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Submitted by mark0192 1801d ago | interview

Bleszinski: “Kinect is a good thing” and expects hybrid model

From the article: "A Dutch gamer website had an interesting interview with Cliff Bleszinski, design director at Epic Games and creator of Gears of War (among other titles). And Adrian Chmielarz, founder of People Can Fly, a company that was recently acquired by Epic Games. In this interview, he gave his vision on Kinect and talks about Gears of War Exile and asks hardcore gamers why they feel threatened by Kinect? Checkout the interesting Kinect part of the interview after the break! And yes, we translated it for you, enjoy!" (Adrian Chmielarz, Cliff Bleszinski, Epic Games, Gears of War, Kinect, People Can Fly, Xbox 360)

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Kalowest  +   1801d ago
Nice interview, i want to see GeoW Exile.
Warprincess116  +   1801d ago
Can you even create a good game with Kinect. It doesn't have buttons.
kaveti6616  +   1801d ago
hybrid games that use a controller for movement and kinect for hand gesture commands are a possibility.
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MintBerryCrunch  +   1801d ago
looking forward to this guy playing with kinect at E3 /s

"one less f-ing controller on the coffee table"

one big ass camera in front of the tv

you sacrifice one for the other
dragonyght  +   1801d ago
@MintBerryCrunch lol doesn't he have to move the coffee table to play connect
Active Reload  +   1801d ago
Mintberry, he said "coffee table" and I think Kinect can sit on top of the tv.
BLAKHOODe  +   1801d ago
Could you yourself create a game like Gears Of War? Or a movie like Avatar? Or maybe one of those fancy meals of virtually nothing that sell for hundreds of dollars at a fancy restaurant?

Give those with a creative mind props, because year after year, in video games, in movies, and in many other ways, they blow our minds with things us normal folk would otherwise think impossible.
Bigpappy  +   1800d ago
@Active Reload: I am going to correct you this one time. Kinect does not have to see your whole body to work. You can use it while sitting at your computer. It all depends on the game and how they want you to use Kinect.
Active Reload  +   1800d ago
^^^What does your comment have to do with mine?
Lyr1c  +   1801d ago
"Hi, my names Cliff Belszinski and I'm a Troll Hunter!"

Next WoW commercial.

I'll bet anyone $5.
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ps3bestever  +   1801d ago
Shut Up Bleszinski, Please
LordMarius  +   1801d ago
N4G stop giving this douche attention
stuntman_mike  +   1801d ago
Totally agree he just comes across as a media whore.
btk  +   1801d ago
Good grief - can you still not get it.

There is no problem with a 3d camera type setup - or a surface controller - or a kb+mouse - or a wand controller - or a steering wheel. It is about what really works well.

The camera setup and combinations of controllers will work - but the camera bit has to up the specs and responsiveness. As it is is is too low res and too laggy. Move works great in a golf game, table tennis etc. The clowns pretending that Kinect table tennis is soooo great, and that they don't really mind the half second lag must start realizing that the market is taking a step backward. Kinect v2 will be better - because it will most likely be 1920x1080x120fps specs, with lots of processing on the device with little lag. At the moment 640x480@30fps is a joke.

Feeling threatened? No - insulted as a gamer - yes. Just how stupid do they think we are? 10 Dancing games and still more to come. They would make Halo but don't plan to. There will be "great" things coming soon round yonder mountain any time now... Come on damn it. Who the hell in their right minds play a racing game like Joyride?

Lift the damn specs, get a wand with buttons, get the lag sorted out and the "hard core" will applaud. Do the smoke and mirrors stunt with Bieber, Oprah and 500M marketing when we can read the specs is just damn insulting.

To the 8m sods who fell for this marketing hype... too bad. For Kinect to become a serious piece of kit, it needs some serious increase in specs. Even for a simple pew-pew game. And that is a fact.
Apocalypse Shadow  +   1801d ago
the problem is not that core gamers are threatened by's that microsoft and "cliffy" HAVEN'T made anything worth playing on the device for core gamers.but lie and say games like dance central or gunstringer are for core gamers.

the excuse of "wait for E3" or "wait until fill in the blank" doesn't cut came out last year and the device was announced almost 2 years ago.if i were announcing something,i would have gotten namco to do a BREAKDOWN REMAKE from xbox1 for kinect...

and i would have gotten EA to announce a special version of MIRROR'S EDGE for kinect...

and as everyone knows i'm not exactly a 360 fan.but i have and liked the xbox before the gamer price gouging.

sixaxis made sense and was fun in heavenly sword and folklore,high velocity bowling,etc.

dualshock and other controllers made sense for core games.wheels made sense for racing.guns for shooting games like time crisis and house of the dead.

