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GameSpot: Kudo Tsunoda on Kinect

GameSpot talks to Kudo Tsunoda about some of the attention Kinect has been getting recently, what's in store for Core Gamers at launch, and which games he excited for post launch.

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Troll_Police2585d ago

Did he just say core gamers will enjoy Kinectamils?

B-Real2062585d ago

story and adventure based game hmmmmm

TheBlackSmoke2585d ago

Why does MS keep doing this? Stop trying trying to string along core gamers with promises you can't keep. Just admit kinect is not for them and be done with it.

deadreckoning6662585d ago (Edited 2585d ago )

Does anyone know what Kudo actually does? Did he actually help build Kinect? I never understood his role in Kinect.

@Troll_Police- He never said those exact words. He said Kinectamils will have elements that some core gamers would enjoy. Kudo also says that there isn't a definition of what a core game is...which is true. In the end, he says that he respects others gaming preference and isn't telling anyone what they should or shouldn't play and that core gamers should at the very least try it out.

Seems pretty sincere to me. I don't understand why people on this site are so desperate for a casual add-on to fulfill their hardcore needs.

GT5, LBP 2, Halo: Reach, Infamous 1, God of War 3, Black Ops, Medal of Honor, Mass Effect 2, Left 4 Dead 1/2, Prince of Persia and Sly Cooper HD remakes, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Bayonetta, Uncharted 2 GOTY edition and Dead Nation are ALL available this year(with the 3DS and its PLETHORA of core titles coming in 2011).

Main Point:

Who the hell cares if Kinect delivers hardcore games or not? I don't need em and I doubt any other so called "core" gamer needs them either.

@plb- So hes just a spokesperson?

plb2585d ago

No, MS brought the tech. Sony and Nintendo passed on the opportunity years ago.

gamingdroid2585d ago (Edited 2585d ago )

@plb

"No, MS brought the tech. Sony and Nintendo passed on the opportunity years ago."

That is BS!

The camera was created by PrimeSense using infrared although MS owns the other company creating the competing technology for depth sensing cameras, Time of Flight.

The heart and meat of this is the software behind it all.

The software technology behind the ability to motion capture a person is developed within MS from a bunch of research papers that has only recently been published. You can read the entire story about it here:

Kinect for Xbox 360: The inside story of Microsoft's secret 'Project Natal':
http://www.wired.co.uk/wire...

If Kinect is a success, Sony and Nintendo (albeit Nintendo probably don't have the research experience nor the finances to support this) will be remembered like how Verizon passed on the iPhone!

@deadreckoning666
Kudo I believe is in charge of coming up with creative ideas, that at least fits in with the story above and his title. He seemed to have been part of a bunch of prototyping various game mechanics. It sounds like he was pretty much there from the beginning of Project Natal though.

Bigpappy2585d ago

His job is to direct developement teams on what is needed for kinect to function properly as a gaming device. He also works to assist 3rd party.

PostApocalyptic2585d ago

@gamingdroid,

The two companies that were licensed and acquired by Microsoft are PrimeSense and 3DV Systems. It was 3DV that went to Sony then Nintendo first to showcase their camera motion sensing. And they both passed on it for technical and cost reasons.

Just saying developed "in-house" is just play on words. All that happens AFTER the aquisistion. Then MS can just stamp their logo on it. Simple.

As far as Sony and Nintendo, the problem with 3DV was that the tech was flawed since it doesn't take into account changing environments and colors in real world tests. Demos are one thing, being in people's home is another. And at the time Sony (and Nintendo) wanted something that would be very accurate, cost effective and reliable. 3DV tech wasn't practical. Even today you are seeing stories about making sure the Kinect is well ventilated to prevent over-heating; probably to avoid law suites regarding RROD effects on the 360.

gamingdroid2585d ago (Edited 2585d ago )

Nobody is denying that the depth sensing camera was developed by another company than MS. Heck, there are others beyond 3DV and PrimeSense.

"Just saying developed "in-house" is just play on words. All that happens AFTER the aquisistion. Then MS can just stamp their logo on it. Simple."

What is developed by MS is the motion capture software that maps a persons body to a skeleton that enables Kinect to do what it does. Software is the heart of Kinect, not the hardware. Did you read the story behind Kinect at Edge? You know, the link I provided?

"Even today you are seeing stories about making sure the Kinect is well ventilated to prevent over-heating; probably to avoid law suites regarding RROD effects on the 360."

I have never heard about any stories about the technology overheating, care to give us a source beyond me taking your word for it?

"And at the time Sony (and Nintendo) wanted something that would be very accurate, cost effective and reliable."

We all know how accurate Wii Motion controls are, so I doubt the reason they backed off on it was "accuracy". Sony isn't the one to talk about cost effectiveness when their own PS3 is way pricey compared to the competition (regardless of what is included). Sony has never been shy of pushing anything costly into the market.

If anything, I think neither company has the money to not only push something like this out into the market, but also the cost of R&D prohibits them from doing it. Sony of all companies was in the foray of all this, but just let it slip between the cracks.

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nycredude2585d ago

If you don't know which motion controller to et just watch this douche demo Kinect and then watch the creators of PS Move demo The Move. It is so clear which one is full of shit and which ones are just regular gamers who love what they do and is happy in the knowledge that they are creating a device that will benefit core gamers.

B-Real2062585d ago

anyone want to count how many times he says kinect

patterson2585d ago

don't forget "super-awesome"

GamerSciz2585d ago (Edited 2585d ago )

and it came to 16 times in total if you don't count him saying Kinectimals. Also "Forza is best racing game of this generation of consoles" says Kudo....

rlm422585d ago

Forza is the best racing game this gen. Are you trying to refer GT5 might be better? GT5 isn't even out therfore doesn't even compete yet.

LiquifiedArt2585d ago

And all i could think of was....This is bullshit. Hes bullshitting his face off.

plb2585d ago

Take the sunglasses off already

Megaton2585d ago

He's got Itagaki fever.

dgroundwater2585d ago

Yeah what a textbook douchebag. I mean taking preventative measures to not ruin his eyes like who would ever do such a thing?

/s

ps3alldayeveryday2585d ago

This guy is flat out lying about Kinect and being hardcore, as long as Microsoft keeps filling his wallet...

kaveti66162585d ago

Yeah, I wish I had that job.

dgroundwater2585d ago

I thought his answer for "core gamers" was really well done. He is simply working with the games they're launching with. How do you know what games you will/wont like?

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