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My First Month With Kinect

Christmas will soon be gone and you may be asking yourself if getting a Kinect was a good thing or the video game equivalent of a fruit cake. Well I’m here to tell you all about my experience and why Kinect is good for you, your friends and your family.I've had a solid month with the Kinect (waited in line at launch). Now its time I share my findings.

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Objective2466d ago

My friends are saying the same promising things about Kinect. I may just have to get one for myself when the standalones are available again.

Immortal3212466d ago

2, if you do have friends who like gaming they're not looking out for your best interest.

3, if you do have friends who play games casually, I would have to ask if you're a casual gamer.

colonel1792466d ago (Edited 2466d ago )

I don't understand why everybody is amazed by its potential, but not what it has delivered. I don't know if it's just me, but I don't like to buy something from the promises of it, since they may never come.

Yet, when they review the Move, they slam it for the games it currently have, even though it does have a lot of potential too, for future games

My guess is that causal gamers are taking over the world ... :S

Bigpappy2466d ago (Edited 2466d ago )

Nah. The way kinect works. You can not have the same experience with a controller. Kinect is not use instead of a contoller. It is used for completely different game experiences.

@colonel179: "I don't understand why everybody is amazed by its potential, but not what it has delivered." Dude, did you even read the article? The lady just spell out for you why she and her kid are enjoying kinect for the past month you nit-wit!

Objective2466d ago

@ Immortal

Yes my friends enjoy gaming generally, whether RPGs, shooters, sports, hack and slash, arcadey stuff, whatever, and they're telling me that Kinect is a whole new gaming experience in a positive way. I enjoy a good session of Mass Effect as much as I enjoy Wii Sports, so I think Kinect should work for me.

Immortal3212466d ago (Edited 2466d ago )

well that's good they like all those genre, but saying kinect is a whole new gaming experience seems a lil bit over exaggerated.

One more thing, if you a gamer who have multi consoles, and you're a "true gamer"-(that like saying your Jesus Christ)- why are you taking other peoples word when you have the ability to observed and analyze and guess the review score before the reviewers.

it seems like "true gamers" are gluttons, and too afraid to have a "preferences."

uxo222466d ago

@Immortal321

"why are you taking other peoples word when you have the ability to observed and analyze and guess the review score before the reviewers"

Did I miss something? HE SAID THE HE IS BEING TOLD THIS BY HIS FRIENDS. Do you not have friends, do you NOT trust your friends at least a little bit?

"IMO I think your better off playing games with a controller."

Okay let me make sure I got this right. He should not listen to his true friends, but he should listen to some random fanboy on N4G that thinks he is better off with a controller even though he doesn't even know you.

"2, if you do have friends who like gaming they're not looking out for your best interest"

His friends that like gaming are not looking out for his best interest, however you are? Really, did you just judge his friends, discredit them, and ask him to believe in what you are saying and you don't know him or his friends?

Some people I swear. Wow!

Immortal3212465d ago (Edited 2465d ago )

"why are you taking other peoples word when you have the ability to observed and analyze and guess the review score before the reviewers"

We're talking about friends and gaming here. In gaming your friends are your worst enemy, and a great ally. Not all the time you're going to agree with your friends. If my friends said, "hey immortal you should get the kinect, it's a whole new experience." I would respond with, "Bro, I don't want to play games with no controller. And besides the games that I like would be tiresome playing with no controller."

"IMO I think your better off playing games with a controller."

uxo22-"Okay let me make sure I got this right. He should not listen to his true friends, but he should listen to some random fanboy on N4G that thinks he is better off with a controller even though he doesn't even know you."

Have you ever heard the saying, "keep your friends close and your enemies closer."

"2, if you do have friends who like gaming they're not looking out for your best interest"

uxo22-"His friends that like gaming are not looking out for his best interest, however you are? Really, did you just judge his friends, discredit them, and ask him to believe in what you are saying and you don't know him or his friends?"

All I'm saying is check his history, objective seems to like gaming as long as there's a controller. And it seems you want him to buy some crappy hardware to boost its numbers. uxo22 you are the disease that plague n4g. look at your history, you get more disagree than agrees.

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ilikestuff2466d ago

i just got the move, i like, i know its off topic but im alittle happy bout it and figured i should tell someone.

on topic, i think the kinect could be good if they made a good game for it, not that dancing noise

Gs up hoes down

morkendo232466d ago

only a casual gamer would buy KINCRAP

Death2466d ago

When did it become a bad thing to be a casual gamer? The "hardcore" were always the early adopters that paid more to play first. Hardcore and casual gamers play many of the same games. The biggest difference is the hardcore are more likely finish them and buy closer to launch.

It's funny because hardcore gamers look down on casual gamers while most casual gamers think hardcore gamers are nerds that need to get a life. I'm not really sure which boat I would rather be on. I'd like to think all gamers are simply gamers with different priorites in life. I would like to be more "hardcore" sometime, but not at the expense of actually living my life,

-Death

topekomsi2466d ago

I can see the potential, but the lag is horrid IMO.

ActionBastard2466d ago

More hacks than good games. All I need to know.

Hozi892466d ago

First of all, Kinect is NOT made for Hardcore Gamers....Microsoft is making a lot of money with it because it appeals to kids and parents with young kids, most parents don't want their kids playing God of War or Call of Duty. It's like the Nitendo Wii a lot of sales because a lot of kiddie games and stuff most parents prefer their kids to play.

Playstation is the only true Hardcore console out there. Period. (I said console no machine) and I'll stick with that until I have little game crazy kids of my own.

gamer78042466d ago

Its a mistake to claim that casual and hardcore gamers are mutually exclusive. Its also a mistake to claim a device itself for casuals, and not the specific game(s). Let the games that come out over the next year or two dictate what games are for what audience, not the device.

Hozi892466d ago

While I aggree with you that the games should decide if it's casual or core gamers...Kinect will never have Hardcore games...it may get better in terms of what the games will look like but the design it has limits it's ability to support hardcore games, unless of course the average core gamer wants his character to autorun and the level design can't be anything but linear.

call me ignorant, but I'd call it reality.

uxo222466d ago (Edited 2466d ago )

@Hozi89 - Can you run with Move? Or do you need a controller or subcontroller to run.

Then that means that you can't have a hardcore game with move either. Oh, unless having a controller with move is allowed while not allowed with Kinect. In your opinion that is.

So with that being said, why can't there be Hybrid games for Kinect, where you can make hand gestures, voice commands, and stuff like that while also using a controller.

Because if you say using a controller kinect defeats the purpose of it being motion controlled, the using a controller or sub-controller with Move and the Wii does the same thing.

You're ignorant, there you go I did it.

dragonyght2466d ago (Edited 2466d ago )

@uxo22 can u run with move? lol I'm pretty sure u can that why it have those thing call button and I'm pretty sure that the nav controller is part of move why excluding it i mean unless you were trying to be ignorant and thats pretty sad really

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