Microsoft's Finally Got Game

"After Atari popularized the joystick in 1977, videogame developers spent years cramming more buttons onto the controller. Then along came Nintendo, with a motion-sensing controller for its Wii console that was less complicated, and more fun. Since Nintendo launched the Wii in 2006, it has sold more than 50 million units worldwide--about as many as its two rivals, Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3, combined. "

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MetalGearRising3271d ago

NATAL (It only does everything).

PandemicPrawn03271d ago

Looking like a dumba** or not. if it's fun people won't care.

paradigmfellow3271d ago

lets see how our human dexterity does when faced with air. I would suggest to try this out. Tap your finger on a table. Then try to tap it in the air. Can't do the same thing right. Therefore our own limitations will doom natal

The real killer3271d ago

"NATAL (It only does everything)"

I see no screen but only people with strange move.
Those people's are instructing by Microsoft for faking movement, otherwise we all see the screen why they moving.

ReviewsArePolitics3271d ago

It even brainwashes morons like MGR

Foliage3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

I read the title wrong. I thought for a second the 360 finally got a game. It looks like you'll have to keep waiting for a good exclusive bots.

360: It only does nothing, but you pay extra for it

Ninji3271d ago

The xbots are so desperate for something good that they have to use catchphrases for the PS3.

itchy183270d ago

lol. i agree. they're so desperate cause they don't have games to play anymore.

tidort3270d ago

@MetalGearRising (it only does trolling)

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Raoh3271d ago

No mention of Playstatin EyeToy for the Playstation 2....

I notice a lot of Pro Natal Articles will bypass the eyetoy and the playstation 2 for that matter in their articles.

wxer3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

its the hype
thats all what i can say

and by the way this is a fu*kin blog

rockleex3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

What the bottom of an Avatar's show looks like... trust me, you DON'T want to see what it looks like. *shudders*

They also won't mention how laggy and inaccurate Natal was during live demos.

The only times when Natal actually looked good were in those prerecorded videos. The one with the family in the living room, and the one with Milo.

Yet they couldn't even get those prerecorded videos right. The water that the lady was interacting with reacted before she even got her hands close.

Noctis Aftermath3271d ago

I pity the fools who have biten into the natal hype so early, yes it is slightly better then the pseye, but it is much larger and will cost more, not to mention it will do hardly anything different.

Keith Olbermann3271d ago

until I see something that convinces me that natal will be anything impressive, I will dismiss this stuff.

Gothdom3271d ago

Well, since e3, most of the gaming medias are all over natal for some reason that escapes me.

Most of the stuff demoed either didn't really work yet or was manipulated from behind curtains. I'm referring to the video where the lady hits the screen after the ripple effect comes on screen and that Milo thingy. For now, it's only mental masturbation, since nothing as been concrete as of yet.

For some reason, the media has chosen to forget both the Playstation Eyetoy and Seaman from Sega.

Ausbo3271d ago

that the pseye had no marketing and no games. If microsoft can successfully implement hardcore games, unlike the wii or pseye, and support it well than they can be successful.

Yeah the hype is ridiculous but you also haven't seen enough to shoot it down yet either.

ico923271d ago

natal will have no impact in the gaming market i mean the casual gamer is already familiar with the wii the console is planted in that market, you could even go as far as to call the wii a cultural phenomenon as its currently the worlds most famous console and with the wii price cut around the corner natal is not going to affect the wii in any way

wxer3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

"that the pseye had no marketing and no games."

what ??
okay i really dont know about marketing because in here they dont market games at all

but no games ??
look at this

EyeToy: Play
EyeToy: Groove
Disney Move (Ubisoft)
EyeToy: Antigrav
EyeToy: Monkey Mania
EyeToy: Play 2
Nicktoons Movin' (THQ)
Sega SuperStars (Sega)
U Move Super Sports (Konami)
Clumsy Shumsy (Phoenix Games Ltd. [UK/NL])
EyeToy: Chat - a videophone system for use with the network adaptor
EyeToy: EduKids
EyeToy: Kinetic
EyeToy: Operation Spy (known as SpyToy in Europe)
EyeToy: Play 3
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Activision) - Used to import the player's face onto a created skater.
Eyetoy: Kinetic Combat
Eyetoy: Play Sports
Rhythmic Star (Namco)
EyeToy: Astro Zoo
EyeToy Play: Hero
EyeToy Play: PomPom Party
EyeToy: Fight
EyeToy: Tales


Gran Turismo 5 (For Head Tracking)

Bomberman Ultra (streams video to other players when you win a tournament)
Tiger Woods 10
Fight Night Round 4

Buzz!: Quiz TV (compatible with Playstation 2 EyeToy)
Burnout Paradise[17] (Used to share personal snapshot after winning/losing against other players online. (Also compatible with Playstation 2 EyeToy))
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 [18] (Used to upload personal image for the character)
High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition[19] (used to see others)
LittleBigPlanet (Used to create levels, also compatible with PlayStation 2 EyeToy)
FaceBreaker (Used to upload personal image for the character)
PES 2009 (Used to upload personal image for the character, 'Become a Legend' mode)
SingStar Vol. 2 (Used to record video and take snapshots and upload online)

Aqua Vita/Aquatopia
Mesmerize - January 17, 2008 (North America)[20]
Operation Creature Feature[21] - October 25, 2007[5]
The Eye of Judgment[2]
The Trials of Topoq
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08[22]
Sky Blue[10]
PES 2008[24]

all of this is support + games for the PSeye(ps3) and the Eyetoy(PS2)

Ausbo3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

i am talking about GOOD GAMES.

not all the sh**y shovelware you just pulled out of wikipedia

edit: and 0 of those titles appeal to the hardcore gamer

rockleex3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

That Natal will offer hardcore experiences?

