Submitted by Cyrus365 1702d ago | review

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." (Kinect, Xbox 360) -

ComboBreaker  +   1702d ago
I agreed with them.
"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.
digger18  +   1702d 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
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Syronicus  +   1702d ago
I would not buy that crap if it were 50 cents.
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.
strickers  +   1702d 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.
Parapraxis  +   1702d ago
Wow...pretty scathing review.
N311V  +   1702d ago
Not the worst one I've read today.
Cyrus365  +   1702d ago
Sounds like if this was a score out of 10, they'd give it a 1!
dazreah  +   1702d ago
Well they gave it 3/5 click the full review part. Perhaps read the whole thing next time.
dazreah  +   1702d 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_Bun  +   1702d ago
You received disagrees for being an @ss. The score wasn't obvious and also isn't shown within the N4G link.
N4GAddict  +   1702d ago
Too expensive
vhero  +   1702d 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.
Neko_Mega  +   1702d ago
Heres A Good Point
Call Of Duty: Black Ops or Kinect?

I'll go with COD:BO.
Bigpappy  +   1702d ago
It depends on my mood
I don't always feel like playing a shooter.
thehitman  +   1702d ago
FordGTGuy  +   1702d ago
With a bunch of 7 years olds screaming and glitching in COD:BO or exercise and have fun at the same time and play with other cool adults. The only people I have played with online in Kinect have been adults and all very nice people.
Neko_Mega  +   1702d ago
Yeah right, theirs going to be more kids on kinect and didn't think any kinect game had online play.
FordGTGuy  +   1702d ago
Say what you will
But I have only played with other adults when playing Kinect. There were absolutely no kids at the midnight launch I went too.

Neko, stop being a dumb and blind fanboy, open your eyes and at least try Kinect.

It's easy to criticize something when you know absolutely nothing about it.
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Neko_Mega  +   1702d ago
Don't know anything about? Wow that is a lame comment you got.

Sorry but I'm more of a hardcore gamer then someone who likes to jump around for a cam to pick up my movements.

I already played this before, so yes I can criticize it. At least I didn't have to lower myself to insulting people like you.
FordGTGuy  +   1702d ago
Yes I'm not a hardcore gamer,

That's why I have a level 80 WoW character, 500 hours in TDU, 500 hours in Forza 3, beat God of War III, beat MGS4, beat LBP, Beat every Halo game solo on Legendary, beat Fallout 3, Beat Fallout New Vegas, Max Level on Star Trek Online, Played APB beta.

Own a PS3, Xbox 360 and a $1200 gaming computer I built myself. I think I more than enough meet hardcore gamer status, but that doesn't mean I'm going to limit myself to only certain games, you need to get over yourself.
Neko_Mega  +   1702d ago
Lol doesn't make you hardcore gamer, I own a lot more gaming systems then you.

Only $1,200 computer? My $14,000 but I did have a lot of money to waste that time and I just let my friend order the parts for my computer.

Being lv80 in wow just shows you wasted more of your live sitting then getting a gf or a real life.
FordGTGuy  +   1702d ago
That's nice for you I'm glad someone like me who is so under you can still manage to be a hardcore gamer. Neko you are on a high horse and you need to get over yourself.
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Neko_Mega  +   1702d ago
Wow is that the best you can come up with?

Sorry but epic fail on your part.
rlm42  +   1702d ago
STFU Neko.. Being a hardcore gamer doesn't come down to how many systems you own or how much you spent on a computer.. More so how many hours you dedicate to gaming, how much you enjoy it, and whether you just play every now and then (casual) or not..

And being a hardcore gamer shouldn't mean you have to play shooters or finish every game on the hardest difficulty..
Boody-Bandit  +   1702d ago
You appear to have accomplished a lot my young padawan but do you play Forza 3 using a wheel or a controller? If you answer this correctly I will anoit you the status of Jedi gamer.
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FordGTGuy  +   1702d ago
Simple answer
Its the buyers opinion.

My answer, yes it does, and with more better games coming its only going to get better.
user858621  +   1702d ago
Seen GiantBombs Kinect playthrough n it looks hell lot of fun!!!! (lets see how many disagrees) :P
dazreah  +   1702d ago
How dare you say something positive towards MS or one of there products on this site wheres that Disagree button ;)
clintos59  +   1702d ago
Nope its not for me besides...
My nieces & nephews love the move so I dont want to ruin their expirience with inferior games. Their going to be hardcore gamers like me. =]
Octo1  +   1702d ago
The sad thing is where I live. No one has the Kinect on display. Gamestop (EB Games),Future Shop,or Wal Mart does not have a Kinect on display for people to try. This sucks if you want to try it out before you commit to spending $150.
Call_me_Ishmael  +   1702d ago
i think the tech itself does but the support for it
right now with crappy games does not.

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