night reeked of style over substance. It turned people off because Microsoft put on a show versus presenting Kinect in a straightforward way. And what was shown for Kinect didn't impress people. All there was were imitations of Wiisports/Sports Resort, Eyepet, and a Minority Report interface. People were expecting more.
Natal is for Hardcore Natal is never seen before tech
This is what hype does, Ms put all the media attention on Natal/Kinect promising a gaming revolution, but all they did was create one of the worse moment in gaming history. This will not be forgotten.
It's a shame it was delayed 30 minutes. :(
Did you get that from gamespot? I believe they got there time wrong, as IGN has alway had 6:30
ya i now they probably had to readjust there pre recorded types and one more last minute rehearsal ..hey we all read about yesterday .......!!!
Yes it was delayed on gamespot.
There is a preview on E3 using the camera for Star Wars, some people is fake, but I think is real, because I'm watching Gametrailers and they show the same guy but with other game and the scenario. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
All the hype in the world is not going to make me want to play a driving game where I use an imaginary steering wheel.
Agreed. Nor would I want to play a driving game with a wand and nunchuck either.
Oh look. Another random, opinion- based, off topic comment from Bea. New N4G, same petty trolls. On topic: "Let's wait until E3." Remember that? Well here it is, and Kinect still fails to impress. Honestly, what did people think was going to happen?
I understand why there is backlash, the mess ups have all been captured on film, its prob gonna work alot like an updated eyetoy, microsoft hyped it up saying it was the next big thing, it will still be fun but it wont be as good as they have said, depending on the confrence it will be a buy for me still as the kids will have fun with it while i play move in 3d.,
theres a reason why M$ never wanted camaras or anything at all every single time that they showed it. that speaks for its self they only showed it to paid celebs to hype it. disagree but we all no its the truth. and on top of the why would you have a live show that everything is pre recorded ....i need not say no more
Smoke and mirrors won't save you this time Microsoft. How could they fail like that with the Star Wars game.
Hell, how could Lucas screw up the prequels? Fu*k up the Solo shoots first scene?
you see guys thats the reason why nintendo and sony didnt do that. there not stupid. and after eyetoy etc sony already knew first hand. its common sense. especially nintendo they always want different so if they turned this down that should say alot
Flawless win! LOL!
You kindof sense it, it's just entirely too different from what the competition is offering. I would say that's a good thing... but things just keep getting worse for natal.... which is now kinect. What an awful name btw.
An even more sad thing is, we don't even know the price yet and it's already a failure.
man i saw that youtube vid for the star wars game and man that is so fake.i didnt see lag what i saw was the game moving before the actor...sad just sad M$.
Microsoft's first step into the motion control world and they have already tripped over their shoelaces, fell down the stairs and landed in mud. You can make excuses, explain, tell everyone it was an accident and give all the presentations you want afterwards but everyone will still vividly remember you tripping and falling in the mud.
here are the first http://i48.tinypic.com/wh0a...
I still think we all should just wait til after Microsoft's conference before we write Kinect off as a failure. I'm sure Microsoft still a few surprises we don't know about yet. I just hope they do a live demonstration of Kinect at their conference, because if they don't, then I will consider Kinect a failure.
Everytime I see more about the Kinect the more I'm disappointed. The more I see Move the more I think it's gonna be awesome. Ask me a year ago about the two and the roles were reversed.
That would be because Sony did not promise the world with move. Their stage demo was modest and showed no actual finished games, just concepts. MS doomed themselves last year by pulling the stunt that they did. Over the course of a year gamers and the media have had a long time to pick apart Natal. While the Move on the other hand just kinda slowly chugged along in the back ground like a Trojan horse.
fake wars via kinectic, yeah that's as good as it got, afterwards ms tried to buy the audience, what a bad bad bad tactic
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