Microsoft are going in the wrong direction with Kinect, producing what appears to be a mismatched product for audiences that don't care, and at the same time drifting away from where their brand is strong. Do you agree?
"It's like that episode of Friends where there's two birthday parties, and you're feeling a bit like Monica, trying to force everyone to have fun while guests sneak out under the wire to the other party across the corridor." wow, i loled ^_^
Not that it bothers me that much, but the amount of articles titled "Dis-Kinect" shows a "dis-tinct" lack of journalistic originality.
Agreed just put it on the pile next to the 'Has playstation MOVED you?' and 'top 10 blankety blank' articles.
Please rekinect your controller.
Lost focus.....Not the ones dissing Kinect are the ones who have Lost focus Fact.
...Huh? Is that your way of discrediting the article? Seems like Kinect isn't impressing most people these days. :o leila01; Everyone *you* know. I'm talking about journalists that are questioning the technology itself.
You might want to wait for it to come out before passing judgement. By the way, everyone I know is impressed by the tech.
Agree with leila. Everyone I know thinks it is very interesting tech regardless of what people who have no plans of ever purchasing a microsoft product say about it.
everyone, except all the unbiased journalist who have tried this new israelian eye toy.
Real fact: Putting the word fact at the end of your sentence doesn't make it a fact, it makes you look retarded.
We get one of these every 6 hours. nice
But it's a decent article at least.
dismiss it. Its a frequent topic because its a current topic. Some of the articles are just saying what we already know. Kinect is limited thus it will be very hard to please a very demanding hardcore/core crowd. No amount of haters OR optimist will change that. It goes both ways from blind faith to blind hate. What the honest people who have seen and tested the tech seem to feel is that its limited and may be labelled haters or unprofessional as you can see from some of the comments. You 'leila01' talk about the people you know being 'impressed' by the tech....What impressed them exactly? Honestly? Bottom line is time will tell. No point hating or defending because nothing is conclusive. What is definite though is that MS lost the confidence of many core gamers from there smoke n mirrors shenanigans......cirque de what...dont take the piss.
ever since it's reveal. Nope, they're right on track.
So casuals are going to spend $400+ (360+Kinect) on a system?
Because they'd never bundle the two together... that would just be stupid.
all these people think MS is competing with Sony when MS is looking to go after #1 not #3. and Nintendo did it with the casuals and MS is looking to do the same and so far they are on track with that.
Kinect is going to fail in capturing the interest of hardcore gamers , i really dont see my self buying it untill i see some hardcore games bieng developed on it and that why im buying MOVE day one because sony proved to me that shooters like killzone 3 controls great with it .
i consider myself a hardcore gamer and i will be getting kinect because o think in the end it will prove its worth. Im already impressed with the dashboard navigation and voice controls and the kinect video chat so any good games will be a bonus for me ill probably pick up kinect sports up on day1 to have a little fun because if im not mistaken thats why the gaming industry started in the first place to provide us with something fun. I think the the gamng undustry and gamers take themselves way to serious these days.I mean i like nothing more than a game of cod and forza but something different to do will be very welcome with me. Move is just a new way to control the same games kinect is doing something different wich i respect
"Move is just a new way to control the same games kinect is doing something different wich i respect" something different....like what....what the eyetoy did years ago??? ur a funny guy
is it anything like the eye toy. if eye toy was anything like kinect you wouldnt need the move controler would you. the eye toy is a basic camera it doesnt even come close to what kinect can do. does eye toy recognise you NO. can eyetoy track 3d NO. can eyetoy track body movements NO so stop talking out of your rear my friend
I think you need to understand how technology works. Eye toy can do 3d tracking and body movement. The recognising you thing is purely software. The only difference is that Kinect is more accurate. You only have to go to you tube to watch the 8 year old videos from the people that designed the eye toy to realise that.
yes the PS Eye can track body movements in 3d...the voice recognition is only software...if u had one u would know this. i have one and have a bunch of the games that came out with it. educate urself: http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
M$ is going for the casual with this, they've abandoned hardcore games for 2 years to let their developers "get acquainted with it". Basically they have no ideas for hardcore games using kinect.
I fear it migt be like the wii phenomenon where everybody is going to rush out and buy it, then realize that this is pointless, what the hell did I just do, I just spent a $150 to use my hands instead of my controller. I was going to buy halo reach but instead I'm playing with a damn imaginary animal. But by then its too late,M$ has already got your money
I believe they should stop the pretence. I mean everyone knows Microsoft does hardcore, Nintendo does casual and Sony does both. Everyone can deny it, get angry, argue, call everyone names but it's the truth. Look at every casual game Microsoft has had. Almost every one a failure. It even reflects in their choice of starter titles for the Kinect. Unless your a non gamer how does anything they have look fun? Even Wii games have more of a fun factor then this garbage Microsoft is selling with the Kinect. In short Microsoft is a hack. They believe they know what they are doing in the face of two companies that have been doing it for years.They should have either not done it at all or at least waited another year to properly fix the obvious flaws the Kinect has and get some experience making casual games instead of bulldozing their way in as per usual.
The amount of money I waste on video games, another $150 won't make a difference. I don't think MS will let there customers down, give it a little time you might be surprised at what the game designers come up with.
the thing is ..i'm waiting for a proof of concept .. when the wii was showed at E3 , they showed ZELDA TP .. it was working when they added motion plus they showed wii sports resorts ...it was on stage and it was working When sony showed move this year .. they put sorcery on stage ..and yeah it was working as well as seral other demos .. GAMES what i want is games .. video messaging ? messenger does it since 5 years a forza for casual ? ( turn 10 themselves said so ) no thanks i just want a Good game as a proof of concept kinect works aside from dance party whose presentation wasn't impressive i'm still in the dark
i think its interesting.. i think not only all consoles but other companies will have it too.. stores as well.. honestly i'm not impressed with microsoftst offerings, not the motion stuff the execution and games and audience and misleading videos and marketing.. the tech/idea is awesome.. but microsoft is just trying to rush a half baked product out first is all... outside of voice control.. not much to be excited about. maybe next year. . but what happens when the ps3 updates its pseye to 3d.. and if you look at the games they fail.. your hand waves in a top corner and all the balls in that area are hit.. the raft game.. when you run off the cliff your supposed to jump to collect the coins.. what if you dont jump? based on the videos we've seen you still get the coins.. lol yeah gameplay
rrjim1 I admire your confidence but Microsoft doesn't care if it lets you down. Just recently Microsoft dropped support for their Kin. All the people who supported it, money wasted. Before this the Xbox, they didn't even let it go through an average console life before they abandoned it for the 360.money wasted again. So if you believe that Microsoft won't abandon the Kinect if it sells badly and drop it like a hot stone, you are sorely mistaken. You people trust them too much. I don't even trust Sony this much.
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