Kinect: 'Not the new 32X', says Microsoft

Microsoft has pledged a "long-term commitment" to Kinect - and promised that the peripheral won't falter like the infamous Sega 32X.

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Ron Jeremy3340d ago ShowReplies(3)
chasegarcia3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

I also love the Kinect idea. Hope it works great.

MmaFanQc3339d ago

after 2-3 games i clearly understood that we HAVE use buttons to do multiple precise things.

vhero3339d ago

I just wonder why its being linked to the 32X already in it's life before being released? The MOVE controllers and other accessories wern't compared to it. Somebody doesn't have faith in Kinect.. Probably just fanboys though.. The price point is still the killer for me though not the games.

n4gno3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

The exposed idea of and eye toy 2.0 in 2008, ok, why not, but ? are you seriously trying to ignore the reality and all the previews/reviews forever ? (like dislek, omega, hennessey, soxfan, shadyism, tymiirulz, and all the multi accounts liars in denial :))

"You cant say Kinect is like 32x without saying Move is as well"

Oh sure.... wait, what ??? if you can read some reviews, check videos of the devices and games, you'll probably never compare eyetoy kinect with pseye + enhanced wiimote++++ and their respectives games : no competition (even if people are dumb enough to buy more kinect)

saint_john_paul_ii3340d ago

you're right, this is the Sega activator. The 32x was the HD-DVD add on.

RageAgainstTheMShine3339d ago

soon xbox 360 exclusives will be mostly Kinect games for kids
M$ is really after the money not great games just making money
they are trying to pull back because the future is so dry

SaiyanFury3339d ago

I hope it works for Microsoft, I truly do. I know I'm in the minority here, but I like my 32X. It doesn't have a huge selection of blockbuster games but it does have a scant few awesome ones to choose from. Shadow Squadron, called Stellar Assault in Europe was one of my favourites. Knuckles Chaotix was also one of my favourite platformers of all time. It was a lousy attempt by SEGA by adding another addon like the SEGA CD (of which I also love), but it does have it's place in history. Hell, don't even buy the system, just try it out with an emulator and see for yourselves. :)

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Baka-akaB3340d ago

Yup it's the snes's cd rom player

whitesoxfalife3339d ago

BAKA-AKAB get ya facts straight nintendo was scared of Sony taking over the giants and the game industry which sony did it anyway That was Sony's technology idea moving forward not nintendo failures and look where we at now ......know the history b4 u open ya mouth

Baka-akaB3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

lol it was a joke , everyone knows the player never happened . Take a pill and chill

hazelamy3339d ago

it sort of happened, sony made it on their own and called it the playstation, the rest, as they say, is history. :)

Apotheosize3340d ago

I think once people buy it and try it out they'll know its bad. Predicting lots of returns

AceofStaves3339d ago

I think that`s the real danger Kinect faces - people buying it, discovering that it doesn`t work as they expect. Or worse, people buying it for the kids for Christmas, and the kids becoming frustrated, or bored, with it very quickly. Both could lead to a lot of returns and bad word-of-mouth.

shadyiswin3339d ago

What's with the obsession that it doesn't work? I played it at macy's in time square and not only does it work, it works great. The boxing game is much more fun than wii's and you start to realize that "hey this thing can actually sense what I'm doing!" . People would try to trick it but its clever and recalibrates instant if thrown off. Joyride has lag but its far from unplayable, the lag is expected that way you can prepare for a turn early, no different than any other racing game. Kinect works just fine and everyone who played it loved it, I'll be honest even people who liked said they would buy it. Too many games coming out was the main reason. All in all if you can try go play it, there's always ps3 fanboys there always waiting in line wanting to confuse the kinect but then you see it's not easy and you don't wanna waste your time looking like an ass after you waited 30 minutes to play. Try before you buy guys. I loved it.

AceofStaves3339d ago


I can't use Kinect, actually. I have mobility and balance impairments that prevent me from standing up without crutches. It's unusable for me.

I have no problem with the ideas behind it, and whether it succeeds or fails makes no difference to me. My concern is that it could turn out to be disastrous for Microsoft if it doesn't work as people expect. Unlike Nintendo, Microsoft doesn't have a stable of family-friendly characters to sell products to kids.

(Sorry for not replying directly to your comment. The site wouldn't allow me to)