Whether you're a gamer or not, anyone can play and have a blast! You’ve seen Ellen have fun with it on the show.
i loved the part when she said "we have an amazing dancer to show you how it work, please wealcome...ME!!" this is all about, everybody can enjoy it, is easy, is simple and is FUN!!.. the people on the studio were crazy and if Oprah pushed the sales only by announced it imagine what ellen just did only by playing with it. Dance central will sell like crazy...sorry singstar dancing. EDIT: lol i love how the damage control rise much higher while the launch day is getting closer @Simon_Brezhnev nice try...let's see all the crying and hating, can't wait
lmfao, she was really dancing to it like a pro. micro has no shame lol.
the joke is going to be on you.
Like a pro? More like a ho. lol Yeah she's club rat. Kinect... hey it's not my money so enjoy. :P So will the xbox users upload some video gameplay of themselves and kinect? Need to see how this thing works in the real world. XD
Ellen is pretty popular and well liked. Kinect is going to be so big for such a different audience-- not necessarily the gaming audience, but it's definitely going to be for an audience that has huge selling potential. You can hate how MS gimped the thing for gamers all you want. I'm totally on board with the criticism, but that's me coming from the perspective of a gamer. But it's going to be pretty hard to deny that this thing has so much attention outside of our community. As gamers we see a totally different perspective, but this perspective isn't cared about by the Kinect audience and clearly not by MS either. That's what worries me most about Kinect. Kinect isn't a core gaming device until the controller comes in. And MS, at the moment, doesn't care to do that. It's clear that the focus is on reaching out to these various audiences who may never buy a console like a 360 or PS3 before. As for insulting these soccer moms, tweeners, etc, that's not my place. They are free to enjoy Kinect and I have nothing against how the product sells, but I worry about what will become of the Xbox brand.
agreed. Oprah gave it away but didnt demo it. Ellen is funny and well liked and she showed that even she could have fun playing video games. Conan is coming back to late night. If MS (or sony) were smart, take the product there and demo it as well. He has many loyal fans and fans just waiting for him to make his return to tv.
Max Speed has prophetic powers! lol
*Sigh* 360 fanboys will defend anything Xbox/M$ related. Most of you are not even going to buy Kinect, lol. Thanks for the laughs.
You already said that a few comments up.
The comments above disappeared. So I had to re-reply to the same guy. No crime committed here.
exactly! Nate Now M$ hired a qualified high caliber performer now compared to E3 2010! they won't even bother getting it bcoz they know its M$hafting them again ha ha ha. These 360 fanboys enjoy trolling more than gaming or appreciating them. But I sure want them to spend their hard earned cash on Kinect and teach themselves a lesson on being a M$ brand fanboy and hate them selves in front of their TV set every night. Living in hate of a piece of plastic and semiconductors like a PS3 console is a very lonely and sad disposition. we rather enjoy our games and playmates instead on being a hating troll with no life.
*Sigh*And Ps3/Sony fanboys will always attack anything MS/Kinect related, even if they are not going to buy Kinect. lol Thank YOU for the laughs.
ha that is funny. It could be twisted around like this just for you: "These PS3 fanboys enjoy trolling more than gaming or appreciating them. But I sure want them to spend their hard earned cash on Move and teach themselves a lesson on being a P$ brand fanboy and hate them selves in front of their TV set every night. Living in hate of a piece of plastic and semiconductors like a 360 console is a very lonely and sad disposition." Looks like someone needs to just let it go. insecurity is the new drug.
you guys lost or somethin, this is a 360 article
i really want kinect to fail but i have an ugly feeling its going to do well.
Same here. I hate everything about Kinect because I am a GAMER. It is WAY too casual and lack of input, feedback and control is enough to make me ill. This thing will be huge and it will be a passing fad. I have to just ignore it and ignore all the box fans that will scream about the sales from the rooftops.
i would actually like it to succeed and live along side normal gaming on the 360. this will ensure MS release further consoles and continue to fully support the xbox. only nintendo console is safe these days. without a new disc format to promote, the playstation 4 will be less important to sony. without some good cash coming in the 360 isn't safe.
I hate the fact that video games became main stream.
They have to be mainstream for developers to sell enough copies to make up for the $25 million budgets.
units sold take care of a 25 million dollar budget...
Not necessarily, because most of the money from game sales goes to the publisher.
