Check out the Pac-Man Kinect being played at Microsoft's booth. The game comes as part of a brain training package from Namco Bandai in Japan.
that was the most useless and boring demostration of kinect. well what you can expect to something without buttoms.
It wasn't a useless demo.. but I dont know personally if I want to play pac-man in such a way. It's game mechanics dont appeal to me. Though it looked like the hands were being tracked well. But Pac-man wasn't doing a very good job following the hands (maybe they should have stuck pac-man on the hand icon?) I'm interested to try some demos out myself! Will be on the look out for demos near chicago.
That looks very exciting. /s
Exciting hardly.. but it was the tracking that got me interested. Was it just reading gestures or actually mapping it across the x/y/z axis, I'm curious to try it myself. Sorry for trying to be a gamer.. I dont see the need for blind hate.
What?There was lag even on hands moving as slow as that.It looked terrible and pointless.Thing is there are no games like this that wouldn't be better on Move(not that I'd want this drivel).Accurate,fast and with rumble feedback.
Yeah this game looks like crap. After actually trying out the move and seeing just how accurate it is. With buttons and precision, there is no way in hell that Kinect will work for gamers the way that Move does. Kinect has to market itself strictly to children and families because gamers expect more.
oh dear God! Kinect is EPIC.
Pacman had buttons?
holy lag fest batman
i thought it was the original pacmac arcade until i saw the video.
that look quite tiring having your arms held up for a long time.
At least in this video Kinect looked to be much more responsive then I have seen in the past. It makes me think that the lag we've seen is more about software then hardware because I feel like I seen some way worse lag then this. But still, Kinect looks so limited in it's uses I have a hard time rooting for it as a gaming platform.
well taking into consideration what we saw here was purely 2d and just tracking a point (hands) I wouldnt be that surprised. In fact this is something that probably can replicated with a webcam.
That could be done with any webcam. The PSeye has games that track in 2d on the PS store the same way. It is useless. I really don't see how Kinect can be relevant after experiencing how accurate Move is. I am addicted to playing Resident Evil 5 with the move. You will NEVER be able to play RE5 with Kinect because it's not on rails lol
There was lag though and that was with her slow,deliberate movements.
I think this doesn't use the skeletal mapping, though. All it needs is the hands, so it can just take the raw image from the 3D camera and look for the two most forward points. I suspect that Dance Central uses a similar technique, except matching the image of your body to a template for the dance move. Something that people on both sides of the argument seem to forget is that Kinect can use different methods ranging from raw RGB camera image, to 3D camera image, to skeletal mapping. The skeletal mapping is complex, and so adds a lot of lag. Kinect can have very little lag if it uses the normal camera like PSEye, or it can have a lot of lag if it uses the skeletal mapping.
But if you look it seems like her hands and the hands on the screen were not lagging. Pac Man was the one not keeping up.
I agree with that looking as it is that pacman demo was really limited and sadly boring.
Posting the same thing twice exposes your bitter intent lol.
This is one of the exercises from a brain training game. Like Brain Age, none of the individual games will be very fun, but it's just part of the total package, and fun isn't exactly the point anyway.
She is playing Pac-Man with her left while doing what ever is require on the other half of the screen with her right. A am impressed that she was able to play effectively while concentrating on something else. I would not be training my brain though. I my share of Pac-man but was never really a fan.
What's with the hate? That looked cool!
If you liked tons of lag yeah.
That is as far from cool as possible.
Freaky Avatar there... No - not hate The question that keeps getting asked is - what is Kinect good for? Except for rehashed EyeToy games. Some of the games for Kinect is as if they decided that they will make the game for Kinect come hell or high water. Like Joyride - now that Kart game could be fun with a controller - but with controller free motion control? Although interesting tech demo - I don't think many will actually buy it. Gold rims on you car might be cool - but what is the point at the price - and what functionality do you get from it?
That looks pretty hard...I thought women are suppose to be good at multi-tasking...lol. I can see this game, in this case more like a series of apps being very popular like the Nintendo DS versions. It was kinda like playing a piano forcing you to use both sides of the screen at the same time. Turning the TV in your living room into a giant IPOD touch is brilliant...expect alot more of this type of thing in the coming months. This game could be a break out hit in Japan...no controller needed.
This is the most amazing thing I've ever seen, Only microsoft could come up with such an innovative way to play games. Kinect is such a stylish looking device, it looks like it's from the future but also has something about it that makes me think as though I have already seen it done many years ago by someone else. I can't fathom why...
is the new paradigm in gaming? THIS is supposed to not be able to be done on any other device? http://www.youtube.com/watc... so did this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watc... they scanned their hands in and are also using their head and feet to play.this same game can be done on ps2.let alone ps3. THIS is supposed to be more impressive than using buttons or a controller?and......... THIS is just a pure and realistic question....... "does microsoft really think gamers want to hold their arms up for long periods of time playing a game?" seriously...........
Game would be fun...... if it used a controller.
Are all the comments full of sarcasm, or am I de only one not liking this at all!... For me is just lame!... I had more fun with PacMan with the Google Logo... I'm not trying to be a fanboy, I just don't get why people see about Kinect. I haven't seen anything I actually want to try.
I know right its pac man in slow motion, plus imagine trying to play that on a 20 inch tv from 6 feet away, not going to be able to see anything.
You guys realize this isn't just Pac-Man but part of the Brain Training game? It's meant to be a test for doing 2 different tasks at the same time with each hand. 1 little test in a larger game and people are going off on Kinect. This place has far too many haters. I can understand questioning the product but people here are being harsh.
That looked so boring it wasn't even funny. The game tracked the hands ok, but the rest of those was just plain painful to watch.
does look lame but it acually looks like it controlls well. I am interested in brain training (insert joke), it was fun on ds.
first off what the f was that, what kind of pacman has pacman floating around a screen, wheres the maze, thats hoprrible
This isn't trying to be the Pac-Man arcade game it's just 1 test in Brain Training.
Oh shit I've never seen a woman before! I must buy this game if she likes it so much!
LOL exactly. Look at my comment below.
Look at the lag the minute she tries to do a swift move with her hand at 00:47. This is the best game so far I've seen on Kinect but I'm not sure wether that is a compliment or not. If she had a little shorter skirt they could advertise like "Just look what our Kinect accomplishes, you like sexy girls too right? Buy Kinect and get'em." And there would be written "the girl is not included" on a very small print on the bottom of the screen. If it's smoke and mirrors you want MS this idea of mine would get the core audience jump in on Kinect for sure. Pun intended. How about writing me a check for this idea MS hmmm?
Can any of you honestly say that looks even the least bit fun?
No offense it looks like a port of a flash game where you avoid the ghost with a pac man skin. My only grief with kinect is even through we always here how powerful it is and its so new even Sony didnt want to use it it is the fact that no game so far is more advanced than anti grav well from what ive seen ( http://www.youtube.com/watc... ) If i spend £150 i wanna see this new tech at work but if I were MS i would do the same lie to hardcore gamers make everything for casuals and sell a bomb load of stuff rather than half and half where a lot more hardcore gamers will pirate it anyway the real money is with casuals no matter what MS are being smart.
How can anyone take it serious. Pew, Pew, Pew. Need I say more. BUTONS are required MOVE for win
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