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Submitted by whateva 1882d ago | opinion piece

Kung Fu Live bringing the Project Natal dreams to life ?

"real time full body tracking in a fighting game
real time object scanning into the game.

I remember all the talk about how natal was going to be better than having a controller in your hand that acts as different objects because with natal we will be able to scan our real golf clubs & bats into the game & use them.

fast forward & Kung fu live is letting us do just that" (Kung-Fu LIVE, PS3)

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disturbing_flame  +   1882d ago
It's clearly a perspective that shows how capable the EYETOY is, interesting technology, the game looks exhausting to play but fun to watch. Really new gameplay experience and fresh approach of the beat them all.
Godmars290  +   1882d ago
Yeah, this just shows that Sony should have supported the Eyetoy more than they did.
Lord_Doggington  +   1882d ago
based on the reviews, i'll assume no
disturbing_flame  +   1882d ago
Base your life on reviews, you may win a prize, if it's what you are dreaming about ;)
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Bigpappy  +   1882d ago
Yup! This is every thing Kinect supporters have been waiting for. I feel so Jealous. All my Kinect game seem lame in comparison. Oh how I wish this piece a shyt, side fighting, poorly animated, picture cut out game was on Kinect. I can't believe this is what you guys want to put forward as what you were hoping for from M$. I tell you what? If this is what M$ had released as Kinect killer app, I would still have my $600+, that I spent on Kinect related games and hardware, in the bank. M$ would be the laughing stock of the industry, and Kinect would have been proven to be just an Eyetoy or web cam.
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whateva  +   1882d ago
yeah because that had everything to do with this!
think for a minute!

it's about the object scanning & a fighting game that tracks your movements in real time like the fake project natal video from E3, as of now there is no fighting game that works in real time like the Eaton fighting the kung fu master on Kinect & there is no game that lets you use your real world objects in the games like Eaton with his skateboard, but you can do both of them things in Kung Fu Live.

I have Kinect & chances of us getting a fighting game that's as responsive as the game in the Natal video are slim, but we have a $15 PSN game for the PS-Eye tracking your full body at 60FPS & responding to all your kicks & punches as fast as you can do them & letting you use your own objects in the game as weapons, something kinect hasn't done , & will never be as responsive as this game because it can only track at 30fps.

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Mystogan  +   1882d ago
Dude did you play Kinect Sports?

IF you haven't then i can see why you don't think it could be just as responsive as that natal video.
Bigpappy  +   1882d ago
Seriously now. If you really do own Kinect, you would know that it takes info from you and translate that info into the game to control and avatar. That is not what this is. This game is a video of you placed in a static world, anything that gets in the way of you vid gets smacked. Holding somting in your hand in the vid is also not object scanind M$ had shown. Wit Natal you could scan the object into the game and put it away, but your avatar would be able to use it at any time. Relax guys. Sony will have something soon. This aint it!
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Newtype  +   1882d ago
@Mystogan & Bigpappy
Why the hell you doubting whateva...he HAS A FREAKING YOUTUBE CHANNEL DEDICATED to Kinect and Move.
Nitrowolf2  +   1882d ago
can you really scan the objects?
Like really really scan them, without the use of a special barcode?

the way i see it neither of them do it for real,but in this case Kung Fu live doesn't require some sort of barcode.

Show me what MS has shown with the scanning (no barcode please).

I will agree that this is a bit dumb if you think about it with cut outs and such, but whateva is still right, it's real time fighting tracking your movemnets still with you in it. IDK what other fighting games has done that.
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Ju  +   1882d ago
This game (KungFu Live) works surprisingly well. I just had to try that out after I saw those videos. No lag! Even with my low light condition - which both GT5 and The Fight refuse to do proper head tracking with. Usually my PSEye works fine in sun light - but it's already dark and I got one lamp in the room. Works great. Every (!) body part, incl. feet (no kicks in the video, but he got some tools there) is recognized. Again, no lag in 60Hz and low light.
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oohWii  +   1882d ago
Object scanning...haha what a joke.

Eyetoy take a video of me and super-imposes it into a virtual world so whatever I have in my hand is part of the video and you clowns call that object scanning.

What a fckin Joke, and the game itself looks like total ass, I'm calling it the way I see it. Dude is floating around like a ghost, body tilting, all kinds of lame sh!t going on and you guys say it looks great.

@Whateva - "but we have a $15 PSN game for the PS-Eye tracking your full body at 60FPS & responding to all your kicks & punches as fast as you can do them"

If the game is tracking your full body, then do a front kick or kick directly at your TV and let's see what happens. If this game was tracking properly it would see a kick as a kick regardless to which direction you kicked in. As you name say "WHATEVA!"

