This week BBC was given exclusive access to the most exciting piece of technology being released this year: Kinect for Xbox 360 (formally known as project Natal.) They had a good play around with it and found out if it's worth the hype.
It was kinda hard to see if it lagged or not. But one thing really stood out to me. All the games looked very similar in style and they all seemed to be casual-games. It is nothing wrong with playing casual games but that is not my cup of tea. It does seem like they have sorted out the worst of the lag, which is a good thing ofc, although as I said, it was kinda hard to see. Bad angles and not seeing their movement and the tv at the same time (most of the time. You could see both at some points) makes it kinda hard to judge really. I am still waiting for a title that will sell Kinect to me but there is a lot of potential in this, especially for kids as the games seems like the type that would be enjoyed by younger gamers.
Not worth it.
You just summed up why I despise Xbox 360 Fanboys. ' I'm not excited at all for Kinect but this impressions + Half a BILLION dollars. Sony is gonna get cemented in third place for ever. Sad because i couldn't give a crap for the lineup, but it's the reality.' Like all the others, all you care about is Kinect selling and it beating anything Sony brings to the table. Despite the fact that these sales will do NOTHING to enrich your hardcore centric 360 gaming experience. Quite simply, you're not gamers. You'd rather sit there and wait for NPD and VGChartz sales than actually look forward to games. No wonder MS has nothing coming for you guys except for Gears 3. They must be thinking 'well our current install base is full of retards that prefer sales to games, so lets give them sales instead of games because they obviously prefer that'.It's beyond pathetic.
Did you see the smile on their faces when they were playing the games? That is all you need to know!
If i have to make my living room look like their testing room, then its not worth it. "the most exciting tech this year" REALLY?!?!?!?! There were so many things wrong with this video that its not even funny. I smell m$ pr all over this.
"Did you see the smile on their faces when they were playing the games? That is all you need to know! " I completely agree...I'd be laughing pretty hard at these shallow games too.
Its the bottom of an Avatar's shoe all over again. Kinect is recognizing his skeletal system as "standing with legs crossed", but in reality he's actually standing with legs straight down. The skeletal recognition system was TOTALLY off. And yes, there's still lag. $500 million dollars spent on advertising. None of that went to actually making the product work.
So optical matrix calls the entire 360 fanbase retards and he gets a "well said"? This website is fucking shite.
No Hades I didn't call the entire fanbase retards. I'm saying, that there are retards within the fanbase and those fanboys care about sales and sales only. Hence forth, Microsoft caters towards them rather than the 360 gamers that actually care about games.
that is not an accurate discription of their conclusion, quite the opposite really.
Odd. Thats not what the article itself said LOL But go on. Hate it anyways. LOL
1 minute in and that was the most WTF theing i have ever heard military, hospitals, and banks were trying to get their hands on the technology of kinect so a camera
I know, that stood out for me too.
Also, considering this tech has been on the market for years, and turned down by every company that looked into it.
There's going to be a few million "bAaAaAaAaAaaaas" this holiday season.
it does look a bit laggy, which is quite disappointing IMO...
A bit? looks a lot to me,.. at that rafting jumping,.. holy shit,.. Lag should be damn measured in seconds,..
$100,000.00 budget for most gaming media to shut up & give no review nor critique on Kinect before it comes out. What is M$ hiding Kinect from?
hehe :$ there was a little lag, for example 0:30, when the guy in the white shirt with black sleeves was jumping, it was like half a second later he jumped on screen. lmao look how boring table tennis looks!, its like you stand in 1 position and just hit the ball back and forth, no movement at all! but to be fair this is really good, not worth £129.99, but its quite good...for a little kid. kids under 12 would have fun with this. (so maybe 25% of the xbox user base) edit: @a08andan, you are correct, it didnt affect the gameplay...in this game. but it just shows that if it does have even a noticeable lag like that, then this tech will NEVER work with AAA titles. ppl might say they might patch something in it later, but i doubt that will help it.
Yeah that was kinda obvious, but it didn't seem to affect the gameplay as in you failing because of it. What I didn't like was the beachvolleyball-game. I really didn't like the fact that the game told me to jump like that. I hope that you can turn options like that off so we get some challenge. Edit: @hasj1990, yeah it won't work with certain types of games, but until we see a game like that, it is really hard to tell if they are gonna make it work or not though.
LMAO ... Dry your eyes and man up... What are you 12? deal with it and go to the PS3 section. Never seen a group of people so angry and scared of something. EDIT Yes so angry I spend 24/7 chasing after PS3 news trying force my opinion on you, tracking every single MOVE article because I fear it will cement the 360 in last place ;) All my angry 360 fans and I troll in droves and our army of angry trolls sits and waist for PS3 news articles so we can overwhelm them with rabid moronic attacks outnumbering the PS3 fans in the PS3 articles lol
Please wii360, you have been angry since the dawn of time. Go play Halo or something
Pot calls the Kettle black.
No, you just like to troll in PS3 and Move articles because it makes you feel better about your console of choice.
Yet they are some of the most level headed people on this site. I am sure there are some PS3 fans out there, other that AlfaMale, who are capable of this skill. They are just drowned out by the noisy majority. On Topic: there are plenty of positive Kinect previews out there.
More and more positive previews are coming in now that the bugs are being ironed out. Like BBC said, its VERY unlikely this won't be a success.
It BETTER be a success. And no, none of the bugs have been sorted out. Just look at the video's thumbnail and you'll see the same exact "Bottom Of An Avatar's Shoes" bug right there.
remember there episode on the epidemic of YLOD and how unreliable PS3 hardware is...also injecting a multi-million marketing campaign helps sell stuff at times.
