GAMER-0 # 48: Kinect Shooter Hacks Fail!

T-Hill write: Everywhere you look Kinect hacks are springing up and what I see is a problem that some sites keep pushing Kinect as a replacement for controllers. FPS’s and shooters seem to be the main focus of Kinect hacks and I'm here to make it very clear that as it stands the hardcore will not accept Kinect as an alternative to a controller...what do you think?

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Hitman07692659d ago

Definitely ridiculous that these hacks are being done on PC where 85% (guesstromination) of people who bought Kinect won't be able to play them due to the disinterest with setting up hacks and custom stuff.

gamingdroid2659d ago

It is done more for exploratory reasons than actually being a commercial product at this point. See no reason why those ideas can't be ported to the Xbox 360.

I can't wait until MS opens up Kinect to XNA.

Agent-862659d ago (Edited 2659d ago )

Definitely agree with the videocaster, though. Kinect is worthless for controlling a shooter....why keep trying? Gesturing around like a robot to navigate: lean forward, lean back. Then learning gestures to do basic things like reload. All with the inaccuracy and input lag inherent with a camera interface. Then, on top of that, there is the fatigue factor of standing and "robot dancing" for prolonged periods. Like I said, why keep trying? There are other things Kinect can do well, but shooters aren't one of them. KB/M and controllers are so much superior that true shooter fans will never switch. Give it up already.

Bigpappy2659d ago (Edited 2659d ago )

Well he makes it very clear that he is PS3 centric. So my question is: why is he making this video, evaluating Kinect. Is it that PS3 guys know what is posible on Kinect due to the failures of Eyetoy, or are PS3 guys just more insiteful and smarter than their 360 counterparts?

I don't see any 360 guys doing these types of videos. Here is a hint guys: we don't give a rats butt what your opinion is on what Kinect can or can not do. This will all be clear in a year or two. It can be done then it wont be done.

NYC_Gamer2659d ago

Kinect,will never be accepted by the hardcore in my opinion.

Firstkn1ghT2659d ago

It doesn't have to be. The hardcore audience has already jumped in. Microsoft is just expanding its audience with Kinect and bring in casuals. What's wrong with that? Why is everybody trying to bring down Kinect? So far it's selling like hotcakes and a lot of non gamers are loving it. Why bash it? It's a success.

ps3360games2659d ago

MS has abandoned the hardcore audience for the casuals audience look at xbox 360 line up in 2011 95% are casuals games.

Firstkn1ghT2659d ago

LOL! That's about the stupidest thing I ever heard. If their are no hardcore games, than why am I still trying to play catch up on games? I still have a backlog of games that need to be played.

I swear you kids argue to much about 1st party, 2nd party, multiplats, etc...

I just play games regardless who makes it. The big "exclusives" coming out for both consoles this year is Gears 3, Forza 4, KZ3, Resistance 3, and Uncharted 3 and you know what? I'm looking foward to playing Dragon Age 2, Dead Space 2, and Battlefield 3 much more.

Biggest2659d ago

"than why am I still trying to play catch up on games?"

Because you don't have much time for games while posting here? That doesn't change the fact that the 360 line-up is casual heavy and that Microsoft has decided to expend more energy on casual gaming.

Firstkn1ghT2659d ago

Is sony wasting energy on the psp? They released big franchises like mgs, gow, and gt. Did sony say screw you to all the ps3 owners?

Biggest2659d ago

Negative. Sony has more than enough studios to handle the PS2, PS3, PSP, and NGP. The same can not be said for Microsoft.

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B1663r2659d ago

You mistake "hardcore gamers" for "control pad" users. There is nothing more hardcore gamer than these guys who are going to all the trouble to integrate kinect in their favorite games whatever the final results are. You "console with gamepad only" snobs are lighweights compared to those guys.


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Loner2659d ago (Edited 2659d ago )

Hiphopgamer the biggest PS3 fanboy on the planet.
No Thanks
Ill watch somebody a little less biased towards the 360
Maybe he should spend some time trying to promote Move so people might buy the damn thing

Biggest2659d ago

Who? You have that big a man-crush on HHG that you think he's in every video about gaming? INSANE!!!!


Watch the video I'm not HHG! You fail out the gate!

jaseo2659d ago

does hardcore game = fps game?

if so, a VR headset is the way forward for head movement/tracking. You will still need a tangible gun controller that is replicated virtually.

kinect inspired tech to replicate your body in this augmented reality.

As for actual movement, you have multiple control schemes. You can run on the spot, or just push a thumbstick forward.

B1663r2659d ago

no... aparently "hardcore" means "game pad user", as though the game pad was the ultimate form of expression to play first person shooters, which, ROFL, it is not! The Wasd+mouse combo is much better.

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