Msxbox-World interviews an anti gaming girl after she has played Kinect and it seems her opinion about gaming has changed. Does this mean Microsoft can succeed with Kinect?
The casual market will eat this up, not the hardcore which is where Kinect will fail
companies like microsoft and sony and nintendo are not stupid
It does sound like viral marketing, like Sony's failed attempt with "I want a PSP for xmas" except this time it's MS with "even non gaming people love Kinect"
"msxbox-world.com" yah sure why not
"The casual market will eat this up" Not at $400+ (360+Kinect).
So by the same token if she likes Kinect it would be safe to infer that she would also like PS Eyetoy games from PS2 and even PS Eye games for the PS3. Because Kinect has not shown 1 game type/style that cannot be OR hasn't been done on either.
Which is a shame because I was hoping Kinect would be more than just a hook and line to draw in casuals. It's us hardcore gamers who spend more money after the initial purchase, so it makes sense to offer stuff for us as well. Whilst the girl in the interview seems positive, how much is she likely to spend 6 months after she gets Kinect and the novelty has worn off?
The thing is, console manufacturers and distributors can expect the hardcore audience to keep on spending money regardless. They're the ones that already have a 360 (or PS3, or high-end PC) and will continue to buy new games for it, not the ones they're trying to hook in with this. Not to mention casual markets are very much quantity not quality. The Wii has shown this well enough. Dunno why you expected Kinect to offer anything for the hardcore audience anyway. There is no feasible way that any game requiring the remotest level of skill can be associated to controller-less input. Not with present day technology. Hell, it's still unclear whether the Move will come close to mouse let alone controller accuracy in games like SOCOM.
The hardcore market doesn't want Kinect. If hardcore Kinect games came out, it would be the very same people b!tchin about how they don't care about Kinect since it is motion control....
Agree to a point. We do not know exactly how much it will cost and casual gamers are less likely to buy something that is expensive.
kinect = special ed, or sci3ntology
hardcore gamer hates kinect
Anyone can be an anti gaming girl...M$ are desperate PR pricks
Wait so you're saying Msxbox-World is a PR vessel for Microsoft? Get a grip, they have had nothing but negativity towards Kinect, in fact this is the first positive piece. http://www.msxbox-world.com... http://www.msxbox-world.com... http://www.msxbox-world.com... http://www.msxbox-world.com...
...will casual gamers be willing to shell out $300+ for a 360 with Kinect when a Wii, with Mario happily waving "Hi!" to them costs far, far less?
That's one thing that keeps getting overlooked by people who hate Kinect! It is trying to get people involved with gaming who previously were scared because traditional controllers looked too complicated. Once they get involved, they may move on to other stuff like Wii or Ps3!
I honestly don't think the casual market could care less about Kinect, Nintendo is a house hold gaming name, as a kid...what games do people want...they sure as F don't want a new I.P from the M.S hype machine, they want mario, zelda and all the old guard. Natal should come FREE with a 360 to help them build their casual library, I sure as F wouldn't pay for it. @halojunkie LOL, now that you mention it, I think M.S and Scientology do have a lot in common, they both promise life chaning tools and both are corrupt as can be.
Probably with copious amounts of LSD and marijuana involved. They literally said something to the nature of: "Let's create our own religion!" And presto! Scientology was born. Just like the myth that Kinect is actually revolutionary or fun. By the same token Sony's device isn't anything more than a precise Wii controller. The only advantage that Sony has, is that they seem to be courting the "core" audience from the get-go with Shooters and 3rd person games (as well as support for existing titles - Heavy Rain, RE: 5). But you're right, Nintendo has already dominated this family/ grandma/ casual trend. I don't see that changing overnight. No matter how many Justin Bieber endorsements the device gets. The price is also a barrier. Even if Kinect is ticketed at $100-$120, you still need to buy a 360 to play the thing. Yes, Move is expensive too, but it's marketed towards precision seeking core gamers, who in turn, might pass said technology onto or play certain party games with their families. I don't think that Sony has any expectations that they will conquer the casual market in a day (at least they shouldn't). My wife is excited for EyePet and that ridiculous face-scanning sining stars game. We already have Just Dance and Wii Fit, and she's not interested in any other software of the sort. Make of that what you will, but SHE is part of the audience MS is trying to appeal to.
