Is Kinect becoming the Xbox version of the PC keyboard?

First Mass Effect 3 and now Skyrim. Kinect's voice commands are making these games easier to play which raises the question as to whether Kinect will become the Xbox version of a PC keyboard.

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RaidensRising2199d ago

That's a fair analogy I think.

Hisiru2199d ago (Edited 2199d ago )

I laughed very hard! I am not saying it's a bad device but it's the worst analogy ever.

sikbeta2199d ago


Hmm.. no, M&K are 100% accurate, lol this is like when you heard an I-zealot saying that's better browsing the net on their Ipads compared to anything else when you know it's not true... at all... :P

ATi_Elite2199d ago

Suuuuuure........and walking fast is just like driving a Ferrari!

Vroom Vroom!

ShadesMoolah2199d ago (Edited 2199d ago )

I'm all for it, found it worked incredibly well for the most part in the Mass Effect 3 demo, and am looking forward to trying it out on Skyrim when the update drops.

If it keeps gameplay flowing as opposed to action being paused temporarily as is required for the most part on console RPG/RTS games, then Kinect is certainly a worthy tool to enhance the gameplay experience... dancing and shaking your booty aside, of course.

bunt-custardly2199d ago

Some people feel a bit weird talking to Xbox so I think the analogy is a bit of a stretch. Anyone with fingers can use a keyboard.

jdktech20102199d ago

Anyone with a voice can use Kinect.

I actually hope this becomes more commonplace. For FPS games, it's a bit silly but for anything that requires a radial menu to pop up, I think it's genius and would make the RPG world that more immersive without a menu popping up when things get crazy. It could also be a nice thing to have in war games where they're supposed to be more tactical (like Future Soldier) might be a bit corny to some but it just adds to the immersion of feeling like a ghost or tactical operator than pressing a button on the dpad might.

Cool thoughts and I'll be interested to see what all Kinect can do in the coming generation

tdrules2199d ago

The Kinect is like a keyboard where if you were to press the "a" key the system might recognise it as "a" or it might recognise it as "chicken"

Parapraxis2199d ago (Edited 2199d ago )

"Is Kinect becoming the Xbox version of the PC keyboard?"
...yes if this is the keyboard.

SilentNegotiator2199d ago

I always thought about keyboards made specifically for programmers, but I never imagined anything like this. lol

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