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PCWorld Review: Does Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 Earn Its $150?

PCWorld: "You might say Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360 sacrifices the controller on the altar of accuracy. As I suspected this summer after giving the motion sensor a shake at E3, Microsoft's $150 "you are the controller" camera isn't for me, it's for my wife."

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ComboBreaker2092d ago

"Kinect is basically Sony's EyeToy with higher resolution tracking cameras..."

"...once you've rearranged your living room... you are the controller, even if you already were with the EyeToy back in 2003."

"That said, it still feel incomplete and frequently crude, with all the promise, but only partial delivery."

"It sometimes loses track of you, or takes more work to select something than it should."

And lastly,

It's "...probably great for impressing friends or family..."

Seriously, I am not going to spend $150 on an unreliable device just so I can impress my friends and family. What's the point if I am not going to be able to use it? Buying it just to show off? Waste of money.

digger182092d ago (Edited 2092d ago )

"Kinect is basically Sony's EyeToy with higher resolution tracking cameras..." ?

I thought the Eyetoy has a higher resolution?

Edit: They have the same resolution. Just looked it up

Kinect has a motor and an infra-red sensor (320x240 pixels). The main camera supports resolutions 640x480 @ 30fps and 320x240 @ 30fps.

The PS Eye supports 640x480 @ 60fps and 320x240 @ 120fps

Syronicus2092d ago

Sorry, but the one thing consistent in every review I have read is that the crap lags like a mother. And in no way would I pay that price for something that in my opinion is broken day one.

strickers2092d ago

Kinect is not higher res(as stated below)and runs slower but it's camera advantage is the fact it has a CMOS sensor which should handle light better than PSEye(and give better picture).CMOS would have been too expensive when PSEye launched.I't also worth noting that PSEye has a 4 way noise cancelling mic array like Kinect too and PS3 has Voice recognition in it's SDK.
It's funny how most proper tech/gaming sites are marking Kinect down especially compared to Move.

Parapraxis2092d ago

Wow...pretty scathing review.

N311V2092d ago

Not the worst one I've read today.

Cyrus3652092d ago

Sounds like if this was a score out of 10, they'd give it a 1!

dazreah2092d ago

Well they gave it 3/5 click the full review part. Perhaps read the whole thing next time.

dazreah2092d ago

Wow really the guy above gets 11 agrees and i get 5 disagrees for pointing out the score for the review lol this site cracks me up.

Mr_Bun2092d ago

You received disagrees for being an @ss. The score wasn't obvious and also isn't shown within the N4G link.

vhero2092d ago

This is the problem though people are gonna get it home and reaslise what it really is before regretting they spent all that money.. Madness I tell ya.. I hope it fails so MS go back to working on real games for the console not that I have a 360 no more after all 3 died on me but I feel sorry for 360 gamers.

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