Go on guys enjoy r15 dollar kinect wanna be game. Move is copying the wiimote and now this game claiming to do what kinect does.

haha, this shit is so funny.

It this was a Kinect game you PS3 fanboys would be all over it. It's frickin amazing how blind you guys are to ANY DAMN THING that sony does. Good to see Sony continuing to do what they do
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BloodyNapkin  +   1882d ago

Your lack of knowledge on motion gaming is absurd. Lets see the Wii copies gyro for motion controls or buys the rights rather, then sony takes it a step further. Then MS copies the eyetoy which released in 2003 and really dont do anything new with it, or it cant do anything that the eye and move cant do. But on the other hand the eye and move can do alot more than what kinect can do.
fr0sty  +   1882d ago
actually, oohwii, if you did a front kick it would track it also, because it is taking the video image of you and removing the background. so your foot would be seen on screen kicking towards the TV.

as for kinect being able to be just as responsive, that's a lie. PSeye can track at up to 120 frames per second (in 320x240 mode, 60fps in 640x480 mode, kinect does 640x480 at 30fps only). it takes in double the frame rate, and you're going to say kinect can (with half the frames) detect you just as fast? that's like saying a 30fps game looks identical to a 60fps game.

this is NOT actual object scanning, but just letting you use real world objects in a game. kinect still hasn't made good on it's bullshit object scanning promise, and there is no hope for that in sight. not a single game announced that uses any sort of feature like that. the homebrew community hasn't even done it yet with their kinect hacks. i wonder why...

just another imaginary bullet point (like milo) MS created to try to hype their product, but never actually delivered on.
oohWii  +   1882d ago
@BloddyNapkin -

"Your lack of knowledge on motion gaming is absurd"

Oh do tell of your vast knowledge of motion controls. I would love to hear of your credentials, please don't provide the credentials where you read something on the internet and repeated it as your own knowledge. I want to hear of you credentials that would make ever so bold enough to make the statement you made. Or is that simply you bullshit inner fanboy talking.

@Frosty - Thank you, that's exactly my point (im sure you didn't mean it that way though.

"actually, oohwii, if you did a front kick it would track it also, because it is taking the video image of you and removing the background. so your foot would be seen on screen kicking towards the TV"

So basically it's not tracking a damn thing, what it is doing is redisplaying "VIDEO" that is it capturing. I hope PS Eye can replay video at a faster speed that Kinect can track objects in 3D space.

All this game is is a "VIDEO" copy of you being flung around the screen like a ragdoll and protrayed as motion tracking. Full body tracking my Arse, more like full body video replay.
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JUDALATION  +   1882d ago
Wow you seem Offended... The sad thing Is that There is no Kenect game that Has A a better story or as many features as this game... Name one...

Dance central is by far the best game on kinect and that game is notas hard core as Kung fu live... Once you unlock your powers and learn the moves... This game is not half bad! The controls need some work but I hote they make more games like this like a marvel vs capcom rip off...If you take out the close combat this game is not so terrible... Id give it a 5/10 but thats about the average score of most Kinect games and this game is just 15 BUCKS... I still think Dead Naction is a better choice!
Koolno  +   1882d ago
It's just a 10 $ games kinecfanboyz ! and the camera is really doing most of all you can do in your kinect game.

but move is really better than the camera solo, you can play all kind of games with better accuracy than a camera (kinect or eye) can't provide, even if kinect can do more than pseye.
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dale1  +   1882d ago
its not top draw but it ain,t sixty dollars like some kinect fighting game which was reveiwed lower i think from ign.but it looks fun and will keep you fit for sure
NecrumSlavery  +   1882d ago
This doesn't look groundbreaking, but it definitely looks funny as hell. Like one of those games you play casually alone, but with a group of people, it's a showcase game. Where other can have just as much fun watching or playing along.

