Shortly after the first Microsoft Kinect for Xbox reviews starting appearing in the wee hours last night, another Kinect story cropped up. It seems some testers encountered difficulty in getting the Kinect to identify players with darker skin color.
But Kinect is black too.
No pictures? Not even a description of the darker persons? Debunked nothing.
Well I doubt Gamespot were lying, but like anything, various situations are going to kick up various results. MS would of no doubt tested as many variables as possible (skin tone I imagine being one of the first) but occasionally your going to step outside of that. Upping the light and whatnot will probably solve any problems. Somewhat unrelated, he is one big dude, I dont think trying to track him would cause any problems.
Kinect deals with infrared light, black absorbs infrared light. Consumer Reports is apparently unaware that there are different shades of black people. Kinect absolutely doesn't work as well the darker you are and basically admit it on their site. "4. Player considerations Players need to be at least 40 inches tall (1 m). Try to avoid wearing baggy clothing. Some black clothing dyes may absorb infrared light, making it difficult for Kinect to track you accurately." Black skin absorbs IR just like black clothing. Of course MS isn't going to come out and actually say it.
How do you go from some and may to all and will?
I have yet to have seen a "black" person in my entire life. I do however know many people that are various shades of brown. I would love to see pics of someone with "black" skin.
Deutschland >> Kinect :P
Pft.. Another lie and piece of misinformation bites the dust.. along with a bubble of mine thanks to the PS3 bias on this site. I guess I should be trolling like KKKinect and I would have 5.
Maybe because your annoying, who is trying to hard. I cheer on the ps3 and 360 but yet I have more bubbles then you. So tell me what's your theory again. Or howabout alpha male. He doesn't troll but yet he has the most bubbles in this site.
@killed you and gigaware joined 9/10 days ago and you guys have 150-160 comments each already, sorry but that screams a trolls alternate account. Well you would have loved 2006-2007, n4g had a very heavy 360 bias, so learn to live with it, ps3 owners did for yrs. So for a gamer why go on and on about sales, shipped vs sold, the reason your getting disagrees/minus is for trolling, not just for preferring the 360 over the ps3. Don't know whose alt account you are, don't really care much either, gigaware might be omega's new account, him being the resident natal cheerleader. Btw 150 comments in 10 days both of you, if your not trolling, you need to focus more on playing games, than arguing your console is superior to the competition with fanboys of the opposite console
Okay why would we believe this person, more then gamespot? It can't be debunked. Yeah they didn't get problems, but gamestop may had
kids these days don't know about Consumer Reports I see.
6 people has a 360. 1 got rrod, while 5 of them didnt. did it happen though. by your logic no ecause 5 said it didnt happen
not the fact that kinect has difficulty tracking darker skin tones. It sucks yes, is it offensive? No, not to me because, if this is true, it's a technical issue and not a racist one.
im black kinect and kinect id works fine for me.
@redbadger OK now look at reviews people care about.
LMAO at the image.
No issues what so ever I'm slightly darker than milk chocolate.
my friend is as black as they come and he had no problems playing it today with me. We played in well lit and dim conditions and did not have any problems. Either something wasn't calibrated right, or something as my friend and I had no problems.
first we had to kill black people in RE5 now Kinect is telling black people to f** off, when we say XBAWKS PLAY. so tell me...why should I buy this piece of sh*!?
@xino , ''farking racist!>:/ first we had to kill black people in RE5'' so whats the problem?maybe killing only whites is OK for you? the only racist here is YOU ,duchebag. no way... I am NOT gonna buy or play the game in which main character is black and is killing whites.I am really tired from this shit in hollywood shitty movies.I can't see this crap in the games as well.
Ok, so it's working in the dark, which is good, but when the light is not sufficient the console seems to have problem to log you with the face recognition features? Well, nothing really annoying, i don't expect to play kinect and party games in the total darkness. Kinect is not racist, just a matter of ambient light. Good to hear.
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