I own a 360 and I won't be buying it. Can somebody explain what is so great about it please? You can't even move the player forward in a game, only control the camera. Everyone to their own I guess but don't be surprised when this gets horrible reviews.
Would you be surprised if it got great reviews? It can go either way.
Yes indeed. Some things different ways. USA could possibly beat New Zealand in a game of rugby but they very very very likely would be raped. You see where I'm going here? Good. Now run along.
This looks much more fun than just moving your wrist around. Not only is it engaging but the fact i no longer need to look for my remote or get up and turn it on are big reliefs. Does anybody here old enough(definitely not Sony guys)remember the Cosby show episode were he couldn't find the remote? Anyways Kinect would have been dream back then.
But you still gotta get up and dance like a fool. And you can't play Kinect sitting down, so what exactly is your point man? Are you seriously gonna pay $150 for casual games when you could use that money to buy any of the many games coming out or even buying a PS3 and getting all the great games coming out in 2011 along with the dozens of great exclusives it already has.
Kinect on Opera and Ellen MS just wants soccer moms to buy this for their squeakers. I thought this was for the core. You can enjoy rafting, I will be playing Kill Zone 3 with Move.
Kinect was never focused on core. MS did not hide this fact. Kinect was to take away the last remaining market-share this generation has left. That's the Wii market-share. And if anyone thinks this won't happen with Kinect. You're kidding yourself. Sony is also going after the Wii market-share with MOVE. Look at the dedicated MOVE games. Almost all of them casual games. Wii like games. Sony and MS know in order to sell more consoles, they have to take Wii market-share. Simply math. There is only so much of the pie out there. That's why Sony and MS are doing motion control gaming....something Sony and MS said were gimmicks and would never do themselves as it was not real gaming. Gee. how things change when money is involved
you nailed it. I don't know why people hate on kinect so much. OH TEH LAGZ! stfu - lag didn't make that dance just now any less enjoyable for Ellen or the audience watching. That's all Kinect is about, the ease of jumping in and having fun and that's why it will succeed. Can't wait for Kinect personally. Pre order is paid off with a copy Dance Central as well. That was actually a great video.
I guess it's me.
I agree with you Blaze929.
omg! he got deleted! never thought i would see that..
I'm now convinced that this would sell A LOT. -End statement
Wow flawless on Dance Central, puts those guys on Gamespot to shame lol. I don't know who she is but if MS got her to do this and if shes anything like Oprah its obviously going to help Kinect.
since you rep Kinect so much i want you to get this game and put a video on youtube of how u doing.
That would be gold! Lol
I have seen this before back in 2005 it was called the Eyetoy for PS2, even the graphics look the same. this is nothing new.
Did you think of that yourself?
Did you think of "Did you think of that yourself" yourself? I thought so.
Yes I did. Where is my medal?
How do you not know Ellen?
Ellen is almost as big as Oprah. Kinect being on both shows will most likely make this thing sell through the roof come this holiday season
@ Omega Ellen Degeneres is a talkshow host. Very popular. She is also a lesbian. Oprah will get the moms. Ellen will get the lesbians Bieber will get the teen girls. You can say what you like about Kinect, but MS KNOWS marketing, that's for sure!
Don't forget Ryan Seacrest. He will bring in the Teens.
Are we really talking about this? Is...is this really happening?! "Dance central will sell like crazy...sorry singstar dancing." I dont want to live any more. Put me down.
thats how i feel about reality TV
Soooooo let me see if this sounds about right.... Bieber - Tween girl audience Oprah - Bored house wives and soccer moms Ellen - Gay/Lesbian community XBL should be an awesome place! /s MS just needs to go after the senior citizen community now. Now get off my lawn and give me my disagrees.
Looks like you're belittling the homosexuals. Perhaps this will get you to the coveted 1 bubble?
Er no. I have no problem with gay/lesbians/bi whatever. Could care less about anyones sexual preference. Just saying that is the audience MS is going after by taking it to Ellen. If you don't see that well then don't know what to say.
I'm sure most of Ellen's audience are not homosexuals. They're transsexuals!
I wonder what the "/s" means after saying "XBL should be an awesome place!". New interwebs jargon? I thought it meant you were being sarcastic. Please, explain yourself.
thank nintendo for this. like the move is aimed at the hardcore. don't make me laugh. all 3 companies are going after the casual dollar as they see a huge potential to grow the industry and make more money. if you want society to accept gaming, this will do it.