I am excited to see what comes in 2011. Sony please continue to support the Eye & Move and keep on delivering these unique experiences.
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swat  +   1882d ago
its Name Kinect or u live in cave and Suddenly u want to write a News about Natal
and the game look garbage
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Zoomer76  +   1882d ago
After reading the header of this article I was expecting a bit more than what I saw in them videos!! pmsl
jwk94  +   1882d ago
Didn't they take out the scanning ability?
Masterchef2007  +   1882d ago
Kung Fu Live does seem pretty cool. But the tech behind it is simple but effective
Ju  +   1882d ago
Tech is simple? As simple as 60frames per second lag free back ground removal with a 2D web cam? As simple as that? Go figure.
Masterchef2007  +   1881d ago
Yep its as simple as that
Ju  +   1881d ago
Yeah, that's what I thought. /s
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Arup02  +   1882d ago
That's cool!
Daves  +   1882d ago
Wow, lot of 360 owner anger in this thread. Why's that then?
blumatt  +   1882d ago
Probably because it only costs $40 for an Eye and $15 for this game and to play any equivalent on Kinect it would cost $150 or more for the Kinect camera and $40-50 for the game. haha It's ridiculous how much Kinect games cost. At least Move games are only $40 or less.
fr0sty  +   1882d ago
that is funny, you can get this game and a PSEye to play it with for cheaper than you can buy one kinect game for.
blumatt  +   1882d ago
@ fr0sty
Yep. It's sad, really. This game does most all of what Kinect does all for about 1/3 the price. haha What a joke Kinect's price is. Seriously, Kinect should only cost around $50 at the MOST. Then it wouldn't be a rip off.
uxo22  +   1882d ago
Wow, I see brains are a rare comodity around here.
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Ju  +   1882d ago
Nobody is saying it does something what Kinect can't. But it does something what some say only Kinect can. Simply not true. The only difference is the depth sensor - which just makes it easier for the SW to interpret the data it receives; and thus is more precise and less overhead. And yet these guys prove that you can do that with a regular 2D cam and advanced SW algorithms. Sure, it would possibly run better on Kinect - but not sure if 60Hz vs. 3D scan offsets those things already. Kinect needs to get those remaining 30fps from somewhere to be as responsive as this game is.
Daves  +   1882d ago
Good replies, from both sides of the fence.

And in my very humble opinion, while I don't see PSEye fully competing with Kinect. I do think that KungFu game is far 'cooler' than the more family friendly Kinect offerings.

PS3 does everything? Maybe not quite, but it's giving it a bloody good go.
Koolno  +   1882d ago
Sony really have to show tv/magazine, some eye games, like this, with a title like "since 2000, you can "be the controler", but the camera it's way better with a move now, you can party games, but also real hardcore games"..

just to uneducated people thinking "you are the controler" it's new.
artsaber  +   1882d ago
We all know
That if this game was bundled with Kinect... Big Pappy and the like would be defending it to their deaths. Guys like these can't stand the idea that they have been "had" when it comes to Kinect and it has little to no ability above the PSEYE, and that the EYE has a better camera despite the fact it came out YEARS ago. Just accept that Microsoft charges you more for less tech, they always have.

Also it is a shame that Kinect games are $10 more than Move games.
sjaakiejj  +   1882d ago
Still don't see the point of Kinect. Not because of this video, but just generally, all it really is is a fancy EyeToy, that everyone's buying because their Mountain Dew (or milk carton for all I care) says it's great and that they should buy it.

I'll be glad once the whole motion controller fiasco is over, like it did for Wii, this fad has to disappear. Give me a proper controller, one with which I can actually play with 3 other people, instead of being restricted by the size of my living room and/or FOV of my camera, and I'll happily stick with Consoles.
soren  +   1882d ago
what the F. ok this is the worst game i have ever seen in my life it looks like a gliched up photo dojo with a 40 to 60 doller price tag on it no thank you this is trash for ps3 gamers who say wii is crap and buy this need a realality check even the most garbage wii games look better then this
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DlocDaBudSmoka  +   1882d ago
sounds like you're the one who needs a reality check. this is a 15 dollar psn download. idk where u got 40-60 dollars at.
soren  +   1882d ago
i dident no how much it was so i asumed its still bad none the less ether way
QDOGG  +   1882d ago
some people are just jealous one guy said
if this was a Kinect game you PS3 fanboys would be all over it.
but sense it is for PS3 you bash it
we are all over it for 14.99 its a fun game we are the controller plus we had games that work with PSeye before MOVE & KINECT came out
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QDOGG  +   1882d ago
look what another XBOT said
This is every thing Kinect supporters have been waiting for. I feel so Jealous. All my Kinect game seem lame in comparison. Oh how I wish this piece a shyt, side fighting, poorly animated, picture cut out game was on Kinect.
and sense this game is fun y'all XBOTS try to give it low scores
if this was on XBOX KINECT not PS3 i wonder will they give more praise
QDOGG  +   1882d ago
you bash the game but wish it was for KINECT
jealous , haters, yall don't make any sense at all
just buy a PS3 it only does everything : )
uxo22  +   1882d ago
QDOGG, you managed to bring trolling and stupidity to a new level.
Z501  +   1881d ago
Isn't this want Kinect supporters want though? Motion controlled gaming with no controller.

Read: Kinect supporters, NOT 360 supporters or fanboys.

LoL @ motion control bias

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