360 Magazine: Kinect finally arrives in the office tomorrow. Can the software live up to the hardware’s promise? Let’s take a look…
have faith in kinect....i dont blame them....just look at the launch titles..lol
care to explain?
at kinect lets see if all the hype ms can buy can sell it... Personally i say soccer moms are a lot smarter than that. Cept the ones who worship at the church of oprah tho most of those dont have the money ta spare. wut wit the kids n oprahs book club fee's. edit above dont worry about the disagree fairy its jus another spineless faithful watching ms destroying whats left of their pride.
what if it doesn't get delivered tomorrow?
Maybe because you are full of sh!t? Like rroded and the rest of the last place brigade trolling every Kinect article. As they try and act all bad ass with their light bright waggle wand pretending the absolute CRAP launch titles it has are something to brag about and slam Kinect about. I mean Kung-Fu Rider getting straight 3/10's from most site, I think Kinect could have NO software and do better than that.. LMAO Then you brag about having to buy the same game again in order to get Move support. Now gamer should be the last place you get 360 news from. They are nothing but bias 360 haters in disguise. One trip through their faux "news" section of the 360 will make it clear to you.
Yet another sad Kinect supporter that would rather lie than face readily available facts. Resident Evil requires that you have the Gold Edition for Move support. The other games have free patches for Move support. If you had a PS3 you would be reminded of that fact every time you turn it on. It's on the ticker at the top of the screen. It's in the "What's New" area. It's in the Playstation Store. Think about what you're saying though. PS3 owners can buy Move support for current games. Kinect can't be used with any games other than those made only for it. I hope they make more than jumping dancing excersise games in that case.
And to end Killed4less's rant. Move works with Killzone3, Little Big Planet, Heavy Rain, Resident Evil, Socom, Eyepet, Table Tennis.. and more. Move fans on this site are realistic, its just a controller. Unlike Kinect fans who are committed to thinking is minority report, and that joyride has changed their life. Its an add on. Much like the Sega Activator, or the power glove.. Thats literally it. And the hilarious fact is that its functionality is already done by Webcams. Kinect works with its -not even wii rip offs- games that don't seem to work when casuals film it at a best buy, but they work in closed/provided by rare situations of course. I never thought I'd see the day that the hardcore 360 owner would go ape-sh5t over Joyride & Ricochet. I mean you're seeing it. Its actually happening. Microsoft has totally abandoned its core userbase to try to appeal to nintendo owners... its spending more than it cost to develop the 360 in the first place to do so, and will fail since it has no games that rhyme with Mario. I'm proud of last place. It means you get AAA exclusive games & sequels that go beyond what the first has done. No 1.5 updates.., hardware that doesn't fail 1 out of 2 times, free online, multiplatform games as well, bluray, netflix, videochat, etc. First place means you're stuck with Nintendo's games. And your might second place is .. well... halo & kinect..
sony move lineup wasnt much better
Sadly I have to agree but Move has more potential and works better especially for core gamers
when you consider the move launch titles, kung fu rider, sports champions, raquet sports, lord of the rings and party something.. pretty much crapware, sports champions at least works as wii sports does a way to let you see what the tech can do but sony's move also had patch move download for heavy rain, resident evil 5 and mag.. that's 3 hard core titles
Heavy Rain, RUSE, MAG, RE5? It looks better than Kinects first year... oh wait 360 fanboys don't play games, they play sales and shovelware... silly me. @ below: not as much as 360 fanboys. If a game sells 1 million we're pretty cool with it. 360 fanboys since the inception of Kinect has always been "how much it'll sell. Even if it doesn't work, it'll sell. Crap games? we don't care because it'll sell. Why didn't games like Alan Wake/Forza 3/ Splinter Cell:Conviction/Ninja Gaiden 2/etc sell? because it didn't have enough marketing!" Sales, sales, sales, marketing, marketing, marketing. (Has "quality" ever entered your realm of thinking? No because a 360 fanboy has no time for that. Stupid question. That's something GAMERS care about.) No Xbox fanboys in Playstation comments? http://n4g.com/news/634339/... Would you look at that! Now you, GreenRing, Moonboots, Omega, etc. can go ahead and start logging into your other accounts and start disagreeing with me.
i second this
As we all expected the launch lineup is nothing to write home about. In time MS will lay out footage of core games that will more than likely be used in conjunction with a controller. Regardless of all the hate you guys spew Kinect is a game changer and the proof starts next week. edit above wlpowell: Yet Sony fanboys always bring up sales talk. What's funny is why you guys are in Kinect threads to begin with. If your going to come here spreading FUD and talking trash 360 fans that are here for Kinect news have every right to talk about what they want to. You guys should ask yourself why you hardly ever see a 360 fan in PS3 news threads. Maybe it's because they don't care about it or have any intention on purchasing one.
