Sega Tried Kinect Once, And It Didn't Go So Well

Microsoft's Kinect is currently the talk of the town. With its full-body, no-controller input, people are finding that for the first time they can play a video game without needing a controller. Those people obviously weren't around in 1993.

If they had been, they'd know that Kinect is actually the second attempt from a major video game manufacturer at selling a full-body, motion-sensing peripheral. The first came from Sega, and was released in 1993.

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PS3Freak2871d ago

Too soon Sega, too soon.

CrzyFooL2871d ago

Too soon executus!! You have tried motion control too soon!

gypsygib2871d ago (Edited 2871d ago )

Whatever gaming hardware idea people can think of, Sega probably made it first. They put minigames in a controller!

danielle0072871d ago

was to just take Sega's awesome ideas that failed because it was simply too soon, and perfect them. Dreamcast started online gaming for the consoles, then the Xbox took that idea and ran and started a new era of console gaming. And now they apparently took Sega's original idea for the full body controller nonsense, as well, and made Kinect, and also perfected that and sold a bajillion.

Poor Sega.

KingPin2871d ago

A perfect example of microsoft: "we dont innovate, we duplicate."

danielle0072871d ago

"and perfect."

So it works. I wouldn't say it's a flaw.

yewles12871d ago

"So it works."


Wenis2871d ago

^Does Kinect not work?

Forbidden_Darkness2871d ago

So true. I bet there are other examples of this too.

gamingdroid2871d ago (Edited 2871d ago )

I'm almost certain any idea you can throw out about any console release, I kind find a prior version in some form pre-dating the console introducing the feature.

Innovation is useless if it isn't usable. It's not about being the first, it is about the first to deliver a usable product.

Remember the PowerGlove? What about Sega MegaCD?

Legion2871d ago

Exactly... kind of like saying that the 3DS is basically just an updated Virtual Boy.

Otheros002871d ago (Edited 2871d ago )

You mean kinect is forth. Why do they act like pseye and eyetoy never existed?
Oh right it's from kotaku.

Vaud-Villian2871d ago

Body tracking and sillouette tracking are completely different things.

mac_attack2870d ago

The eyetoy didnt sell 8 mill either, whys that? Oh yea... "It was a disaster" lol

PSjesus2871d ago

Kinect the fastest gaming peripheral in history
for one reason a lot of Sheep,who believe what M$ says

Legion2871d ago

The saviour of Playstation (assuming by your name) is calling other people sheep. Classic...

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