A new video shows an embarrassing Kinect error at Gamescom.
it's funny how flaimbait like this get approved straight away, wrong title for article just to attract fanboys. it's apparent that people see the headline and comment without reading the article or watching the video, the console crash it was nothing to do with Kinect. Good job N4G.
I remember a "giant crab incident" that even youtube videos got approved! Karma is a bitch!
It looked more to me like the 360 froze. Whose to say it was Kinect and not the 360 being locked up.
@DSI thats what I think, the screen was frozen which means the xbox probably froze, its happens from time to time with every console, doesn't mean kinect had the error just the 360
^^ how is the title wrong? Kinect failed at this event in gamescom... the video is clear.
console crashed, you sure you watched the right video? @below, Could have been a little intro to the bowling game when it crashed, not hard to think about really.
what about the 100ft avatar??
There was a crash of some kind. It was probably a bug in the software. This article is worthless.
Funny how you get disagrees for stating facts. It's also funny how Kinect gets torn apart because of bugs and glitches, yet GT5 is excused for bugs and glitches because it's not finished. Well here is some news for you guys, they both come out in the same month! Hypocrisy at it's finest.
what bugs and glitches does gt5 have?
Yeah I'd like to know what bugs and glitches you found in GT5 as well...
Bad pop-up and really retarded AI from what I've seen. This coming from a fan by the way, not a fanboy trying to bash it. Funny how the fanboys are all quick to defend it, though. Always a 1-sided coin with you guys.
pop up, what you mean is that 1 missing texture from a demo of gt5 thats not used to show the game any more dont you, cause theres no pop up in gt, as for the ai , it has been reworked as is evident if you look at the new vids.
I swear, fanboys are dumber than a brick. What part of "This coming from a fan" did you not understand? No need to get defensive over a game that's not even out yet. One missing texture that we know of. Do you know for a fact that it was fixed? Probably not. And how exactly has the AI been reworked? Please show me. Every video I've seen of someone spinning out clearly shows the AI running into them and/or trying to go through them rather than around them. It's like they're not even aware of your presence on the track.
uh,that's it? the console just froze. that happens to every console every once in a while. this article is lame as heck
lolz !!! embarrassing, that too at event like gamescom.
WELL BAM! THERE IT IS! Microsoft hasnt shown me a SINGLE GAME on Kinect that works 100%. Its one of the saddest moves I've ever seen a company make. Nintendo passed up on Natal Tech, and so did Sony. But hey, Microsoft is into hardware that doesnt work.
Yeah, you're right. Sony didn't release the EyeToy or the PSEye that only supported one incredibly bad card game and a virtual pet "game", did they? Off I go to wait for my PS3 to take another hour to download another 20mb patch for a game over my 50mb fibre connection. Wait...that can't be right...as everything they've ever made works just fine, right?
PS3 downloads that slow you need to get in touch with your I.S.P. I got crap B.T 8mb and its never that slow. Sorry I forgot, There is slow then there is Fanboy slow. Dont tell me your Xbox is fine I guess. What a shocker.
Will the damage control ever end @PirateThom I've played it and it works, this video wasn't even about Kinect breaking but the console.
I don't know, will Kinect ever work?
Excuse me!? Damage control? by who? the fanboys who are denying this crap all the time? Come on Omega, you have real Trolling skills, you don't need to act like the victim here, express yourself like you do on EVERY PS3 article...
LMAO!!!!!!! I assume that's why he has one bubble? XD
this is a MS video, not a Sony one. Keep that in mind Omega
You must be the "mircacle kinect wonder". The pre-E3 Kinect Cirque du Soleil was a set-up. E3's video wasn't impressive and nearly every video showcasing after that show showed nothing that made Kinect any impressive then it is and I still gave it the benefit of the doubt. Then it arrived here in a showcase in Hong Kong for me and everyone to see - not on video, not by any biased news articles but to find out "hands-on" if it lived up to the hype. Trust me, holding my laugher was one of the hardest thing to do after seeing it fail and fail on stage. The bowling bowl game had the ball ricocheting from the gutter to the pins in a super speed was the personal highlight for me. -End statement
Omega, just shut your trap for once!
360 is the console I play but I have to admit that the kinect is a fail project. Im just in the 360 right now for reach, otherwise I would throw it off the window.
I played it to but it couldn't pick me up, I was told I was to tall for it to pick me up and I had to stand more back then needed. Anyone can say they try it, just like anyone can say they are a girl.
Kinect was destined to fail.
Consoles freeze, live with it. It's not like it's the first time in history a console froze while playing.
+bubble finally someone who watched the video, 100% agree
Could that happened cos kinect? I mean, the add-on, by using the processing power of the x360 end up affecting the console...
The daily freeze of a xbox 360. Nothing new.
They had a fire extinguisher right next to the display! hmmm... expecting some flames? explosions? thermal nuclear meltdowns?...
Basic security rules.
I love how in the final seconds of the video he shows us the Kinect logo. Almost like he's saying: "Look, failure has a name"
It froze because it's too much power from the game that Xbox 360 and Kinect can handle. Watch some Kinect Macy vids and you'll see that they have to reset Kinect a lot. Typical M$ product. Still waiting on my Zune to get fixed and not bothering to fix my 360 as of now.
