Kinect - How hard will Microsoft fail?

One thing that I’ve always been interested in was integrating movement into gameplay. When word of the Wii came, I was highly optimistic. Unfortunately the Wii’s cumbersome sensors ended up being its’ downfall for most gamers, actually requiring Nintendo to release a whole new addition to the remote to give it the accuracy that was expected at launch. Now we have two new contenders to the motion control arena, PlayStation’s Move and Microsoft’s Kinect. The Kinect uses a brand new system of interaction. It gives the game developers a daunting amount of input, from camera input, full body scans, to positional audio recordings. The question in my mind is how game developers will properly integrate all these features into a coherent gameplay experience?

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Hank Hill3338d ago ShowReplies(12)
DelbertGrady3338d ago

"The question in my mind is how game developers will properly integrate all these features into a coherent gameplay experience?"

Why not wait and see? I know, I know, bashing it and saying it will fail before it's even out is much easier and gives you a feeling of security. I'm not sure it will get any interesting games either, but TGS had some surprising announcements and there might be more of those before it's released.

Why o why3338d ago

but when its so close to release and we've seen no real stuff that looks interesting its not so much about bashing as it is about skepticism. Just look at their advertising...They're pushing fun over substance...Not saying funs bad but c'mon man

insomnium3338d ago (Edited 3338d ago )

I wonder how eagerly delbert was shouting the PS3 to fail without giving it time to get teh games. I could almost swear the irony in your comment is so thick it's hard to breathe.

OK with comments like these "Why is the PS3 still in third place if it's as good as some of you claim? " you just proved me you wreek of irony in your comment. It's unbelievable the lengths some people go to....

OMG that was a FAST disagree. Way to stalk me.

Mc Fadge3338d ago

Well, their big chance, atleast. They've had years to prepare devs to create a new, exciting experience - One that only Kinect could create. And what came out of that? Not a lot. Of course it is possible for interesting ideas to develop, but at this moment in time, it's not looking promising.

JackBNimble3338d ago (Edited 3338d ago )

I kind of think MS is making a mistake to bring out kinect 5 years into the 360 life cycle.

Wouldn't it have made more sence for MS to R&D it for the next 2 or 3 years and bring it out with the next gen xbox? Or is this really just a beta test?

Prcko3338d ago

i don't care!
I have move and i don't need anything else!!!

B-Real2063338d ago

I'm on a wait and see approach. So far I haven't really seen anything that's for me but I'd like to see what the Jap devs do with this device. I would like to see more then trailers for those games, though I'm not really getting amped up so I won't be disappointed. It's just easier that way.

skeletonss3338d ago (Edited 3338d ago )

that ps3 dellusional die hards automatically say FAIL, just because it is microsoft. Good thing you guys are in the industry....

oh thats right.... your on n4g.

PS playstation move is not much different than kinect... Its just as Gay.

dizzleK3338d ago

Exactly, it has the same effin launch games that Kinect has too but somehow they're better. Don't bash KInectimals and Kinect Adventures while you're out buying Eyepet and Start the Party.

pinksteak093338d ago

i take it you two never tried MOVE and KINECT releases next month, and how can you determine the sexual prefence of MOTION COTROLLERS? smh...

Pillville3338d ago

Eyepet = Kinectimals
Start the Party = Kinect Adventures
RE5 = ????
LBP2 = ????
Socom = ????
Sorcery = ?????

siyrobbo3338d ago

... Its just as Gay

what are you 10 years old?

bustamove3338d ago (Edited 3338d ago )

I find it funny that you dare label everyone as some die hard PS3 fan when there are people who are probably interested in Kinect but remain skeptical.

Maybe you need to take a look at yourself because you're calling people fanboys when you act like one YOURSELF.

And another thing, PS Move gay? What are you, five years old? Can't find any other words to use to bash it?

Why o why3338d ago

If you express any form of skepticism you're automatically part of the ps3 faction hate team.....The 360 guys who express the same skepticism have all had their accounts hacked.

bustamove3338d ago (Edited 3338d ago )

God man, I'm so sick and tired of the hypocrisy from these guys. Oh noes, teh PS3 fans are worse than teh 360 fans! And yet they act the same exact way.

Seriously, lol.

Random disagrees and NO ONE CAN PROVE ME WRONG.

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