Despite being one of the cooler elements of Kinect's original E3 2009 reveal, the ability to "scan" real world objects and use them in games won't make the peripheral's launch. But that doesn't mean the tech is forgotten about
At least we know it's possible. Probably the best game accessory to come out in the last 20 years. Kinect..Jump In!
ah, the pc card. "well it cant do awesome shit at this moment. but give it a few years , and i can assure it will do those things".
The overwhelming amount of patience that gamers are giving Kinect is absolutely staggering. It's even more staggering when these same gamers turn around and mock even the tiniest errors in other games. "LOL! Screentearing in PS3 version of a multiplat! But...Kinect will sell a lot!"
@Gwave The Kinect has been said to do a lot but hasn't actually be shown to do it....Please Microsoft just release it when it is ready and also show us what it can, do not say what it can do without any shed of evidence ( I am not saying it can't but it would be nice to see it in action so that we at least know it is possible). It might be there in the future but say that in the future when you can actually do it right....It is getting a little ridiculous... I do not know what to believe anymore
Tank battle game, scanning tanks into the game. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Further examples that are out now....Eyepet http://www.youtube.com/watc... All that for just $20. Microsoft should be thanking Sony for all the RnD they've done for Kinect over the years.
I've never seen a company spread such outright lies as Microsoft and still get away with it. Are their consumers THAT gullible? They must be.
Microsoft: "Guys, we have this great magic gadget. It won't do anything right now. But a few years from now, it'll do all these amazing things. Trust us. So just buy it right now for $150 and in two years, you'll have the most amazing gadget ever. And also, we have this great piece of black coal. Just let it sit in your room for a few years and it'll turn into a diamond. Trust us. For only $150 dollar."
...Just like the "hardcore" games, 1:1 tracking and no lag...riiiight MS?
hey, don't kill their hopes, they have more than enough knowing they'll wait 18 months for the promise of at least one "core" game for kinect...
i was so looking forward to using my prize jewels as a shotgun!
@ jellybalboa Bubble+
will be good but im looking for more of a edge like scanning real object like sony is going to offer. http://www.siliconera.com/2...
Thats what Kinect does it scans real objects and put them INTO the game. Sony's patent is for using real objects as the motion controller, like a replacement for Move. NOT actually putting that object into the game.
thus rendering it totally pointless
"Thats what Kinect does it scans real objects and put them INTO the game" no it doesn't because all we have seen is the trailer from E3 2009 and those trailers promised a lot I agree about the move patent.....Probably no see the light of day any time soon... It was probably a way to not have a Move controller but they found it didn't work so went with the controller idea
I didn't know this was some sort of issue. They said Kinect could scan real world items a long time ago. Anyways, making that into some sort of gameplay will be the problem. I mentioned this on another Kinect thread, M$ needs to open Kinect up to the gaming community at large and let them have a chance to expirement with Kinect and its development tools. Make a Kinect Homepage on XBL and offer free Kinect apps for downloads. I think the average gamer would have more to say than some suit with bean counters breathing down there necks. If they do that, Kinect will be a MASSIVE hit all over the world. While were at it, bring Kinect to the PC as well.
@outrageous I agree with you. Bringing to the PC will defiantly mean more will sell because it seams more suited to this than to gaming.....All console need an app store as such that give consumers services.
I don't think MS will do that as it's in their business culture, that's the reason Valve is complaining about XBL not flexible and closed, hence, why it's a train wrecked.
Could you scan your penis and has it on the skateboard??
tht was fucking tasteless
I remember the original trailer. He held up his skateboard and somehow the xbox magically photoshopped his hand from the underside of the board before putting his board in the game. I'm still astonished people bought this. c'mon people we're supposed to be the super cynical ones. There are still people harping on about how awesome it will be when every NPC is like Milo and we can have a nice long chat. WAKE UP!
use your money to buy the console you dont have or the tons of games coming out. I do not understand why people would waste money on this kinect crap.
is why so many people here waste their time trying to understand someone elses' buying choices?
It's a forum for people to give their opinions regardless of topic. It's a very simple concept. If you are having difficulty with this then perhaps this isn't the place for you.
You don't have to tell me what this place is. I have been posting here for over three years. How long have you been here? Oh yeah, about a month. Since you have not been here very long, this site used to have "gamerzone" and "openzone" comment choices. "gamerzone": talk about the topic. "openzone": bash anything you wish including people. I can see why PS3 fans have overrun this site since eliminating the "openzone".
wow!!, posting here for three years you say? Well it just so happens that i have in my hands a "posting on n4g for 3 years" scouts badge. It's all yours champ.
The only thing Kinect has that PS doesn't is the 3d tracking, that's what they should be emphasizing. Image scanning, voice recognition, voice control, etc.. could all be done with Move also.
3d tracking is done by tracking the sphere silly you can tell where it is on the z-axis as every move sphere is the same size, not to mention it has accelerometers and gyroscopes to help out
And at a very accurate level, unlike Kinect.
Yeah i hope this feature is actually used its the one thing about kinect i loved and really wanted to try out. Even for the haters out their still its pretty cool scan something using the kinect and it gets a virtual self inside the game. Kinect could be good but right now i see nothing for it.
Smoke and Mirrors!!!
Kinect will be nothing but empty promises
they will need to change the TV commercials then because last i seen, not on TV but youtube, they showed a kid scanning a skate board and using it in game. MS is going to use smoke and mirrors like Chris Angel uses video editing to make you believe :-)
out of all the fake kinect videos, is there anything which actually is "NOW"?
now MS is on the POTENTIAL bandwagon..LOL...sellin futures, is what Sony gets bashed for and now MS steps up to the plate just allow me to play REAL games (fable, socom) with Kin and drop the price, that will make gamers buy it..NOT in a few years Kin. will be able to....
Lol more evidence that MS are rushing Kinect out in the same way they did to 360. They don't care about the consumers integrity or for quality in general as long as it sells. Why hype features that can't even be used at launch. They're ridiculous.
oh look another thing cut from the kinect, i doubt we will every see it as good as the natal advert made out, next time do shoot to be a god, that is my advise for MS
There going to released it all rushed and unfinished then they will send a plethora of patches and updates that you'll probably have to pay for.
Ah - another "future" capability that will be 18 months down the line. Yeah right. Kinect will not work with fps games and hardcore games where accuracy is important. And this scan object thing? Yeah right. Eye of Judgment had it as well - and EyePet - and you have to hold the object close for the camera to recognize it. Take into consideration that PS Eye and Kinect is same resolution with PS Eye at higher resolution then it is not difficult to figure out that this scan object thing is PR BS. It can not work. There is not enough resolution on a 640 x 480 camera to recognize the objects. Some clown talked out of turn, it got slapped into PR BS by marketing, and now they need to find a way out of it. Enter the "future" statement. Think - it may be a new experience.
In other words it's not happening.
"wait and see", "future potential", blah, blah blah M$ want to milk the casual gamer, they don't care about innovation or creative gameplay. It's all marketing BS, and at this point only the blind fanboys refuse to see it!!!
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