Don't tell people here so because they will flame you and the rest of us that will like the review
Why are people dissing the line-up.? What games did PS3 have in its first year that where AAA games.?Resistance? cmon.Over time there will be games for this just like how the PS3 got. Some people love to hate something they will never try out.
Wii has good games. Being concerned about certain topics garners more hits and the reviewer won't come off as a cheerleader to the people that hate kinect to no end. The one hour video shows a vast improvement and the way it played had my heart pumping with new excitement, when people experience the fun the people in the one hour video had reviews wont matter much only word of mouth. There will be alot of angry pro Sony media and fanboys doing all they can to stop this game changer. Not only will the Japanese loyal fans be upset that a Japanese console won't have the leading edge tech they will also be upset due to Kinect cementing the once proud king of consoles in third place. Nintendo and fanboys are teaming up in the fight this is why the hate is so wide spread. Of course both Nin and sony camps also have envious groups in them
then again. one is a peripheral, another was a console a little different, but very good point. the line up is casual, because they want to attract the casuals mostly makes sense.
I was pretty impressed by the 1 hour special Gamespot showed. Looked much better than what has been shown before. Of course, I want to try it out myself before I form an opinion, but I think lots of people (outside of N4G) are anticipating it. Personally I'll hold on to my money until I've seen more upcoming titles. Now flame me for not mindlessly hating on it. :) @jack_burt0n - You might be right but it feels weird that a big site like Gamespot would do something like that. It looked pretty real to me. Some of the games lagged more than others etc. As I said before though, I want to try it myself before I form an opinion about wether it's good or not.
@SODAPOPINSKY Why was it all done in green screen? Why was the screen with them playing super imposed? Why were they under strict NDA instructions to not show parts of games? There is far too much cloak and dagger.
All I know is, this Lo Pan character comes out of thin air in the middle of a goddamn alley while his buddies are flying around on wires cutting everybody to shreds, and he just stands there waiting for me to drive my truck straight through him with *light* coming out of his mouth!
I only go to Little China with a tour group from AAA. Last time out tour guide, David, or Jack or something or other was great. ...And yeah, there was more show than substance at the presentation. Nothing pre-release impressed me, but then I'm not easily impressed. I am however hoping to be surprised and impressed with the final retail product...just a few days from now! So...Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me?
I was always interested in the tech and was hoping for the best, but most of my concerns have been placated because of that 1hr demo. So hardware wise I believe that Kinect will deliver. On the software side however? I still need to be convinced in regards to the launch line up. Your shape fitness and Dance Central will be the top of the pile as far as reviews go. (7’s & 8’s) Kinect sports, Adventures, Sonic Riders will settle somewhere in the middle (5 to 7), with stinkers like Fighters Uncaged, and Deca Sports just making up the numbers (2 – 5). I’m looking forward to what the second wave of Kinect software has to offer.
I don't understand how a fitness game can be reviewed in the first 3-6 months. Isn't the point of a fitness game to get you fit? It won't happen in a few days. I promise you that.
You are correct.
In a way, i agree, but do i think you could review a fitness game without seeing the fitness results if you are a fitness expert. In other words, I wouldn't read gaming magazines or websites for reviews of the fitness games, i would look at the reviews from fitness magazines and websites.
Especially if its positive about connect. You WILL get bubbles taken for it. But if its bashing Kinect and praising Move than by all means post it so you can get popular.
I think it will work just as they say and I believe developers will create great games, BUT the space you need for this means alot of people will miss out on it and a lot of others won't bother with it.
I think it will sell well, it has enough marketing dollars behind it. I personalty do not like Kinect, I don't think it does enough at this point to be worth the price. At least for me. I do see this kind of tech being popular in the future, like if it was built in to a TV or monitor that would be a great way to interface with content. I don't want it to fail no gamer should wish that, but I do question the utility value of it and what kind of gaming experiences it can support. I do hope to be proved wrong, I personally hope both Move and this do very well and bring in more gamers, be good for us all.
those kinect game were built up from the ground using kinect
I think the hardware will be kewl next year... Just look at the shovelware they are calling games (move aint that much better). I didnt buy either mainly cause the games are aimed at 13 yr olds and less....
i agree I am not buying any of these motion control things....and yes all the games, for both, look mediocre ate best, and/or aimed at children. I hope that MS and sony dont start focusing too much on this crap.