Move makes sense for multiple games and multiple hasn't made any core games yet that make sense.and the games like gunstringer aren't proving it even if not made by microsoft.

get some exclusives that prove its WORTH.not virtual cat licking.
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lowcarb  +   1801d ago
I agree with you and hope they are reading your comment on BreakDown. Goodness MS freaking listen to your fans for once.
DelbertGrady  +   1801d ago
I agree too. There's not a single Kinect game that would made me buy one, or that's remotely impressive. What they showed at GDC was embarrassing.
The_Ultimate_Guy  +   1801d ago
You clowns seem to ignore the core games that have been announce such as Steel Battalion, UFC personal Trainer, Child of Eden, Rise of Nightmares, Project Draco, Kinect Haunt, Star Wars, Codename D and many more.

I would say Motion Sports for Kinect is for the Core Audience. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows part 1 (if your a Harry Poter fan). Naturally the launch games are not going to be the best games out, but give the developers some time with the hardware. Regardless of what you think, I think that the PS3's launch titles were crap. Not too mention there was only about 2-3 memorable games on the PS3 as well as the 360's launch.

Stop being so negative and use some common sense. kinect has only been on the Market for just 5 months now. Sure there may not be a lot of core games, but take a step back and look at the line up so far. There are about 20 games right now for Kinect which is a hell of a lot more than the library of launch titles when the PS3 was released.
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WayneKerr  +   1801d ago
Go cliffy, Ive got a sack full for ya.
Lamarthedancer  +   1801d ago
Microsoft backs him and the Gears franchise

He's not going to turn around and say "Yeah Kinect sucks"
gamingisnotacrime  +   1801d ago
but he would say something similar about the competition

he is just a douche
ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   1801d ago
I really dislike the Move because it looks so stupid and apart from fps games you are forced to move which before I praised but now I realise just how stupid it is, and contrary to popular belief you don't have to move like cray to use Kinect.

Although a lot of the family oriented Kinect games force you to do that I believe future 3rd & 1st person games using Kinect will allow you to make small wrist and finger movements for different actions.

Obviously I understand the Move makes you Move to give you that sense of realism, but doing a full swing to hit a ball in front of your TV and doing it on a real Tennis court is a completely different experiences.

For these reasons I like Kinect better than the PS-Move, and I believe that once we start seeing hardcore games they'll most likely be played with the combination of Kinect and a controller.
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CaptainGreece  +   1801d ago
We don't care what you like troll.
ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   1801d ago
"We don't care what you like troll."

The comment section is here for a reason you, if you cant handle it then don't read and post on it. Everyone has an option and I explained well enough why I dislike the Move.

You couldn't even intelligently back up why you called me a troll, I'm not an ignorant Sony loyalists like you. I only own a PS3 but it doesn't mean I have to worship everything related to Sony.

Anyone who says anything against Sony on this site is instantly labelled a troll or a 360 fanboy. I feel sorry for people like you who are stuck worshipping a cooperation that DOESN'T CARE ABOUT YOU!

Have you ever used Move? if not what gives you the right to call me a troll? Yeah that's what I though ;)
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CaptainGreece  +   1801d ago
Lol not even going to bother and you can't even reply back. Also i don't worship Sony and i do use the move for Resident Evil 5 and Killzone 3.

