First of all major props to Microsoft for promoting Kinect nationwide today at Macy's. Great marketing! But next time make sure to have someone that knows about the product.
they should have stuck with paid actors
The guy looks like Brian Crecente from Kotaku, just without the hair.
lol karate kid is in the vids
Wax on wax off
Before M$ even thought about the concept of making natal. I already knew this is going to fail. It's by M$ afterall. Oh and congratulation to those who brought the slim w/kinect. Have fun.. hmm fun? Guess you knew you weren't playing kinect, it's kinect plays U!
Well, that represents Kinect pretty well; a total lack of sensible direction. Obviously, Kinect doesn't make things more accessible for casuals. Combine the bad demoing and high entry expense....you aren't making a very compelling argument.
It's more about the employeee being a Fail then Kinect being a Fail. the guy in the NY store actually knew what he was doing and it worked ALMOST as advertised. Still got some kinks in it tho.
How is that? He's pretty much exactly what Kinect is marketed towards, someone whom is a causal gamer and probably doesn't know a lot about electronics/gaming. If you're gonna say that they should have had a professional set it up/demo it, who is going to go set it up in the homes of all the casual users? What you're seeing here is exactly what you'll get in the majority of homes that purchase this.
Low level PR Drones are the worst.
I didn't see anything bad in the first video except when the guy made the movement to throw and the bowl get stuck in the mii-too hand, the second was a real WTF! cos the guy in front of the TV couldn't make the mii-too-character to Run, even by trying to lift his legs more...
its more in the commentaries in the third videos. I have had to deal with many PR folks in the past and it is rather painful. like anything, there are good one, sadly they are few and far between.
You are not going to have a MS employee beside you if you buy Kinect and bring it home you know...
Working fine to me, You get the exact same thing happening on the Wii. It doesn't know when to release the ball so you have to fling your hand to release but there's always lag because it always waiting.
this is me.
but if the sign said sony, and saaay, idk green ring of light posted this, his agrees would be negative and his disagrees would be in the triple digits. or maybe his comment wouldnt show at all due to trolling. c'mon n4g....i favor my ps3, and i really dont like the 360(no exclusives worth my time, online pay, unreliable), but the fanboyism here is terrible
Nevermind, didn't see the testimonial video at the end.
Ain't that the truth.. Even worse, a one bubble get's that much agrees.
If MS keeps allowing shitty demos like this to be displayed to the public, Kinect may fall flat on its ass after the initial early adopters buy it. People's perception of something goes beyond the initial product itself. If people see that Kinect doesn't work as well as it's supposed to, people's overall respect for the 360 as a whole may go with it. Plus, people have friends and family that they'll tell all about how they went and tried this new Kinect device out and it didn't work. Then they'll tell all their friends... and on and on it will go. MS had better get some more intelligent people at these tech demos if they're going to get people to spend $150 on a camera and then $60 per game. (On a side note, MS had better lower the price of Kinect games. Move games are launching at $39.99 and people aren't stupid. They'll see the price difference and it could make the difference in them buying a 360 or PS3.)
why would u wana censored the truth
I'm begining to think MS knows it's gonna flop thus they're not putting much effort and money in showcasing the product. They probably plan to let it go downhill fast and possibly embark the 360 with it since from recent reports MS quitting the console industry would apparently make its shareholders really happy. Either that or their goal is to discard the 360 like they did with the original Xbox, and release a new console next year.
If you had actually read this article, it wasnt Kinect that failed, it was the person that was supposed to be monitoring the event. He wasnt paying attention and the camera was pointing at the floor. Another poster said the New York event was great. Maybe read/watch articles instead of headlines.
this is N4PS3 logic and anything pro-MS are not welcomed here.
Let them have it only the most rabid PS3 fanboys would spin this most of them for once read the article hence only 50 comments. They're going to have a hard enough time handling the massive sales boost due to Kinect.
The poster from N.Y. said "the guy in the NY store actually knew what he was doing and it worked ALMOST as advertised." Almost being the key word here.
Why would people even consider buying this POS? People must be really delusional 360 fanboys to buy this, hell the Wii is still better than this.
I thought the tilt motors were suppose to automatically adjust the camera to the direction of the people playing. Why do you not take that to account? Does it not work properly?
MS should be ensuring that the person demoing their Precious Kinect has knowledge on how to set it up, and he shouldnt be texting while hes working......I guess if MS just wants to hire cheap help to show off their products, The Kinect is going to fail.......Think about how many people saw that demo.......they are going to tell their friends how shitty it was and so on.......Stupid people running the demos means MS doesnt care, and all of this after the E3 "Poncho-cirque de soleil" debacle....I will never buy the Kinect.
im surprised n4g.com xbox360 hardcore fans even want this?
