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Will you buy the Kinect?

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#31 amak1131

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:44 AM

Nope. I have a feeling it will end up like the Wii: 90% shovelware.

#32 SupaDawg

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 08:31 AM

I know it's en vogue to trash on microsoft around these parts nowadays, but I will most certainly be getting one.

A friend of mine picked one up at launch and is in love with it. If for noting else, the menu navigation via voice commands and motion is great, and auto-sign in of players in front of the xbox? Brilliant.

I'm sold. Just waiting for the semester to end, but I'm sold.

#33 seanr28

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 11:52 AM

I got one friday evening and I must say I'm very impressed, makes the Wii look like a complet pile of rubbish! I was never a fan of the wii anyway though! State of the art and the kids love it, and so do I.....great family fun for sure.

#34 dschu012

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 06:16 AM

Bought one launch day. Have had fun playing with it, however I don't have a lot of space in my current living situation, and it seems to have trouble seeing my full body (6'4") when I am about 7 feet away from it.

#35 Knasen

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 11:00 AM

There should be an alternative "already bought one" I like mine alot smile.gif

#36 Jacob24

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:43 AM

had kinect for a week now and i love it. Im a hard core gamer but i dont mind getting off my ass and having abit of fun with friends and family. and literally all my friends have commented on how it is so much better than the wii.

Also just to add a chappy earlyer said that the tech is as old as the eye toy, i just wish he realises how wrong he is, the tech is completely different than the eye toy, some of the best tech around and i think 130 isnt a bad price for it!

Also just to add, online play is Very good fun! Table tennis anyone????

Edited by Jacob24, 24 November 2010 - 12:43 AM.


#37 chino763

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 04:08 PM

I bought one at launch and I just know it's going to be something that gets used twice a year when people are over, yet it's going to sell a lot based on the WOW factor of the first 5 minutes people see it. The thing is, you pull it out of the box, connect it up, and it seems amazing love.gif Then after a couple hours, you start to realize that as advanced as it is (and I won't deny that it's a cool piece of technology) that it is limited in control sad.gif . It's just like the Wii in the sense that you play it at someones house for an hour and think you have to have one cause it's so cool, and when you get one you don't play it nearly as much as you thought you would because it just doesn't have that lasting factor.

This will probably go over like a lead weight, but I must say that I own the "Move" and the "Kinect" and I love playing my "Move" more. I bought both of them on the day they were sold. 2 1/2 months later, I still play the Move all the time, and less than a month into the Kinect I only play it when my girlfriend wants to play. I'm not going to say that one is better than the other cause it's a little like comparing apples and oranges. Actually, I've made the comparison that it's quantity vs. quality. The Kinect has the quantity in the fact that you have control of both your hands and both legs all the time not to mention it can track your head and full body movement. But the Move has quality controls that make it super competitive. I for one would love it if the two were meshed together (i.e. the Kinect gets a good controller or the move updates it's camara system). But for right now I use my Kinect for party fun, and I use my Move for serious FPS gameplay with MAG and Sports Champions is really competitive fun aslo (it should be an online game which is it's only downfall). I won't deny that both systems will live or die by the games that are made for it, but the as the systems stand the way they are now, if you play both for a good period of time, the Move will appeal to you more as a serious gamer, and the Kinect will appeal more to the Wii/fun gamer.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 06:26 PM

I put no because my friends got kinect and I got jasper hacked.

#39 spilberg

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 08:52 AM

QUOTE(itoktoeatfish @ Oct 28 2010, 08:31 PM) View Post

i bet in 6 or 9 months the price will drop then I might get one and there should more games and maybe 1 or 2 hardcore games out.


Thats it

#40 Artlover

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 08:39 AM

QUOTE(amak1131 @ Nov 10 2010, 11:44 PM) View Post

Nope. I have a feeling it will end up like the Wii: 90% shovelware.

Ditto.

The whole problem with all motion control systems is that most REAL games are simply not possible because you need to beable to perform more actions at once then motion control is able to allow for. Hence why the only games on systems like the Wii where it even remotely works half way decent is the same slop bucket of sport/party/sword/fitness/dance games (and if one looks at the lineup of current and upcomming Kinect games, guess what most of them are). Sure, in those kinds of games it works well enough. But the rest of the games play like crap because of that limitation. Look at Red Steel 2 for example, you can look/aim OR swing your sword, not both. Yeah, f'in brilliant; NOT. Could you imagine if Halo played in a simmilar manor like that: Right stick aim or Left Trigger + Right stick Up to fire gun/Right stick Down to throw grenade, release trigger to aim again, repeat. dry.gif 'course the Wii still managed to put buttons and a stick in your hands too, which was a slight help, but with this you just have two empty hands. How exactly do I go about running as I'm turning around, aiming, jumping backwards and throwing a grenade at the same time? uhh.gif Oh right, there won't be any real games that would allow/require you to have to do anything like that for it.

What really sucks is that some of the games that allow the use of it as an option, like Fable 3, are sucky to play even with a real controller because the game interface had to be dumbed down to be compatable. Tho that is more the fault of the game for not supporting different controllers independantly, instead rather obviously, starting with kinect controlls as a base and hobbling real controller input on top of that. I pray other "compatable" games get it right.

Stupid gimicky BS that largely only appeals to the fickle casual gamer minority that will just as quickly move on to the next dumb-ass limited-use shiny object someone comes out with down the road. Comming 2012 the Ear Wiggle followed by the Fart Plug with pack-in game Virtual Trumpet. sleep.gif

#41 Renee

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 10:56 AM

Im getting it in a Bundle - Still waiting for it atm though - out of stock dry.gif

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 04:10 PM

I bought a Kinect some weeks ago.
Tried every game there is so far on my J-Tag box and I must say this piece of tech is
the most amacing thing I tried.
Have played some move over at a friends house but this is hole new ball game.
I never thought it would work so well.

Nuff said, try for yourslef.



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Posted 14 December 2010 - 04:04 PM

There's no way I'd buy something that openly spies on me.

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 06:19 PM

Quite frankly I cant see the attraction of jumping around the place to control a game. For me gaming is about relaxing on the sofa with a gamepad in my hand not jumping aound my front room to control what look like so far pretty basic games.

Amazing as it is it does not interest me & never will. As far as an exercise tool its no more usefull than a keep fit video from the 1980's.

If you want exercise go out in the real world & get a life......

#45 jcarvalho

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 02:00 PM

Well, it depends, my ten years old daughter loves to jump around the place to control the game. this kinect was build (I think) to a specific market that Wii has, the young ones. The interactivity it is a priority, not the hd graphics.




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