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Kinect Review Round-Up: Something's Missing

HDR: All these reviews, and more, are drawing similar conclusions. Kinect is a fun and novel accessory for a limited type of gaming experience as evidenced by the redundant collection of launch titles. It is not a must-have piece of hardware and its limitations by dropping a controller altogether - the crux of gaming for decades - will impede its ability to evolve. I've been saying this for well over a year and wonder how long it will take Microsoft to realize something important is missing in the Kinect equation and provide it to consumers.

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Mr_Bun2479d ago

MS already know what's missing...it's the controller. Didn't these guys hear about MS completely contradicting the kinect advertising with this new "hybrid" controller?

SkyCrawler2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

So what's the point of kinect then? Expensive marketing will always be the shining pearl for old rehashed tech.

darthv722479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

What is missing is the real killer app to showcase its potential. People right now are harping on the initial batch of games without thinking that better ones will come.

It happens in every console/accessory release. The first batch of games for the sega CD paled in comparison to the ones released after. That might not be the BEST example but it is an example none the less.

If people judged by the cover then there would be allot of unread books.

GamingGamer2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

Kinect is shown to be suffering from lag glitches and inaccuracy problems....

even at the tech demo level.. if it cant track you right in tech demo, it will never be able to do so in a game.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
just watch this

artsaber2479d ago

The Star Wars killer app seemingly on rails.

saint_john_paul_ii2479d ago

Dance Central is the Killer App that would push people to buy the Kinect. what more do you want?

darthv722479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

Like I said, there isnt one just yet. Right now its about the easy jump in and have fun games. I will admit that even I am waiting to see a game that really appeals to me but I am not going to discredit the tech in the mean time.

I didnt discredit the ps3 when its first batch of games didnt show what it could do. I am a believer that good programming and a creative vision can overcome any obstacle. Call me optimistic or naive but I know there will be better games to come.

@artsaber: not exactly but hey, I do like star wars so you never know.

@pope: dance central mat be the best launch title but it is not the killer app by any means. Something better will come along.

arragion2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

Point is you will have to pay again,.. and 150usd Kinect will serve mostly as 25us PS-eye(-that has better framerate) if you will want to have any complexity of interaction,..like normal games(non eye-toy stuff),..you will need(move+nav)(maybe they can do something with standard xbox360 controller,.. but then you have 2hands on it,. occupied,.)
MS is starting to really build something in me,.. like RAGE stuff,..
I don't know how you guys do it,.. manage to like them still,..

Longrod_Von_Hugendon2479d ago

Something is missing alright. XD

HolyOrangeCows2479d ago

Oh right....all of those things.

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ajlopo2479d ago

In most reviews I'm not reading that at all. Only that the initial line up has sports/dance games but the potential is great. Also the reviews for those games has been better than expected.

strickers2479d ago

Tell me the potential?I've heard this said but with no qualification other than bad or impractical ideas.

hi22479d ago

yup,the scores are missing

-IronMan-2479d ago

They should have spent that 500million dollar on advertising this kinect on making it work.

Microsoft stick to software u cant make hardware.

-IronMan-2479d ago

Hahaha so true funny video. Bubbles for you. :)

Shackdaddy8362479d ago

Eh. I would say that for their hardware. But windows 7 is really good and I didn't really have any trouble with vista.

SmokexFFx2479d ago

lolol, funny video...but then Windows 7 came out.

Godmars2902479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

The whole thing with the ads blitz is to sell it to the general consumer. Weather it works or not.

We all just need to stop bashing/defending the damn thing. It out in the wild where its either going to sink or swim.

Though I do think if there's a price drop within a month or three, that's all anyone needs.

1233602479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

somethings missing,yes. settee,chairs,rug,coffee table ,people ,back to the store then.all jokes a side is this a non returnable product.games policy is no refund unless faulty, space issues don,t apply which is a killer