Microsoft’s said that it’s hopeful it’ll have the camera on the show-floor for everyone to try at Tokyo Game Show come September.
wait..wait... soo its not gonna be playable to the public at E3... >.>
wow ms is up to their knees in shit lol. and people wonder why sony and nintendo passed on natal tech lol. so i guess this years natal showing will sport some paid actors again cant wait and oh yeah godmars your an fin tool. people at e3 aren't mentally challenged. so your statement is absolute bs....
nowadays don't bother to actually READ the article. It says IN COMPARISON to last year's TGS, they would like to have Natal available for a wide audience. But blow your titles out of proportion all you want. N4G has gone to hell in a handbasket and it's the fault of people like you who don't even bother to read the actual article.
They don't need it at E3 anyways. Not like Sony and Nintendo have their next big thing up their slee... OH WAIT!!
they've thrown us enough rush jobs. *rolls eyes at third broken xbox*
^I stopped at 2. I only play it when i have zombie killing urges with Dead Rising.
Uh, wtf Microsoft? First, hopeful to have it playable by September? That's only one or two months prior to your expected release date. Second, at the TOKYO Game Show? Really, you're going to try and eclipse the PS3 market with Natal in Japan? You do know that almost every household there already owns a Wii and Microsoft doesn't make the games that the Japanese market wants the most, which are Nintendo, SE, Atlus, and similar developers out of Japan. Now you're going to tell them that they should buy an Xbox 360 and an external camera system and buy games on your console that currently are just casual games which they can already play on the Wii they already own? I'm really hoping this is taken out of context. If people aren't allowed to play and video tape themselves playing Natal at E3, then this only worsens the potential of Natal. This makes it look like Natal isn't even going to be ready for the masses this year.
japan wants eroges
You are the first and only person after n4g relaunch I've seen with 4 bubbles....you are my hero....(howdja do it huh huh bribe someone give them a kidney?) I want 4 bubbles too!!!
All flash, no substance. What happens when you can't actually allow people to try your new "revolutionary" motion cam? Buy a distraction, put on a show by Cirque du Soleil.
Yeah it's kind of weird that this thing is supposed to come out in a few months and it won't be accessible at E3.
What do they have to hide? ffs it cannot be that bad. They're hiding it from their consumers..................... ...... Microsoft are retarded
It says in COMPARISON to its presence at TGS LAST YEAR, they would like to "ready a space for a wide audience to experience it." You fanboys are so quick to jump on your little flame-bait that you're willing to bypass the article altogether. ...in true N4G newb-style.
Alcon Caper, can you address what people are saying rather than screaming about something that no one seems to care about? Will Natal be on the show floor and playable by the masses at E3 in June? Or will people be able to touch it in Japan one month before its release date? None of what you're spouting answers those questions. The article says nothing about E3, but does make it seems as if Microsoft hopes to have room to show Natal in September.
Natal is expected this Holiday for most likely the U.S. and not sure about other regions. That might be why they are talking about it that way. Furthermore, the article is taking the comment out of context: “It was in limited form [at last year's TGS],” says Xbox Japan boss Takashi Sensui in an interview with Nikkei. “This year, we’d like to ready a space for a wide audience to experience it.” Which says, it has limited exposure last year so we are ensuring the public gets to try it this time!
My contention with the article is the "hopefully" part. There should be no 'hoping' at this point, only doing. It should be on the floor for public demoing. There should be no questions about whether or not it will be available for demoing to the public at this time. My other issue is that they're discussing public demoing at TGS, but so far have only mentioned a closed event for showing off Natal with nothing about having live demos on the showroom floor for everyone to try out at E3.
That's what the person who wrote the article said. MS doesn't say they're "hopeful" of anything, but that they'd like to showcase a space at TGS. They should change the name of N4G to N4LG (News for LITERATE gamers)
Alcon, you're not helping your case. "This year, we’d like to ready a space for a wide audience to experience it." Yeah, 'we'd like' is vastly different from 'hopefully'... The author's use of 'hopefully' in place of 'we'd like' doesn't change the issues with Microsoft's statements nor does it change the fact that they are unsure of if it will happen or not. They're still not definitive, which is what we need at this time. Nor does it change that at E3 we've heard nothing of this either. Alcon, if you can't argue the issue and only want to split hairs about the use of 'hopefully' over 'we'd like', you should go argue over at an English grammar forum.
lol alcon Not 'everybody' who doesn't read an article is a fanboy.. Point taken but chill out
It is immaterial, as they aren't stating that they are hoping the device will be ready, more like we are trying to ready space to setup a stand. So far, of what we have seen it seems the technology is just fine. If it turns out to be a turd, just don't buy it. Problem solved! Why speculate on what ifs based on misquotes, rumors and speculations... When the product is released, the public will surely scrutinize it, but in the end customers will vote with their wallet. That is really all that matters.
