Can Microsoft Kinect get the whole family gaming?

Neil Thompson, who runs Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division in the UK and Ireland, believes removing the controller is crucial to attracting casual gamers and those who think games are too complicated. He says: “In the research we’ve done, one of the barriers we did find was that learning the controls was putting them off.”

Instead, he says, Microsoft has opted to “take the technology away” or, at least, to make it invisible. “It’s so natural to play,” he adds.

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ceedubya92953d ago

My family and friends have enjoyed it so far. More so with Dance Central than Kinect Adventures. The device works fine, but good software will determine whether Kinect will live a long life or die off as a missed opportunity.