Submitted by cb4g 1757d ago | opinion piece

Microsoft's Kinect shakes up the video game market, but at what price?

Microsoft's Kinect kicks some life into the video game industry, but will privacy pay the price? (Culture, Kinect, Xbox 360)

darkcharizard  +   1757d ago
Raikiri  +   1757d ago
Cevapi88  +   1757d ago
kicks some life into the videogame industry??

i had no idea that it was on a decline let alone dying

"Previously, game controllers were complicated things, equipped with a bewildering variety of non-intuitive buttons and joysticks that required dedication to learn. Different games required different button sequences to jump, run, fight or whatever and each game had to be learned anew. Some games were incredibly complicated, requiring specific sequences of buttons to make particular moves."

im sorry but that BS right there made me rage...if people can figure out a damn TV remote, they can figure out a game controller...this author has never touched a real video game in his life
Megaton  +   1757d ago
Buttons. How the f*ck do they work?

That's pretty much what I gathered from that paragraph. Painful to read that kind of idiocy.
bilbobob  +   1757d ago
Why has it done....
any more for the video game market than the wii mote or move. God out comes kinect and people think its the second coming. M$ are no better than any of the others.
Bigpappy  +   1757d ago
it is completely different from playing with Move or Wii
Do I think it is better? Short answer is: Yes!
MajestieBeast  +   1757d ago
Yep cause move and the wii actually work with good games like smg2 and RE5. While kinect has joy ride(rofl) and sonic ride which is antigrav but it doesnt work which antigrav did. Short summary move>wii>eyetoy>kinec t. Software wise Wii>move>eyetoy>kinec t.
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Weaksauce1138  +   1757d ago
Move adds nothing but an alternate control scheme, kinect is a whole new experience. Why would I want to play games that are better on a pad with waggle?
AceofStaves  +   1757d ago
I agree with you. I have no idea why some people feel the need to call this gaming's 'Second Coming.' It's an alternate control scheme. That's it.

This excessive, unearned hype is unnecessary.
Equinoxe_7  +   1757d ago
Why is it better?

I think it is close to same, but without a controller as move and wii mote.
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Parapraxis  +   1757d ago
It's better because he probably spent 150$ on it.
Megaton  +   1757d ago
Actually, I'm pretty sure he was the guy who was proud to be pre-ordering 2 Kinects, so I think he spent $300 on it.
TheGuardianFID  +   1757d ago
is at it again I see!!! 8P 8)
NYC_Gamer  +   1757d ago
the software turns me away
alphakennybody  +   1757d ago
Microsoft's Kinect kicks some life into the video game industry.
this is getting ridiculous as obama getting the nobel peace prize, what did they actually do? nothing!
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cmrbe  +   1757d ago
Shakes up the gaming market? Really?
I don't know about in NA but here in Asia i really haven't gotten any buzz yet.

I think it might be a hit in NA but for the rest of the world it won't. We shall see.

Its' surprising though MS havent comment on the sales number of kinetic like they do with everything else they have after 3 days already. It must not be selling as much as they were hoping.
dtrain21  +   1757d ago
Dance Central is enough to buy Kinect. Trust me...hardcore and casuals will love it.

1. Its fun
2. Good for parties
3. Its a hit with the chicks
4. Kids will love it
5. Very challenging
6. Its hilarious watchin people dance with no rhythm
MajestieBeast  +   1757d ago
200$ to play 1 game you are out of your mind. I admit dance central looks fun but 200$ of fun i dont think so. I bought a wii for smg2 but it had a whole cataloge of games which made it worth the 250 i paid for it. Same cant be said about kinect at this time almost all of it are mini games with almost no info about core games and then you just have the downright crappy ones like joyride.

Could happen seeing as its published by mtv.
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Parapraxis  +   1757d ago
Dance Central will be coming to PS3 and Wii eventually.
It will turn out to be a timed exclusive.

Feel free to quote me on that when it gets announced ;)
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AceofStaves  +   1757d ago
You don't speak for every gamer, hardcore or casual.

Trust me.
SSKILLZ  +   1757d ago
That thing looks like a dinosaur
blackburn5  +   1757d ago
It's better but strange enough it can't do anything right unless it's a dance game or mini game. You can argue all you like but check out the scores for anything that isn't any of these genres. Move and Wii can do many different genres. So how is it better again? You people keep shouting it's better but how is it better? Because it's 'different'? Kinda vague answer but okay. At Weaksauce1138. I could say the same about Kinect why would I want to bend at the hip to play Sonic Riders or control a car with my hands when a controller is better. The reviews even said they would prefer a controller. Kinect isn't a whole new experience.It's a recycled one.
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vault13er  +   1757d ago
Half a Billion Dollars

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