In order to provide hardcore experiences, input has to be precise and accurate. Natal is not. Eyetoy is not. The original Wiimote is not.

Hence why they came up with Wii Motion Plus, in hopes of getting rid of "waggle" and offering more precise and accurate hardcore experiences.

While Nintendo and Sony are moving forward, Microsoft is moving backwards. And that is supposed to be revolutionary?

wxer3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

good games ??

they call it casual market for a reason
yah like the wii got good games lol

"and 0 of those titles appeal to the hardcore gamer"

no one talked about hardcore gamers
and if you think that natal well appeal to hardcore gamers
you really need to re-think about that

well duh
the target was NOT the hardcore gamres
the PS2 and the PS3 already got the hardcore part
" I said microsoft has to implement this into hardcore games in order to be successful."

they cant
natal is a gimmick
hardcore gamers dont like gimmicks

Ausbo3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

i am saying that eyetoy and pseye did not succeed because it didn't appeal to the hardcore gamer.

Where did i say natal will have hardcore experiences? I DIDN't. I said microsoft has to implement this into hardcore games in order to be successful.

I am not saying natal is a godsend, i am saying that if it can do the things that the eyetoy didn't do, than it CAN be successful.

Edit: Wii actually brought forth twilight princess, and metroid. Those are hardcore experiences.

rockleex3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

Yes. Nintendo was actually able to offer hardcore experiences with the original Wiimote because you're actually able to aim with the Wiimote, though very inaccurate.

A lot of the other motion gestures in those games were merely "waggle". Yet the main basis of controls for those games require the buttons and analog sticks.

The biggest role that the original Wiimote's motion sensing played in hardcore experiences was for aiming. And even then they were not accurate.

I can't say how successful Natal will be for Microsoft. But all I can say is that the hardcore crowd will no longer be praising it once it comes out.

4Sh0w3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

Its more than just the media, alot of devs have said they were impressed by Natal, even at TGS alot of the biggest Japanese devs were excited about Natal and all of them either said they have some great ideas or are already working with Natal. I dont recall hearing so much positive impressions of pseye from devs, also as Wxer shows above with pseye sony only intruduced shovelware, meaning if sony had been serious we would of seen some deep implementation in hardcore games. Alot of you guys say 'meh about Natal but the devs are excited, and non loyal gamers seem to have a wait and see attitude, so the fact that guys like you hate Natal doesnt really matter 'cause you dont make games and IF devs do make some good hardcore games using Natal non loyal GAMERS will happily play them.

zerocrossing3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

its hard to be impressed when the only features shown are glitchy examples and video hoax very poorly done, Natal is still a work in progress and even if it does deliver wat it is setting out to do no one wants another gimik so it better impress the core gamers other wise its a wasted effort, dev's will pay attention to anything they can make quick £'s or $'s out of with more mediocre games.

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itchy183271d ago

can't imagine myself playing this game.

Sonyslave33271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

don't worry you got to have a xbox 360 to use natal anyway.

@ lol at all the disagree so natal is coming to another console i thought it was 360 only that what MS said.

PandemicPrawn03271d ago

You can't imagine yourself playing this game?

We don't even know what it is yet!

It could be Natal's killer app for all we know.

paradigmfellow3271d ago

Look at my comment about human dexterity

PandemicPrawn03271d ago

I don't mean to be ignorant but I'm not sure I fully understand what your getting at.

Care to expand what your saying?

Foliage3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

Natal is aimed at the 360 user. Interacting with a 12 year-old boy will give the xbots a false sense of security that at school it doesn't matter that the other boys don't talk to them, because they will always have Milo their super friend.

Just as Gran Turismo is the only true racing simulator, Milo will be a playground simulator for the bots.

Yeah, I don't see the appeal either, maybe that's why I sold the 360 and kept the PS3. I'm into mature games with depth and meaning, not this rubbish for little kids.

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zerocrossing3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

Well it is true the PS2 was the 1st console to make use of motion sensing technoligy that im aware of, wether they faild or just didnt push it as much as they should have is debatable, Nintendo made the right choice going with the wiimote thats been proven by all the sales unfortunatly theyre not catering to the needs of the majority hardcore gamers, with the PS3 and 360 bringing out there own motion sensors we may see some unique games making use of what motion sensors can realy do for the hardcore gaming market.

Saaking3271d ago

Don't you remember the power glove?

zerocrossing3271d ago

sorry i dont think i remember that one, did it also make use of motion sensors?

Grandreaper99993271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

No mention of the Z-cam, and how it was basically an improved Eyetoy/PSEye? And that Natal is basically a Z-cam (not the pioneer of motion capturing hardware utilized in controlling videogames)?

I hope every other Pro-Natal blogger starts doing some research being writing this stuff up.

Not a terrible article, but it's surely a sign of things to come.

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