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Xbox 360 Kinect First Impressions

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perplekks45 4th August 2010, 08:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by crazyceo
... but it's also not the finished article, yet! but tell me what has been at launch ever?
There was a time when things weren't released before they were finished... :(

I'll wait for at least a year before I consider buying anything related to Kinect, just to see how they patch away the flaws and to have a better games line-up.
wyte_w0lf 4th August 2010, 11:38 Quote
I think it has alot of potential,but one thing concerns me. When I play online games I shout, swear and sometimes gesticulate all over the place... what in god's name will the device perceive? Shut down, format hard drive, disconnect controller. lol. Depends how much controll kenect has over your system.

But, it does have potential. PC use would be good. It is a little over priced sure but that didn't stop me buying the steering wheel just for one game (forza 2). This could be brilliant if it's done properly.
SproutWinkler 4th August 2010, 12:00 Quote
For the price of Move for PS3 I could see me getting that but the cost of Kinect is off-putting.
Garside 4th August 2010, 12:26 Quote
I wrote a similarly wary article about the Nintendo Wii when it was released. Although the console went on to sell by the bucketload it would be difficult to argue it has been taken up by the serious gamer. Why doesn't Microsoft stick to what the Xbox 360 is good at?

My Wii review:
http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/wii/2006/10/26/Nintendo_Wii_Hands_On/1
SinSilla 4th August 2010, 12:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dogbert666
Most (not all) things that games attempt to simulate require actually holding something. There could be some potential in sports/fitness games, but take for example a Star Wars game. Most people would love to be a Jedi, but pretending to hold a lightsaber when you actually have nothing in your hands would just emphasise that you are not one, and in fact look quite ridiculous waving your arms around in front of the screen.

For me that is part of Kincets potential. Go grab that broomstick or an authentic movie prop if you want to hold something while swinging the virtual lightsaber.

The firsts natal spots that went public had the element of "scanning" actual items fur ig/rl usage. Even though that was also the last time i saw that.

But still, just because there is no controller to hold you can hold whatever you like.
Bauul 4th August 2010, 14:58 Quote
The problem I see Microsoft having with Kinect is the fact it's a 360 add-on. The Wii did amazingly well because it was bought by people who otherwise don't buy consoles. It was for families and non-tech types and they all loved it to bits.

These are not the same people who own 360s, that's still the domain of teenagers and more hardcore gamers, all of whom aren't big Wii players. A Venn Diagram of Kinect potential market and 360 owners isn't going to have a very big overlap section.
Dogbert666 4th August 2010, 15:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by SinSilla

For me that is part of Kincets potential. Go grab that broomstick or an authentic movie prop if you want to hold something while swinging the virtual lightsaber.

The firsts natal spots that went public had the element of "scanning" actual items fur ig/rl usage. Even though that was also the last time i saw that.

But still, just because there is no controller to hold you can hold whatever you like.

That's true, I forgot about that. I guess time will tell whether the ability to scan things in will become widely and well used (or is even still available). If it does, that's great, as it means almost anything can be a controller. Though the amount of tat that would be pushed into the market as a result of that would be awful...
r0z|3o0n 5th August 2010, 02:38 Quote
MS should have anticipated this review and released "Secret of Monkey Island: Kinect the Dots Edition" as a launch title.

Then we would all get to read about how awesome it is kicking seagulls with your real feet instead of a mouse cursor.
B1GBUD 6th August 2010, 11:23 Quote
Hugs his Wii
memeroot 13th October 2010, 15:29 Quote
They're setting up a kinect trial outside my local trainstation

will update once I've had a go
unknowngamer 5th November 2010, 16:22 Quote
I got the Wii based on the ads, it looked great with lots of potential.

It has the acuracy of a shotgun made ouf of jelly, Graphics of a 5 year old with a packet of crayons and games made for the senile.

I hated it, mostly due to crappy ported games.

I Expect this to be the same. I'll wait until it becomes acurate and resoponsive. Next gen maybe?
memeroot 5th November 2010, 16:38 Quote
Had a go on it the other day and came away impressed

found out that I cant control video outside Zune

cried
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