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Submitted by PaPa-Slam 1500d ago | opinion piece

Separated at birth: Microsoft Kinect and Sony Kinetic?

David Carnoy from Cnet: If you're like me and were wondering why Kinect sounded slightly familiar when Microsoft announced the name for its new motion-sensing game technology/platform, it's because about five years ago Sony put out a PS2 EyeToy game called Kinetic. (Kinetic, PS2, Xbox 360)

BakedGoods  +   1500d ago
First they steal glossy-paint and touch sensitive buttons, now THIS?

I guess imitation IS the best form of flattery.
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SixZeroFour  +   1500d ago
so was sony changing slim to matte black imitating the 360? i think not...get off your high horse...as if sony was the first COMPANY to use gloss black paint in general
chaosatom  +   1500d ago
Come on dude, just LOOK at the name.

Who the hell would vote for that kind of name??????????
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user1337  +   1500d ago
No sony changed it cause lots of people (a fair few from the media) complained that the shiny look was a "dust magnet". Now microsoft does it, and all of a sudden its "cool glossy finish"
Time_Is_On_My_Side  +   1500d ago
user1337
lol, finally someone on this website actually looks at facts and applies it to all companies. People also said that it attracted finger prints, like it means anything and now like you said, "It's cool [on the XBOX 360]"?
beardpapa  +   1500d ago
you do know the ps2 slim was matte black right?
SixZeroFour  +   1500d ago
i agree with sony, it LOOKS nice, but it isnt practical because it attracts dust and fingerprints (or atleast it shows it more)...i was merely commenting on how its always xbox is copying sony, and not vice versa (and i dont want to start)

good ideas SHOULD be copied and even expanded on, but in no way is it a bad thing...too bad ms didnt also include the tray-less drives, cause that was also a thing sony got right

EDIT - ^^
yea, ps2 was matte black, and every console was matte (insert color) before that because of the material they used to make the cases of the console...im talking about the "so and so, copied so and so" aspect, that needs to end
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baker_boi  +   1500d ago
@MrAnonymous
Yeah, but the difference with this is, Company B is trying to make a recreation of company A's product close enough, but no EXACTLY enough to be sued.

It's one man making a ham sammich on rye and another making a chicken on whole-wheat, it's more of a "Make whatever they're making so we can get props too".

This is what Microsoft has been doing for years. Stealing other company's software builds(or parts of them) and tacking them onto theirs and reselling it.

Now they're just doing it with hardware. Don't defend the dirtiest company in "Dirty Business Practices 101" to people with common knowledge of them. It's not like the information is a secret.
Archonyto  +   1500d ago
Lame
Hey Fanboy they didn't imitate the 360. They were responding to fan feedback about PS3s being dust magnets.
Kick The Ass  +   1500d ago
How did you people not feel, not smell, not REALIZE the amount of sarcasm in BakedGoods post?

Glossy paint, not invented by Sony
Touch Sensitive buttons, not invented by Sony.
And lemme just look up kinetic for you, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Tools, you are all tools.

Bubbles BakedGoods :-)
ThatCanadianGuy  +   1500d ago
Microsoft has no shame *sigh*
PaPa-Slam  +   1500d ago
Pathetic.
dktxx2  +   1500d ago
Sony can't, and won't, sue over a similar name. Sony didn't trademark the word Kinetic and all one letter variations of it.
sikbeta  +   1500d ago
If they didn't do it with [Scrap Metal] why bothering now, also Kinetic is a Five years old game...
ChronoJoe  +   1500d ago
No one said they would sue, just that it was pretty low.

I mean Kinect isn't even a good name, it's not natural to say, and illogical to spell. Natal was a soft, unique, memorable word, I quite liked it.
dktxx2  +   1500d ago
the article mentions legal teams and trademarks. that heavily implies lawsuits.
N4GAddict  +   1500d ago
Should have just call it Natal
cronaldo7  +   1500d ago
Microsoft = Huge Xerox Copy Machine
Bumpmapping  +   1500d ago
haha wow M$ no one likes you just leave the console market
Megaton  +   1500d ago
If it can't be bought out or stolen, Microsoft wants no part of it.
cmrbe  +   1500d ago
Thats what i was thinking as well
Kentic is a PS2 game that used Eyetoy. Even then Kinteic means movement which is basically the same as Move. I really don't get why MS named it Kinetic.
D4RkNIKON  +   1500d ago
They named it Kinect not Kinetic
pinkyxyz  +   1500d ago
Damn
Microsoft just can't win over the media can they?
dorkyfresh11  +   1500d ago
no, but they tried bribing them with free 360 slims :P
Bellcross  +   1500d ago
The title made me loled!.
ThatArtGuy  +   1500d ago
Dyslexia FTW!!!
DORMIN  +   1500d ago
I LOLD
:D
webeblazing  +   1500d ago
i knew i herd that name b4
lmao classic

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