I know it's sad when people can follow a religious INVENTED by a science fiction writer...and believe it is true...I am all for freedom of expression, but that mofo cult is ruining peoples lives and ruining them financially, it will be a great day when it is declared to be an unlawful gathering or dangerous cult by the governments of the world, some countries already have eg. France.
All religions are INVENTED by fiction writers.
Then should not all religion have the same fate? I would definitely support that movement. Yet I do not for one second think the religious cults of the world will disappear in my lifetime.
LOL I agree fully, I am an athiest myself. @FragMnTagM All religions are dangerous, they take personal acountability away, the place blame on a higher power for peoples own actions. They are both dangerous and ignorant.
has microsoft cracked it? Zzzzzzz
If she's an anti-gaming girl, then why does the fact that she likes Kinect a good thing? But I suppose if you are someone who really can't stand games, then you're probably simple enough to fall for Kinect. BTW, I would have LOVED if the interviewer had asked her... "Have you ever heard of the Eyetoy?" ^_^
"anti gaming girl payed to like kinect"
...and parents syphon all the money ala Macauley Caulkin.
is this really any goofier than holding a dildo with a clown nose on it and pretending it's a gun? who is gonna look sillier, some kid jumping around or a teen-20 something boy PEW PEW-ing in his bedroom with a rubber clown nose? lets get a little perspective here.
Stick a dual shock into a PSMove stick and I'm sure the Anti-Gaming girl will be all over that too.
What does that tell you about Kinect? Kidding :) I wish well for Kinect. But I like my PS3.
I don't think casual gamers care about Kinect. The fact is that if Nintendo had thought of it first and released it as an accessory for the Wii it would have sold hundreds of thousands more than it is currently likely to.
They'll like it when the see it - it's about playing stuff without touching stuff they'll think it's shiny and oo-ahh. But not just that - have their wii-style party games without the tedium of swapping controllers & resetting the user and/or calibration etc. it'll win them over as an evolution over their years-old wii.
Maybe, but I'm not sure if they'll be won over be a console as expensive as the 360, ecspecially not one dominated by the types of games they have no interest in.
Is it only haters left on this board?
If the "article" is lame damage control attempt by a site called msxbox-world.com, expect people to criticize.
obviously didn't pick some 'horizontally challenged' 'chick' for this. When I think about it, I feel the lazy side of mine is not comfortable with this technology… After a 12 hour work day, the last thing I really want to do (while playing games to relax) is physically jump up and down or look, duck and roll. Moreover in my obstacle filled living room. However, on the few occasions when I do play on my Wii the one thing that usually irritates me is the lack of precision (Wii Sports Tennis - I'm looking at you!). I hope the PS Move is much more accurate and comes with a Tennis game then I'm set to sell and replace the Wii.
It has a lot of games with minimal to no violence, lots of party games, perfect for children, a buttload of actual quality games now.... and better controls. Go buttons. <3 & I mean Nintendo is dedicated to that crap. 360 is joining the casual game late into the generation, and supposedly charging an arm and a leg. The system is $299 for the slim, and then Kinect is some unknown price. Prob not the best sign ever, honestly. Wii is $199. + a couple wiimotes. That's still cheaper than whatever M$ is charging.
MS probably just bribed her.
Of course anti-gamer girl likes Kinect, it doesn't have any real games.
For sure, in being a pretty funny ad or whatever, haha. And holy hell way to ask the same question over and over and over and lead her into every question. Even though it was scripted. The people that don't think this is scripted, are probably the anti gamers who thought ******SPOILER(I Guess)***** "The Hills" was real haha. Oh and there still isn't a price point for this?
Give her a barbie doll and Kinect will gather dust in corner.
Not to bash Kinect (because although it is not my cup of tea I will withhold judgment until it releases) but do gamers really care what anyone who is stupid enough to let herself be called antigaming girl likes? Seriously people like her are what make females look like morons.
She's not actually called 'anti gaming girl' like some internet character - although maybe there's something in that. Based on her general stance towards Xbox gaming that is what she's been labelled as by the website interviewing her.
What I really want to know is will her boyfriend that she mentions, be willing to give up some of his xbox time to her and her friends (if he is a "core" gamer and plays his 360 a lot of course) and if not, will she buy a 360 just for kinect, her being a non gamer and all. i dont think so, but ive been proven wrong before.
anti gaming girl a marketing ploy setup by Microsoft......shame on you !
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