Kinect IS a new console - you better believe it

Dualshockers: When Microsoft first announced Kinect as Project Natal then one of the phrases that they threw around was that they were treating it like the launch of a new console. At the time I thought they were just being silly, as if releasing a peripheral is anything like a new console launch -ridiculous! Since that statement Microsoft have confirmed their exact stance on Kinect at E3 2010 along with the pricing structure for the device. Now that we know that Kinect is $150 and is only compatible with Kinect games then any potential customers should take Microsofts words seriously because you might as well be buying a completely separate console.

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Hyrius2826d ago (Edited 2826d ago )

I don't believe it. :)

@ Games4M - Rob : XD

Nicaragua2826d ago

I want to believe

The truth is out there…

Cloudberry2826d ago

I thought it was a Naruto's referencedattebayo.

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Lightsaber2826d ago

if it was a new console it work with out a 360 but it doesnt so its not its just a crappy add on.

D4RkNIKON2826d ago

lol "The truth is out there"

Kinect is a new console LOL!

Genesis52826d ago

Looks like a camera. Consoles are bigger.

karl2826d ago

more like.. believe and then PAY

pustulio2826d ago (Edited 2826d ago )

"Kinect IS a new console."


R u St00p3d or what? at most is a new camera.

nickjkl2825d ago

look here people the first console without any processing power

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Inside_out2826d ago (Edited 2826d ago )

M$ Kinect is a terrific device designed to expand the xbox 360's core audience and bring in some of the casual gamers that have made the Wii the top selling console this gen. In that respect, Kinect will be a huge success for M$.

Comparing M$ Xbox 360/Kinect to Sega is like comparing apple's and oranges, but the clown fanboy who wrote this piece knows that. M$ has 40+ million consoles...25 million of which are on XBL. Kinect will be the only game in town come this holiday season. It is priced right and will offer the casual market the best deal out there.

As for the hardcore 360 gamer...well, Halo reach releases in 5 weeks, fable 3 is out this year in October followed by 3 huge multi-player FPS's, MOH, Crysis and COD Black ops. All Multi-plats on 360 outsell there counter parts on PS3 by the millions. WHY...they look and play better on 360...plain and simple.

M$ has all the bases covered. What has Sony to offer...$399 2.0 and a car sim. $4000 3D TV and $150 glasses. Sony has already given up this year.

@ DARkNimrod...looks like you were tagged outside the Best Buy in this video talking like all PS3 kids....LMFAO.

Here's the hot seller for Sony this holiday...Hope it comes with the $399 bundle.

-Alpha2826d ago (Edited 2826d ago )

First, Kinect is not a game. Stop calling it that.

Those multiplats do not "look" better on the 360, and even if they did not noticeably. Yes they outsell "by the millions" but that's because they sell by the millions. The difference doesn't matter, they are still multiplat titles that any PS3 owner can still enjoy. Selling more on the 360 doesn't hurt PS3 owners, except maybe fanboys who hold invisible stock. You'd be better off bragging about the exclusive DLC.

I will not be surprised if Kinect sells well but it's funny that defenders of Kinect (not that it's wrong to defend the product for what it is) don't personally seem to want it or even anticipate it as core gamers themselves. It goes to show that the core fans don't care for it for themselves.

So it's not as much a "revolution" in gaming like originally revealed, and though it still seems to promise something, that hope is rigorously met with some healthy skepticism.

I wont be surprised if Kinect does do well with casuals, but it's met with some equal skepticism. But personally, I do not care for it and I believe many others sincerely don't either. Even my hardcore 360/Halo friends called it a waste of time and an EyeToy. The hardcore already don't care for motion control and Kinect is the definition of that.

DigitalRaptor2824d ago (Edited 2824d ago )

Don't waste your time on him. He's beyond hope.

Kinect was never going to be a "revolution" in gaming. Its limitations speak for themselves. It can never be serious contender against REAL games.

And if Cez truly cared about the system he supports he would be against the idea of Kinect and the overly casual focus MS is giving it. It's a total waste of resources that would be better spent aquiring talent and producing amazing games for the industry and loyal gamers who have supported their system since the beginning.

I mean what does MS have lined up for 2011? Gears of War 3, and that Kingdoms game.

Hitman07692826d ago

Kinect, Kinect... How bad will you fail?