The embargo on reviews and the $500M will ensure the first month sales will be good. It is when the gamers have the device in their homes that we will know if the device delivers or not. The focus is so much on party / sports games that it is not possible to know know if it will deliver in "real" games. The fps demo was horrendous. Joy Ride is a joke. But there is people that likes those type of party games. Question is if it is sustainable. The casual gaming crowd typically do not spend that much on gaming. The Wii is cheap with low cost titles. MS is trying to ask full price for low cost titles and is hoping the market will not notice. What do we define as delivering? High functionality or dancing games? The market will tell us with their wallets in two months time when the hype has worn off.
You might be right if you mean that no individual casual gamer spends a lot of money on games, but casual gamers as a group spend HUGE amounts of money. Look at the list linked below. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... The top selling game that could be called a "core" game is Super Mario Bros. 3 at number 9. Wii Fit has sold over 22 million copies. I too question the sustainability of Kinect and I am sure that Kinect offers nothing to me as a core gamer, but it might be very successful. Even without Halo.
I'm looking forward to kinect looks like it can be a game changer if MS get everything right. Plus be good to play family games on the 360 not just core games. I know kinect gets a lot of bad press on here but only a few days left until its out and then we all get to see for our selfs what it is good and bad at doing. I've been impressed with what MS have released this year new Xbox office 10 home server beta and windows phone 7 all show that MS can get things right after a bad few years they now need to show the world what they are good at just like Sony Nintendo Apple ECT are doing with there devices.
curious how the reviews will turn out?
the question is moot. it cannot deliver and will never deliver. 360 owners are about to be raped and they don't even realise. on one hand i hope it sells badly because that's what it deserves and on the other, i hope it sells well because that's what 360 owners deserve. either way, Sony fans win.
wow and the award for the most hateful and spiteful comment of the day goes to you. congrats !!
I'd rather call it - most realistic comment!
will be so filled with fanboy banter from both sides a leveled argument won't be possible =| still, interested to see how if it actually works! (not sells, im a gamer, I care about the experience not the sales)
Damn, for people who claim that kinect is stupid, you sure do spend alot of time in kinect articles. I mean if the ps3 has all these amazing games. Why aren't you playing them? I'm sorry if kinect is making you insecure. I'm sure every review that comes out for it, you guys will be there. Agreeing with the bad reviews. Making fun of the good reviews. Claiming that vgchartz is counting shipped not sold when it releases a weekly chart.
I agree AutoCad but 360 fanboys diss our Move games all the time. They dissed our PS3 from the very beginning. They defend the Kinect's line up of shovelware while at the same time putting down our Move games. We all know no system starts off with a stellar line up and yet they take every opportunity to remind us constantly about the PS3 and Move's 'lack of games'. If you would stop calling our device a Wiiclone, a dildo,keep putting down everything it does, claiming our games are no fun and calling it a failure despite it's great reviews, we would be more than happy to leave Kinect alone. But as per usual 360 people start fights and then pretend their victims of 'PS3 fanboys'. All you have to do is let us have fun our way and you have fun your way. If not, well let the mud slinging continue. Kinect is nothing but a glorified Eyetoy with Wii and Eyetoy clones, etc. @ visualb I agree. N4G is going to be insufferable for a while after this whether Kinect does well or fails.
My fellow Sony gamers, the massive retardation of the 360 ding-dongs in this news article is simply astounding! Despite many observers declaring the inferiority of Kinect after some hands-on observation, the 360 ding-dongs continue to believe that high sales would mean the success of Kinect. Unfortunately, the only "success" Kinect would get wouldn't be a financial one. Rather, Kinect would be forever well-known for its "innovative" move (pun not intended) in its ability to gather up the dumbest folks from the lowest dregs of humanity. Sony Move is an excellent motion control system made by Sony to provide infinite entertainment and fun for the whole family, including the hardcore gamers. Move provides a fresh, new way in enjoying high-caliber games made for the classy, mature, and intelligent gamers, aka the Sony gamers. Sony Move does not need any douchebag Hollywood celebrities to promote itself to the gaming masses, as Move's level of quality and classiness speak for itself. Kinect, formerly known as "Project Anal", needs folks like Justin Bieber because of their ability to draw in a large, moronical section of the US population into buying mediocrity. It wouldn't be surprising at all when the laughing executives at Microsoft decided to make a Kinect game in which the only motion the mentally lacking 360 ding-dongs could do is the "bending over" motion. Sony Gamers Lead the Way!
because Sony and Sony gamers are really supposed to be in this article.Have you ever even played kinect.seriously sony fanboys really need to stop this kinect hate rampage
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