360 Magazine: Why am I upset? I’m upset because I have discovered that I cannot use Kinect. My lounge is just too small.
without that much space. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Maybe they want to play a game that they have to use their whole body instead of standing in one place punching blocks.
it can see my feet I been playing Dance Central in this same room. but I'm not posting a video of me dancing lol. but I have a video of my cousins dancing in my living room the boy is 6'4 and he is able to play with no trouble , the girl 5'10 http://www.youtube.com/watc...
A: Where in those videos do you show the limited amount of room you have to play in? B: HOLY CRAP! It is EXACTLY like EyeToy.
I was playing kinect sports before I got Black Ops yesterday, I dont have a large place and I didn't have a problem with space at all. I mean seriously if your place is too small for 6ft then I'm sorry dont buy kinect, you should have much bigger short term goals, like I don't know moving out of the basement or tiny flat into a apartment with a nice kitchen. lol
is that a picture of you posing ...behind you to your right in the video
Yeah, you look fine playing it dude, but it can't see your feet. Try Dance Central.
want to see his feet? okaaaaaay...
His point is, dance central needs to see your whole body in order to recognize body gestures. If your 5"10 or above your basically screwed unless you can get at least 8ft away from the screen, which is ridiculous. Any moves that require specific footwork will fail as does moves with arms up in the air, like fist pumps unless you can back off enough to frame your self and the excess space.
I don't think people understand how small of a space one can have in flats in most areas in the UK. Also, whateva, there's no way to tell how much space you have there and you're not playing a game that requires a lot of movement from side to side and up and down. And, finally, whateva, never ever ever have a fighting position where your arms and fists are directly in front of you. I know it's just for the exercise routine, but always go for a fighting stance with your arms more to the side and your body turned slightly to allow for fluid movement in all directions. I think if you were doing a real kenpo workout, like from p90x, you would be finding yourself lacking a lot of the necessary room to perform the combos w/Kinect. But, this one just requires lazily throwing your arms about randomly and no body or major leg movement.
seriously I don't have a big house but moving my couch a few feet does not bother me, besides people are just looking for reasons to pull the tec down, Sony MS and nintendo have to accept they are sharing the market, none of these companies are going anywhere anytime soon.
"...but moving my couch a few feet does not bother me." Every. Single. Time. You. Play. A. Game?!?
Yes. People in third world countries walk miles just for clean water, and the women carry it in large jugs on their heads, so you mean to tell me I can't move my couch a couple of feet?
Yes let's re-arrange the living room every time we want to play slap the balls HD. For a device that's supposed to remove the complexity of a control, there's a shit tonne of self imposed rules you have to follow in order to make the thing work efficiently.
If it was the WII or Move I would still move it, you need space anyway for that kind of stuff, you are just fishing for reasons not to reccomend the product.
What if your couch is already against the back wall. I go with an earlier comment here. Americans will always underestimate how much less space we generally have here in the UK.
I can see the space issue being significant in Asia as well.
you're the exception. in my gaming room ( the room were i play my games ) or just my living room ..i don't have this much space
I literally don't have a single room in my house I could play this in.
Not without moving some article of furniture every single time I want to play a game.
If anyone has the right to complain its the editor of a xbox360 magazine. So funny that he has to state that before he gets death threats from the braindead lol.
I live in a big ass house and have no problems at all. You niccas be poor as fuck living in a dog shed lmfao.
like a redneck.
This is 360 magazine who says that. I hope that when this magazine put a good review of a 360 tittle you are ok with it as you are now with this article.
Wow 360mag editor actually said this? im backing you on this.
Kinect hates fat people :D
I have a studio about 700 square feet.....Because I wonder the taller you are the more space that is needed. The 6 feet space Microsoft recommends; is that for the average male height or average child to adult male? I play it at a Bose Store, and it was ok(would not make me run out and buy one...I perfer Move). I can see Kinect being more for 2 year old-11yr old. Without the addition of a controller Kinect is doom to be a causal marketing tool. If a controller is added to Kinect...developers can really push the envelope...but that's not going to happen.....
Sounds like a major issue that needs to be addressed. M$ just can't throw money at it and make it go away.
And thats why i can't use kinect in my gaming space.
and all it takes for me to be able to play with 2 people is move the coffee table out of the way. If you did not know about the space requirements before purchasing I would blame that on the uneducated consumer, but hey I guess its easier to blame MS.
Some games take up more space than others but yeah i wouldnt like to play kinect in a small room cause ive seen accidents happen because of lack of space.
My living room is well suited for Kinect, it is big enough, the couches are along the sides of the room instead of in front of the TV, and all i would have to do is move an ottoman (something I do several times a day anyway). The room I play games in, though, wouldn't work despite being the exact same size. The reason it wouldn't work there is because the couch is only about five feet in front of the TV. I would have to move the whole couch every time I wanted to play. It's not just room size, it's also layout. If you have a big room, but it has a big coffee table for example, then Kinect is a pain. Conversely, you could set Kinect up in a bedroom if your bedroom if your room is set up the right way.
Space is the defining line between real games & fluff games these days. Real games - you need only your seat, game rig & video screen fluff games - lots of space needed to do little dances & flail your arms around
Too much space + limitations + lag = NO thanks.
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