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Kinect Innovation of the year at The Stuff Gadget Awards 2010!

Microsoft's console gets controller-free, motion-sensitive gaming. Smells like a revolution to us, and it obviously did to you too.

Highly commended:
- Dell Adamo XPS
- Nintendo 3DS
- Apple iPad
- YikeBike
- Google Goggles
- Sky 3D
- Dyson Air Multiplier

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AKissFromDaddy2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

Why is this award important?

HolyOrangeCows2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

*Vomits*

Something so broken shouldn't be commended for its "innovation"

Rush2078d ago

Well for Kinect to make you vomit your clearly quite broken yourself. Yet you manage to post here on N4G all by yourself so maybe you deserve some sort of special award?

oohWii2078d ago

Already been awarded, the Douche-troll of the decade award.

HolyOrangeCows2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

LOL, surely you can log onto your multiple accounts faster than that, right Rush/oohWii?

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YourCall2078d ago

An excellent point there.

Also, oohwii, that was a good one.

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gigaware2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

Because of the winner?

Mystogan2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

and this IS News,if its not then game of the year wouldn't be news either.

Nariko-20112078d ago

And this nice lil agree with each other party is gonna turn into a crap-storm! Heaven help us all when they get here. I say leave now! Burn everything so the Nazis have nothing when they arrive!
Uh oh...sorry about that, I get WW II flashbacks whenever I speak of those we do not speak of

Rainstorm812078d ago

This room reeks of insecurities.

Soooo many cautionary SDF remarks and it isnt one Sony Fanboy in here saying anything about move or Kinects newfound award.

Enjoy Kinect' s success, Just like Sony fans enjoyed Uncharted 2 success last year.

Guess you guys are just used to defending Kinect.

maverick402078d ago

*goes back to playing uncharted 2*

dredgewalker2078d ago

Ready the burn ointments. This isn't gonna be pretty when the fanboys get here.

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hoops2078d ago

Waiting for all the

"But...but....but....It& #39;s just an EYETOY GODDAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!&quo t;

-Alpha2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

Well it is very similar to the Eyetoy. It's not an innovation in a sense that it's unique, but what I think it will be known for is making hands-free motion gaming more widely popular among the masses.

Much like how people say Sony innovated how gaming was portrayed, Halo innovated shooters on consoles, and Wii innovated motion control in the industry. Personally I don't like tossing the word "innovation" around, and I argue the meaning and effect of these so called innovations.

Kinect can be seen to innovate how consumers play games/hands free gaming. Yes, the Eyetoy did it, but MS is pushing it for the masses. In that sense it does innovate how consumers play their games, and with MS's huge backing up for the product it is clear that they intend to make this a mainstay in the industry

Moonboots2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

"It's not an innovation in a sense that it's unique"

I'm sorry there are other full motion sensing controllers out there that I can buy instead of Kinect?

Please, I'm all ears. List them and where I can purchase them? I wonder why all these open source guys are having such a field day if this device is out there in other forms for consumer purchase.

Disagree till your hearts content but I'm still waiting for someone to give me a product that does everything Kinect does in motion capturing and software wise available to the consumer. I understand Alphas point and it's a good one but I still disagree with his statement.

There is no product on the market that does what Kinect does. I call that innovation and you can argue semantics about "unique" all you want.

-Alpha2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

"there are other full motion sensing controllers out there that I can buy instead of Kinect?"

Here is one definition of the word:

"initiation: the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new"

See, being full motion (I assume you use these words to avoid me answering "EyeToy") doesn't make it an innovation, it makes it an evolution/advancement.

I think Kinect can be seen as an innovation for how it makes hands-free gaming into a big phenomenon for a significant audience of gamers (whether people on gaming sites like it or not, casuals make up a significant audience). This is what the Eyetoy did not do, at least not in the same scale as MS is doing with Kinect. So, if you want to call it an innovation in the way gamers play games, then fine, no argument. But if you want to say that it is new, or that it's changing gaming forever, then I will have to argue here.

It's not an innovation in the sense that it does anything new.

It doesn't have to be either.

Moonboots2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

And the fact you can't give me a Kinect comparable alternative in fact makes it unique.

Heres one for you:

"Unqiue: having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable".

The idea may have roots in other devices but that doesn't make it any less a unique innovation.

Unless you have an equal? Which goes back to my first posts question.

You want to simply talk about how it's making it mainstream. The code that runs this thing is UNIQUE and the combination of everything that is happening with Kinect hardware and software does make it new and you've not seen something like this in a consumer device.

Are the concepts new? No. But nobody has brought them all together and delivered a unique product like Kinect. And as we move forward I think Kinect will show even more why it's not a DreamEYE or EyeToy.

guzman2078d ago

U Force for the NES. Look it up genius.

beardpapa2078d ago

full motion also means every possible motion. Moving along 2D, 3D, and pivoting around its own axis like a gyroscope.