***So far, of what we have seen it seems the technology is just fine.*** You've seen something other than the Ricochet game that's supposedly still on the year-old demo machine that's making its way around Europe? Please provide links, because otherwise I haven't seen squat from Microsoft that makes me think the technology is fine, let alone an actual enhancement to the gaming populace. A lot of my ire comes from the fact that Microsoft just refuses to display their technology to the the public and now that E3 is right upon us they're even being vague about whether or not the public will have time to actually scrutinize it at the biggest events this year. As I've said before, I'm waiting for E3 to be shown what Natal really has up its sleeve, but each day I get more and more skeptical as to their ability to deliver on the technology they've promised.
There was a video here on n4g that showed a guy breakdancing while Natal picked up the moves. Another video showed the behind the scenes of the skeleton mapping and the avatar recognition. Also on n4g.com.... Do a few searches on your own, but I'm not sure you were really interested in the first place. In terms of MS releasing information to the public, that is their issue. You will undoubtedly be able to try it in store or even buy it to decide for yourself. Why are you making judgment based on assumptions, predictions and potentially unfounded rumors. Just wait and see!
Natal will be playable at the Natal event during E3 a day before the 360 press conference[SUN. June 13]. If you take the time to track and comment 360 news so you can bash, take the time to do research so you don't look so ignorant. Microsoft is talking about a presence in Japan equal to other western events. Natal has been played in shows all the way back to the E3 it was announced in. Notice how they're few haters in here and the story is not heated up, that is because only idiots would try and turn this into flame bait. Most people can read and have educated themselves before keeping up with Natal news or commenting. PS3 fanboys and their selective reasoning and smarts lol
they deffo lost e3 now then lol
MS can and will make tons of noise surrounding it, declaring it the winner of E3 before its showing is over, and the Xbox faithful will only agree.
It would be very weird if they held a separate conference just for Natal at E3 but didn't show any real-time gameplay. If that's what they intend to do then it's a major fail.
isn't natal suppose to be out this year?! yet they are not prepared for the public to play it until September? uh oh.
Wow. Not in E3 then?
Because TGS is right around the corner, right MS? Some info about Natal at E3 would be good right about now. And I don't mean just a "We've got a separate conference" PR snippet.
The actual quote from the Xbox boss in Japan states: “It was in limited form [at last year's TGS],” says Xbox Japan boss Takashi Sensui in an interview with Nikkei. “This year, we’d like to ready a space for a wide audience to experience it.” What that says to me is that they'd just like to get a space at TGS this year for people to have a go at Natal, not that they hope to have a working version of Natal available. Hell even the actual article itself doesn't claim that there might not be a working version of the hardware....it's just the title that implies it although I think they probably didn't mean to do that.
But how is it not hitting people as a no-brainer that if MS is turning Natal's full announcement into a massive event at E3 that there will be open demos on the general demo floor? If that doesn't happen, if we have to wait for TGS for MS to stop being shy about something they premiered last year, its just a bad sign.
Yeah I mean they are having a separate conference for Natal at E3. MS are very strong in the PR and Marketing department so I doubt they are stupid enough to have such an event and not have it playable. However I do agree with you that if we have to wait until TGS for it to be playable on the show floor then it doesn't bode well for MS and will have the stench of another rushed out the door hardware device. I'd be incredibly surprised if at least gaming media don't get to have some serious hands on time with it.
They didn't make any statements about on-floor playability at E3. What they did say was that no cameras were allowed at the Cirque show. I don't know if Natal will be at that show, but the Cirque shows in Vegas usually don't allow cameras either. Edit: Kingslayer, who played Natal at E3 last year? I don't remember anyone talking about playing Natal. They saw it do the BAM thing and they saw the ball game that everyone loves dearly. But a paid performer was "playing" that.
