Kinect vs. Move: The Verdict

GameCentral pits the Xbox 360's Kinect against the PlayStation Move in a battle of the motion controllers. But will either system come away a winner?

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MariaHelFutura3837d ago (Edited 3837d ago )

The Verdict is one could be used for GOW, KZ3, RE5, MassEffect1/2/3, Socom and Call Of Duty and one can`t. Figure it out, it`s not that hard.

blumatt3837d ago (Edited 3837d ago )

Umm, Mass Effect is not on PS3. lol Unless you're trying to make some point I'm unclear what you're saying here.
As far as this article goes, though, it's obvious that the Move will appeal to more players since it has hardcore games in its list of supported games such as Socom 4, GT5, LBP2, KZ3, and Resident Evil 5. Personally, I'm getting a Move, a subcontroller (I already have the PS Eye), a copy of Killzone 3, and one of those third party PS Move gun controllers (which look pretty sick actually).

Shadow Flare3837d ago (Edited 3837d ago )

The big difference between Move and Kinetc for me is that from the demonstrations i've seen, Move adds to the experience and improves gameplay and immersiveness greatly, while Kinetc detracts from the gameplay of a normal joypad experience.

All i have to say is, look at Echochrome II and chameleon for Move and you can see the depth of potential

Then what does Kinetc have? Its all REALLY basic in comparison. Oh, jump, jump, shake your hands, jump, lean right, jump........bloody can see why people call it an eyetoy

MariaHelFutura3837d ago

Of course ME1/2 aren`t on the PS3, I own them for the 360. But if they were on PS3 they would work for playing a game like ME1/2 or if the Move was for the 360.

blumatt3837d ago

Oh, ok man. I didn't know what you were saying. lol

sikbeta3837d ago

Is really necessary a comparison? We're seeing the Move working as Promised, loads of videos are proof of that, this is not a "biased" opinion, cos every site is actually showing how great Move works, the demos alone are mind-blowing (chameleon + RTS, etc), Imagine what Devs will do with this 1:1 tracking motion-controller, I'm expecting for an avalanche of Move patches for released and upcoming games, also the "launch" line-up is great, Time Crisis x 3 in 1 bundle, enough said...

And for people that want to downplay the current line-up of games by saying "some games have the option to play with Move, but weren't created for the device", that's a misconception, you don't want games only for Move, you'll want games to play with Move

PlayStation Move is what everyone thought the wii was going to be but never happened...

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- Ghost of Sparta -3837d ago (Edited 3837d ago )

The verdict is Kinect has no games, and can never be used for the kinds of games real gamers are used to. Add to that the fact of ridiculous lag and if you've got yourself a complete failure of a product.

Edit: I think the point Maria is trying to make is that hardcore RPG/Shooter hybrids like Mass Effect would work perfectly with Move. Good job being Captain Obvious though, blumatt. I can't wait to see the look on your face when the trilogy appears on PS3.

bobdog6263837d ago (Edited 3837d ago )

Im playing it now and i Wish you guys could get it 2.ME2 is one Heck of a Game,Everybody go out and Buy this Game no Joke.Best Game on the 360 and PC.Kinect and Move will sell very well also

syanara3836d ago

I like how this article that titles itself the verdict doesnt really have a verdict beyond saying neither one is the next gen of motion controls lol I find that kinda funny good article though.

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Dylantalon13837d ago

I don't know what is wrong with certain people that can't decipher a quality technological device which is accurate in replicating physical 1:1 gestures and movements from something that is way more limited in terms of laggier response time and being able to be implemented in any game.

There isn't any competition when it comes to kinect and the ps move because the camera which trAcks the move controller can do the same as kinect but not track in 3d and the move controller can be used for all type of games be it hardcore or casual.

People who have been following natal/kinect for over a year and sees the constant problems and lag with the technology are gullible imbeciles if they plan on getting it, especially the core games. Someone says kinect is amazing and problem free but when you watch leaked preview of the tech you realise that its crappy. With the ps move , I can watch hundreds of previews , but with kinect, I'm only able to watch previews with a controlled environment with Microsoft reps .

To each his own...

foss33837d ago

The Move CAN track in 3D.

