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Is Kinect a Step Backwards?

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GWAVE2935d ago ShowReplies(8)
Poseidon2935d ago

kinect is a circus act promising "big" things and delivering nothing but low ball titles and shame to the gaming business.

and charging around $100.00 is not going to help

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R2D22935d ago (Edited 2935d ago )

As always we must wait and see, Kinect releases in what? Mid November? So I guess they still have a little time to further improve on things - Not trying to start a flame war or anything but I pick my Xbox over ps3 for multiplatform games because thats the first console i got. I'm just afraid Microsoft are going to forget the core gamer. Not only is Kinect a Step Backwards.It's a Overpriced Laggy Step Backward's - I agree and I do the same, mostly because I have two xbox 360s, one at home and one at work at the firestation. I have a PS3, but its always at home...plus, I like the 360 controller better...I mostly use my PS3 for their exclusives.

I just wish someone could take some clear steady video footage of the latest builds of these games. It seems that all we see are shaky blurry videos of people going out of their way to trip the system up. Or written articles on how it was either great or terrible with no video proof at all. Kinect is an embarrassment; as a 360 owner, and a hardcore gamer as well.

I hope it fails, mostly because I want 360 to focus back on whats most important. I am getting a PS move, and I already have a Wii (for the exclusives mostly), Kinect is like a bad dream that we as 360 fans want to wake up out of and see some new IPs in its place. I agree with both of you, I also use my 360 for every multiplatform mainly because I like XBL better than PSN, and I like the 360 controller better. Then I use my PS3 only for exclusives, and to download movies hahaha.

I could care less if Move or Kinect fails or succeeds because I really have no intentions on buying either. I will always prefer a controller over motion controls, no matter how good they arekinect is a circus act promising "big" things and delivering nothing but low ball titles and shame to the gaming business.you wanna talk about step backwards ? lets talk about how sony is a step backwards in online, how sony is a step back in the number of A,AA,AAA games in comparison to the 360, how sony is a step backwards in overall software and hardware sales in comparison to the 360.you wanna talk about step backwards? lets talk about how sony is a step backwards in online, how sony is a step back in the number of A,AA,AAA games in comparison to the 360, how sony is a step backwards in overall software and hardware sales in comparison to the 360. Now just watch the army of N4PS3fanboys are gonna approve this flaimebait article

and charging around $100.00 is not going to help. Kinect is barely a step in any direction. It's a slight evolution (but mostly an imitation) of concepts already done by Eye and EyeToy. Kinect is a step backwards and waste of MS resources. Why didn't they take that cash and buy some new first party studios to produce some new IP's?

I liked this article, very well written in my opinion.
On topic: Is Kinect a step backwards? It’s still to soon to tell. Preview articles are still all over the place as far as wether it works or not. Some are claiming that it’s almost unplayable, while others have had no problems at all and find it a refreshing changeAnd no, this isn't a Sony vs Microsoft comparison. You'd be hard-pressed to find anything coming out for Kinect (not tech demos, but actual games coming out) that hasn't already been done in some way on other camera-based games. kinect is pretty revolutionary in my opinion. what i dont understand is why noone is criticizing sony for making wii mote clones...i mean they didnt even care to change the controller much.

Agent-862935d ago (Edited 2935d ago )

Everything in this comment is just a "cut & paste" of comments from other posts. What was the point? It doesn't make any sense. Wish a moderator out there would just remove it as its really wasting space. I can see why this moron has 1 bubble and even that is too many.

Lovable2935d ago

It's called a "SPAM". Reported.

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GarandShooter2935d ago (Edited 2935d ago )

@ pip

I know exactly what you mean. Recently, I gave Hallmark Moment, what amounted to, in my opinion, some sound advice. How was I repaid for said sage commentary? Increased bubbles? Fame and/or fortune? No, a 4 day restriction.

Yet everyday we see the same single bubbled trolls talking shit and stirring the pot and what happens? Tomorrow their back with their single bubble, their duplicate accounts (often of the single bubble type as well), and usual BS.

Well done mods, well done.

pippoppow2935d ago

Well that's the way N4G likes to run things. It's just annoying how some poster are allowed to antagonize other consistently and posters retaliate then it's an issue. I do wonder if some of those troll posters are employed by N4G to rile up posters for more hits.

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Poseidon2935d ago ShowReplies(1)
Redempteur2935d ago

"lets talk about how sony is a step backwards in online"

yep free online with dedicated servers is a step backwards ..

rofl you're so funny dude

PandemicPrawn02935d ago (Edited 2935d ago )

On topic: Is Kinect a step backwards? It’s still to soon to tell. Preview articles are still all over the place as far as wether it works or not. Some are claiming that it’s almost unplayable, while others have had no problems at all and find it a refreshing change.

As always we must wait and see, Kinect releases in what? Mid November? So I guess they still have a little time to further improve on things.

I just wish someone could take some clear steady video footage of the latest builds of these games. It seems that all we see are shaky blurry videos of people going out of their way to trip the system up. Or written articles on how it was either great or terrible with no video proof at all.

I just want to see if it works or not dammit!

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