Was The Kinect Presentation Pre-Recorded? [Video]

Gamer Syndrome: During Microsoft’s Natal conference we saw a group of people getting up on stage and showing off a few games that will be available on Kinect on launch day. Half-way into the presentation we saw two kids playing a sort of raft game where the players must control a raft as its heading down a waterfall. After a while a man runs in the middle and the kids leave the stage. The game then changes to an un-announced Star Wars game where the man was playing as a Jedi.

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PRHB HYBRiiD4067d ago

but i wasn't impressed by it let's see if tomorrow they show sumthing good.

gaffyh4067d ago

Definitely staged, especially when the character starts moving his hands before the actual guy. Also, it's such a short clip, I just can't see them setting up a gameplay segment for it, would have been easier just to record it and copy the movements.

Hellsvacancy4067d ago (Edited 4067d ago )

Hahahahaha - a fanboi in denial

Nitrowolf24067d ago (Edited 4067d ago )

green who the F cares if they would have gooten stage fright
first of actors are hired to perform in big crowds its there job to
and secondly what is MS hiding, if it would have all been live at least people would have felt mroe confident
there tricks won't work this time on them, they have been doing the same thing for a long time and people are realizing this now

and please deliver on all levels?
wth was that last night, even though it was staged it proved crap

El Botto4067d ago

The purpose of showing something like that LIVE or doing a DEMO, is to show to the PUBLIC that THE SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE RUNS SO WELL THAT IT DOES NOT CRAP OUT ON YOU WHILE PLAYING.

Clearly if nothing is wrong with the software/ hardware, you would not have to hide it behind lies and prerendered shit.

Like how Sony is so confident with their MOVE that they just let the gaming press play it/ try it out. Why not. They got nothing to hide. It works perfectly.

Natal on the other...oh Im sorry "KIE NEKT" its called now, well kinect doesnt work. Thats why they hide it. But the truth always comes out, see.

Anarki4067d ago

Greenringoflife wtf are you talking about? If the people got "stage fright" then that'd make them look like a douche, and not "Kinect" looking like some cheap product.

I'm slowly drifting away from Kinect now... I was all for buying it until Microsoft decided not to show us anything of it.

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HQLocated1114067d ago

Most likely was pre recorded, thats all that microsoft does, smoke and mirrors. Oh and the guy doing the presentation for the star wars game looked like a total dumbass. Oh and BTW That was what you call an "in-game cutscene" which is in no way controllable by the person who's playing it.

Shadow Flare4067d ago (Edited 4067d ago )

You know, only a few days ago i said that i was expecting microsoft to show a lot of smoke and mirrors and pre-recorded videos at this E3. And GUESS WHAT. That is how pathetic microsoft are. They have zero confidence in natal. If they had the confidence they would have shown it live. Its mere months from release!! But they have no confidence in it. Why did they show the red ball game for a whole year and nothing else??? Cos they have no confidence! Face it! It's not trolling, its the TRUTH. Show Natal working live and in perfect working order microsoft because you're making yourself look really stupid. Sony have been showing Move in perfect working condition with live demonstartions for a year now. Thats confidence.

sikbeta4067d ago

Look at this .gif, watch and follow the movement of the character right arm and then compare it with the "Player" movement, it was pre-recorded...

Dude4204067d ago (Edited 4067d ago )

Well, Natal still has a chance to be a decent product, the problem here is that MS clearly overdid their show. It's not an embarrassment because Kinect might be shit, it's because Microsoft relied on Cirque du Soleil to speak for the product. Even then, they didn't even show much of Natal anyway, just clips, which is stupid.

It's like there was more dancing than Natal lol. Anyway, after that crappy show, MS better redeem themselves by actually showing off Natal. If not, then all Sony has to do is show Move for 5 minutes and then they will win over more people than MS.

I hope they're not doing shows like this for the games that they're going to announce. MS please, let the damn products speak for themselves.

diatom4067d ago

In Soviet Russia, the game plays you...

Boody-Bandit4067d ago

This device doesn't just read body movements but it also reads your mind! It knows what the gamer is going to do before they even do it! That's what we saw with this demo of Star Wars. MS I am in awe of your amazing device. I knew it would be great but I didn't know it would be THIS GREAT! Quick Kinetic, what am I thinking right now!? /S

ThanatosDMC4066d ago

HAHAHAH! Green is so funny.

Anyway, it's like the Milo presentation all over again.

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Mr_Bun4067d ago

I can't wait to see what Kevin Butler has to say about this

Sully_Moustache4067d ago

"piu..piu..piu" or " i´m you father..." for sure

Hellsvacancy4067d ago (Edited 4067d ago )

Epic fail is wot he'll say

sikbeta4067d ago

Wow, This one is More Obvious than the .gif I posted above, no Doubt It was pre-recorded...

Boody-Bandit4067d ago (Edited 4067d ago )

it seems Microsoft pulled another Milo / Milli Vanilli / Ashlee Simpson

Inside_out4067d ago (Edited 4067d ago )

It was a show...Think of it as a live trailer. Are people so uncultured that they can't tell the

From the clips I've seen, it looked incredible and look forward to Tuesdays reveal.

Kinect is being demoed as we speak...I hope they include the Adventure game in a bundle...walk on co-op is in need to log on profiles or in the case of the PS3, assign controllers...I have a Wii...will soon have Kinect...waiting for the killer app...Presentation this afternoon...

BTW...It wasn't like it was a CGI trailer and they claimed it was real ;~D

Redlogic4067d ago

how on earth can you commend that show? All smoke and mirrors like usual and the sheep will follow huh? Jeez, I guess I should learn not to expect a fanboy to speak the truth, ever...even when it's obvious there is an issue with Natal. I hope you do buy it Cez, I'm sure it'll collect dust right next to the hd-dvd player

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Optical_Matrix4067d ago

That's the most staged thing I have ever seen in my life

Gabe EatsWell4067d ago


Back in the old N4G, I used to say that the player doesnt control the game, The game controls the player. Well there it is now, the proof is in the vid. :P

Cartesian3D4067d ago

I said the same thing..

for the first time in history there is game controller with 150ms LEAD

ThanatosDMC4066d ago

Aaron Greenburg can spin that to make it better than Move's 1:1.

HarryM4067d ago

Maybe Kinect can't do what Microsoft was hoping for it to do..

Imalwaysright4067d ago

It seems that Ninty and Sony were right turning down Project Natal.

jmmurillo864067d ago

LOL, in the Star Wars game, the virtual character moves BEFORE the player:


HarryM4067d ago

.. It further proves that the people were mimicking the movements in the games..

Cloudberry4067d ago

Kinect could predict the FUTURE!!! O_O



fantasygamer4067d ago (Edited 4067d ago )

OMG! Kinect is psychic *asks it what im thinking about now and it shows me a taco* o.o *hides and trembles*

sixaxis4067d ago

it clearly was pre recorded. unbelivable, damn, jmmurillo86 , ya so right. thats so bad, and not even funny, i would be so embarrased. like IGN said: " that was one of the single biggest cluster****s I've ever seen at a games event"

onanie4067d ago

LOL good one. Indeed, kinect is so advanced it has negative lag. I wonder how you would compensate for that while playing with it.

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HarryM4067d ago

Why aren't you guys (the people discussing the topic) approving this article? People need to see this video. :)

Nitrowolf24067d ago

not everyone has approval privileges