Rather than using stereo cameras however, it uses the size of the glowing ball.

IdleLeeSiuLung3837d ago

The PS Move can track the wand in 3D, not do full body 3D tracking like kinect i.e. PS Move essentially tracks the acceleration, velocity, direction and position of a specific point of the glowing ball.

It's advantage is precision, almost imperceptible lag and low power usage. It's weakness is the same as the Wii, the console can't detect the placement of your entire body's limbs at any point in time. It might be able to emulate some of that, but it isn't true full body tracking.

SO each system has it's advantages and disadvantages. Some are more suitable for one type of game than another.


"With the ps move , I can watch hundreds of previews , but with kinect, I'm only able to watch previews with a controlled environment with Microsoft reps ."

I will one up you, by saying that I was able to try Kinect myself at the San Diego MS Store. There are little Kinect hands-on tours around the US with various dates for you and anyone else to try it. I can't say the same about PS Move. In fact, all I have seen are videos PS Move and not given the opportunity to try it myself. There are almost no tours (I have only heard of one) and it is only a 6 weeks away from release.

Judging by that, it makes me wonder who the imbecile is. One that decries one product you can try yourself or the other that is only shown in videos.... With that said, you managed to get me to stoop to your level and call others imbecile. That is uncalled for.

jneul3836d ago

@IdleLeeSiuLung lol have you not seen the puppet demo on move that was tracking the upper body in full 3d space, obviously you are uninformed, ps move has kinect like abilities as well as it's own abilities such as object modelling.
also the move is being demoed in Japan, and now in the UK at the ps beta event in Birmingham, I am so excited now

btk3836d ago

Like graphics - so what if the graphics is not real time ray traced. Does it leave me satisfied that the graphics was great.

Same with the motion controller. Regardless of the underlying tech - does it behave in the way the I expect it to. Does it make me feel that it enhanced the gameplay experience - or is it a fidgety mess that I have to pretend to enjoy because the marketing tells me it is great.

dizzleK3837d ago

maybe i'm just silly but i'm of a mind that we stop these effing articles, wait until the shit is actually in peoples homes and then judge. but that's just me.

Boody-Bandit3837d ago (Edited 3837d ago )

What is there to wait on?
MS and Sony showed their hands at E3. We have seen which direction both companies are headed with their motion devices. Sony is going to cover all genre's and the entire user base of gamers (hardcore to casual). MS is going after the casual crowd.

For me it's a no brainer.
I need a controller in my hand while I am gaming.

DeFFeR3836d ago

I'll throw my opinion in the mix...

I have a 12 year old son who I do not allow to play "hardcore" games.

We have a PS3, 360 and Wii.

Out of the three, he enjoys the Wii the most. The games we purchase for him are mostly "casual" and aren't the types of games that "hardcore" players play.

That said - He is very interested in Kinect because it allows him to play what he calls "fun looking games" without a controller. He is curious to play Kinectimals and the Adventure game or whatever it's called. He thinks those look fun.

I have Kinect pre-ordered. I have Move pre-ordered. I consider myself a "normal" gamer. I enjoy racing, platform, shooters, puzzle etc. As of right now, Move is the controller for the alleged "hardcore" gamer, and Kinect is the next step in technological progression from the Wii, and thus, it's a more "casual" market.

I'm not MAD at microsoft for not making launch games that cater to the "hardcore" as I'm sure that some developers will find a way to integrate the games into the new technology.

I like the way that Move is looking, but in all honesty, it's really just a 2010 version of what the Wii did in 2006. It may be more precise, and the games will be for the "hardcore", but the technology is very similar to the Wii, and is more of a parallel technological advancement rather than a progression.

You can disagree with me all you want because I'm not a "diehard fanboy" like everyone wants everyone to be. Fact of the matter is, I don't care what people think if they can't have a logical conversation without letting their alliance to "one console" get in the way. I have all three, I love all three.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO3837d ago (Edited 3837d ago )

I pick the device that have 1:1 Tracking, Hardcore Games, 22ms delay lag, Facial, Body tracking and Voice Recognition and works with any game, with more than 40 Games in the Catalog.

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