Nicaragua2826d ago

Good comparison to the Mega-CD because that is exactly how I see Kinect – an overpriced gimmick that not only adds nothing to the gaming experience but actually take something away with its lack of accuracy and tactile feedback.

Ebay is gonna be chock full of these things by this time next year.

Motion2826d ago

Lol, Gamestop is going to have to open a new chain just to sell pre-owned Kinects.

DigitalRaptor2824d ago

Hopefully people see the light before MS makes a killing.

DelbertGrady2826d ago

"About the Author: Rob is our resident UK based contributor who has been gaming for the last 30 years. Favourite games are online, team based, third person shooters like MGO and SOCOM but he also loves a game with a good story. Self confessed trophy whore."

Writing for

I'm really surprised that he doesn't like Kinect. Really.

Games4M - Rob2826d ago

Wow, your a detective genius. You managed to go all the way to my website and find out this top secret information you should get a starring role in the next Alpha Protocol game.

Of course you completely overlooked the fact that i dont mention my own personal opinion on Kinect other than my thoughts that it will fail based on the perfectly logical reasoning i put in the article.

I actually did a bit of digging of my own and uncovered your bio - "Soda Popinsky: medicore whining tool with an opinion nobody cares about, hence his 1 bubble."

Interesting stuff.

IdleLeeSiuLung2826d ago (Edited 2826d ago )

LOL, perfect reasoning... really? Your reasoning is perfect?

All I need to say is: when the iPhone came out, everybody thought it was over priced. We all know how that went!

My reason for Kinect will sell

a) pre-orders have been strong 3-4 months in advance despite the price. MS already did the price tasting, that is probably why several e-tailers listed it early at the $150 tag. Yet it sold well...

b) people other than the crowd (that you cater to) everyone seem to enjoy it.

Here are plenty of people enjoying Kinect:

Kinect is not aimed at hardcore gamers. Ask the casual gamers, as they seem to love it.

"Compare this to the Wii which uses the Wiimote in every game or the Playstation Move which is an option for pre-existing (and upcoming) games. Anyone who buys a Wii has everything they need for playing Wii games, anyone who buys Move very likely already own one of the many titles that will be enabled with Move such as Heavy Rain, Resident Evil 5, or upcoming blockbuster titles like Killzone 3."

My question to you then becomes, if current games work great the way they are, why would I want an alternative control scheme, pay extra and potential experience sub-par experience? After all, I'm used to using my controller for most games I currently play....

To me you sound like a fanboy praising Sony, yet bashing MS.

Your profile is interesting stuff indeed.

Games4M - Rob2825d ago (Edited 2825d ago )

I didnt say my reasoning was perfect as though i am some sort of ultimate being, i said it was perfectly logical as in it is not illogical. Whether you agree with the reasoning is your own choice but it is there nonetheless. Your own reasons for why Kinect will suceed are also perfectly logical - its simply a difference of opinion.

As for your question about why use an alternate control scheme then the answer is that in most cases it simply works better. Anyone who has played resident evil 4 of the Wii knows that using the wii-mote to aim is incrediably accurate and intuitive so using that same method of control in games like SOCOM 4, Killzone 3 and Resi 5 is a natural progression. If your happy using your pad then thats fine because that option is there but for people like me who want to then there is the option of using Move.

How many Kinect games can you play using the pad you love so much ?

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Poseidon2826d ago

why is it always trophy whore not trophy tramp, trophy slut?

XactGamer2826d ago

^^^ fanboy fight and I mean "all" of the above.

Bedrockk2826d ago

i agree w/ Rob's article - i think kinect is going to be a FAIL. its technology just doesn't seem responsive enough. i'm on the fence until i see a GOOD lightsaber or fighting game.

iiprotocolii2826d ago

After getting hands-on with connect, I must say that it isn't what some folks are making it out to be. Response? It's not 1:1, which kind of takes away from a fluid experience. Before I even consider getting the Kinect, Microsoft needs to showcase a game that I, as a *gamer* and not a casual plebeian, am attracted to. They have some nifty applications that will definitely grab the attention of the less-than-casual crowd, but nothing that gamers will deem purchase worthy.

Alos882826d ago

Title might as well be Kinect IS a new console- deal with it.
In fact, that should be the new slogan for Kinnect- deal with it.

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