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Gamespot: Publisher delivering voice-controlled animal-training game to Xbox 360 in March 2011

Described as Kinect's "first augmented reality game," Fantastic Pets initially presents players with four prosaic animals: a dog, cat, horse, and lizard. However, throughout the course of gameplay, these animals transform into mythological creatures, ranging from unicorns to dragons.

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ingiomar2526d ago

Damn this is kind'off what i've been waiting for
if only they could fight each other like pokemon :) and anime style monsters

What i want is basically a pokemon rip-off for kinect

deadreckoning6662526d ago (Edited 2526d ago )

If this was selling for $15, I wouldn't have a problem with it. But for 50 bux..thats just not right. Even though Kinect isn't my cup of tea, I know others that would be interested in something like this. However, I don't think its right for something like this to be sold for 50 dollars. Thats just too much IMO.

"Kinect does not need "hardcore"
Kids buy more games than core gamers. See DS sales if you disagree."

If only we could post this on the front page for the next 3 months. It would put an end to a lot of stupid comments around here. Its pretty funny how people around here think that Microsoft NEEDS hardcore gamers(or needs their approval) for Kinect to succeed.

"No, they need to start pumping out some core games."

Needs? NEEDS?! I've been a member on this site for 2 in a half years and for all this time, I've been hearing about how the 360 NEEDS more first party exclusives.

NEWSFLASH- The the 360 is currently outselling the PS3 WORLDWIDE and M$ is STILL banking on Halo and Gears as the only 2 major exclusives.

Would we as gamers LIKE for Microsoft to invest in more 1st party devs...YES. The point I'm trying to make is, just because WE want to see a bigger variety of exclusives..doesn't mean that Microsoft NEEDS to do it. Right now, they are #2 saleswise in world and MOST 360 gamers happy playing COD, Halo, and Gears. Why would Microsoft change the formula thats working so well for them??

Parapraxis2526d ago (Edited 2526d ago )

"Its pretty funny how people around here think that Microsoft NEEDS hardcore gamers(or needs their approval) for Kinect to succeed. "
Umm..who thinks MS needs hardcore gamers for Kinect to succeed?
I haven't seen many (if any) people saying that.

I think most of us know MS has no intention of getting hardcore gamers on the Kinect bandwagon. MS has little to no interest in catering to that crowd with Kinect.

Sadly though it would seem many are missing the very likely reciprocal effects that MS' intense focus on Kinect will leave on its core gamers.

Sure MS can toss us core gamers a bone once in a while with the typical MS triad (Halo, Gears, Fable) but when almost all the investment dollars for a yearly budget for the gaming devision are devoted to Kinect do you REALLY think that there are going to be many new IPs or exclusive games coming the way of the core gamer?

I have a 360 to play exclusives, and games I can only get on 360, so where does that leave me, and many many gamers like me who think Kinect is a goddamn joke and have zero interest in buying it?

EDIT:
"NEWSFLASH- The the 360 is currently outselling the PS3 WORLDWIDE and M$ is STILL banking on Halo and Gears as the only 2 major exclusives. "
Why are you bringing up sales? and also, I'm glad you recognize that right now as it stands MS only has two exclusives they care to "bank on"...so more Gears and Halo it is then....

"Why would Microsoft change the formula thats working so well for them?? "
Maybe to give a little back to the core gamers that have supported them for years and don't want only 3 shooter games.

SaberEdge2526d ago

Well said, Parapraxis. Monetarily speaking Microsoft may not need core gamers to buy Kinect, but that is exactly what bothers me. I bought a 360 thinking that MS would support that console for the duration of its lifespan. Now MS seems to think it is ok to abandon the core gamers that got them where they are and focus on casual fluff in the hopes that it will make them even more money. As a hardcore gamer I don't like that direction at all.

Raikiri2526d ago

isn't codename: kingdoms a new IP?

isn't Wingnut Interactive(Partnering with Peter Jackson!!!!) and Firebird also working on a new game?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

you guys are delusional if you think MS will abandon the core, those who have supported them from the beginning

ElementX2526d ago

So $50 is too expensive for you, buy it used. Why should developers sell games cheap just so you can buy it? They need to make a profit somehow and $15 games don't cut it.

radphil2526d ago

"you guys are delusional if you think MS will abandon the core, those who have supported them from the beginning"

Delusional? Look at how their OS went from XP to Vista for example.

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Bigpappy2526d ago

Can your avatar ride the horse, for example? They need to get creative with these kid games, instead of creating clones of what others have done.

Imperator2526d ago

No, they need to start pumping out some core games. As of now they haven't announced anything other than useless crap that any sane gamer would avoid

uxo222526d ago

They don't like your attitude so they don't want to make anything for you, you mean ole core gamer you...lol

Parapraxis2526d ago

Holy HARRRRRRRRRRRRDCORE Line-up Batman!

Bigpappy2526d ago (Edited 2526d ago )

Kids buy more games than core gamers. See DS sales if you disagree.

Edit: Sounds like Eypet mixed with Nintendog.

Imperator2526d ago

So, what are YOU (if you are a gamer) going to play? Why does Kinect's success make you happy even though it's literally killing core gaming on the 360?

That's just ridiculous man, open your eyes!

uxo222526d ago

I have a family, I want my kids to be able to enjoy their Xbox as well. Should the kids be left out because for some reason you feel that all games should be made to your liking. Should there only be one genre of music, should all movies be comedy.

Okay, lets say if kinect is for casual only, there are still core games being made with the controller that guys like you can play, or are you pissed that you won't be able to play "CORE" games with this "Casual" periphal?

Bigpappy2526d ago (Edited 2526d ago )

I think you are right on the money with that question as far as some core gamers being disappointed with Kinect. But I don't believe this to be the case with "Imperator". He is more fanboy than core. His only interest is to see kinect fail because it is not on PS3.

Apotheosize2526d ago

Its like that old Pokemon game Hey you pikachu

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