End of story. Natal is set to release this year. We've had a year of industry people testing and playing this but no actual units being sent out for Public testing while on the other hand, Sony has been showcasing Move to anyone who will listen to them. If Microsoft wants to calm down consumer fear, they need to let people play this thing at E3. Then again, if Natal still isn't ready, I wouldn't let the public test it only to find that out. Take your time Microsoft. Don't do another rush job.
Because you telling them it has to be that way will make it that way. Uh-huh. Sure. And there's no consumer fear, just general disinterest. The only people I see who won't shut up about Natal are those who do so in response to people who won't shut up about Move.
its always 'their' fault isnt it ¬_¬ Just say if people own both consoles and want both motion controllers... Say if some actually fell for the hype which also saw Natal lorded as some type of 'Tech of 2010' You're damn straight i wanna see it because it has been hyped/put down from many angles....we just wanna see if its real and end all the speculation...
Motion and Natal have to be playable at E3.... waiting till Sept and releasing in a couple of months later...dont say very much
Well, Sony has already had several public hands-on showings with Move.
It state “It was in limited form [at last year's TGS],” says Xbox Japan boss Takashi Sensui in an interview with Nikkei. “This year, we’d like to ready a space for a wide audience to experience it.” Hopeful meant, they hope to have space available for the public to try it out.
Microsoft already announced they will have a Natal event prior to their E3 brief this year to allow people to test out Natal. http://multiplayerblog.mtv....
I'm guessing this is what the whole big lighs, flips and tricks is for at E3, to hype and hide. But really? They'd rather have it playable to the japs then the yanks? Wow...just wow.
I expect them(MS) to show something more than the red ball game at E3.
They need something more than Wii clones, but after all this time they also need to have the damn thing as assessable to the public as they're promising it will in their homes. Much less the E3 floor.
they're hoping? wtf? are they just expecting a miracle for that to work? c'mon!
Not actors or celebrities who couldn't tell their ass from their earhole about gaming. Real people is all i ask
I might as well say what i am thinking now!!! ;-D + Im really not bothered about any Motion control from anyone really. As long as SONY(which they have been and will do)give me 'AAA' Normal PS3 games then im HAPPY;) Saying that 'Ape Escape' with PS:MOVE could be Fun... ;-P
See, I was right. Good for you Kutaragi. Still don't have your PSN, so ... your opinion = VOID. You see, everyone can see I'm a gamer. No one knows if your just some fat slob running your mouth off behind the anonymity of a computer screen. I can respect MariusElijah. At least he has the balls to troll and have his PSN up there for the world to see.
... who are "pretending" like they give a damn about MS showing off Natal at E3. Come on guys, cut the act, we all know you want it to fail. So you can then officially adopt the name "Failtal" right? That's your underlying motive is it not? Lean close to you screen, and look closely at these words here. Microsoft was speaking about this year's TGS in RELATION to LAST YEAR'S TGS. Here, let me break it down a little simpler for you. They are saying that they want Natal on the Floor at TGS10 because it wasn't at TGS09. This has NOTHING to do with E3. Common sense would dictate, from a business perspective, that a company holding a special event EXPRESSLY for a specific product, would have the product AVAILABLE for public testing. Natal WILL be playable at E3. http://multiplayerblog.mtv.... Do. Your. Damn. Research.
I have been since day 1 a PS fan. I think MS and Natal are not going to revolutionize motion control like MS says it will. Sony and Nintendo passing up on this tech is a pretty telling sign. As for what this article is about....this is the Xbox JAPAN boss talking about the playability of Natal at a JAPANESE event for JAPANESE people. Each regional boss's primary concern is their region. So what he says means nothing as to what will or will not be playable for the other 2 regions. MS will have Natal playable at E3, Clizzz's link proves it......or does it? I see nothing in the article saying that it WILL be playable to the masses, but I would be shocked if it were not playable to the general public at a special Natal event suitable for all ages. I am still curious as to what Natal will really bring, and I hope and I think that they will have some cool stuff to show us. I am however much more excited about the MOVE. And IMO the MOVE is the best of both the Wii style control and Natal style control...with by FAR the most accuracy and precision. No doubt about it.....E3 is going to be frakking mega huge ginormous for all 3 console makers.
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