No surprise, M$ product common problem~
Kids will demand it, parents will buy it. M$ will make money despite how lame a product many feel that it really is. :-(
Ya, you are probably right, but what's gonna happen if there are huge failure rates ? I wonder if MS has put another billion dollars away for this.
well cheap hardware will bring along these kind of problems
Nice "hidden" defense of Sony's overpriced machine that doesn't ever fail. Apart from all the yellow lights.
Electronics do tend to fail time to time, but there are acceptable failure rates and unacceptable failure rates. When a company has to extend a one year warranty to three years, that would suggest that the failure rate is unacceptable. MS had to do this or they would have to recall the 360 or face lawsuits , this was their way out. Sony didn't have the same problem , not even close.
That was awesome. The best Kinect fail yet.
Well, I'm sure this is a beta. The final product should be better.
its the real deal bro ;). 10th November is too soon , and if this is beta as you say then when the hell the real thing will come out .
My God MS...can't you make ANYTHING that DOESN'T FAIL?!?!?!?!?!? When is enough enough...
You're all familiar with the concept of preview code, right? No? Well, let me tell you that a month ago, there were PS3's crashing all over the show with the Kane and Lynch: Dog Days preview build. Mine crashed twice before I even saw the main menu. Does that mean that Sony fails? No. It just means that its PREVIEW CODE. Why are the Sony fans so scared? Why are they SO IN LOVE with a games console? Surely, the games are what you should love? Unless you can't afford more than one machine, and all this love/hate is nothing but petty jealousy, of course. Xbox users do it too, and its just unbelievably sad. "LOOK AT THE CONSOLE YOU HAVE BOUGHT THAT SUCKS!" seems to be all they love to say, when clearly, their console must be amazingly good for them to be spending all their time sitting on an Internet forum, rubbishing the competition. Maybe actually PLAY a game? Just a thought.
dumb kinect,dumb innovation,dumb developers,dumb hardware,even the girl who's in the video looked dumb & puzzled by the kinect forzen screen but she finally did manage to turn that crap off. duh
The rep did have a nice derriere.
+bubble for you my friend
Is not a Sony game, unlike this game which is made by a 3rd party publisher EXCLUSIVELY to showcase kinect, meaning, it should have been fully tested and it should fail like 1 every 6 months, but I have seen claims of kinects displays failing, so no, your point doesn't apply here. It will apply if the Move games were failing (kinda like Zelda failed at the live demo due to wireless interference). Also, Microsoft have earned this amount of mistrust. Instead of justifying the problem and looking for excuses to return the ball to sony fanboy's court, you should be examining and learning what you will be potentially buying, like a smart consumer. Also, even if this was just the console and not kinect, consoles shouldn't freeze either, that spews "wrong" from everyway you see it.
this give Sony more consumers . if this product fail then MS will find her self out of the game in the new market .
So, by your logic, we should showcase untested/unfinished code that will potentially crash so the consumers can see them crash like that and so we can see these nice little videos of them crashing? That's just an excuse for this or ANYTHING that's showcased on an electronic expo. Did you go to gamescom? Did you see all of them not crashing like this? I didn't see them crashing either, but 1 crashing is enough for me. That plus Microsoft reputation, really gives me something to think about. I'm not someone who is ok with: My device will die on me due to a known error, but that's fine because I have a 3 year warranty. I prefer I device which I feel I might not need the warranty at all. And by the way, this is not the first report of kinects crashes, i've seen it, people here have seen it... so keep blaming it on unfinished code that shouldn't have been showcased in the first place
I'm totally with you. When I buy electronic devices I do my research to find the most value to me and reliability. I'm not gonna buy something just because my friends have it or its the popular choice at the moment.
This was a waste of time. Arguing about it is another way to waste more time. Especially when its over a system crash. I wanna see smoke and fire!!! Now that would be embarrassing to see... System crash? Give me a break...
kinect fails? nothing's new here move along people
Just how many times will Microsoft be embarrassed by their own products?
Plenty more where that came from, I'm sure.
@jleack: Don't they care at all about quality???
Page bookmarked when all you sad pathetic losers start crying when Kinect stomps move in sales and popularity.
@120FPS: Sounds like your feelings are hurt or something. :)
that exclusive harry potter gameplay video. Another game played on the rails you have no real control over. Crying, yeah with laughter.
Hardware and software fails sometime. sh!t happens. what to say? Feels with microsoft... Do Not!!
I have no personal desire to see Kinect fail but when most of the time you see it action there is some problem it shows how badly its design is.I mean I don't think developers and potential buyers are saying ' it's okay, they will probably fix that' or 'they will bring hardcore games in a year and a half so I will buy it now and play your Eyetoy like games for now' or 'it's okay you will be able to intergrate Kinect into my game next year so I will wait' .Like it or not, every fail video, bad preview and stupid thing Microsoft says is another chunk of cancelled preorders and lost sales
people it could have been a crash because of anything, hardware or software. Oh I forgot, most of you wont know the difference anyway.