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Kinect: Oohs, Aahs, and Facepalms

Microsoft's Kinect hit select Macy's stores and SFX-360 staff writer Rectrix got a hands-on with the motion control device for some unique first impressions.

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R2D23069d ago (Edited 3069d ago )

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rroded3069d ago (Edited 3069d ago )

not much for a comment tho at least put "no gay" on every post lol got ta do riely right ;)

Too bad good article tho pretty harsh on the accessory formerly know as natal

"If Kinect is like this at launch, I will not be in line to get it. It was just one facepalm after another trying to get it to work the way it’s supposed to, and the games did not entice me to warrant $60, or even half that price."

I wonder how many people are gonna line up for it at launch outside the US... Not me tho im sure a few canuk gamers would. The way i see why not buy a wii for a bit less with tons more games i want ta play...

nintenflo3069d ago

First off can i just say that although the full body control is impressive i wont be buying as at the moment there are no games i am interested in.

What i will say though is that if microsoft can advertise this correctly then a lot of families will buy into this, i can already hear them saying..."look its like that white dust covered box under our tv but it has NO CONTROLLER GIMMEE GIMMEE GIMMEE!!!!"
So i do think the casual market could really lap this up.

If microsoft want mine and other hardcore gamers money the need to show us some games that appeal to the hardcore and that work well with the motion control, until that happens i will keep my money for proper games.

gtsentry3069d ago (Edited 3069d ago )

no comment for kinect,only time will tell wat will become of kinect

Bigpappy3069d ago

She came not wanting and left not wanting. Can't blaim her though. The demo's didn't work properly. Someone should have made sure the camera was setup properly before letting people get infront of it. This could be disastrous for fist time users to not have the demo's work.

Jaces3069d ago (Edited 3069d ago )

the fact that MS is out to show the world what Kinect "can do" might be a mistake if more demos are like this.

They might as well just show faked footage and hope for the best. Whole body Motion sensing technology sure is cool but it's nothing like what people hoped for, Minority Report for instance. If you want some real "wow" moments your going to need to shell out some major $$$.

I really can't see people shelling out $60 for Kinect games that have limited objectives as what to do and how to do it. Cool, I bought this river rafting game for $60 and all I can do is lean and jump....yea well worth my hard earned cash. >.>

Bigpappy3069d ago

There was another article posted here on N4G where the guys wre bowling. and Kinect was working just fine. This may be just a setup issue or some one might have put their dirt fingers on the lens. This is running all weekend. There will be more. The person who wrote the article already said she didn't care for motion controls, so obviously she was not going to tolerate these mishaps. But this is by no means her fault it was M$'s fault that she was not converted.

Jaces3069d ago

I agree there but the rest of my statement about the "Minority Report" illusion and the cost of games.

If they want to be competitive they really need to drop that price, most of what they've shown in no way seems to warrant a $60 price tag.

user83971443069d ago

Right now sony needs to capitalized on all kinets errors and use them against it. If Move is as good as it looks than market it everywhere! Kinect is not goin to succeed with all them fake videos like milo.

Bigpappy3069d ago

Sony needs to have their Move out there so pleople can see what they prefer. Plus they are much closer to launch. Its beem like 3 weeks now that Move has not charted on Amazon. I know that those are pre-orders, not actual sales, but this is still not a good sign for the Move, and Sony needs to do something to spark interest outside of the current fanbase.

Nathaniel_Drake3069d ago

They have an advertising deal with Coca-Cola for Move, but I don't know when that is going to start

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