Daves  +   1800d ago
So Kinect on its own is pretty much useless (unless you want on-rails or cuddly pets)?
RockmanII7  +   1801d ago
Wow, with all this pro-kinect anti-move talk I really think that Exile will use Kinect if Gears 3 doesn't.
bikar  +   1801d ago
gamingisnotacrime  +   1801d ago
Why the articles for his comments?
is not that what tweet is for, to follow every single thought the person posts

N4G, as in Nonsense for Gonzos
Masterchef2007  +   1801d ago
Welcome to Cliffy week lol
Stealth20k  +   1801d ago
if kinect is good like its killing worthwhile 360 exclusives and has put the ps3 ahead worldwide probably for good. then yes kinect is great

hes a hypocrite. First he praises kinect for not having a controller and now hes saying it needs one. And he kises apples ass and then he disses other companies that he doesnt do business with.
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byeGollum  +   1801d ago
I don't know about kinect by itself, but a hybrid has great potential
Urrakia34  +   1801d ago
WTF??? Cliffy completely contradicts himself when he says that he prefers Kinect over Move because "Kinect helps me in achieving one less f-ing controller on the coffee table." Then later he says "I’m expecting to be betting on a hybrid model, a game with a CONTROLLER where Kinect can be used for speech or hand movement recognition."

Get off Microsoft's nuts Cliffy
younglj01  +   1801d ago
Lol it will b funny if ur 1st disagree comes from Cliffy since he do read N4G lol
Urrakia34  +   1801d ago
I don't care if he disagrees because he knows he's all over Microsoft's balls since he's turned into MS's own little personal bitch. I DARE him to respond to my comment, but he won't because he's too much of a wuss.
Godmars290  +   1801d ago
The best way CliffyB can promote Kinect: make a game for it.
stuntman_mike  +   1801d ago
or shoving it up "Cliffy B's" arse.
OllieBoy  +   1801d ago
CliffyB, stop trying to pretend that you like Kinect.

Nobody's falling for it.
AKA228  +   1801d ago
What a sad sack. This guy is a game developer and the reasons he doesnt like Move is because he doesn't want another controller on his coffee table and because it looks like an ice cream cone? What a joke. Then he talks about Kinect needing a controller for hardcore games, so its only ok having extra controllers if they are for Kinect? What a fanboy.
In reality it is the PS Move that is for casuals and hardcore and Sony has proved it with Killzone3. Killzone3 is amazing with Move and I won't be playing FPS's that don't have Move support. Once you learn to use move in Killzone you won't go back, that would be like asking a Xbox gamers to play a FPS without dual analog sticks.
dkgshiz  +   1801d ago
Just stick to the controller please.
gypsygib  +   1801d ago
Has Kinect had a new game released since launch?
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mark0192  +   1801d ago
Yes, this list is pretty exhaustive for Kinect games:
Vesemir  +   1801d ago
Who asked this bleisbsnbi opinion in the first place ??
BLAKHOODe  +   1801d ago
I like my Kinect. Kinect Sports is awesome - I play it with my 3 year old. My wife plays Dance Central w/ her, which is awesome and hilarious at the sametime. I'm actually looking forward to picking up that Circus/Carnival game and the Sesame Street game for it. (It beats playing with Barbie dolls in the floor.) And I'm a guy currently playing Killzone 3 and have spent the last several years playing games like Call Of Duty, Battlefield and Gears. Kinect is a WIN in my book.
Daves  +   1800d ago
Yeah, I can imagine it being great family fun. Honestly.

But the more hardcore gamers are feeling left out.

I mean you just said yourself what you are mostly playing, and little of that used Kinect.

Just saying.

Out of interest, KZ3 with a Move?
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BLAKHOODe  +   1800d ago
I honestly don't see what the hardcore gamers are complaining about. It's not like Xbox is going all casual, supporting ONLY the Kinect and it's games and forgetting everyone else. The majority of the games available on Xbox this year - and I'm talking both multi-platform and exclusives - will be for the hardcore. So WE're hardly being left out.

I tried Move with KZ3.. didn't really care for it.
Tyre  +   1801d ago
Great interview...More people need to read this interview before judging Cliff Blezinski and Games in general...and btw Bulletstorm is breathtaking/fresh/fun and more!! enjoyed every minute of it...
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InTheLab  +   1801d ago
Cliffy Bieber??

Why bring up Move if you won't ever support it? Why can't Kinect just be good on it's own? When a fanboy does it, it's sad. When Cliffy Sheen does it, it's his opinion. I've lost all respect for this man in 4 short days...

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