He/She is referring to the BBC Watchdog episode where they said how bad the PS3 and the YLOD, they did exaggerate the truth and also display a repairment procedure which still doesn't fix a YLOD PS3 entirely.
ya and if you look closely enough you could see the strings from the puppeteers...
thats nice how they are in a nice huge empty office space, complete with adjustable lighting. How about showing it somehwere where people are going to be "playing" this thing in a realistic gaming environment...
Buy what you want, for whatever reason you want. I'm 33, so I bought Move. But I'd be lying if I said my daughters didn't want Kinectimals.
And that's the thing, right? There's a market for both Move and Kinect, and they're not necessarily the same market. There are people who are going to want what's on each system and both are going to appeal to different types of people. Not sure why so many people think it's one or the other.
Unfortunately, that seems to be a prevalent mentality this console generation. It's either one or the other in the minds of fanboys. No coexistence is possible, or allowed. Kinect has great potential to be a hit with casual gamers, just as Move can accommodate more traditional, so-called 'hardcore' game experiences. The sooner all camps of fanboys accept this simple truth, the better gaming discussions will be.
From my personal experience the 20gb,40gb,60gb,and 80gb PlayStation 3's are unreliable just like the 360. Some more than others. Also bunch of haters here. The Kinect is good camera to capture movements and at least Microsoft is marketing this thing. We all know Sony did a terrible job marketing the PSeye. Ive own the PSeye since launch and bought every damn game or half ass game Sony put on PSN.Which is like less than 10. Thanks to the PSmove we are finally getting some decent PSeye games. Kinect is awesome and a bit overpriced in my opinion but, I wish it the best and hope 2.0 launches with the next generation 360.
oh dude, please! theres trolling and then theres just straight bullshittinnn!!!!!1
I wonder how much of that half a billion is being given to reviewers.....
Pew, Pew, Pew Need I say more.. BUTTONS REQUIRED You the controller has been done before, 7 years ago by Sony(AKA EyeToy). Nothing new, don't buy into the MS bullshit...
The irony in "BUTTONS REQUIRED" right before saying that you the controller has been done before is just so delicious and juicy. When speaking of "done before", the basic concept of control in games hasn't really changed ever until Wii. There have been slight improvements, but the basic combination of press a direction and press a button hasn't changed much at all, ever. And you the controller must have worked, right? I mean, Sony created PSEye for the same purpose initially, and EyePet has been available without Move in many parts of the world for more than a year. That's you the controller, and some people like it. I don't see much Kinect marketing that claims this type of thing has never been done before. But much like shoulder buttons on controllers, analog sticks and rumble, adding features to what's been done before has proven to be a popular strategy. Playstation Move isn't exactly revolutionary in it's approach. The Wiimote with MotionPlus is a different implementation of a similar idea for 3D space tracking. Instead of a glowing ball the Wiimote uses infrared LED's to track the controller. It's evolution, not revolution. And even if you don't, many people like it.
So true. It's pretty damn obvious that this tech is just shoddy. It will never replace a controller, so why people are excited about it being future-tech, I don't know. Seriously, Sony showed how this tech didn't work well last gen. It's not because they didn't support it well, but because lack of inputs and physical feedback = a lesser gaming experience and not something which will drive gaming forward. So really something new =/= something better! So evident in this case! Kinect = gimmick. A waste of MS resources. Nothing more.
Looks like a cool thing to have when hosting a party. Especially After a few round of drinks.
The Kinect glitches will have you rolling all over the floor dying from laughter! Kinect will be a success because of it!
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You might disagree but in reality no matter how you guys try to spin it, Kinect seems like a fun and new way to play games. This whole I'm a hardcore gamer and this doesn't cater to them is all BS. What defines a hardcore gamer? What defines a casual gamer? What makes a game hardcore vs casual? You guys are gamers play games that is what we do. Whether its kinect, move, wii, sixaxis, dualshock 1,2,3 or xbox controller. Play the games and have fun. I know I will! Remember in the end if you play a game and enjoy it that is as hardcore the games are going to get. Enjoy your systems, relax and be silly or play games to get adrenaline pumping. Being negative for the sake of it is a waste of energy. Try it out and see for yourself. Try not to be skeptical and play with open mind and see if it works. If not then move on and do what you like. Let others enjoy the product without being castigated and classed by the people that play games. Have fun!
Are you Kudo Tsunoda by any chances? I swear I have seen those words before.
I hate when videos and articles come up talking about "review" and "test" yet whenever problems come up, they brush it under the rug just because it's gonna sell. I'm not watching your video for you to make excuses for the tech. Didn't we get enough of this with the wii? "The Eye Toy doesn't offer nearly as much sensitivy, nor does it track as much information. The games available on Kinect aren't possible on Eye Toy." - Comments these douches made on their own Youtube channel. Fucking Christ the journalist are THAT desperate for a peice of that 500 million.
Would love to see some head to head reviews. Move Table Tennis vs Kinect Table Tennis etc... It seems like Ms strategy is to have non-gamers who don't really play games pushed in your face to endorse the product. Typical fallacy called "Appeals to authority". The people they use are not authority on games, and make them irrelevant. Funny that they don't want reviews of Kinect published - only marketing material. I played Table Tennis with Move last night. When the kids are done with Lord of the Rings (alright - Move does not get played 100% of the time) I will have another go at the silver to gold medals.
After seeing how the soorts in Deca Sport are played, I don't have to say anything. I have already realized what Kinect was and still is a long time ago.
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