Okay guys, which name do you prefer, Natal or Kinect? Natal you say? Well you’re in the minority there. Yes, according to a test done by Microsoft, Kinect won over Natal by a “landslide”.
I personally liked Natal more, but that's maybe just because I was used to saying it. But I still say Natal sometimes
i prefered natal consumers chose? i did't even know there was a vote O_o microsoft talking for us all again
I am sure they did consumer testing and focus groups like all companies do to come up with this name.
Well, I don't know if its biologically correct at all, but natal always made me think of prenatal, making me think of fetuses. I always thought the name was a little strange.
@wizziokid kinect has a sorta ring to it
I still call it natal and like it more. Mainly because we've heard Project natal like a bazillion times :) It's kinda weird to hear them call it Kinect. Kinect has a more consumer friendly ring to it though. But, like i said, I like natal due to more exposure.
I remember many forum communities wanting nintendo to stick with revolution after Wii was announced since we where all used to it and heard is a bazillion times, or Katana even? But Dreamcast is now much better, even though people judged it back then also. But it passed, so will this.
I want to see the poll Microsoft does that shows how much people think Natal & Kinect both suck. Is it better to be $hit on, or pi$$ed on? I have heard mostly negetive comments on both names. @Montrealien Your right on the money about Revolution/Wii. People will get used to Kinect just like they got used to Wii.
I rather be pissed on...and I doubt Im alone here. lesser of two evils xD still, I agree, its stupid to give people the choice between two bad names xP
I think of project natal and kinect as 2 different things. Natal was the magical device which promised us great advances, and kinect is what we ended up with. I have my reservations, and I really do hope for some innovation.
Natal sounded more unique but when you think about it the name really had nothing to do with the product. At least with Kinect it makes some sense.
Doesn't help that Natal was a dumb name in the first place.
dont like either of them.
you can name shit a poo ,.. Its still a shit ,.. ;)
=3 Natal however means Christmas to me and many millions of people too (Brazil, Portugal etc...) so Kinect is a safer choice. still, probably not too wise xD
IRevolution sounded better and they came up with idiotic name Wii. Now Microsoft comes up with two stupid names and choose the less stupid one
. . ...Natal has almost nothing to do with the peripheral and looks too much like "Naval". Kinect is just retarded. not only does it ironically DISCONNECT you from most good games, but it's just a stupid spelling. i know they wanted people to think of "kinetic" energy when they read "Kinect" but it comes off at l33t speak and many people end up calling it "Kinetic". M$ is really screwing up and i think that's why Xbox's founders left them recently.
this is not a fanboi rant its true..they have not showed anything game wise...that is not eyetoy like
Yeah I know they are both webcams lmao.
Natal sounds like someone playing Soccer in the World Cup. Kinect is easily better and gets the meaning of what it can do. Plus I like the play on words. Almost Beatles like with the Beat instead of Beet. I dig it. Nice bit of marketing.
They probably said something before they gave out the paper to vote to sway the crowd. Such as their reason for Kinect and Natal, Kinect sounds weird but its meaning is greater than that of Natal. However Natal sounds way more fun. Kinect is like some robotic shyt.
Personally I liked it when Wave was being rumored. I thought that was a better name then both Natal or even worse, Kinect.
The name Kinect seems to be working. People I work with who don't game already know what it is. I think MS may be using the name Kinect to tie in with their Kin phones.
are such freakin liars. They want Kinect and dont give two sh**s what the consumers think. They choose it and they don't care what we say. Natal sounds much better seriously, Kinect even the way it spells just doesn't seem right. Natal matches, Kinect does not.
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