Lol I've never seen someone lose a bubble before my eyes thank you rroded. I wonder if you can disappear as well. edit: and there he goes lol.
M$ is promoting this like a megaton bomb!People can hate M$ all they like,but wend it comes to promote and marketing they are on top,even if the product will eventually suck! The next show will probably be on : This Is"Howie" Do It.
If ads is playable the Xbox library must be the best biggest :)
Kinect on Oprah and now Ellen, this is sad comedy. I guess they will start selling Pink xbox 360's with skirts or Hannah Montana 360's or Regis and Kelly Kinect editions. Kinect is about as basic as Eye Toy for the PS2 and has so far showed ZERO innovative uses for the core 360 owner. sitting here listening to people defend this kiddie crap and talking about how much it's gonna sell is sickening. You guys won't receive any money from the sale of Kinect and your not getting any AAA exclusives except Gears 3. I'm not trying to bash the 360 and Kinect but if I owned a 360 I would be pissed off as every game since Reach and until Gears 3 is on the PS3 or PC while M$ spend $500 million dollars promoting something that is not for it's core audience. The 360's core audience (you know the ones who bought 42 million 360's for teh shooters) need to let Microsoft know that you guys want more non-Kinect Exclusives. It's great to be loyal to your console company of choice but only when that company is loyal to it's gamers and M$ is not loyal. Disagree all you want but I look at the huge PS3 2011 Exclusive line up that appeals to rpg fps rts and adventure gamers plus the move can control AAA titles. I look at the PC who many actual game developers will be giving away all kinds of Halloween mods for online shooters and MMO's not too mention playing some rounds with the editors of PCGamer Magazine and the rumor is TF2 developers will be online gaming on Halloween. Now that's support and loyalty. Feel free to disagree but at least give me a valid reason cause right now I don't understand the hype around the 360 or Kinect
"I guess they will start selling Pink xbox 360's with skirts or Hannah Montana 360's" You mean like this? http://www.amazon.com/PSP-L...
LOL I gotta give you that one.
lmfao, ElementX best laugh I had today, talk about sticking your foot in your mouth, lol after your post I think he needs to remove both feet.
blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda. I will be enjoying my Kinect with my kids and my girlfriend. I will eventually be enjoying the Move with them as well. Don't see why there is so much hate for a device that is not even part of your domain anyway. 2010 is not even over yet, but everyone is screaming that there are not going to be any "hardcore" exclusives for the XBOX in 2011. You really think that Microsoft is not going to have games for their biggest audience next year? You are out of your mind. Oh and great job sticking your foot in your mouth.
so now we see how msft is selling kinect! get it on every major tv show and bam! done! guess that's what you can do with $500m
ad·ver·tis·ing [ad-ver-tahy-zing] NOUN the act or practice of calling public attention to one's product, service, need, etc., esp. by paid announcements in newspapers and magazines, over radio or television, on billboards, etc.: to get more customers by advertising. VERB to announce or praise (a product, service, etc.) in some public medium of communication in order to induce people to buy or use it: to advertise a new brand of toothpaste. Its uhh..not a new concept.
THIS is why Kinect will sell. It sucks, but it'll sell.
somebody send this to sony. and also send them "how to do a proper ads/marketing"!
Or send them "How to throw a big bag of money on someone's doorstep to get them to endorse a product" This wasn't even a good spot on Ellen. I couldn't see the Kinect Camera at all, I couldn't see "what move to do next" scroll thing that the game has. This thing is going to sell huge, but you can sell a ketchup popsicle to a girl in white gloves in America!!!
ah nevermind. Bots are really cheering for Kinect, this is the most shocking thing to happen in the history of gaming.
This is actually better than the Oprah spot IMO.Ellen is known for "shaking her booty" anyway, so a dance game + Ellen was a smart move.
at least ellen demonstrated the hardware and a game not like oprah just reading a que card and cashing a check. those of you saying "practiced much?" you are exactly right. ellens been practicing her dancing in gay clubs since her early 20's, picking up hot bitches to fuck, so its no surprise she can dance well. kinect will surely steal a bored wii audience this holiday season. question is, will they be able to hold the demographic that has the highest desire to give into new fads and abandon old ones?
Kinect, buy it if you're lame. :|