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awiseman2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

Its more advanced thatn eyetoy, although I agree the concept is a total eyetoy ripoff.

Edit: Igess ms paid all of those ppl as well to right? pss sony fanboys never quit.

-Alpha2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

I haven't seen one Sony fanboy (yet), but it's funny to see how everybody is taking precautionary measures. I understand how bad Kinect articles get and something like this will definitely infuriate some people. But how about you let them stir the pot first? That way we can avoid the petty fighting even better

Silly gameAr2078d ago

lol All of you guys sound like you just want to get something started. I doubt anyone cares that much. Sorry to inform you guys.

Bigpappy2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

This does not sit well with many of you because it is not the Move getting the award. It would be a lot easier to hate on Kinect and the organizations that issued the award. than acknowlege that Kinect is a success for M$. That is just too painful for some.

Try and get over it, as Kinect will get improvements and even more impressive.

Sunny_D2078d ago

Lol, I hope you guys know, just by mentioning that Sony trolls will not take this kindly will just instigate them to come right? Perhaps, you like the attention from them?

jarrod19812078d ago

oh trust me sony trolls care. thats why this comment section will be flooded with sony fanboys ripping on kinect just like they do with every other article about kinect. its sad really.

jessupj2078d ago

Well maybe if it was actually innovative.

"Innovation is a new way of doing something or "new stuff that is made useful". It may refer to incremental and emergent or radical and revolutionary changes in thinking, products, processes, or organizations. ..."
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innovat e

You might think Kinect is a cool little gadget, but there's nothing innovative about it. It might be a brand new tool, but the eyetoy did it first almost 10 years ago. Kinect has only improved apon the idea, it hasn't done anything new. The judges of The Stuff Gadget Awards obviously don't know the definition of 'Innovation'.

maverick402078d ago

before the wii remote came to fruition?

VenomProject2078d ago

Hmm, odd how no one really noticed this "revolution" when the EyeToy released.

Been there, done that.

niceguywii602078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

Yes like Sixaxis dualshock being there and doing that in the Wii match up.

*thank you, thank you for the award*
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*been there done that*
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gigaware2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

Nice. Looks like a 9000 series LED and a EDTV of some sort. These screenshots show how SDF could trick some people in thinking these products perform on the same level because they both are grey, and with the right spin/angles they both look flat.

Bigpappy2078d ago

Eyetoy needed developing. It was and is no good for gaming. That is why you guys are confused about Kinect. Kinect works and works well (in 3D). Kinect uses natural inputs. That how they sould refer to Kinect: A natural input gaming system. Eyetoy was un-natural input. Thats the big difference.

JacobIsHollywood2078d ago

But Kinect isn't a finished product either. It's not precise enough yet. It's the Wii of camera gaming. The Wii wasn't ready when it launched. People still bought it in droves, but most gamers wanted 1:1 motion tracking.

Trust me...Sony will be touting controllerless gaming next generation...and we won't have to flail to get results.

shadyiswin2078d ago

kinect seems more that accurate for me,at times it even to accurate/sensitive. If calibrated properly it performs flawlessly,very good tech. it tracks in 3D to the amazement of everyone who has played mines. Most people are thing of games where u move left or right like normal webcam based games but when it askes to step forward for the first time you're like 'whoa this is kinda cool" your like in virtual box pretty much. It can even tack your hands when behind your back,i am very impressed with my kinect easily worth the $150,like i said i bought rockband 1 and 2 almost $200 each while they offer tons of gameplay with new tracks the kinect alone offers a lot for a little. I love new tech and would of probably paid $99 for a xbox webcam that does voice controls,video chat and menu navigation,the fact that it enhances games is the awesome bonus for me and btw i couldn't find dance central anywhere until i got to my 3rd walmart,they had 6 left,then i realize im going to wait for a black friday sale i think toys r us has a buy 1 get one for $5 or something

-Alpha2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

@Venom

Definition of Revolution: a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving

Kinect does that over Eyetoy. While EyeToy could have been a much bigger product, Kinect is being pushed in a much bigger way in a very different time. Motion controls weren't all the rage last gen.

This generation is different. Kinect is a revolution in gaming-- maybe not for you or anyone on N4G, but for a large group of the demographic who has any remote part in the industry (casual Wii owners for example) it is a big change.

Yes, the traditionalist gamer portrayed as a fat slob who has some overly expensive controller/keyboard and mouse may not think so, but they are not the only ones that make up gaming

life doomer2078d ago

your so full of shit and you don't even notice it.

AceofStaves2078d ago

We'd best wait for concrete sales figures before describing Kinect as revolutionary. If it becomes popular with the general public, as the Wii did, we can call it a revolution. If not, it will simply be a fad.

Time will tell.

Jazz41082078d ago

And move really is no more then the wii mote times 2. Neither product was the first but they both improved on existing tech. Geez is that hard to unerstand

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