Has MS ever made a product that wasn't shitty. I thought people would have learned by now to avoid any product with MS logo on it but I guess not. Enjoy your Xbox/Kinect. XD
Yup. I don't blame Kinect. Blame MS...
Future of gaming! PS3 fanboys can choke all they want watching this vid. lol
Not sure if serious...
Im unsure too, i doubt hes being serious but you never know with N4G... no one here would want gaming to go to that. SUre as a side diversion but certainly not teh future... no one would be that stupid
are you serious.......lol and males who use females as there avatars are strange....gow a pair....for real...lol
well in the 1st video the guy dint know how to throw the ball. You see that he kinda got it at the 2nd stike 2nd video the Camera wasnt pointing at the players so nobody can blame nobody.
my question is, why was the cam pointed down? to me it looks like the camera is in the same position as in the first vid (although i might be wrong) so why was it responsive in the first vid but not the second vid. Unless soemtone moved the camera down then soemthing is wrong
I played it during E3 and it's fun. But they had the right people demoing the product.
would you buy it?
its gonna flop. people are gonna look like idiots wondering what to do and wheres the start button. good thing its ms test product.
Can you imagine how many questions are gonna be asked when this gets released and becomes playable without assistant? How do you press start? How do I pick this up? Do I actually grab the ball? Do I have to release my hand? How do I quit the game? Hopefully people won't be that dumb, although I would get confused after having buttons for so many years. Now it seems like I have to figure out how to do things without them. The big question is: Would it be easier to play around with the buttons until you know what's what? Or try to figure out what hand gesture means pause or skip cutscene? Ah, nevermind. I forgot videos can be posted if the content is video content.
I'm pretty sure there will be tutorial and manuals.
At the demo areas when the game is out? Because that's what I was talking about. I've never seen anyone bother picking up a manual while in a store. Most just pick up and play, like Guitar Hero.
Now brace yourself... you might actually have to read the instruction manual.
Holy sh*t. You guys need comprehension skills. Just.... just forget I said anything.
I thought the point was anyone could play? If it proves too difficult for morons then MS definitely won't be selling to their existing,hardcore fanbase.
That isn't good, majority of people don't read. Ease of use is a factor.
YOU are the controller after all...
No a controller give you some control dingo buttons, it's more like "you are the d-pad'
That would be effed up if it said "You should know all ready, since you are the controller" on the manual.
oh i bet everyone there had so much fun. it looks like a blast, i can't wait until i try it for myself. my mom said she'll take me to try it after we go to best buy and get the newest justin bieber cd. for her, not for me lulz!
game looked just right for people with the same age as you. Enjoy it while you're still young. Maybe when you're old enough you could play more mature games.
Your comments crack me up man. You're a hard one to figure out.
how about real bowling with your mom dizzy, might be even more fun!
Nice tongue-in-cheek comment dizzleK :)
Microsoft fumbles again. Still no proof that the Kinect is as flawless or as accurafe as people are claiming. Try again.
See this Is Why we have Paid Actors.
After messing up, he got a strike. I think we've all played the Wii and messed up a few times. Atleast if you screw up with Kinect, you won't throw a controller at the TV =P
PUNCH AND KICK THE TV!!! Then piss on the Kinect camera for being so moronic to have bought it in the first place :-)
Another Fail =S.
^ ^ ^ ^ what he said
Marketing a video game at Macy's would fail? Who would have thought...
I can see failure from this product.
omfg. i had this problem with the wii a few times.the wii must have failed big time 'sarcasm'
and it was worth it =P i still will say this though: THAT GUY SUCKS AT BOWLING WOW! he fails! not natal! ~_~ xP x3
disconnected! the best thing about watching that is the rob thomas song in the background
lol are you lot still defending kinect after all this, and there is more than one video of it failing hint watch the warzone video coverage on kinect.
Because they don't care about gaming. They just want MS to "win" over Sony THAT ALL they want. They don't care they have no exclusives, they don't care they have only 8v8 games to play online, they don't care they have to pay extra to access the other half of a game they bought just to play online, they don't care if they have the worst hardware failure rate for electronics in ages, they don't care if all their games are gimped to fit onto dvd9; THEY DON'T CARE As long as they can support MS in anything they put out so they "win", they don't care.
the core might not be interested in Kinect, and thats fine. however all things have their issues (e3 zelda demo anyone?). its unfortanate that MS didnt do more with this Maci's thing. they whould have had their reps trained to keep things going smooth.