Blackwater trailer shows immersive Kinect shooter

123Kinect writes:"The official trailer for the Blackwater video game (the first Action FPS for Kinect on Xbox 360) has just been released! It shows that Kinect is most definitely maturing, and a game like this may help silence the Kinect core gaming critics that say Kinect is only for dancing and sports games. Sure, Kinect has its place there too... but honestly: hiding behind your couch for incoming fire? That's just awesome!"

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cstyle2482d ago

Take notes sony. This is how you advertise.

sashimi2482d ago

I can't tell if thats sarcasm....

Bathyj2482d ago

You're right.

Even when they have nothing to show, M$ know how to make a big deal about it.

mastershredder2482d ago

Blackwater should set up game kiosks at all the Walmarts for recruiting purposes. I can already smell the gun oil and beef jerky.

SilentNegotiator2482d ago

Like they're REALLY going to have you diving behind furniture in any Kinect games. Definitely misleading advertisement.

JokesOnYou2482d ago (Edited 2481d ago )

No obviously you don't play like this guy, they're simply over dramatizing the gameplay to suggest the game is immersive. I hardly think anybody believes bullets will fly from your imaginary gun like this ad says, its called ADVERTISING. No different than ads I've seen for shooters where they show bullets come through the screen, sports, racing and so many other ads for games where they show things come to life, of course the real gameplay won't be like that but its just a creative way at saying this game is "cool".....thats far from false advertising. Either way, I thought what little gameplay there was looked fun, bit more interesting than most kinect games, not saying I'm going to run out and get this game but I'd at least like to see more. I think the first dev who seriously takes the time to combine controls in a hybrid(standard controller+kinect) scheme will have something really fun to play.

Bathyj2481d ago

C'mon JOY (may I call you that), you have to admit its pretty misleading.

And obviously I'm not talking about bullets flying and muzzle flash from my fingers (although THAT would be cool) but if some idiot buys this expecting the actual gameplay to be like that, I think they might be disappointed.

I dont know enough about the game to comment definatively, I'm only speculating, but lets just take the way he holds the gun and fires. Will that work in game? I dont know, I'm actually asking, but it seems a bit far fetched if his front hand is blocking the trigger finger of his backhand.

That right there is reason enough to call shenanigans and go home for my broom.

Dramatisation is one thing, misleading another, lying is on another level. You would hope an ad would give you a reasonable idea of how the game is played.

Pozzle2481d ago (Edited 2481d ago )

There's a difference between believing bullets will come out of your bare hands (which is obviously bogus) and believing that Kinect will register all of the movements portrayed in the ad (which is what the ad seems to be implying).

Obviously the ad is dramatized to look more exciting (most ads are), but nothing in the ad says that gamers won't be able to do EVERYTHING that is depicted in this ad.

Which is what makes it misleading. The average gamer doesn't keep up to date on gaming news or Kinect news, so if they see an ad like this, then they're going to assume you can do all the things in the ad. That doesn't make them stupid. Ads should accurately portray the product you're buying, and from what I've played of the Kinect, ducking behind couches, pulling triggers with your fingers and moving around so frantically are things that the Kinect would have a hard time registering.

JokesOnYou2481d ago (Edited 2481d ago )

No, I disagree, I think the way this ad is made its obvious that they're trying to make it look fun but naturally the consumer will have to go to get more information about the gameplay if they are really interested. I think you guys read to much into this ad, theres tons of game ads, & toy ads, where its clear they are going for the "use your imagination" type commercial, you dont see folks sueing Toys R Us/toy mfg's for showing a remote control car that jumps 50ft in the air in a commercial but in reality it only jumps 1 ft when you press the "trick" button. No because consumers by default that are interested on this game know enough to just do a minimum bit of fact checking to see what the game is like before they spend their hard earned cash lol, Its a fun over the top commercial, so I know it makes the anti-micro folks feel better to pretend alot of consumers buy micro products because they' ve been tricked but it doesnt pass the laugh test for 2 reasons, #1 Consumers are cutting back on luxuries in this economy, games cost $60, not .60 like a piece of gum, I find it hard to believe all but the wealthy are buying games without at least a ounce of knowlegde about the actual game besides a commercial they saw on TV, #2 Worst case scenario= they are completely fooled(never owned kinect or seen other games)they didnt bother to look up the game on the games site and they end up hating it, no law against returning it, getting store credit, etc. Coincedently I heard these claims against kinect itself prior to release, yet it continues to do well and gain support.

spicelicka2480d ago

well obviously man,
what i meant was that the game is definately not that interesting and it clearly looked pathetic the way they tried to make it seem so intense, don't blame them though.

If this same ad was for gears of war, i wud hell of a lot more excited even though i know i'd never be shooting with my finger or jumping over my couch...

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pijinio2122482d ago

hahahahahahahaha LMAO!!!

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