Did a PS2 Eye Toy Game Inspire Microsoft?

Before the Wii and motion control became all the rave, there was a PS2 game called Kinetic. Kinetic is an exercise program that required the Eye Toy and was released in 2005 for the PS2.In the game you could perform many different exercises from Yoga to Meditation and more.

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Al Bundy2833d ago (Edited 2833d ago )

The PS Eyetoy inspired MS, period.

FarEastOrient2833d ago

Can one sue over this? Same name, same concept, and some of the games are the same...

GWAVE2833d ago

After seeing the Kinect demonstrations today, can Microsoft or its fanboys really say anything? Anything at all?

Kinect is Eyetoy. Nothing more and nothing less. Microsoft's E3 conference this year was horrible, which is really saying something since Microsoft tends to get everyone hyped up about the smallest things.

Hellsvacancy2833d ago

And to think i saw this article on N4G last week


T9X692833d ago

If you think Kinect is the exact same thing as the Eyetoy your a complete moron.

UltimateIdiot9112833d ago (Edited 2833d ago )

And if you think it's vastly superior to the Eye toy, you're delusional.

Add all the glitter and gold you want but the basic use and concept is still the same. It's not adding anything new.

Until the day the Kinect does something new and different (like an actual noticeable and huge different and not some extra dimension blah blah bs), it's perfectly valid to say it's not innovating or revolutionary in anyway and similar to the Eye toy.

Elven62833d ago (Edited 2833d ago )

SEGA had something called the DreamEye, if anything all game based camera tech is based off that.

I don't think the author of this article has heard of something called "Kinetic Energy".

Nodoze2833d ago

It is KINECT NOT KINETIC....either way it is a horrid name that most of the press is getting wrong.

This may help for any future confusion

Pedobear Rocks2833d ago



(What isn't obvious is my lost bubble...where are you?)

peeps2833d ago

Although the name is similar the article is complete fail:

"Is it a mere coincidence that Microsoft has officially labled their “controller free” motion technology for the Xbox 360 “Kinetic” when Sony has released a motion control game by the same name 5 years ago?"

but microsoft didn't name natal 'kinetic' they named it 'kinect' lol please research next time, although i do agree that the names are similar but could just be a coincidence.

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