Kinect plagued by technical issues from demonstrations thus far. Would Microsoft do well to delay the launch? Msxbox-world explores.
nope, not until they fix that lag
too much things going on in November
has the people having a heck of a time with the games. Even Warzonegamer, as much of douchebag as he is, looks like he's having a pretty good time playing it. If it's fun, then what's the problem, exactly?
it might be fun but i would rather have a product that works 100% like it's supposed to and not one which will lag for a few months then they will release an updated one.
good article I do hope it is the games fault but considering the lack of real game play from conferences shown by Microsoft it self doesn't fill me with confidence. Lets hope that these bugs are fixed before launch because Microsoft probably cannot deal with another hardware launch with hardware defects.
I would say, NO. I think the idea is pointless at this point in time, but if they want to use it wait until they release their next console.
I've seen various stories which report issues with Kinect. This doesn't bode well at all.
At 150$ consumers are going to want a product that works as advertised. MS better make sure this thing works or mollies and daddies all over the country will be returning Kinects 2 days after Christmas.
Doesn't matter. Microsoft's advertising is more than ready.
It's sad that advertising is the only reason they sell anything... Microsoft should back out of hardware production.
Yeah they should just back out... You are an idiot.
No. They should stay in. People like OSU_Gamer can't live without being cheated and lied to. I said it before and I'll say it again. If after watching the new videos of regular people playing the Kinect you're impressed, enjoy your new Kinect. You deserve the "revolutionary technology" that it is supposed to be.
His comment clearly is targeted at the console hardware production as well. Screw Kinect, it probably will suck and I refuse to buy it, but to think you actually support a dumb comment like that only proves that you are just as dumb. Just because you eat up everythign that is Sony doesn't mean all their competition is irrelevant.
I'm all for competition but in that vain microsoft is the most underhanded and shady I've seen... Lest I remind you how microsoft came about? They charge into this industry and think they can bully everyone around because they have bank accounts deeper then the marianas trench.. I dont agree with that kind of company ethos, nor should you seein as its very unhealthy for our industry.. You're right my comment was a slam on microsoft, they don't deserver my respect and I refuse to give it to them.. You are just bent because I am bold enough to say what a majority of people are thinking, microsoft is a company of liars and crooks.. Period.
Not trying to bash, but MS isn't in the habit of putting perfect products on the market. It's not that they want people to have bad products but they have to think about money and investors. They sooner its out, the sooner it can be sold. Odds are that kinect works kinda like they wanted, but an average family that buys it probably wont know that it isn't working the way it was supposed to.
Well that's horrible strategy, surely they've learned (learnt - depending on your US or UK English) from the RROD crap they went through.
Well obviously not, because they're releasing Kinect
I guess you can say MS (as a whole) learned from Vista to 7, so there is hope for Kinect? I just worry considering kinect is hardware, and that's not really MS's bread and butter
Releasing half working products works much better with software than hardware. Maybe they will luck out and any issues they have will be able to be fixed through firmware updates. If some issues are truly hardware problems, the only solution to truely fix it is a recall. As the creators of iPhone 4.
It's funny, because apparently the carriers as well as the lead antenna designer told Apple about their signal strength concerns.
I've heard it still struggles to recognize darker skin types, which could land Microsoft in some very hot water.
This has been debunked a number of times.
November 2025 LoL
I already pre-ordered mine! I usually only get this excited for full console launches, but something about Kinect has me pretty darn excited. Like a kid waiting for Christmas day.
Wow...have fun. :\
................... . How old are you? . I'm seriously. . ...................
no it won't and it's had the same time as move to sort out it's issues, and nothing has been done, ms spent all their money on advertising and not improving as usual
Kinect: it only does... ...standing, and pants, and adults, and two people, and vague gestures... I've been willing to wait-n-see, even after the E3 debacle, but c'mon already. There's no more hiding, now that it's in front of the public.
They know marketing and hype will move a ton of product regardless of it's quality. The sad part is they are right. Just look at the people lining up around blocks to get new versions of phones and mp players from iPod, Samsung, LG, etc. Then look at all the problems they end up having with them. Kinect ia geared towards a different demographic then the 360 consumer. MS hope, most likely counting on, a fair amount of their consumer base picking up Kinect but they are trying to entice the casual crowd to pony up. Casuals don't care about lag and precision controls. <- Sad but true.
No. If people would think and look with their eyes instead of making excuses you would realise that Microsoft is only doing this to try to compete with Nintendo and Sony. They don't care if it isn't working properly. Sony spent years on the Move and it shows. But like someone said Kinect seems like a work i n progress. They should have keep it another year in development to work out the kinks, develop better games and finish all the things they promised would be integrated into the Kinect. Disagree if you want but I can just see 'Kinect overheats and burns out . Blue light of Doom' and Microsoft saying 'We didn't know!'
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